admin on February 15th, 2011

After a long dormancy I’m set to revive this blog.  In the interim I walked across the country along the American Discovery Trail, speaking about the abundance of kindness, virtues of community and issues of humanity.  I also observed and reported on kindness, community and humanity.  I continued to do so on a separate blog […]

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admin on August 6th, 2010

This site will start building off of the “Pop’s Letters” series to portray other middle class lives in personal accounts and poetry.  Please contact me at kirk(dot)sinclair(at)middleclassforum(dot)com if you would like to share your own middle class experiences or if, like me, you have material from a relative and you want to use this forum […]

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I sent along some final thoughts to the editor of the business magazine for the American Chamber of Commerce in Georgia, Molly Curso.  Here they are. Final Thoughts First, I would like to qualify my previous answer to question #2.  I said markets were necessary for the middle class.  I would add that free markets […]

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admin on December 10th, 2009

Restoring economic balance will require greater experimentation, as reported in the previous entry for this series, and better information.  Most people equate misinformation as being distortions of information.  Others maintain that as long as the information is out there somewhere in some format then “Buyer Beware.”  Yet hidden or obscured information is essentially misinformation, afflicting […]

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admin on November 21st, 2009

As a media person Mark Levin has the resources of corporate media to reinforce misinformation (principle #8).  His opinions become part of an entertainment package that gets echoed until one wonders who could possibly think differently.  As a media person he is trusted by certain segments of the population (principle #9), a trust that would […]

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admin on November 19th, 2009

There is a Biblical saying that you can’t serve both God and Mammon.  At this point I can use the ten misinformation principles to summarize who/what Mark Levin really serves instead of Liberty.  There is more left to the book, and perhaps I’ll come back to it occasionally in the future, but here is a […]

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Here’s a brief recap of the misinformation principles that apply to Mark Levin’s chapter “On the Constitution.”  He supports the dogma that links property and liberty together; he omits that the Founders concerns for Supreme Court tinkering were essentially concerns about Federalist tinkering, not what Levin would call Statist tinkering; and he distorts the relative […]

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admin on October 29th, 2009

It’s a given that Levin will use his fictional Statist in every chapter to exploit the vanity, cynicism and apprehensions of his readers.  It’s a given that he is backed by the ample resources of the corporate world and has a position of trust connected to the media.  The one principle for how we are […]

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admin on October 22nd, 2009

Mark Levin’s second chapter is titled “Prudence and Progress.”  Recalling my previous deconstruction, equating Conservative with Liberty is a contradiction, abnormal if you will.  Conservatives are primarily for stability and order.  Liberty has little meaning unless change results.  Think of it this way.  The governments of the world could unite to decree that bees everywhere […]

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admin on October 15th, 2009

Last week I began with a deconstruction of Mark Levin’s Liberty and Tyranny, going over the three basic types of information (dogma, omission, distortion) found in the first chapter.  To recap, Levin takes a dogmatic approach to knowledge and politics, which historically retards progress and prevents learning from experience.  A center point of Chapter One […]

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