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Politics, Economics, and Religion

Religion has so many connections to political and economic beliefs, there needs to be a place to identify linkages, problems, goals, options, action plans and evaluation criteria.  

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What is the purpose of life?

An eternal question, what is the purpose of life?, occupied philosophers’ thoughts throughout history. Stone pictographs reveal even primitive peoples reflected on this query. Each one has the capacity to define his or her personal thinking about politics, economics and religion.

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Reps. Huffman, Raskin, McNerney, & Kildee Launch Congressional Freethought Caucus (Congressman Jared Huffman)

Started by Loren Miller May 7. 0 Replies

Washington, D.C.- Representatives Jared Huffman (D-CA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Jerry McNerney (D-CA), and Dan Kildee (D-MI) announced the launch of the Congressional Freethought Caucus to promote sound public policy based on reason, science, and moral…Continue

Tags: Congress, atheism, Congressional Freethought Caucus

James Howard Kunstler: The Coming Economy Of "Less"

Started by Joan Denoo Mar 23. 0 Replies

James Howard Kunstler: The Coming Economy Of "Less"3:40 "I think what is really going on, what's sort of behind the insanity of this, is the very…Continue

Tags: rational, analysis, herd-emotion, mendacity, America

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Comment by Chris on June 2, 2018 at 7:33pm

If I may,

There was a children's  story about Toad Hall - back in the otts and teens perhapse into the 1920's I understand.  It was a fun cartoon to read.

The Wind in the Willows may  kick some some memory into

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on June 2, 2018 at 1:50am

Frederick Douglass could have said about wealth what he said about power. He would have replaced one more word.

Wealth concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or both. The limits of the wealthy are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 2, 2018 at 12:20am

The financial pinches harm individuals, families, and our nation. The pinches will continue until and unless the public refuses to acquiesce to the disgraceful ending of policies designed to protect working people. Just as Loren noted in the quote from Douglass, "Power concedes nothing without a demand."

A revolution? A civil war? An economic boycott? We have had all these events in our history and will undoubtedly go through a repeat of past ways of resisting. A revolution and civil war leave dead and wounded scattered all over the nation, infrastructure destroyed, and generations of recovery. 

The resistance that targets the causes of imbalance and systemic injustices can initiate needed changes. Some resistances of the past include the "sit-ins," "boycotts," "strikes," "coalitions," "clandestine newspapers," and "assistance to those harmed by the government policies."

Any action to counter the propaganda issued by those who manipulate and exploit the public, especially when based on facts, offer powerful tools of resistance. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 1, 2018 at 11:55pm

The manipulation of markets becomes obvious, no longer hidden from public view. 

Comment by Loren Miller on May 31, 2018 at 5:19am

The toady-ism should be obvious: the unwillingness on the part of the GOP Congress to hold Trump in check and stand against his abuses of power.  The whole point of three branches of government is "checks-and-balances," but it isn't going to work if McConnell & Co. just let Donnie go on his merry way.

Comment by Chris on May 30, 2018 at 7:16pm

Loren what do you mean by Toady-ism?

As we all know swamps are polluted.  Salamaners and other freshwater creatures are sufficating.

Comment by Chris on May 28, 2018 at 7:31am

Loren

"The thing is, I'm increasingly thinking that the problem will escalate to the point of a Second Civil War before it can be resolved ... and I sincerely hope that is NOT the case."

It may end up looking more like the French revolution than a civil war.

Comment by Chris on May 28, 2018 at 7:23am

Joan, I understand it was Richard Nixon who began the finiciaization of the U.S.

Trump through executive order rolled back much of the Dodd Frank bill.   How and why was Trump able to roll back the regulations set forth by Dodd-Frank through an executive order?

Congress seems subsurvient to the President.  That isn't the way the government was designed. The legislative branch should have more power than the executive brance.

Comment by Loren Miller on May 28, 2018 at 7:22am

Toady-ism is even worse, Chris, especially in Congress.  Those fuckers make me want to vomit ... in THEIR direction!

Comment by Chris on May 28, 2018 at 7:11am

Unfortunately, many who don't feel they have free will are willing to turn over and lay on their backs to dictatorship.  

Feaudilism in the modern world is disgusting.

 
 
 

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