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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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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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wellRED : From Dixie With Love with Trae Crowder

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo 21 hours ago. 2 Replies

For a little old 81 year-old Victorian raised lady this guy knocked off my socks!  Take a minute and watch a man take on the Southern Bigots. Thanks to Chris for the site! wellRED…Continue

Tags: challenge, redneck, bigots, Dixie, wellRED:

Free and open internet in our future?

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat yesterday. 2 Replies

From today's email from Demand Progress (minus "send us money!"; ellipses, emphases, notes, footnote expansions, picture additions mine):---…Continue

Tags: Title II, free and open internet, common carrier, regulations, protection

Hedge Funds Triumph and You Lose

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 24. 2 Replies

image sourceThousands of  profitable…Continue

Tags: Wall Street, deregulation, ., hedge funds, bankruptcy

Pastor cautions Christian women about those Trump-loving men of the Christian Right—and he nails it

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Grinning Cat Nov 20. 3 Replies

We all know there are predatory men and women and I am not denying it.What is the rate of men and women rapes? Sadly, rape is grossly under-reported, especially men who are raped. 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men in the United States has been raped in…Continue

Tags: men, of, the, right, Trump-loving

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Comment by Joan Denoo on February 18, 2017 at 7:26pm

Grinning Cat, Another excellent cartoon, thanks. 

Ruth, outstanding cartoons, thanks. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 18, 2017 at 7:24pm

Bertold, thanks for the excellent article from The Daily Beast. 

Loren, thanks for the funny and true video by Bill Maher. 

Comment by Loren Miller on February 18, 2017 at 1:19pm

Bill Maher makes a remarkable and highly observant "New Rule" about that little (R) after some people's names in government:

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on February 18, 2017 at 12:33pm

Very thoughtful article - Daily Beast (my emphases)

One of the first priorities of demagoguery is the fostering of ignorance. Lies require collaboration from those who are being lied to, and for a propaganda machine to be effective it needs a special kind of public ignorance.

. . . The Trump White House is demonstrating in its own innovative ways just how far habitual lying can clear the way for the triumph of ideology over truth. This can’t be simplified by charging Trump himself with being a pathological liar. His administration has invented a new and distinctly American propaganda machine that is built on lies. But not enough attention has been given to its willing partner in this exercise: a carefully nurtured kind of public ignorance that it can exploit.

. . . But in the context of the Age of Trump, ignorance is not actually a pejorative term, it’s a description of a set of beliefs in which knowledge and truth are less persuasive than prejudice and fear.

This process began long before Trump decided to run. Years of talk radio diatribes fueled by Obama-phobia and Fox News harangues prepared the soil and then Breitbart, the alt-right, and fake news softened it further. Trump understood this better than anyone and harvested its fruits.

. . . This is not the ignorance of unlearned knowledge—it’s more potent than that. It’s a tutored ignorance, and in its most basic form it’s anti-scientific.
And that is why the present and future influence of Vice President Mike Pence needs to get close attention.

. . . This movement may sail under religious colors but its agenda reflects the way that religion has become a euphemism for atavism. Buried within the code of “Make America Great Again” there was always the promise of restoring a repressive social order.

. . . Trump’s White House may be in chaos but that chaos hides the long game that Pence has the patience and guile to pursue. The continuing barrage of propaganda and outrageous lies still finds a ready audience among his constituency, where the mainstream media has no credibility. Consensual ignorance provides its own extensive comfort zone where yesterday has a lot more to recommend it than tomorrow.

. . . In fact, the bedrock beneath this process was much older and a uniquely American phenomenon, a widespread consensual ignorance. There is a strain of dogmatic religious activism here that does not exist to anything like the same extent in other advanced democracies. It uses religion—or misuses religion—to resist or rollback changes in social behavior and to suggest who the alien “other” should be.

Comment by Grinning Cat on February 18, 2017 at 11:18am

Retired Navy SEAL declines national security job. Trump looks at other candidates! (Trump, with exaggeratedly long hair and tie, gives two thumbs up to a circus seal applauding him.)

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 17, 2017 at 10:11pm

" “we’re in the second week of an administration, and evangelicals already have something they demanded in exchange for their vote. ... This is a huge win for evangelicals.”

A Faustian Bargain Pays Off for Conservative Christians

Comment by Grinning Cat on February 17, 2017 at 12:09pm

Donald Trump is bald, foaming at the mouth, in a straitjacket in a padded cell. The DONALD's folder shows tabs for egomania, schizophrenia, megalomania, xenophobia, psychosis, Tourette's, and alopecia. His 'hairpiece' ferret is sitting on top of the folder, saying, 'WE DEMAND TO SEE HILLARY'S HEALTH RECORD!'

Comment by Grinning Cat on February 17, 2017 at 11:26am

Vladimir Putin, shirtless, riding a [Republican] elephant who's wearing a red 'TRUMP' hat, carrying a sign in its trunk, 'STOP RUSSIA HACKING PROBE!', and thinking, 'How did I get here?!...'

Comment by Grinning Cat on February 17, 2017 at 11:21am

The Mainstream Translator (newsstand with sign overhead, “VERIFIED FACTS THAT WILL REFUTE YOUR PRECONCEIVED NOTIONS AND MEMES”, selling the Times, the Post, and another stack of newspapers; redheaded wife tells her husband who’s wearing a Confederate-flag T-shirt that “It’s code for ‘elitist’...”)(click to enlarge)

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 16, 2017 at 10:02pm
 
 
 

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