Politics, Economics, and Religion


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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Overton Window shifted toward burn everything down

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by tom sarbeck on Tuesday. 3 Replies

"Breitbart's whole goal was to burn everything down...and Trump has gone full Breitbart."Ben Shapiro ( former Breitbart editor-at-large,  who has become a vociferous critic)…Continue

Tags: far-right echo-chamber overtakes national voice

Bill Maher on Donald Trump

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by tom sarbeck Oct 15. 8 Replies

Bill Maher has spared nothing on his Real Time program in repeatedly eviscerating Drumpf in every last available way.  Those assessments are usually focused on one particular aspect of Drumpf's behavior or personality, but to borrow from…Continue

Tags: Bill Maher, asshole, Drumpf, Donald Trump

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Comment by Loren Miller on October 2, 2016 at 11:02am

And yet a bit more to consider regarding the Republican presidential nominee:

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Comment by Grinning Cat on October 1, 2016 at 12:25pm

Another tRump cartoon: (click to enlarge)

1973: Donald Trump, Landlord (as the sign outside his door says) to an angry and disappointed Black woman, 'We don't want your kind in here...' / 2016: The White House with sign, 'The American People, landlords', telling an angry and disappointed Trump, 'We don't want your kind in here...'

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on September 30, 2016 at 4:07pm

I'm reading a book by David Brock titled Killing the Messenger - The Right-Wing Plot to Derail Hillary and Highjack Your Government. It's an interesting read because originally he was one of the hired guns employed to slime the Clintons. He saw the light, so to speak, and in 2004 founded Media Matters. In 2010 he started the super PAC American Bridge. He's also the author of Blinded by the Right: the Conscience of an Ex-Conservative.

Comment by Loren Miller on September 30, 2016 at 3:35pm

Something to consider:

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Comment by Joan Denoo on September 24, 2016 at 3:42pm

Bertold, that piece by Pierce on Cruz, presents a funny/tragic figure.

I don't remember the reference to McCain's daughter in 2004. The only thing I found was her public displays of sexuality and being in a lesbian relationship. Yes, that would be a problem for McCain and his ambition. 

Pierce surely knows how to select words that evoke powerful images. 

"an abject spasm of hilarious self-abnegation as we saw from Tailgunner Ted Cruz, fearless fighter for the Constitution, dauntless soldier of the living Christ, and marshmallow-spined careerist."

That is funny, especially looking at Cruz's less than handsome face. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on September 24, 2016 at 1:34pm

Mr. Pierce on Ted Cruz's endorsement of Drumph:

Finally, Something to Laugh About in This Godforsaken Campaign

Not since 2008, when John McCain sucked up to the same forces that had soaked his young daughter in calumny four years earlier, have we seen such an abject spasm of hilarious self-abnegation as we saw from Tailgunner Ted Cruz, fearless fighter for the Constitution, dauntless soldier of the living Christ, and marshmallow-spined careerist. There hasn't been much to laugh about in this godforsaken campaign, but I'm rolling on the floor over this one. What an absolute coward. What a comic fraction of a statesman. What a pocket-sized imitation of a United States Senator.
Comment by tom sarbeck on September 21, 2016 at 1:13am

In San Francisco several decades ago, new stadium opponents called it "sports socialism".

Too few of us protest.

Comment by Grinning Cat on September 21, 2016 at 12:20am

And how many new stadiums and arenas all over the nation were supported with tax dollars, while many public schools struggle?

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 20, 2016 at 9:15pm

New Minnesota Vikings stadium construction cost more than NASA's tr...

Capitalist priorities.

The construction of the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium is a more costly project than the space probe NASA sent to Pluto. The Vikings' new home, recently christened U.S. Bank Stadium, cost $1 billion, while the New Horizon satellite project, a 10-year voyage spanning the solar system, cost only $720 million.
Comment by Joan Denoo on September 20, 2016 at 6:44pm

Grinning Cat, I read that post and by the end of it I intended to look up Brian Bilston and tell him what I think has happened and why and what needs to happen, with a few "My Goodnesses!" thrown in for emphasis.

Then I read, "(now read from bottom to top)" and I realized I did not need to give my lecture, he knows what we need to start thinking and why it is in our best interest to do. Well, he didn't name many specific things we simply have to do, but he wrote enough to know we need fundamental changes

OK, brainstorming now: 

*Speak out when we hear blaming and scapegoating; 

*A person born in a particular country may be a citizen of that country. However, he or she is also a human who may have potential. Is he or she poor because they are not ambitious or because they lack opportunity?

*Why are people running from their birthplaces? Because of war, injustices, little chance, fear/or disgust of corrupt leadership?

*Stop building walls, put an end to wars and violence; 

*Make work projects of repairing the war damages, including the health of the people who would flee, rebuild homes, businesses, and infrastructure of each community.  

*Require workers be paid a living wage, with the intent of a home in every family and "a chicken in every pot"; I know this statement is a fallacy because it promises and does not demonstrate how to pull it off or provide an opportunity to create their food forests.  If we need to repair all those homes, start food plots at every residence, teach people how to grow their vegetables and fruits and proteins it will get people involved in building their futures.   

*Realize that each of us could have been born into a family and place that did not provide they inquiring mind and how to think of alternatives that might work. 



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