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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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Are Republicans quashing protest in order to establish a police state?

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

A dangerous and disturbing trend:Republican lawmakers at the state level—often with the backing of police unions ... in at least 11 states ... have either introduced or threatened to introduce bills that make it more dangerous or costly to attend…Continue

Tags: authoritarianism, totalitarianism, police state, Republican Party, GOP

Things to thank the current Republican president* for

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Friday. 4 Replies

[Written by Susan Keller; shared more than 29,000 30,000 times on Facebook.]I can't believe I'm saying this, but it looks like Trump is actually making…Continue

Tags: president, 45, education, subscriptions, journalism

GET READY FOR THE FIRST SHOCKS OF TRUMP’S DISASTER CAPITALISM Naomi Klein January 24 2017

Started by Joan Denoo on Thursday. 0 Replies

WE ALREADY KNOW that the Trump administration plans to deregulate markets, wage all-out war on “radical Islamic terrorism,” trash climate science and unleash a fossil-fuel frenzy. It’s a vision that can be counted on to generate a tsunami of crises…Continue

Poverty Has Always Accompanied Capitalism

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Grinning Cat yesterday. 18 Replies

Capitalism usually overthrew its predecessor system (often feudalism, sometimes slavery or still others) violently and accompanied by slogans of "freedom" as in the French revolution's "liberte, egalite, fraternite" or Lincoln's "Emancipation…Continue

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Comment by Joan Denoo on October 2, 2016 at 11:34am

That is what charisma does, he attracts the emotive aspect of one's personality, not his qualifications. 

We did a lousy job of teaching our history, political science, life skills. When I taught in Texas, I was carefully supervised as to what I taught and how. The people put into place the books from which I was to teach and monitored us so we wouldn't overstep the boundaries. 

Remember Nixon's "Southern Strategy"?

"In American politics, southern strategy refers to methods the Republican Party used to gain political support in the South by appealing to the racism against African Americans harbored by many southern white voters.[1][2][3]

"As the African American Civil Rights Movement and dismantling of Jim Crow laws in the 1950s and 1960s visibly deepened pre-existing racial tensions in much of the Southern United States, Republican politicians such as presidential candidate Richard Nixon and Senator Barry Goldwater developed strategies that successfully contributed to the political realignment of many white, conservative voters in the South to the Republican Party that had traditionally supported the Democratic Party.[4]"

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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.
 
 
 

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