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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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Comment by tom sarbeck on January 30, 2017 at 3:00pm
My wifi connection probly failed briefly. which it occasionally does. By the time I started my Kindle to test the connection, wifi started again.
Comment by Joseph P on January 30, 2017 at 1:59pm

Yeah, you just have to hit the little x in the top right corner of your post, though.  Don't you love failed page-loads, in which the send went through properly, but you don't know that, since the receive didn't come through?

At least we have a delete function here, unlike lots of blog comment-sections.

Comment by tom sarbeck on January 30, 2017 at 1:48pm
Daniel, I enjoy using the words 'imply' and 'infer'.

Do I correctly infer that you dislike democracy?
Comment by tom sarbeck on January 30, 2017 at 1:40pm
Not at all, Daniel; I'm implying that people tell the lie "our democracy" and asking who in pluperfect hell atarted it.
Comment by Daniel W on January 30, 2017 at 12:09pm

Tom, are you saying that because the history of the USA does not meet the ideal of democracy and has often been more like oligarchy, that we shouldn't bother?

Comment by tom sarbeck on January 30, 2017 at 10:46am
Who in pluperfect hell upgraded the US from Alexander Hamilton's plutocratic oligarchy to democracy?

What better describes a government of what Hamilton said were "the rich and well born"?
Comment by Daniel W on January 30, 2017 at 10:12am

US Downgraded from full democracy to flawed democracy. Via 'The Economist" - too expensive for me to read directly except at the library.

Our ranking falls between Japan and the Republic of Cabo Verte.    The ratings show a long term trend, not just the ascendancy of His magnificence, Caligula II.  The ratings are based on "measures of the electoral process and pluralism, civil liberties, the functioning of government, political participation and political culture."

One thing I like about the article is that the author goes beyond "the end is near", and proposes a path to improvement:  Resistance, Solidarity, Embrace movements that fight to remove big money from, and restore ethics to, government, Defend voting rights, make it easier to vote, Reform media to sustain a truly free press.  I would add, Inclusion - for all, not solely those who fall into complex categories of privilege - lor lack thereof - based on painful parsing of their identity traits.

Resistance, solidarity, money, ethics, voting, press.

I support writing to legislators, congressional reps, senators, and informing all contacts with political parties that without total reform, they have no support from me regardless of their political persuasion.  Our politicians are corporate poodles, addicted to their big money, and only strong tactics will bring about change and credibility.

Comment by Loren Miller on January 30, 2017 at 10:04am

I got a poser for Conway: all sorts of people over on Fox were critical of Obama, yet neither he nor anyone on his staff called for the ousting of any of their personnel.  Why should Drumpf get any more slack than Barry did?

Sauce for the goose, Kellyanne...

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 30, 2017 at 9:55am

And meanwhile Propaganda Minister Kellyanne Konjob says reporters who are critical of Trump should be fired.

‘Who is Cleaning House?’ Kellyanne Conway Wants Media Outlets to Fire People Critical of Trump

[Mediaite]

Comment by Loren Miller on January 30, 2017 at 9:49am

Oh, man!  Bertold, do YOU wanna tell the ACLU about that dipshit or shall I? [groan!]

 
 
 

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