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Encouraging Reflections on Activism - Jim Hightower and American populism

Posted on May 1, 2010 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Bill Moyers sits down with populist Jim Hightower to look at the history and legacy of people's movements and discuss how ordinary people can reclaim political power. Hightower frames progressive views better than anyone I've heard, even George Lakoff. This was from the last episode of The Journal, which spanned 40 years. Moyers adds a cutting exclamation point on U.S. Plutocracy, but first, here is why Bill Moyers decided to end The… Continue

→What is the West and Should We Defend it As-is?

Posted on October 22, 2009 at 2:17pm 3 Comments

When asked what he thought of Western civilization, Mahatma Gandhi said, “I think it would be a good idea.” Much of the world’s envy towards the West comes from the misdirection and fear projected from the West by its’ deeds. These deeds are influenced by a collection of shared human needs and values. Philippe Nemo, Professor of Philosophy and the History of Political Ideas at the European School of Management, in his penetrating book, What is the West, questions “whether certain values… Continue

What is the West's Responsibility?

Posted on October 22, 2009 at 2:06pm 3 Comments

by Ice Goldberg

June 22nd, 2009



”In fifty years –a single lifetime– the earth has been more radically changed than by all previous generations of humanity” [1]. Taken lightly, total ecological devastation could effectively arrive this century in the form of climate change due to –putting it simply– the global mismanagement of resources. It may even be too late to mitigate if we cannot come to some consensus in short order.



Today’s scientific community has reached a… Continue

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At 11:05am on September 4, 2009, Ice Goldberg said…
Do elites use corporate power to control politics because they don't trust people to vote? Would they [elites] rather design the outcome of elections than have the votes of millions of under-educated citizens (with their potential to swing decisions based on uneducated, weak and susceptible reasoning) participate democratically?
At 3:55pm on September 3, 2009, Ice Goldberg said…
The laws on the books have been actually written by attorneys retained by big corporations, to protect corporations from the people, at the expense of the people.
 
 
 

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