Category Archives: Politics

Rise of tyranny- Plato

Chilling reference to Plato’s Republic and our fear of Trump. http://www.openculture.com/2017/02/did-platos-republic-predict-the-rise-of-donald-trump.html From: http://www.openculture.com/2017/02/did-platos-republic-predict-the-rise-of-donald-trump.html Under such presumably decadent conditions, “a would-be tyrant would seize his moment”:He is usually of the elite but is in tune with the time. Given over to … Continue reading

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Labour movement/ class/ it’s about ethical practice 

Can labour movement survive?  a significant scale. Nothing in American politics compares with the civil-rights crusade, the movement against the Vietnam War, or the labor wars of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Could that change? Might the future … Continue reading

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The man who knew-911 Frontline 

https://youtu.be/vtVklkVOF-k PBS Frontline episode The Man Who Knew.  As an FBI agent who specialized in counter-terrorism, John P. O’Neill investigated the bombing of the American embassies in Africa, the USS Cole in Yemen, the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia, and … Continue reading

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Evangelicals supporting Trump need Sunday School

Even aethists have struggles with faith. They have at least considered what it means. Devout Christians often struggle. Life on earth is trying and confusing. It tests us.    I struggle with my faith. Finding wisdom is hard work even … Continue reading

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St.Augustine , Chomsky , City of God

Well perhaps 2016AD isn’t much different than 426AD except both pirate and emperor have bigger guns…. In the “City of God,” St. Augustine tells the story of a pirate captured by Alexander the Great. The Emperor angrily demanded of him, … Continue reading

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Beware… ‘American Demagogue’ as your neighbour I’m worried

Ok I’m a poli junkie but we all need to stay aware too. As a Canadian, I don’t have any special wisdom on American politics but I can smell a ruse when I sniff one. I care for my neighbours. I … Continue reading

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Super Tuesday mayhem… 

Just a few thought. USA Primaries Tuesday.  Striking how screwed up politics is. In the past, Trump has financially supported Democratic projects and candidates like amnesty. He even has deals with the mob. He won’t disclose his financials either. He … Continue reading

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