Category Archives: banality of evil

The Frontier: The Cost of a One Sided View of History.

  Frontier has two sides. It is an interface, a threshold, a liminal site, with all the danger and promise of liminality.                 The front side, the yang side, the side that calls itself the frontier, that’s where you boldly … Continue reading

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Doing the Lord’s Work in The New World

  Given the choice I would rather go to hell. It can’t be worse than living with people who have no compassion. It starts with assuming that some people are less than human, but I still don’t understand why people … Continue reading

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Thoughts About Thinking Our Way Forward

This is how one pictures the angel of history. His face is turned toward the past. Where we perceive a chain of events, he sees one single catastrophe which keeps piling wreckage upon wreckage and hurls it in front of … Continue reading

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The Problem is Civil Obedience

via Video: Matt Damon reads from Howard Zinn’s “The Problem is Civil Obedience”

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How to Live in The Time Of Monsters

 … It is indeed my opinion now that evil is never “radical,” that it is only extreme, and that it possesses neither depth nor any demonic dimension. It can overgrow and lay waste the whole world precisely because it spreads … Continue reading

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Keep Your Mind Open and a Firm Hold on Realty. (We are in for a bumpy ride)

  All we got to say on this proposition is this: first, you and me is as good as anybody else, and maybe a damn sight better; second, nobody ain’t got no right to take away none of our rights; … Continue reading

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Mike Schneider: In the Post-Truth World

Originally posted on Vox Populi:
the game of truth or consequences has no consequence. What does it matter if insurance agents quote Thoreau? The mass of men still lead lives of quiet desperation. Guns are not on sale at the…

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