Category Archives: Politics

You Can Be Free, or Obedient, but Not Both

Obedient people are loyal not to friends and family, but to authority, and the authorities. It’s wise to be wary of them. Continue reading

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Finding Truth in a World of Questionable Facts

The challenge of living in an information society is sifting through the facts and determining what is true and what is false. Continue reading

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Obedience Is Not a Virtue

Kindness, goodness, honesty, compassion — these are virtues worth seeking. But obedience — it’s not a virtue. Continue reading

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Problems Are Mountains and Mountains Can Be Climbed

If there is a large mountain in our way, and we have to get to the other side, it doesn’t do much good to pretend that it isn’t there. And yet, we do this all the time, not so much … Continue reading

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We Have More Than Two Choices

“A or B?” Though we live in a complex world, rich with options, we are too frequently pressured to decide between two rigidly defined choices, especially when politics is involved. But then again, organized religion imposes its own limited parameters, … Continue reading

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The Power We All Possess

Most ordinary people feel as if we have no power. I’m not talking the “calm the wind and the waves” and “heal the blind” sort of power. Even the most delusional of earth’s mighty men and women know that they … Continue reading

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Are We Truly a Divided People?

We are an agitated people. Surrounded by media, saturated with “news,” inundated by commentary and analysis, we begin and end and live our days in an atmosphere of fear and anxiety, us versus them, right versus left, and this right … Continue reading

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Lies and Darkness, Truth and Light

Lies thrive in darkness, and when the light shines on them, scuttle away like cockroaches. Continue reading

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Who Wants to Be Angry All the Time?

This last week, I encountered a number of angry, irritated people. A couple of them came out verbally swinging, and while my first reaction was to swing back, I didn’t. Instead, I did the old “a soft answer turns away … Continue reading

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Mind Control: The More You Read and Question, the Less It Happens

It’s easier to sit through a mindless movie than slog through a bad book. After all, most movies and TV shows demand little active brain involvement, so it’s possible (desirable, actually, from the perspective of the Media Myth Makers) to … Continue reading

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