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Everything that happens in the material world is created first on the level of thought

Political propaganda seeks to affect the way people perceive the world in order to affect they way they behave. Political propaganda is the biggest tool in the extremist’s arsenal. It’s at an all-time high today in terms of sophistication and effectiveness, as Madison Avenue public relations acumen has been insidiously and nefariously applied to the […] Continue reading

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Good News: Growing numbers of people are coming to understand that “them” might equal “me”

Don’t get duped: Allowing that some people do not matter, as things are turning out, allows that other people do not matter and those cracks are widening to swallow up more and more people. Social enterprise is the first concerted effort in the Information Age to at least attempt to rectify that problem, if only […] Continue reading

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Good news: 1. We’re getting rich 2. You’re not 3. We’re deleting your wedding photos

David Weinberger, quoting Anil Dash: Now being introduced as a blogger “is a little bit like being introduced as an emailer.” The idea that there was a culture with shared values has been dismantled. He challenges himself to substantiate this: “We have a lot of software that forbids journalism.” He refers to the IoS [iphone […] Continue reading

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If you hear that “everyone” supports a policy, you should ask whether “everyone” has been defined to exclude anyone expressing a different opinion

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/18/opinion/krugman-marches-of-folly.html What we should have learned from the Iraq debacle was that you should always be skeptical and that you should never rely on supposed authority. If you hear that “everyone” supports a policy, whether it’s a war of choice or fiscal austerity, you should ask whether “everyone” has been defined to exclude anyone expressing […] Continue reading

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