I Wish People Hadn’t Shared Their Voting Activity with Facebook

I Wish People Hadn’t Shared Their Voting Activity with Facebook

I gathered from every time I opened my eyes in the direction of the Internet yesterday that Sharing™ about voting — especially with smug and superior language — is an enjoyable activity for many Americans. I urge said Americans to consider with whom they are really Sharing™.

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Why America Slept

The Right Honorable Reverend Billy Talen has written a super-heavy post on the Burning Blog entitled "Why America Slept." It's a doozy of a conversation-starter, and I'm really interested in what the world has to say in response. Please take a gander at Rev. Billy's post, and I encourage you to respond in the comments.

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The Empathic Civilization

Bestselling author, political adviser and social and ethical prophet Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has shaped our development and our society.

This is good to keep in mind. Our civilization is not the best fit for our nature, such as it is. We have empathy in our genes.

We’re Gonna Win This Thing

Yesterday evening, before going out to the GCB to play some extremely weak games of pool, I watched the Alex Jones movie Fall Of The Republic: The Presidency of Barack H. Obama and got really worked up about the human condition. This morning, I watched the above clip from Richard Linklater's Waking Life, just about my favorite movie ever, in order to balance Jones' New World Order nightmare with the positive side of his message. I feel better now.

We don't have to let the banksters sell us down the river. We can resist, can't we?

Let us dedicate some time and energy this Tax Day to thinking about resistance.