Feb 28

Democracy The God That Failed-Introduction

"Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others."  Winston S. Churchill

There seems to be widespread panic about an impending GOP nomination of Donald Trump, although (as I tell all my Facebook friends), I cannot see why he is any worse than any of the others and might be better than the execrable, Marco...

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Feb 16

The Story of Julia-a vision of the good life [3rd of 4]

Remember in 2012, when the Life of Julia premiered. People laughed at this vision of "the good"-an orphan, going to a failing school, got a Pell grant and ended up as a single mother adrift in a world without churches, friends, family or community, completely dependent upon the State.  We laughed at Bill Bennett, with his personal...

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Feb 16

Restoration of Community [4th of 4]

"I alone must become myself. I cannot become myself alone."~J. Pittman McGehee, Episcopal Priest & Jungian Analyst 

Robert Nisbet wrote in The Quest for Community, "freedom was conceived [as]...man's release from custom, tradition and from local groups of every kind..." Nisbet reminds us, John Stuart Mill believed,...

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Feb 16

What Jonathon Haidt Got Wrong in The Righteous Mind [2nd of 4]

"Superorganisms* emerge, dominate their preferred niches, change their ecosystems, and push their competitors to the margins or to extinction....[c]orporations are superorganisms They are not like superorganisms; they are actual superorganisms." Jonathon Haidt~The Righteous Mind, Why Good People are Divided by Politics and...

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Feb 10

Wolf Hall [1st of 4]

"Marsiglio tells us that when Christ came into this world he came not as a ruler or a judge, but as a subject: subject to the state as he found it. He did not seek to rule, nor pass on to his disciples a mission to rule....Since Christ did not induce his followers into earthly power, how can it be maintained that the princes of...

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