Category Archives: Current Events

If something is happening your day-to-day life, community, or the world that you want to blog about, this is the place.

We Have Not Succeeded in Unifying People

 

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Optimism To Abate Terrorism

I think that Active Philosophy needs optimism. The world needs optimism. We need to believe in decency. At the very least, we ought discount any notions of superiority. I’d like to assume that the majority of people in a stable environment … Continue reading

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Douchebag Alert!

I HATE Ayn Rand.  Hate her.  And all her insane fascist hyper-capitalist followers.  These guys espouse her philosophy perfectly.  It’s worth a skim, reading the whole thing causes glazed eyeballs. http://www.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/09/16/brook.moral.code.outdated/index.html?hpt=T2 It’s important to keep in mind that at the … Continue reading

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Today, Sarah Palin and Glen Beck are gathering thousands of right-wingers near the Lincoln Memorial. It is somewhat ironic, given that they are equating their cause (free market fascism) to the civil rights movements of the 60’s. Palin, an ex-governor, and … Continue reading

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Giving The Economist More Grief

Yesterday I left this comment on this article from The Economist: A “new normal” for the world economy: After the storm.  I love how for years Economist decried any sort of government intervention as the macro-economy deteriorated, but as soon … Continue reading

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Another Sign that We Need to Re-educate Ourselves

I was just reading the morning news when I read this article on the Health Care Town Hall meetings. The quote from on of the town hall participants shows exactly what I was talking about in my education and facts … Continue reading

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Why Obama Matters

Egypt and global Islam – The battle for a religion’s heart I normally hate The Economist for its condescending, pro-capitalist slant – even this article shows the lengths that this publication is willing to go to present the “other” as … Continue reading

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North Korea

Why are they the enemy? Why is it wrong when they test missiles? The act of developing missiles itself is not wrong, because we ourselves do it. But when a poor nation tests weapons, this is wrong. An example: less … Continue reading

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Indifference To Race (In A Negative Sense)

“Ante todo no creo que lo ocurrido tuviera motivos particularmente racistas.  Es sólo que la cuestión no importaba demasiado.  Recuerde que él hablaba de lo sucedido en Ruanda en 1994, pero ya estado sucediendo durante años tanto en Ruando como … Continue reading

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The Future of the American Dream

This is an article I just read in The Nation which reflects many of the concerns and values in The Age of Humanity and proposes a socio-economic approach to kick America forward. http://www.thenation.com/doc/20090525/greider

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