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Thoughts on a prediction . . . maybe???

A PREDICTION??? On March 30, 1981 President Reagan was shot.  I still remember that day.  I was at school.  I was in my art class, the second to the last class of the day.  The Principal announced it over the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the hidden contempt of politicians in a democracy . . . a quality brought out in the Trump presidency – the dilemma of a “leader” with remarks about the “pretend democracy” and the “democratic Regency”

I often get a kick out of things that President Trump says.  He is very blunt, direct, and to the point, often to the point of being offensive.  Some of what he says he probably shouldn’t say but, personally, there’s … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the damaging effects of education, with remarks about describing the education process, undoing the damage, “personhood”, and over-education

It seems that I have spoken of some of these themes before (more than likely I have).  At any rate, some of these thoughts are new, or stated in a different way, and I think that they are worth noting … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the problem of grades, tests, qualifications, and seeking gain from the power structure, with remarks about repeatability and creativity

Here’s a thought I had: Over the years (actually decades) I have spoken of the ridiculousness and inaccuracy of grades as well as testing and qualifications.  This society has taken these too seriously and it seems that it has caused … Continue reading

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Thoughts on “Democratic vanguardism” and the need to force things to happen – revealing a failing of the democratic condition

Here is a thought I had: There is something which I often jokingly call “Democratic vanguardism”.  Basically, this amounts to trying to force things to happen so that they will go according to the theory of Democracy.  In this way, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Victorians and the “media culture” it created, with remarks about some of its effects

Here’s a thought I had: It seems, to me, that what is often called Victorian is really an image created by media.  And so anything Victorian is more a reference to a media-based image than a society, culture, or time.  … Continue reading

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More thoughts on villainizing, the new “politically correct” way of expressing hatred and dislike of people

Recently, I have begun to use a word which I keep calling villainizing.  I’ve written some initial thoughts on it in an article it called Thoughts on villainizing.  I got to thinking about it and ended up saying some interesting … Continue reading

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