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Memories of the 28th Century

Miscellaneous thoughts about miscellaneous matters

  1. Incremental Change

    by , Yesterday at 06:00 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    The news media just marked the 100th day of the Trump regime. There were plenty of articles, but they were somewhat lacking in content, because Trump hasnít done anything, for which we praise the Gods. We are not surprised that he has done little, because politicians seldom do much; although they like to make it sound like they did a lot. If you look at the records of most presidents, then you will noticed that few of them did much. The position is more about keeping Congress from going wild and ...
  2. Why Do They Believe?

    by , 04-25-2017 at 05:01 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Once again I was thinking about propaganda and why people believe it, so I did a little searching to see what others might think of the matter. It appears that a major problem is that it is difficult to tell the difference between real news and fake news. Both real and fake news assert things and provide alleged witnesses and sometimes expert opinions. I suspect that another component is whether the news fits what the reader wants to find out.

    In political news the desires of the ...

    Updated Yesterday at 07:13 PM by PeterL

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  3. Might It Be Hubris?

    by , 04-17-2017 at 08:16 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    As a species, humans seem to think they are something special, and maybe they are, but the available evidence doesn't show them to be as marvelous as they would like to think they are. What have humans done that is truly something for the whole universe? Are the fine arts any more than emotional outpourings? Is their literature universal? If humans disappeared tomorrow, would anyone (thing) notice the loss, ever?

    The topics of the visual arts are things that interest humans: people, ...
    Tags: hubris, pride
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  4. Equality

    by , 04-05-2017 at 11:51 AM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Hey, we've gotten rid a few legal inequalities, let's try for the rest.

    I favor equality before the law, and I'm not shy about expressing that opinion. Here in the U.S.A. we are supposed to have equality both on the federal level and the state level, but legislators have snuck in bits of inequality all over the place. The states are required to treat people equally by the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment:

    "All persons born or naturalized in ...
  5. History Is on Our Side

    by , 03-30-2017 at 09:15 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Among the more significant topics of in this blog have been Classical Liberalism and the Enlightenment. Those aren't common topics of conversation, but they are behind many conversations that people have, because they can openly converse about many topics, because the Enlightenment happened; the forces of religion were fought back into their caged minds, and we, Classical Liberals, asserted the rights of all to free speech and the other freedoms. Classical Liberalism established the freedoms that ...

    Updated 03-31-2017 at 06:26 PM by PeterL

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