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Memories of the 28th Century

Miscellaneous thoughts about miscellaneous matters

  1. Political Correctness and the Climate

    by , 05-20-2017 at 03:17 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Among a wide swath of Americans there are several topics about which disagreement is not permitted; these include: race, gender, religion, disabilities, war, trade, crime, punishment, drugs, climate change, and a variety of other issues. The committee of political purity has looked at these matters and decreed that there is one single opinion permitted for these matters, and straying from the approved opinion is strictly forbidden. For most matters it is simply a matter of people with strong opinions ...
  2. American Orthodoxy

    by , 05-11-2017 at 04:55 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Apparently the religious wars resulted in America orthodoxy splitting into several sects. I wonder whether it would be possible reconstitute the original, or if it would be better to take control of one sect and use it to conduct a war of annihilation against the other sects, or would it be better to take a more positive approach and simply spread one sect by taking over the other sects. One question that has not yet been answered is what the real American orthodoxy is.

    When we look ...

    Updated 05-22-2017 at 02:10 PM by PeterL

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  3. The Best Form of Government

    by , 05-02-2017 at 06:34 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Reasonable people tend to agree with Thoreau that the government that governs least governs best, but there are practical reasons for having some government. What would be the best way to organize that little bit of government that we would need? Opinions would vary, but there are certain characteristics that would be desirable and other characteristics that would be undesirable. If we look at those characteristics, then an answer should be that form that best first the desires.

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  4. Incremental Change

    by , 04-29-2017 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 ...
  5. 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 04-29-2017 at 07:13 PM by PeterL

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