Tag Archive | Freedom

Battle Of The Airwaves Part 1

This is about the insidious plague of censorship, but instead of doing an in-depth study of the phenomenon (as a responsible journalist would do), I decided to relay personal experiences that I can’t explain in any way other than creepy nosiness by industry or by government agencies as directed by their corporate overlords. Almost every […]

Obedience

This is what happens when you obey: And this is what happens when you don’t obey: Any questions?

A Conversation About Dreams And Reality

A guy sat next to me on a bench one day and started complaining about not being able to “make it” in this “dog eat dog” society. He leaned on his makeshift cart full of belongings and went on about how people with money treat people without money as if they are less than human […]

How Prison Labor is the New American Slavery and Most of Us Unknowingly Support it

As we all know, there is no democracy in the United States today. We left that behind years ago when we decided to trade in freedom and dignity for efficiency, technological advances and gadgets of convenience. Then, it was cemented when we decided to place more importance on protecting the wealth of wealthy people and […]

A Tale Of Two Worlds

There are these two distinctly different ideologies at odds in the Americas today. One places all people at the center by providing affordable housing, affordable education, health care for all, a diverse economy which includes government-sponsored programs to give opportunities to artists and other people who are left out of “free market” economies, holds actual […]

Lessons In Life #3

Howard Zinn’s simple, yet necessary, reply to the rulers’ First Commandment of Capitalism? “But remember, this power of the people on top depends on the obedience of the people below. When people stop obeying, they have no power.” Simple? Apparently, for many people freedom is a difficult concept to comprehend. This is obviously due to […]

In Formation?

“[What information consumes is] the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention.” This quote is attributed to Herbert Simon, a 1978 Nobel winner in economics. I saw it recently and my mind starting wandering… The quote seems to be a clever comment about the overabundance of information (much […]