Trayvon Martin Case Proves Bigotry, Beyond A Shadow Of A Doubt
Yes, there are two Americas’ Virginia, they exist as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist. One tolerant and broadminded, the other intolerant and narrow-minded! Sincerely, thinkingblue, from the TOLERANT AND BROADMINDED USA PS: Joe (You Lie) Wilson, et al reside in the other America!
Again, today on Facebook, an image that sparked an interesting (critical thinking) debate was posted. On face value (no pun intended) we all conjure up some kind of readymade thought when we think of these two human figures. Not too many of us hoi polloi get to escape the indoctrination we are bombarded with the minute we come out of the uterus and into existence. So whenever an automatic response pops out from within our brain cells, we should all STOP, and analyze it first before the POP goes verbal. thinkingblue
Totalitarianism - In a totalitarian society the government holds absolute control over all aspects of the lives of its people. A set of beliefs is imposed on the people, who have to conform or face unpleasant consequences.And I am not, I repeat, I am NOT whistling Dixie. thinkingblue
Fascism - Fascism is usually headed by a dictator. It involves total government control of political, economic, cultural, religious and social activities.
Oligarchy - An oligarchy in which only a few wealthy people hold power. A republic may be an oligarchy if just a few people have the RIGHT TO VOTE.
Plutocracy - rule by the wealthy. The decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to strike down a key part of the Voting Rights Act has "pushed us back into a kind of plutocracy where the rich shall inherit the earth," former U.N. Ambassador and Congressman Andrew Young says.
Deen has faced extensive criticism for the high amounts of fat, salt, and sugar in her recipes. She faced particularly strong objections with the release of Lunch-Box Set, a cookbook aimed at children, with Barbara Walters saying of the book, "You tell kids to have cheesecake for breakfast. You tell them to have chocolate cake and meatloaf for lunch. And french fries. Doesn't it bother you that you're adding to this?" Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain commented in 2011 that he "would think twice before telling an already obese nation that it's OK to eat food that is killing us." On January 17, 2012, Deen announced that she had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes three years before, a disease for which a high-calorie diet is a major contributing factor. It was also disclosed that Deen is a paid spokesperson for the Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk, whose main export is insulin. She was called a hypocrite for continuing to promote her high-sugar diet while only disclosing her medical condition when it benefitted her in representing the drug company to market their diabetes management program. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paula_Deen
A Conspiracy Theorist would never dare to believe in Occam's razor, which is a principle of parsimony, economy, or succinctness used in logic and problem-solving. Which states that among competing hypotheses, the hypothesis with the fewest assumptions should be selected. To a Sociopath like Alex Jones, (Conspiracy Theorist on Steroids) hypothesis with few assumptions have no place in his convoluted and very complicated world of fantasy.
“An individual’s identity is more than just his name or Social Security number, and the government’s interest in identification goes beyond ensuring that the proper name is typed on the indictment,” Kennedy wrote. “Identity has never been considered limited to the name on the arrestee’s birth certificate. In fact, a name is of little value compared to the real interest in identification at stake when an individual is brought into custody.” http://www.politico.com/story/2013/06/supreme-court-upholds-dna-testing-felony-arrests-92140.htmlTo me, what Kennedy and the rest of the Supremes who voted for this Police State ruling neglected to address is DNA does not only identify an individual it also identifies his or her whole being into existence and discloses family and ancestral genes prone to mental or physical syndromes.
Nearly every major mental illness has been identified with a gene(s). This would include anxiety, depression, ADHD, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. http://psychiatristscottsdale.com/genetic-mental-illnesses/ (Wouldn't Adolph Hitler have loved to have DNA testing as a tool.)Brave New World has become somewhat of a reality and real soon this fictional tale will be a way of life and our Republic will be no more. Why isn’t there someone in power who can say ENOUGH ALREADY; let’s keep some things sacred and revered like the privacy of our genetic make-up (unless we volunteer it to be exposed or a warrant is issued to take it by force) for goodness sake... Not SCOTUS that’s for sure. If no one speaks up, Democracy and our Republic will someday just become a footnote in a history book. thethinkingblue
Brave New World is a masterpiece of science fiction. Huxley has imaginatively employed scientific facts and theories to produce a classic of its kind. This novel is in the tradition of Jules Verne, the French novelist who wrote Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea and Journey to the Center of the Earth, and H. G. Wells, the English novelist who wrote War of the Worlds. Few writers of science fiction have equaled Huxley's ability to make the unbelievable seem believable and to make the improbable seem probable. His own interest in science, its use and misuse, its peril and its promise, contributed to the accuracy of his presentation and to the horror of his envisioned Utopia.
Huxley qualifies as a social commentator by reason of his diversified interest, his acquaintance with the great, the near-great, and the not-so-great. His comments are always perceptive, sometime biased, but never dull. He sees little chance of mankind saving itself; he sees mankind inexorably moving toward self-destruction. He sees himself as a voice crying in the wilderness - but crying to no avail, for the deaf refuse to hear.
The prophetic elements in Brave New World contribute much to its continuing popularity because year by year we see more and more of Huxley's fantasy becoming reality. Huxley himself later commented that we are moving in the direction of this Utopia much more rapidly than anyone could have imagined. At the time the novel was written only a comparatively few research scientists were concerned with conditioning, the importance of heredity and environment, and the effect of chemical imbalance on physical and mental development. Today, governments, educational institutions, and industries are exploiting the results of research in these areas. Read more: http://www.huxley.net/studyaid/
GOP Desires Poor Children To Go Hungry. Compassionate Conservatism? My Foot!