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August 2010 Blog Posts (6)

street food

Added by bishopdante on August 30, 2010 at 3:16 — No Comments

afghanistan by geordie

Added by bishopdante on August 25, 2010 at 17:21 — No Comments

Time Magazine's person of the 20th century

Einstein.



Yawn. Nukes eh.



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The list has been criticized for being too U.S.-centric. Time magazine representative Bruce Handy responded to the criticism this way:





Hey—it's the American century. Clearly, the Europeans were the great innovators in terms of high modernism. But when it comes to popular culture this century has been all American. American popular culture is really the arts story of the century's second half. The… Continue

Added by bishopdante on August 23, 2010 at 22:04 — No Comments

deep democracy

the problem with "democracy" is that it can often produce censorship by the majority, and people are keen to be with the crowd, to be normal, acceptable. This often produces aberrant groupthink, people self-censoring & censoring others, virtual reality gamesmanship & pyramid riding.



Democracy doesn't mean mob rule, it means discourse within an open forum leading to some consensus which reflects the greater reality.



"are you pro-headscarf, or anti?, should we…
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Added by bishopdante on August 16, 2010 at 5:00 — No Comments

falafel machine



Pedal power. Gas cannister. Wheels.…

Added by bishopdante on August 11, 2010 at 23:30 — No Comments

discourse

Talk is cheap. It's free.



The value of media is basically in the impression. Real person, real ideas. Stuff that people will talk about.



Stuff that inspires discourse.



The value of that discourse can be zero. Or it can be a matter of life or death, more valuable than any commodity. The value in debate is a subject *of* debate.



Our economy, or way of organising activities & commodities, well, it really doesn't have much past haggle.



But… Continue

Added by bishopdante on August 1, 2010 at 3:30 — No Comments

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