IT WAS ALMOST LIKE HEARING Pol Pot talking when Apo Alvarez, formerly of Anakbayan, wrote that the May 10 elections would symbolize a “clash of classes”—Benigno Aquino III of the elite, and Manuel Villar of the impoverished.
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.
A culture and an educational system that permits a student like Irish teen Phoebe Prince to be bullied and harassed until driven to suicide needs to undergo vast systemic changes immediately.
Protesters will gather in front of Boston's British Consulate this Friday at 10:00 AM to demand justice for 600 California families who have been locked-out of work by the Rio Tinto mining corporation since January 31, 2010 at the world’s 2nd largest borax mine in Boron, CA.
Id est.—a book that addresses some of the roots of emotional brainwash and blackmail that affect some of today’s major political and military conflicts. Note on anonymity: The theoretical arguments put forth stand on their own “intuitive” logic and “cohesive” merit. Therefore it does not matter who wrote this work. More importantly this author is not interested in being pursued, persecuted or murdered by those offended (presumably no small few). Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Provocative Thoughts
Chapter 2: Abrahamic Religions
Chapter 3: Political Philosophy and the Religion of Politics
Chapter 4: A Theory of Religious Conditioning Chapter 5: Religions Influencing the Nature of Man:
Chapter 6: Legal Justice Versus Blind Faith—Is There A Difference
The major thesis of this book is that authoritarianism, as a “human” personality trait, throughout history, has influenced both the “creation” and the “interpretation”, of religious and political dogma, and that this was even more so before there was a constituted division between Church and State.
Authoritarianism, politically speaking, is a style of control that demands obedience and usually gets it. Individuals have little choice regarding compliance. It hardly needs mentioning that this style of command and control is different from legalized authority written as legislation and negotiated between governors, representatives and citizens.