Common Sense

Generation Gap or Generational Power?

What would happen if we actually stopped believing the generation gap hype?  Forget generation, X, Y, Z, Baby Boomers.  There is no generation gap that is meaningful in any positive way.  We can all learn new things from each other no matter what our generation.  Just imagine the power–personal, relational and political–we could wield if […]

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IICMEYCSM

Yvonne S. Sparks Yet another case of IICMEYCSM Syndrome: “If I close my eyes, you can’t see me.” Despite countless cases brought to the attention of authorities and the public, the condition is persistently unresponsive to the only known cure–common sense. Weiner admits lying about lewd photo, won’t quit news.yahoo.com A tearful Rep. Anthony Weiner […]

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Beyond the tea party: What Americans really think of government

When we allow nameless, faceless corporations and individuals to influence our election and define the issues for us, we will continue to get a government that does not meet our needs. All of those negative ads are disturbingly alike. They are not civic discourse illuminating the issues. The are in fact pure unmitigated marketing designed to lead us as if we are sheep to embrace their slogans. Their purpose is to inbed them in our psyches until we think that what they are telling is us true. That it is real. Those messages become that commercial jingle we just can’t get out of our heads even though it is irritating as hell!

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