[Paleopsych] Disappearing America?
waluk at earthlink.net
Sun Nov 28 17:42:54 UTC 2004
Dialog is the essence of a democracy when there are
many divergent viewpoints. It's when, within a given
country, most viewpoints begin to merge and clear
demarkations between factions begin to blur. This is
when that the concept of a one-party system kicks in.
Actually what is happening is that a world mindset is
taking over and each country becomes a different
viewpoint not unlike what happened in the past within a
particular country. All Americans need to "get global"
and think of themselves as cog in a world mindset
rather than strickly one which thinks in terms of USA.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lynn D. Johnson, Ph.D."
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To: "The new improved paleopsych list"
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Sent: Saturday, November 27, 2004 9:26 PM
Subject: [Paleopsych] Disappearing Democrats?
> It would be very bad for the country. Dialog helps
> create better solutions. But the premise is a weak
> one. The democrats will not disappear, and the notion
> that the repubs can somehow get rid of them doesn't
> make sense. The dems may be in the same position the
> repubs were in from 1930 to 1980, a minority party
> with old, tired ideas. There may be 50 years in the
> wilderness, so to speak, due to demographic trends.
> What I hope for is some really ingenious and
> innovative thinking from the dems. Currently the most
> interesting ideas come from the moderate to
> conservatives, like the flat tax, social security
> reform, and so on. In the traditional sense, the
> democrats have become conservatives, opposing change
> to the 60 year old welfare state, and the Republicans
> have become the liberals, embracing change and
> creating new ideas.
> Also bear in mind that American Conservatives are
> sui generis, and cannot be associated with
> conservatives in any other part of the world. The
> right wing in this country is emphatically not about
> privilege or power, and that is why the democrats
> failed to win enough hearts and minds this election.
> They are fighting straw men of their own make (e.g.,
> Edwards two americas argument). Hence my anxiety
> about our country. We cannot flourish if the loyal
> opposition doesn't become creative and challenging. I
> hope for a stronger democratic party because it makes
> both parties more vibrant.
> Geraldine Reinhardt wrote:
>> If you substitute the word viewpoint for prejudice,
>> your sentence below should make more sense.
>> My question concerned the initiation of a one-party
>> system. Apparently you disapprove of such a setup.
>> Please explain.
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Steve Hovland"
>> <shovland at mindspring.com>
>> To: "'The new improved paleopsych list'"
>> <paleopsych at paleopsych.org>
>> Sent: Saturday, November 27, 2004 5:47 PM
>> Subject: RE: [Paleopsych] Re: Disinfopedia
>>> We all tend to think that sources that reflect
>>> our own prejudices are objective.
>>> A lot of liberals listen to right wing media.
>>> How many conservatives listen to Air America?
>>> Steve Hovland
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Geraldine Reinhardt
>>> [SMTP:waluk at earthlink.net]
>>> Sent: Saturday, November 27, 2004 5:19 PM
>>> To: The new improved paleopsych list
>>> Subject: Re: [Paleopsych] Re: Disinfopedia
>>>>> This looks like a very useful site. But there's
>>>>> a conundrum. The Center
>>> For Media and Democracy is a special interest group
>>> with a prejudged and
>>> premeditated point of view. It's also a public
>>> relations machine. A
>>> successful one. >>
>>> CMD staff members Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber
>>> have finished writing
>>> their fifth book, Banana Republicans: How the Right
>>> Wing Is Turning America
>>> Into a One-Party State. It's now in bookstores, or
>>> you can order it online.
>>> You can also find chapter summaries, an excerpt,
>>> and reviews of the book on
>>> our new Banana Republicans website.
>>> Are those who wish to turn America into a One-Party
>>> State considered
>>> "undemocratic". Or un-bananarepublican? After a
>>> "skim" at election
>>> results worldwide it would appear that initiating a
>>> one party system (for
>>> the present time) is not an unacceptable idea.
>>> Could you explain your
>>> calling The Center For Media and Democracy a
>>> prejudged and premeditated
>>> group? Is it only because they supported the
>>> Hutu-Tutsi conflict?
>>> Presently I have very few bones to pick with The
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