world war superhero named dwight, on how to avoid a US military dictatorship : guard against the acquisition of influence by the military-industrial complex. uh oh.

how to start and sustain a military dictatorship in the united states of america, part 2 Until the latest of our world conflicts, the United States had no armaments industry. American makers of plowshares could, with time and as required, make swords as well. But we can no longer risk emergency improvisation of national defense.……

how to start and sustain a military dictatorship in the united states of america

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Douglas_MacArthur_lands_Leyte1.jpg#/media/File:Douglas_MacArthur_lands_Leyte1.jpg

in the last 7 million years of our primate existence, until, maybe, 12 score and 0 years ago, almost all our human families, groups, nations, and our tribes lived under an almost unbroken chain of military dictatorships. in all of those 7 million years (-,~12.0s), the only exception may have been the endangered bonobo “dwarf” chimps, who are ruled by……

why rural and working-class americans vote republican : a moral foundations approach. notes from The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion

We’ve made many improvements since our first simple survey in 2006, but we always find the same basic pattern. The lines for Care and Fairness slant downward; the lines for Loyalty, Authority, and Sanctity, slant upward. Liberals value Care and Fairness far more than the other three foundations; conservatives endorse all five foundations more or……

intro to moral foundations theory, jonathan haidt, the righteous mind

As you can see from figure 8.1, the lines for Care and Fairness (the top two lines) are moderately high across the board. Everyone – left, right, and center – says that concerns about compassion, cruelty, fairness, and injustice are relevant to their judgments about right and wrong. Still, the lines slope downward. Liberals say……

Jonathan Haidt & Leo Romero : at LEAST 5 hard steps to a kinda happy life

Psychology n. [ fr Lat -logy (study of) + Grk psycho (nuts) ] for more than 100 years, had been dominated by disorders [thanks, Freud (coke addict )]. For 125 years, back to when Freud (1856–1939) wrote On Aphasia (1891) ψ was all about what is wrong with us, and how to (maybe ) make us better. Then, in the 1990s, a rebel group of psychologists, led by Martin Seligman, Ed……

Metaphors and human cognition

from The secret life of words by Anne Curzan, Lecture 5: New word meanings Metaphors seem to be fundamental to the ways in which we categorize the world. As we experience the world, we look for similarities, and that’s one of the ways that we group things together, and those similarities can be quite metaphorical. George Lakoff and Mark Johnson……

why, you axe me, do i say say axe, not ask? why, i ax you, is you so ig-na-ant?

Oxford English Dictionary ask, v. forms: OE acsi, axi, ahxi, axsi-an i could stop right here, but since yo is too smart fo yo own good, and cuz i luv yo, i won’t the media or/and/or medias is or/and/or are very concerned Acsian, axian, survived in ax, down to nearly 1600 [as] (sic) the regular literary form, and……

#Project22 Lessons in Revolution – Homeless in San Jose, an Introduction, 2 : Statistics, Damn Lies, and Damn, Lives

with Jose Javier Lujano, Policy Analyst Office of Mayor Sam Liccardo (f, t, i) STATS from the Mayor’s Office 5000 number of homeless in San Jose the LARGEST homeless population in the United States of America conservative estimate 700 lowside estimate number of homeless veterans in San Jose VETERANS! people who killed and almost died for you politicians and bureaucrats……

الله أكبر allah ‘akbar

ਭਗਵਾਨ ਤੁਹਾਡਾ ਭਲਾ ਕਰੇ ਭਗਵਾਨ ਤੁਹਾਡਾ ਭਲਾ ਕਰੇ aleluya hare krishna الله أكبر…

this portion of the 2nd Philippine Economic Revolution (which starts today, beeteebuds) is dedicated to THE one Human on Our One Good Earth, who taught me what, according to the Coloma Hawz Style Guide, “the Truth, the WHOLE Truth, and NOTHING BUT the TRUTH,* means (BOHBEEE please note proper use of serial commas, also, learned.from.you; uy! salamat ha?!)

boh-beeeeee when i made this thing it was because i thought of that day ya whooped mah ass for a presscon at manila hotel that went on and on and on on and on (you said) (i thought the 2 hours waz mebbe overlong; but The Voices in My Head – you know) you said this……

Thinking, fast and slow: two systems, two species

Two systems System 1 – automatic, fast; System 2 – effortful, slow. System 1 is “the stranger in you”, which controls much of what we do, although we are seldom consciously aware of its activities. It provides the impressions that often turn into our beliefs, and is the source of the impulses that often become……

Hypocrisy

Rewrote the Wikipedia entry on Hypocrisy with some expert friends in 2014. It’s been the stable version for over a year, so I’m rerewriting it this week, with the help of people who know what they’re talking about (sorry: who know about what they talk). Hypocrisy  …

Jonathan Haidt: The moral roots of liberals and conservatives

Suppose that two American friends are traveling together in Italy. They go to see Michelangelo’s “David,” and when they finally come face to face with the statue, they both freeze dead in their tracks. The first guy — we’ll call him Adam — is transfixed by the beauty of the perfect human form. The second……

Haidt: of Love

Romantic love is part ancient attachment system, part caregiving system, and part modified mating system. But it is much more than the sum of its parts. It is an extraordinary psychological state that launched the Trojan War, inspired much of the world’s best (and worst) music and literature, and gave many of us the most……