Repressive Tolerance!

Repressive Tolerance
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Repressive ToleranceFor this broadcast of Behind the Lines, we examine the most basic construct of individuality, the freedom of self-expression. At times certain forces at work within a society, under the pretext of ‘preservation of the common good’ seek restrictions upon these rights and liberties. At various times, proponents of these measures communicate their reasoning in writing. When these writings become an ‘authority’ on the subject, their examination become paramount. Read more “Repressive Tolerance!”

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Rules of the game Rules for Radicals

Rules of the game part 10 Rules for Radicals
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Rules of the game Rules for RadicalsFor this week’s broadcast of Behind the Lines, we finish the review of Saul Alinsky’s book ‘Rules for Radicals’. This text reveals his radicals theories and practices regarding the empowerment of the disenfranchised. For this episode, his ideas for the ‘future of democracy’ receive attention and scrutiny. We examine these musings because Mr. Alinsky’s past exploits exercise an ‘authority of influence’ on the current political and cultural climate.

‘The Way Ahead’, the title for Chapter 10, contains Mr. Alinsky’s beliefs regarding the future of activism. Read more “Rules of the game Rules for Radicals”

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The rules of the game part 9 Intervention Involvement

The rules of the game part 9 Intervention Involvement
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The rules of the game part 9 Intervention/InvolvementOn this episode of Behind the Lines rules of the game part 9 Intervention Involvement, the review of ‘Rules for Radicals’ continues. Written by Saul Alinsky, this book explores his ‘activism’ theories and practices in great detail. While last week’s episode explores implementation of various tactics, this episode examines the use of a specific course of action. This technique centers upon forging a union between finance and activism. By uniting these dissimilar entities, an extremely strong method of influence becomes visible. We examine this methodology in detail because of the power this particular device grants the activist. Read more “The rules of the game part 9 Intervention Involvement”

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Battlefield America 15 The rules of the game part 8

Battlefield America 15 The rules of the game part 8
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Battlefield America 15 The rules of the game part 8This week’s broadcast of Behind the Lines continues the review of ‘Rules for Radicals’ – a foundational text for activism written by Saul Alinsky. While previous episodes focus upon theory and training, this episode explores the implementation of that training via concrete actions. Although these actions appear random, they conform to a set of specific methods and means predetermined by the ‘organizer’. We expose these mechanisms and procedures as they relate to the activist’s success. Read more “Battlefield America 15 The rules of the game part 8”

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Battlefield America 13 The rules of the game part 6

Battlefield America 13 The rules of the game part 6
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Battlefield America 13 The rules of the game part 6For this week’s broadcast of Behind the Lines, we continue the examination of the premier activist ‘how-to’ book. While last week emphasizes the list of talents/traits necessary for these activists, this episode focuses upon the skill that takes precedent. We focus on this prerequisite for ‘organizers’ and probe the importance of this talent. This characteristic receives in-depth scrutiny because of its preeminence and significance. Read more “Battlefield America 13 The rules of the game part 6”

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Battlefield America 8 The rules of the game part 2

Battlefield America 8 The rules of the game part 2!
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Battlefield America 8 The rules of the game part 2For this week’s broadcast of Behind the Lines, we continue the study of texts in use by those seeking a change in our current political climate. After a brief summary, we continue the inspection and review of specific writings influencing political discourse. Highlighting these compositions will lead into how their circulation and implementation affect the conduct of specific individuals. In turn, we see how these actions and their consequences impact society. Read more “Battlefield America 8 The rules of the game part 2”

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Battlefield America 8 The rules of the game

Battlefield America 8 The rules of the game!
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Battlefield America 8 The rules of the gameOn this episode of Behind the Lines, we will begin a probe of the tactics used by those antagonistic toward a conservative political philosophy. This examination centers upon specific teachings and reading material used by those fanning the flames of hostility. After a short review of former episodes, we will inspect and review certain presuppositions. Highlighting these presuppositions will lead into how this thinking affects the conduct of specific individuals and the destructive consequences of these presuppositions upon society. Read more “Battlefield America 8 The rules of the game”

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