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 12 The rules of the game part 5!

Battlefield America 12 The rules of the game part 5!
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Battlefield America 12 The rules of the game part 5For this week’s broadcast of Behind the Lines, the examination of the ‘playbook’ for implementing societal change enters a new stage. Finishing the study of theories and maxims, we shift toward an in-depth analysis of the individuals who execute these machinations and designs. We focus on the prerequisites for ‘influential leadership’ and dissect these traits. These individuals and their qualifications receive scrutiny because of their influence within their respective movements. Read more “Battlefield America 12 The rules of the game part 5!”

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Battlefield America 11 The rules of the game part 4

Battlefield America 11 The rules of the game part 4
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Battlefield America 11 The rules of the game part 4

For this week’s broadcast of Behind the Lines, the research into motivational/instructional ‘textbooks’ continues. Investigating these works becomes necessary when specific ideas translate into specific societal behaviors.  These ideas (and their definitions) receive a designation known as ‘Terminology’. Agreement upon the terminology provides clarity and understanding during relevant debates and deliberations. Read more “Battlefield America 11 The rules of the game part 4”

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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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Battlefield America Part 1 with Reality Check on PBN

Battlefield America Part 1
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Battlefield America Part 1On this broadcast of Behind the Lines, we will identify the ‘combatants’ participating for control within the United States of America. Using the concepts and ideologies examined in the previous episodes, we will identify the participants in this conflict. In conjunction with this review, the parameters of the battlefield will receive scrutiny and the parameters of the conflict will be established. Read more “Battlefield America Part 1 with Reality Check on PBN”

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