Sep 272012

I replied to a friend: From my perspective, human brains are wired to find patterns.  We need to be able to do that, in order to make sense of the world and our lives.  And, in order to survive – – recognize the patterns that lead to harm. My brain seems to be good at […]

Jun 282012

Watch the video: OR, same thing, but on Dan Simons’ blog:    the top video. OR:  To the right see the menu of 8 videos.  The top right-hand one should be 19.16 minutes, of Dan’s TED Talk, demonstrating students passing basketballs.  Try that one. The work of Dan Simons is valuable.      

Feb 142012

I believe this is the growing consciousness.   Many more people are “getting it” – that we are all part and parcel of the same thing, the one, along with the rest of creation.  It’s hard getting past the idea that we are separate. “Everything that the human race has done and thought is concerned with the satisfaction […]

Mar 102010

Some critical components of democracy are addressed, including the ability of citizens to recognize propaganda and how it operates.   CONTENTS (1)   COMMENTARY (2)   THE CELLIST OF SARAJEVO = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = == (1)   COMMENTARY   I was asked:   Why shouldn’t I […]

Mar 052010

(Nov 29, 2011:  scroll down to bottom to “Comments” regarding Bush Family history) The use of propaganda in today’s world is a serious issue. This CBC documentary sets the stage for this series of  postings about propaganda and naiveté:   (link no longer valid “ …  a six-part documentary series on the role propaganda played in […]