Friday, May 29, 2020

spring 2020

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posting on TrumpWorld which might be continued, maybe not.

May 14 | posting: “‘genius’ on the street.”

May 9 | posting: “VE Day in a pandemic.”

Thursday, March 19, 2020

winter 2020

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Today among days, I find increasing media opinion that We are in a milestone of the century. Tom Friedman is an example.

Yet, I find far more opinion indicating that a new season is merely postponed.

In my opinion, fall of 2020, then 2021 are to be fabulous for Euro-American life—not to forget others’ suffering. My modest life is, as I said last year, “luxury compared to what most of humanity endures daily. But I do my best to be basically optimistic.”

Thursday, December 12, 2019

autumn 2019

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May youth feel holistic power.

And make The Donald eat his sarcasm: Thunberg “jabs back,” notes the NYTimes, by changing her Twitter bio to mock the President's words, referring to herself in Trump's terms as: “A teenager working on her anger management problem. Currently chilling and watching a good old fashioned movie with a friend.” 

Go, girls (different article: about teen political ambitions).

And may our heirs not have to emigrate from deserted hot Earth to Mars, though vacationing to Mars is surely to happen.

A posting this week on corporate concentration conveys a very different, yet complementary, context of holistic power.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

summer 2019

I transposed one of my comments at the NYTimes into a blog posting: “a venture in progressive pragmatism.”

China vs. the U.S.: The NYTimes top-picked my comment on Tom Friedman's column today, “Huawei Has a Plan to Help End Its War With Trump.” Business as war by other means echoes the fact that we’re on the way to a permanent condition of cyberwar. (That explanatory article didn’t allow for comment; so, see my comment here.)

September 7 | I finished appropriating seven back years of notes offline, but the complexity of it all doesn’t transpose easily into the simple sense of website which I’m trying to maintain. And I’m more interested in new directions, which draw me far from here. I must let things emerge in their own time and way. But I’m confident about my direction. And I know that the result will be worth sharing.

Friday, July 12, 2019

a sense of cultural economy and global order

When I decided last weekend to finish the spring “progressive practice” discussion, I discovered that cumulative notes were far more involved with unexplicated background material than I recalled. So, I decided to organize it all well for later use and, for now, write just short discussions for each part (linked below). Those discussions are merely synoptic of detailed thematic and bibliological scaffolding I have available for later use. (By the way, “goodG,” below, is the political-cultural aspect of a general conception of “the” Good, which I sketched earlier.)

cultural economy

goodG planetary order

Explanation of the many months of no new posting, February to now, may interest someone who hasn’t checked in here lately:

Friday, April 26, 2019

spring 2019

April 21, I posted a comment at a NYTimes article on “progressive capitalism,” then did a brief discussion in light of it at the home page. That’s now a posting.

Then, I decided to pick it apart to use its elements for a new and better discussion, adding new aspects. But, as days passed, the discussion got too elaborate for near-term expansion. I’m going to develop it properly (unhurriedly): a sense of cultivating humanity through enablative society for a progressive politics of human ecology (humanistic ecopolitics).

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

winter 2019

What do you read in a text’s silence? “For a sound silence” is about others’ “Heidegger.”

March 4, 2019 | What do you read in the silent, attentive listener? Or the silent, attentive therapist? “Thinking of Heidegger teaching” is precursory (occasioned by a letter to someone), but a good introduction to my employment of Heidegger. I’ll perform some close reading of Heidegger-in-English, eventually; but probably not this spring. (I did so much close reading—from decades back to recent years of the “Heidegger affair”—that he’s part of the way I am. Yet, I don’t live in the middle of the 20th century.)