BUMP BOUNCE BOOGIE
(ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL)
Noise In This World
(The English Beat)
The above quote is from the website of the community profiled here, the Jamaica Plains community in Boston.
Co-housing can solve so many problems at once. You get to really share life with your neighbors. You get access to plenty of communal space. You can share tools, meals, cars and all kinds of resources - most importantly, the security and social ties of a community.
Many people who just want to end the isolation that single life, or even family life can mean in a conventional environment. Many remember the ease with which they shared life with friends as a child, going from house to house, dropping in on people casually, sharing toys and feeling...supremely secure.
Intentional communities are created by people who get together to create a social structure based on their needs and vision. They often look for land to buy together and start from there.
This community shares a dining hall for dinners, parties and social events, a movie room, a toddler room, a kids room, a large office space, meeting rooms, a laundry room, craft studios, a communal kitchen and a bike storage space.
They also have an organic garden, and are organizing their own car share co op.
How much would you have to spend or really, WASTE to build and maintain all of that on your own?
The Bandwagon Effect
We Can't Make It Here Anymore
Nihilism (1817, "the doctrine of negation" (in ref. to religion or morals), from Ger. Nihilismus, from L. nihil "nothing at all" (see nil), coined by German philosopher Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi (1743-1819). In philosophy, an extreme form of skepticism (1836). The political sense was first used by Ger. journalist Joseph von Görres (1776-1848). Turgenev used the Russian form of the word (nigilizm) in "Fathers and Children" (1862) and claimed to have invented it. With a capital N-, it refers to the Russian revolutionary anarchism of the period 1860-1917, supposedly so called because "nothing" that then existed found favor in their eyes. Nihilist first attested 1836, in the religious or philosophical sense; in the Russian political sense, it is recorded from 1871. See reference to nihilists
- along with connections to Nietzscheism - in the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion. See also connections to the Destroyer Star in the Kybalion, as well as to gnostic and other esoteric texts)
One Nation Under Socialism
“I pledge allegiance to the United States of America,
And not to an ideology, which can never stand,
One nation under socialism, divisive,
With no liberty or justice for anyone.”
This November, you will make a choice. Will you choose One Nation Under Socialism?
Jon McNaughton’s Answers to Questions Regarding This Painting:
Why the title “One Nation Under Socialism?”
Our federal government has been moving in the direction of socialism for over one hundred years. Many presidents and politicians have compromised the Constitution as we have given away our freedoms under the guise of entitlements and government intervention. When the people are willing to sacrifice the next generation for their current lifestyles and allow the federal government to have all the power for an illusory mess of pottage—you have chosen One Nation Under Socialism.
What do you mean by an ideology, which can never stand?
I will not support an ideology, which will lead to the destruction of America. In the history of the world, never has there been a recorded example where Socialism has led to the betterment of the human condition or improved the liberty of the people. I know there are varying degrees and definitions of “socialism.” Even the European model of Democratic Socialism has proven to be a dismal failure. Do you want to see our country become like Greece, Italy, Portugal, or even Great Britain?
What do you mean by “divisive, with no liberty or justice for anyone?”
Socialism uses the illusion of offering fairness and justice for everyone by redistributing the wealth of the nation; picking and choosing winners and losers. This administration has taken over our health care system, given bailouts to the automotive industry, banking industry and energy industry. They support the “Occupy Wall Street” movement of increased taxing of the rich to pay for the welfare of the “less rich.” The Constitution never guaranteed equal things—only equal rights and justice. In America we should be FREE TO SUCCEED and FREE TO FAIL!
At this very moment our Constitution is literally going up in flames. What will you do to preserve the Constitution and save America?
The Freeman Online
Foundation for Economic Freedom
Why Socialism Failed
Collectivism is Based on Faulty Principles
By Mark J. Perry
Must read! ~Lark
Age of Propaganda
The Everyday Use and Abuse of PersuasionBy Anthony R. Pratkanis and Elliot Aronson
Drawing on the history of propaganda and modern research in social psychology, this book reveals mass persuasion in action -- not just the tactics, but why they work so well, and how we can protect ourselves from manipulation. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From Library Journal
- Gary D. Barber, SUNY at Fre donia Lib.
From Scientific American
From The New Yorker
Everyday we are bombarded by messages telling us what to buy, where to go, whom to vote for, and how to think.
I could easily list ten reasons why you should read this book, but your boss and colleagues will probably tell you more about it at the office tomorrow or worse, your competitors will show you next week. -- Peter H. Farquhar, Center for Product Research, Carnegie-Mellon University
From the Inside Flap
". . . a gold mine of valuable information and insights into the persuasion process." --Robert B. Cialdini, Arizona State University, and author of “Influence”