Dead Wild Roses: The Useful Myth of the Liberal Media

If we had a liberal media then it would look more like what this article from Alter.net describes.   Fact check time.   Are you seeing these types of stores in the bright vivid technicolour everyday, endlessly repeated so people know about them?  Of course not, they what a liberal media would *actively promote*.  What do ...

Dead Wild Roses: Remembering Hugo Chavez

The Western press is/was conspicuously quiet when Hugo Chavez died.  Our press is always mute when it comes to giving attention to official enemies or other successful political systems.  Here is an excerpt from Alter.net about Chavez and some of his achievements. “The regional blocs he worked to create fostered south-to-south economic and political alliances, ...

Dead Wild Roses: Removing the Blinders of Privilege – A Political Moral Awakening

Meaningful discourse requires a mutually accepted set of shared definitions to start.  Otherwise the parties involved will unerringly talk past each other and misconstrue what the other is saying.  George Lakoff, a cognitive scientist, has mapped this procedure brilliantly in several books ( The Political Mind being the most concise). I digress. The excerpt that ...