Category Archives: Bigger, Meaner Government

Our Ship of State Is Foundering

The Ship of State is a famous and oft-cited metaphor put forth by Plato in Book VI of the Republic. It likens the governance of a city-state to the command of a naval vessel and ultimately argues that the only … Continue reading

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Trump and His Horde Of Unarmed Patriots Have Done the Unforgivable

They frightened Nancy Pelosi and other timid legislators by lounging around in the SACRED PRECINCTS of the US Capitol, carrying flags and wearing MAGA hats. You can see the terrifying scene here. You can see their murderous intent by the … Continue reading

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Original Edward Snowden letter published on A Folha today

I think we will look back on his actions as the turning point in our relationship to our highest elected officials. I hope that I would have the same courage he had when it becomes my turn to speak up. … Continue reading

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We are invited to be the Earth Healers

I see that the Concerned Citizens Network has the solution to global warming, unemployment, and our huge deficit and it will only require a totalitarian government, presumably run by the CCN. For those of you who are skeptics and unbelievers, … Continue reading

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