Metamodern World: Disappointments in Progress

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“It’s the year 2016 and I don’t see any flying cars. Where are the flying cars?” REVOLUTION AND REBIRTH IN A METAMODERN WORLD By Irwin Ford s the metamodern world shifted into the turn of the century Avery Smith demanded … Read More

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Steroids and Law Enforcement: To Inject and Serve

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“Although physical fitness is an essential part of policing, as described in the previous article, some officers go too far to ensure their strength—endangering not only themselves but also the public they are sworn to defend.” – policechiefmagazine.org By Elizabeth … Read More

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CERN: Where Science, Religion and the Arts Collide

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“There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.” – Aldous Huxley By Marshall Helms he current intrigue CERN is generating rivals Angels and Demons, the book written by Dan Brown author … Read More

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GMO: Two Sides to Every Story

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“But we realize that with any new and powerful technology with unknown, and to some degree unknowable – by definition – effects, then there necessarily will be an appropriate level at least, and maybe even more than that, of public … Read More

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The Human Capital Movement: Dehumanizing Education

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Image by H. R. Giger “During the Reagan era, education took a drastic turn toward the Human Capital business model. Loosely speaking, human capital corresponds to any stock of knowledge or characteristics the worker has (either innate or acquired) that … Read More

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Illusion of Representation: The Politics of Metamodernism

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“The illusion of leadership and sustainable disbelief are the hallmarks of the performance art of politics.” By Irwin Ford Bobby Jindal (below) Republican Governor of Louisiana. here are many illusions that Americans accept without question: The illusion of the liberal … Read More

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Political Lexicon: How Astute is Yours?

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“First they steal the words, then they steal the meaning.” – George Orwell REVISING THE POLITICAL LEXICON OF METAMODERN POLITICS By EJ Wickes ur Political Lexicon is ever changing. Over the years word definitions and their usage have undergone drastic … Read More

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Armed Conflict and Ethnic Cleansing as Nationalism

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“Conflict minerals; diamonds and gold from the Democratic Republic of the Congo have been responsible for the armed cleansing of approximately 5,000,000 people.” SUSTAINABLE DESTRUCTION: FAILED POLICIES By Irwin Ford he list of armed conflicts world wide is extensive. A … Read More

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Gun Violence: Getta Grip

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By Damien Rush un violence has been on the forefront of popular debate and rightly so. But never have there been so many instances of gun violence in the news recently; the most being attractive to the media are the … Read More

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One Night in Beirut: Lonely in Lebanon

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“But it was Sunday and the streets were empty. This little boy was so shell shocked and stunned that he was almost oblivious to our presence.” By Tara Jane Photo (Top) Beirut at Night ne night in Beirut I found … Read More

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Liberal or Conservative: Which One Are You?

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“Both Liberalism and Conservatism are relative to the environment and culture. Liberals and conservatives have juxtaposed their positions drastically over the past two hundred years.” By Rick Hopewell Political Spectrum: (above)Candy preferences between Liberals and Conservatives. LIBERAL OR CONSERVATIVE: METAMODERNISM … Read More

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Political Spectrum: How Many Interpretations Are There?

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“When Fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.” – Sinclair Lewis LET’S GET SOME CLARITY WITH OUR POLITICAL SPECTRUM By Irwin Ford One of the many versions of our Political Spectrum (above) … Read More

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Specialization or Diversification: In Which Direction?

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“Do you think the purpose of education is reading, writing and arithmetic? The purpose of education is to change the thoughts, actions and feelings of students…” INSIDE LOOKING OUT TO NEW APPROACHES By Damien Rush “Nomade” (above, interior) by Richard … Read More

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Economic Stimulus Through the Industrial Arts

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“Is Art the only industry in America that doesn’t receive subsidies?” POTENTIAL FOR ECONOMIC STIMULUS IS HUGE By Allen Sands Frames for screen printing (above) ur economic stimulus initiatives and subsidies provide a wide umbrella protecting many industries in a … Read More

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Police vs Citizens: A Question of Critical Thinking

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In March of 2015, one month, American police killed more people than the UK has since 1900. By Irwin Ford Image (above) by David Dees or days I’ve been trying to come up with some condescending commentary about the Sandra … Read More

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Problem Reaction Solution Scenario

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“The militarization of American police forces has been brought to public attention by the tactics employed, which often appear more appropriate to counter-terrorism operations than control of non-violent protest. However, the proper term for this ruthless suppression of dissent should … Read More

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