Li: ritual, propriety, etiquette. Hsiao: love within the family (parents for children and children for parents. Yi: righteousness--the noblest way to act in a situation. Xin: honesty and trustworthiness. Jen: benevolence, humaneness towards others. Chung: loyalty to the state and authority. --Confucius (Kong Fuzi)

All articles appear in reverse chronological order [newest first].

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I believe the past is relevant, sometimes more than others of course. In most cases we are seeing history being repeated, so it is most relevant.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Fight On!

"Most poor folks are not on welfare, they work every day. They catch the early bus. They work every day.. . . They clean the streets. They cut the grass. They rake the leaves. They work hard every day. They raise other people's children. They work in hospi­tals. They mop the floors, and clean up the germs. They wipe the bodies of those who are sick with fever, rub their bodies down and when they get sick, they clean out their commodes." Jesse Jackson, 1988

Continue the effort, fight the Republican/Wall Street attack on the working middle class!
Can someone explain to me why…

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Can Someone Explain To Me Why…

“…Tea Partiers aren’t marching on the state capitol with the rest of us in opposition to bills that…”

I asked this question in a previous article [click here] concerning the absence of Tea Partiers at the statehouse marches in light of the anti-local government aspect of the bills being protested. Now on a larger scale Thom Hartmann further addresses the similarities between the progressive objections to big business subsidies and the motivations of the Tea Party, or at least the truly grass roots element of the Tea Party.


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

I Pay Taxes…

As Congress debates cutting essential programs that affect our future, let's investigate why we have a deficit and a debt problem.  Let's face it: our tax code is full of loopholes created and exploited by big corporations. They spend the millions that they don't pay in taxes to control our gov't with their army of lobbyists on K St.

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