The Shocking Truth About Hillary Clinton

I came across this incredible article about Hillary Clinton: #HillaryCoverageIsCrap.It is >>shocking<< because it's not only true, but glaringly obvious. And yet nobody  talks about it.Media coverage of Hillary Clinton -- Hillary the candidate, even Hillary the person -- is so blatantly vicious, so casually demeaning, so gleefully mean-spirited, it's ... disgusting. Horrifying. SICK.I'd like to select out a pithy quote from it, but the whole damned article is so good, so … [Read more...]

Randall Eades: On Beta Culture

Randall Eades is a Facebook friend, and is responding to the four-part intro post on Beta Culture. He posted on Facebook, but is allowing me to echo it here.-----------------------I have to preface this by stating it is coming from an autistically wired brain, i.e., high intelligence and analytical skills, minimal social connectivity and a penchant for systemizing the world around me. So my opinions may be a bit atypical.I am a Betan. I am an atheist. I am rational and curious. The … [Read more...]

Beta Culture: New Intro — Part 1

Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4I had a request for more information on Beta Culture, to help readers better understand where I was going with the idea. Coincidentally, I've been asked to contribute a chapter on the subject to an upcoming book written by Patheos Atheist writers.I worked for weeks to get that chapter-piece complete, to make it so that it introduced the whole concept, and yet fell within the length parameters given me. I failed at both. There's SO much more to be said … [Read more...]

Beta Culture: New Intro — Part 2

Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4 Full Culture Already described above, full cultures cover everything, every aspect of life, providing both game and gameboard for living. Full cultures have an elaborate social framework that takes into account every aspect of life, with all the details worked out.In New York state where I live, full cultures include the Amish and Hasidic Judaism. However confining or silly they might look to those of us outside them, from the inside they provide a place … [Read more...]

Beta Culture: New Intro — Part 3

Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4 Values Every culture has a set of core values – its basic concepts of who and what “we” are.  What we hold dear, what we’re proud of in contrast to all other, lesser cultures. The easy part is finding things to include. The hard part is making it work, deciding on the various traditions and values and making them stick.So what would Beta Culture include?Of course the foundation of Beta Culture – its most basic value – is atheism. Rationality. A reason-b … [Read more...]

Beta Culture: New Intro — Part 4

Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4 Making It Happen Here’s the rub: How do you create an entire culture?But I suspect it would actually take very little effort. At the least prompting, people take on actions and beliefs that become cultural traditions, perpetuating them indefinitely. Some years back the song ‘Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree’ made a splash on the radio, and though the concept of ribbons to greet long-lost family is older than the song, it triggered a sudden leap on … [Read more...]


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