I’ve got a secret and it’s “x”squared.

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A Brave New Digital Being

Once imagined as the internet of ideas that worldwide web of computers has morphed into a spidery war of mystery and characterless pseudonyms where ones personal friends and relatives invade transparently, the concreteness of their being fading beyond the stratosphere into cyberspace.

Not Authorized To Speak/Nameless Voices

This is what we know about yesterday’s tariff decisions affecting the importing of Steel and aluminum products into The United States. …Eight administration officials and outside advisers close to the matter described the tariff decision-making process. They declined to be named because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the issue. A White House … More Not Authorized To Speak/Nameless Voices

Rhetoric

The word rhetoric once denoted ways of communicating one’s thoughts by devices called “rhetorical devices” “Appeal to authority” (used in terms like “expert/scientists say”) is a rhetorical device often used by journalists to convince readers of the validity of their opinions. But today maybe 2500 years since the devices of rhetoric originated, the noun rhetoric  … More Rhetoric

Les Changeant/Prenant la route du haut

The boss, “the man”,  knows the language of descent. Anger thrown at the Godless is now directed at the “far right”-“white supremicists” ,”racists”, “sexists” socialist – proletariat enemies of the virtuous, bourgeois – middle class.   “The idea is to take the high road — avoiding any direct reference to Trump — by airing an … More Les Changeant/Prenant la route du haut

Racism and Rationalism

Has anyone using the media expression “racism” ever thought about its meaning? It’s probably a new word, a  poetically born  abstract noun resembling sociological, anthropological or economic academic jargon in its rhythm-rime; sounding like socialism, communism and capitalism, implying  adherence to the principles of communists, capitalists or socialists, or to the beliefs of Catholicism or … More Racism and Rationalism