fix articles 72570, neil postman
I consume, theerefore I am (tags)
People who, according to Erich Fromm, are afraid of freedom, who, suffer from "mental constipation" according to Wilhelm Reich, With consumer freedom, the long tradition of Enlightenment thinking is simply erased:
Media Scoundrels on the Wrong Side of History (tags)
VIDEO: Neil Postman on "Technopoly," 58 min (tags)
If you don't teach history, learning may become a consumer product. What we think we know is a product and will change in the future. Learning is an historical process. Anything we know will be modified. There's psychology in what is seen first and second or not at all.
Education and Democracy (tags)
A Nation of Morons (tags)
Big Lies Launch Wars (tags)
Beating Up on Iran (tags)
Shouting from the Caboose (tags)
Hope lies beyond Social Darwinism and hyper-individualism. As the end of cheap oil could be the beginning of real community, the end of everyday time could be the beginning of kairos time, the time of decision. Black is a new consciousnessness, not a skin color (Steve Biko)
Holiday Season Hypocrisy (tags)
Consumerism corrupts the holiday season.
Community Centers: Learning from O Canada! (tags)
The mosaic works in Vancouver, B. C. Community centers provide a buffer and cushion from the brutal and commodifying market. In happier days before Reagan and market fundamentalism, the Carnegie Center was bursting with activity, counseling, classes and circles.
FCC Proposes Greater Media Consolidation (tags)
FCC proposal will harm independent journalism
The 5:32 AM Train to Washington, D.C. (tags)
A lot has changed since 9/11, mostly all for the worse. When I took the commuter train from Baltimore to Washington, D.C., on the morning of Aug. 7, 2007, “Big Brother” knew I was on it, since an ID is needed to buy a ticket. When I got to D.C., “Big Brother’s’” cameras watched me get on and off the Metrorail. When I tried to videotape a demonstration at the DOE, a security guard threatened to confiscate my camcorder and to put me “in handcuffs!”
The SHORTWAVE REPORT 8/18/06 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Spain, Cuba, and Russia.
Saving Private Lynch' And Other Tales (tags)
It seemed that, every time I flipped between CNN and MSNBC, they were telling and re-telling "Saving Private Lynch," that archetypal, blonde-in-peril, made-for-TV movie coming to a ratings sweeps period near you. (And doesn't Saddam Hussein make the perfect Oil Can Harry, tying the pure-hearted heroine to the railroad tracks?)