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Lead Pipe Syndrome

December 10, 2014 Ed Democracy BLOG

It is known as Lead Pipe Syndrome, in the traumatizing world of childhood lead-poisoning. As in, “it’s a ‘lead-pipe’ cinch!” Let’s just spell it all right out just as one’s brains might well spill out when hit with a lead pipe. cinch sin(t)SH/ noun 1. informal an extremely easy task. “the program was a cinch […]

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CHARTING DEMOCRACY: Navigational Aids for Sustainable Organizing

November 30, 2014 Ed Democracy BLOGCHARTING DEMOCRACY

CHARTING DEMOCRACY: Navigational Aids for Sustainable Organizing was a monthly column in the Munjoy Hill Observer, a local neighborhood newspaper, from 2006-2008 – http://www.munjoyhill.org/observer.php . The original website is archived at: http://www.democracy207.com/chartingdemocracy and the columns are archived here on our archive-blog: http://chartingdemocracy.blogspot.com/. We remain ever hopeful of more discussion and action on sustainable organizing of, […]

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2006 JAN | A Brief History of Navigation and of Sustainable Organizing

November 26, 2014 Ed Democracy BLOGCHARTING DEMOCRACY

A Brief History of Navigation and of Sustainable Organizing ================================================== Obviously, there is not space in this column for a history of even one subject no matter how brief. So how am I going to do not one but two brief histories in one column? Of course, I am not going to attempt the impossible […]

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In Answer to the Question: “What is the Necessity of Experience?”

November 24, 2014 Ed Democracy BLOG

Delivered at the New England Undergraduate Philosophy Conference, Tufts University, April 18, 1998.

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FLASHBACK: the post-80s world WILL make the 60s look like the 50s

November 10, 2014 Ed Democracy BLOG

Just watched “FLASHBACK” (1990) – Keifer Sutherland, Dennis Hopper, Carol Kane ( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099581/ ) – It hilariously, lovingly, and thoughtfully revisits the 60s while bidding good riddance to the 80’s and looking hopefully to the future! Watching, “FLASHBACK”, I had a Rude Awakening: WE ARE STUCK IN THE 80’s! The opening sequence flips through scenes & […]

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The Peugot Proletariat, Left Conservatives, and White Trash: Old Cliques or New Tribes

November 10, 2014 Ed Democracy BLOGGeneral

As Submitted for Publication: Portland Press Herald, Thursday, December 2, 1999 COMMUNITY VOICES The Peugot Proletariat, Left Conservatives, and White Trash: Old Cliques or New Tribes By ED DEMOCRACY If we continue to use terms and behavior which divide us we will conquer ourselves. However, we define new terms which unite us, then we cannot […]

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