Tom Brokaw of NBC News said that in today’s American culture: “If you have a problem, get a gun.” He might as well have continued: “If you have a big problem (with Gays, Blacks, Muslims, Syrians, Obama Care, your own dark madness), then get a big gun.”
The maturation of dialectical materialism in the 20th century grew out of the antecedent problems in philosophy that Gödel hoped to transcend with his work in mathematics. The remnants of the philosophical extremes that preceded Gödel’s efforts had persisted well past the 19th century and continue to generate confusion today
Charter 2000 summarizes in highly concentrated form the issues, policies, and goals the signatories believe should become part of a national debate on the future of this country. We offer it to progressive individuals, political organizations, and parties with the objective of circulating it throughout the United States, and indeed, around the world.
[T]he marked enthusiasm of aging Leftists, often amounting to prayerful gratitude that Someone Is Doing Something at Last, should prompt scrutiny instead of hosannas. One anonymous observer on the Right quipped that their chants amounted to: “What do we want? Nothing. When do we want it? Now.” Ouch.
Given the worst losses for the Democrats in Congress in the last 50 years, some serious re-thinking seems called for. What I’d like to propose as the centerpiece of such a campaign is a Constitutional amendment guaranteeing the Right to Employment. This is not merely an abstract Utopian idea. It is deeply rooted in the American experience.