“Our earth is degenerate in these latter days. Bribery and corruption are common and there are signs the world is speedily coming to an end.” The latest doomsday prognostication from the Mayans? Not exactly. A statement allegedly lifted from an Assyrian tablet dated 2800 B.C.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Corruption. Some government official with his hand out or a doctor accepting an all expenses paid fishing trip in exchange for promoting new pharmaceuticals, or a baseball player betting on his own team. It’s part of doing business in some countries, and whispers of it are always present wherever big events, like the Olympics and the World Cup, are held.
But corruption is not reserved only for corporate boardrooms or secret meetings of the world’s power brokers – although it’s certainly in abundance there. It’s also inside all of us who corrupt ourselves without knowing how, or why. We’ll look at corruption in all its forms today, on Thinking with Somebody Else’s Head.
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Monday, June 13, 2011
It was Jefferson who first realized the necessity of a free press in America. “Media is the best instrument for enlightening the mind of man, and improving him as a rational, moral and social being,” he said eloquently. Prominent journalist, Bill Moyers, has suggested that there’s nothing more important for a democracy than ensuring an independent and free media.
The loss of this, then, is of great concern to any who seek to live in freedom. Media has become at best a kind of sideshow and at worst, completely irrelevant, because it doesn’t tell us what’s going on. We’ll look at that and consider the implications of this for the liberation of the people, today on Thinking with Somebody Else’s Head.