Monthly Archives: May 2015

Barry’s Blog # 135: Shock and Awe, Part Two of Two

Part one of this essay, posted as a blog on 5/14/15, described the two main ways in which the media continually re-invigorates the myth of American innocence: fearful images (the shock) and reassuring messages (the awe). Together they contribute to … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 134: Shock and Awe, Part One of Two

“Shock and awe” is a military doctrine that teaches how to quickly master events on the ground, to “…seize control of the environment and paralyze or so overload an adversary’s perceptions and understanding of events that the enemy would be … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 133: Affirmative Action for Whites

Affirmative Action for Whites Question: What’s the difference between ignorance and apathy? Answer: I don’t know and I don’t care! I’ve posted several essays on white privilege recently, and the events in Baltimore have highlighted the issue — once again. … Continue reading

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