Monthly Archives: August 2015

Barry’s Blog # 145: Do Black Lives Really Matter?

I was fortunate this week to attend a couple of performances of the National Poetry Slam in Oakland, where over 400 young people in 72 teams from around the country spilled their guts in highly sensitive, creative, politically-charged, original poetry. … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 144: What If We Allowed That To Happen? Part Two of Two

Part Two  The paranoid imagination seeks itself: it constantly projects its unacceptable fantasies outward. This is the only way such people can see (and potentially know) themselves: in the image of the demonized Other. Although both salvation and perdition fell … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 143: What If We Allowed That To Happen? Part One of Two

What If We Allowed That To Happen?  Part One Readers of this blog may recall that one of the basic themes of the myth of American Innocence is what I have called the Paranoid Imagination. Previous essays on this subject … Continue reading

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