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Barry’s Blog # 293: We Like to Watch: Being There with Trump, Part Two of Seven

You can be greedy and still feel good about yourself. – Ivan Boesky Just let me get elected, and then you can have your war. – Lyndon Johnson Don’t you get the idea I’m one of those goddamn radicals. Don’t … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 292: We Like to Watch: Being There with Trump, Part One of Seven

…the shameful corruption which lately crept into our politics, and in a handful of years has spread until the pollution has affected some portion of every State and every Territory in the Union. – Mark Twain, 1873 I can hire … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 291: Zero Dark Thirty is a CIA Recruitment Film, Part Two of Two

Hollywood is the only way that the public learns about the Agency. – Paul Barry, CIA Entertainment Industry Liaison Officer All of these films and TV series superficially mask the old theme of the American Hero. But, as I write … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 290: Why Are Americans So Freaking Crazy? Part Nine of Nine

Do I really want to be integrated into a burning house?” – James Baldwin You cannot dismantle the master’s house with the master’s tools. – Audre Lorde If our religion is based on salvation, our chief emotions will be fear … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 289: Why Are Americans So Freaking Crazy? Part Eight of Nine

We have no tradition of shamanism…of journeying into these mental worlds. We are terrified of madness. We fear it because the Western mind is a house of cards, and the people who built that house of cards know that, and … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 288: Why Are Americans So Freaking Crazy? Part Seven of Nine

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society. – Jiddu Krishnamurti  …divide us those in darkness from the ones who walk in light… – Kurt Weill The price of hating other human beings is … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 287: Why Are Americans So Freaking Crazy? Part Six of Nine

As long as we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord. – Increase Mather Don’t blame Wall Street; don’t blame the big banks. If you don’t have a job, and you’re not rich, blame yourself. … Continue reading

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