All Blog Posts Tagged 'Santayana' (3)

#Cyberpeacefare #Tyranny #George Santayana

"There is no tyranny so hateful as a vulgar and anonymous tyranny.  It is all permeating, all thwarting; it blasts every building, novelty and sprig of genius with its omnipresent and fierce stupidity.  Such a headless people has the mind of a worm and the claws of a dragon."  George Santayana

(It is incumbent on us all to recognize and oppose "anonymous tyranny", especially in a Presidential Election Year.  …

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Added by Al LeBlanc on September 23, 2016 at 3:51pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Wisdom #Fanaticism #George Santayana

WISDOM

"O World, thou choosest not the better part 

It is not wisdom to be only wise,

And on inward vision close the eyes,

Bit it is wisdom to believe the heart. "

FANATICISM

"Fanaticism…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on July 3, 2015 at 8:09am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Wisdom #Fanaticism #George Santayana

WISDOM

"O World, thou choosest not the better part 

It is not wisdom to be only wise,

And on inward vision close the eyes,

But it is wisdom to believe the heart. "

FANATICISM

"Fanaticism…

Continue

Added by Al LeBlanc on July 3, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

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Speech Police: The Global Struggle to Govern the Internet, with David Kaye

The original idea of the Internet was for it be a "free speech nirvana," but in 2019, the reality is quite different. Authoritarians spread disinformation and extremists incite hatred, often on the huge, U.S.-based platforms, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. David Kaye, UN special rapporteur on freedom of opinion & expression, details the different approaches to these issues in Europe and the United States and looks for solutions in this informed and important talk.

The Anti-Narrative

Among the electorate, especially since the 2016 election, there is a counter-narrative at play regarding the role of the U.S. in international affairs. This "anti-narrative" has two main planks. The first is an across-the-board distrust of the media. The second is the "death of expertise."

The DEA in Honduras: Targeting Corruption in High Places

In Honduras, activists like Edwin Espinal are among the latest victims of a government whose level of corruption has made it incompatible with democratic development. A number of efforts are being made to combat this corruption, however, among them, surprisingly, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). DEA efforts in this regard began in 2012, a year that turned out to be a spectacular failure for the DEA.

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