In today's impoverished dialogue, critiques of liberalism are often naively called "conservative," as if twenty-five hundred years of Western intellectual tradition presented no other alternatives. – Camille Paglia
July 2021 starts the second year of the Reimagining Politics newsletter.
This is an open discussion thread to ask for your thoughts on the enormous political, social and economic changes since the WHO declaration of a global Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020.
Your responses will help guide this newsletter in its second year. Feel free to simply use keywords. A few words often speak volumes.
What do you think is the most urgent problem facing humanity?
What do you want from an alternative newsletter that you are not getting from mainstream media?
Do you prefer straight analysis or a mix of articles that includes colorful, wide-ranging personal narratives that still deliver critical insight?
Camille Paglia hit the nail on the head. Freedom of thought, speech, and the press are the primary tenets of the democratic process and governments are decidedly using the "pandemic" to erode this freedom. I think this is the most urgent problem facing humanity. President Xi recently ordered the Chinese people to think like him. President Biden and most of the leadership in the West are sounding like despots. We need voices that will speak out against this fake liberalism that is not liberalism but a masked radical assertion of undemocratic government control. Covid has become a metaphor for dictatorship whether left or right. Seventy to eighty million people died in WWII due to fascism. In 2017, Professor Stephen Kotkin wrote in The Wall Street Journal that communism killed at least 65 million people between 1917 and 2017. We cannot let a virus frighten us more than dictatorship. I support a newsletter that displays the historic foundations of democracy and the rights of the individual in all narratives public and personal. This is true radicalism not group speak.
1.- sustentability, in all aspects, ecological, economical, political.
2.- To see what's behind the cameras, what's behind the corporate and parties interests.
3.- wide-ranging personal narratives.