Jim Macdonald
  • Bozeman, MT
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Some Thoughts on Patriarchy

Posted on May 24, 2012 at 12:00pm 52 Comments

Patriarchy literally means the rule of fathers.  In more ways than we imagine, we live in a patriarchal society despite the trappings of what we call democracy.  One way this is evident, for instance, is in the desire of so many people around us to be “patriotic.”  That is, people who are patriotic declare their support in the most literal sense for the fatherland.

There are so many directions to go with this discussion, but let me start here on one path.  Patriarchy, I hope it should…

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Fellow Fools, Come Closer!

Posted on April 13, 2012 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

Fellow fools, come closer!

Earlier this week, I wrote and published an essay entitled “Fools! A Cry of Hope!” that has elicited a response I scarcely could have anticipated.  First published on the Northern Rockies Independent Media…

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Fools! A Cry of Hope!

Posted on April 9, 2012 at 2:19pm 3 Comments

In our society, there are a few people who control most of the money and almost all of the levers of power, and then there are the rest of us.  That is surely an oversimplification, though.  For in the rest of us, we can find all kinds of divisions of power.  Men have it better than women, whites than people of color, American citizens than…

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The Problem of the Biodegradibility of Revolution

Posted on March 19, 2012 at 1:00pm 25 Comments

Four years ago, I wrote an essay called Revolution of the Small: The Uselessness of Global Action and the Need to Take Local Action (Here in Bozeman, Montana). The main point of the essay was that a person's voice is only meaningful within the range where that…

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