I have been an advocate of improved public participation, both as a government employee and, now, as a citizen for many years. In 1997, I set up the very first web-forum for the public to comment on a project proposed by U.S. government.
Occupy seems to exhibit peoples' frustration with the quality of democratic governance: they are tired of being ignored after being constantly told that they are being listened to. (Maybe "exasperation" is a better word.)
Lets speak to the deep meaning of the vampire myth in relationship to modern day. How many people, especially many of us rationalized liberals, realize that myth speaks to reality. Our issue in not understanding is our lack of an intelligent understanding of metaphor, which epistemologist Gregory Baetson defines as “a language…See More