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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…Continue
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…
Added by Jim Macdonald on April 13, 2012 at 6:00pm — No 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…
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…
In weeks past, I have – in my capacity as a member of Occupy Bozeman – written about many of the reasons why you should get your money out of big banks – particularly Wells Fargo – as part of a divestment campaign we are waging against the bank. That campaign continues…Continue
Added by Jim Macdonald on March 9, 2012 at 4:13pm — No Comments