Mark E. Smith's Blog – November 2012 Archive (3)

Giving Thanks for Nothing!

This is the message I sent out to the Election Boycott community for Thanksgiving:



This Thanksgiving, in addition to all the many things I have to be thankful

for, like having a roof over my head, food to eat, not being in the middle of

a war or natural (these days often more properly described as man-made)

catastrophe, and having a computer where I can connect with wonderful friends

and colleagues like you, I cannot help but also be thankful for nothing.… Continue

Added by Mark E. Smith on November 22, 2012 at 9:54pm — No Comments

The 2016 Election Is Going to Be a B*tch

Women got out the vote for Obama's second term, on the basis that he was more likely than Romney to appoint Supreme Court justices who might protect women's rights.

Apparently feminists had forgotten the Clarence Thomas hearings. Supreme Court appointees have to be adults with enough credentials to appear suitable for the job, like a district judge, a successful attorney, or a professor. But if they have ever openly supported women's rights, even so much as making a public…

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Added by Mark E. Smith on November 14, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

My Latest Conspiracy Theory

After Abolition, whites in the south devised a clever way to keep many Blacks enslaved. They enacted new laws, like the vagrancy law. Since white plantation owners were not going to pay wages to Blacks whose labor they had previously exploited for free, many "freed" Blacks found themselves unemployed. The vagrancy laws made unemployment a crime, so Blacks who didn't have jobs could be arrested for vagrancy, brought to trial, convicted, and sentenced to hard labor on the very same plantations…

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Added by Mark E. Smith on November 5, 2012 at 7:34pm — No Comments

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"Happy Birthday Occupy Wall Street ... thoughts on Year One"

Fifteen years ago, I ran across a book, "100 Most Influential People in History," during one of my dalliances to my local Marin County bookstore. "Influential People" was one man's assessment on exactly that. But how he determined his rankings was the interesting part. They weren't always the reasons you would think. But after thinking about it, they made complete sense. For example:George Washington was ranked in the top 40 of all time. Understandable. But the reason why ... not so much. You…See More
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Leadership Ecology

When a Leadership Ecology occurs, a web of relationships emerges revealing each person’s authentic leadership qualities through the transfer of their power to others. When done in a conscious way – a shared collaborative awakening happens.See More
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