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As happens with me pretty often, I had several seemingly unrelated ideas come together today in my head. I want to put this out there before I forget the way they link up. Here's the takeaway for ...
by Killer of Sacred Cows
Comment Count 108 comments on Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 07:51 AM PDT with 111 Recommends
Jim Coffman and I are writing a book: Global Insanity:How Homo sapiens Lost Touch with Reality while Transforming the World . Chapter two Of Metaphors, Metaphysics, and Math: A Mythology of ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 27 comments on Mon Mar 05, 2012 at 02:31 PM PST with 10 Recommends
Hello, today I will start a new diary series entitled "Reframing the Debate". I have just finished reading George Lakoff's book ...
by wargolem
Comment Count 4 comments on Sun Jan 29, 2012 at 08:41 AM PST with 2 Recommends
Before Occupy was forced out of Zuccotti, Lakoff advised the movement to establish a moral framework. In its priority of horizontal organization, Occupy resisted. Once again, Lakoff tries to extend ...
by stevenb
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed Dec 07, 2011 at 10:40 AM PST with 1 Recommend
Why do we we spend so much time, resources, and personal energy in fighting with "the other side"? I live with people and interact with them every day. They could be classified as Tea Baggers or ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 14 comments on Wed Oct 26, 2011 at 05:24 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
For whatever these things are worth a AP-GfK Poll says that ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Oct 21, 2011 at 05:08 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
The beauty of the leaderless, party-less #OWS movement is that it indeed has no real leadership (so it can't be demonized) and no single political platform (so it can't be torn apart piece by piece).
by NYBri
Comment Count 13 comments on Thu Oct 20, 2011 at 07:57 AM PDT with 29 Recommends
Claude's excellent diary Lakoff nails it motivated me to write a comment but there is much more to be said.
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 23 comments on Wed Oct 19, 2011 at 05:44 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
This diary expands on claude's using the same reference. Many people ask what the occupy movements are ...
by rsie
Comment Count 6 comments on Wed Oct 19, 2011 at 03:47 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
In July 2010, troubled by the apparent failure of the progressive left to connect with a large part of the American electorate, I published an article in Huffington Post,
by Cyberoid
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed Oct 12, 2011 at 06:40 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
The vast majority of my life, Freedom has always been discussed as a unitary notion. It wasn't until G.W. Bush, in response to 9/11 said of the terrorists, "They hate us for our Freedom ...
by Gustogirl
Comment Count 11 comments on Thu Aug 11, 2011 at 08:56 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
I was flummoxed last night at my neighborhood book club. We had just started talking about the devastation from the terrible tornadoes. One woman said: What I keep thinking about is why ...
by Cook for Good
Comment Count 19 comments on Wed May 25, 2011 at 09:00 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
Words matter. Every time progressives try to do something to help the 98% of Americans who are under assault by the top 2% (and really the top .1%) we are accused of waging “class warfare.” ...
by greywolfe359
Comment Count 103 comments on Tue Mar 01, 2011 at 02:33 PM PST with 94 Recommends
[update] FYI I changed the diary's name to something more general. In being horrified at the success with which the Republicans deployed a huge pack of lies to regain control of the House, and ...
by betson08
Comment Count 23 comments on Fri Nov 12, 2010 at 05:44 PM PST with 9 Recommends
Let's remember a few basics as we wallow in post-mortems today: 1. There is no center. Elections are all about the base and base enthusiasm--and even more so now. (Lakoff!) 2. This lesson is even ...
by Sheila Kingi
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed Nov 03, 2010 at 11:24 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
Dear Diary, I turned 11 years old today. I’m not a little girl any more! I got lots of great presents, and I had a pretty cake, and it was fun. But I had to celebrate with mom. That sucked.
by Save the clock tower
Comment Count 11 comments on Wed Nov 03, 2010 at 09:23 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
For years, George Lakoff has been telling Dems the importance of "framing" - of taking charge of the narrative, rather than allow the Republicans set the terms of debate, and then trying to answer ...
by John Q
Comment Count 51 comments on Sun May 23, 2010 at 09:41 AM PDT with 16 Recommends
I'm not in classrooms every day, only dipping in occasionally when I'm on a campus to give talks. But I came up K through 12 in the California public education system, I vote here now, and I have ...
by arlenegoldbard
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Mar 02, 2010 at 10:09 AM PST with 1 Recommend
By now, I have tried out approximately one gazillion concepts, arguments and images intended to convey my passion for art's public purpose. Some have great persuasive power and some, ...
by arlenegoldbard
Comment Count 8 comments on Fri Feb 26, 2010 at 07:56 AM PST with 4 Recommends
Life and Freedom are moral issues. It is time for Democrats to talk about health in those terms, beyond just policy terms like health insurance reform, bending the cost curve, types of exchanges, etc.
by George Lakoff
Comment Count 19 comments on Mon Feb 22, 2010 at 04:49 PM PST with 37 Recommends