A People’s History of the World

About half way through Naomi Klein’s The Shock Doctrine,  and I see this book as a furtherance of Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States.  Even though these stories take place outside the United States,  there are US players,  often working behind the scenes to stir up situations leading to the overthrow of governments that are ‘unfriendly’ to the Continue Reading

"Baghdad year zero: Pillaging Iraq in pursuit of a neocon utopia" by Naomi Klein (Harper’s Magazine)

Here’s the start of an article Naomi Klein (author of Shock Doctrine) wrote for Harper’s in September 2004: It was only after I had been in Baghdad for a month that I found what I was looking for. I had traveled to Iraq a year after the war began, at the height of what should have been a construction boom, Continue Reading

The coveting divisive violence that is the world

I read this today ,  and part of me (a large part) laments the absence of such views amongst God’s people.  Not even the absence of "views" as such,  but of any kind of serious confrontation of the forces of this neoclassicism.  The way in which neoclassicism encourages and enables this very covert and deceptive contamination of the gospel by Continue Reading

poserorprophet: The Church and Capitalism: Part I.2

Dan has been sharing with us a paper he is doing.  He is contrasting Christianity with neoclassicism,  our present day leading form of capitalism. Capitalism, however, is based upon the assumption of scarcity. It assumes a world where there is not enough for everybody. Consequently, rather than manifesting abundance, what capitalism produces is a profusion of commodities that functions as Continue Reading

Computer Scientists Form ‘Network Neutrality Squad’ – Chronicle.com

A commenter on the article from the previous post about NetNeutrailty squads gives me another example of the rush to "Trust the market" kind of thinking.  When we fail to recognize what this commenter refers to as the "occasional" failures (these types of defenses of "free market" already reveal their tendency to rush to the defense of "hands off" at Continue Reading

A Christian School’s Commitment to Free Enterprise?

Colorado Christian University president U.S. Sen. William Armstrong, R-Colo. has some telling things to say about the way so many nationalistic Christians are unable to identify how allegiances to systems may clash,  especially where it concerns American systems that have become so heretically synonymous with the Kingdom of God.  Armstrong fired Paquin from a position teaching global studies at the end Continue Reading