Lakoff: How to Rescue the American Dream State, National, International, posted by Grace, a member of the Donlon Elementary School community, on Jul 29, 2011 at 10:43 am
"There is a distinction between government as the administration of what we, as a public, provide each other, as opposed to government control. The Right wants to focus only upon control, not upon all that our tradition has given us. They do not just hide the vast positives, but they also hide the fact that governmental control, control over our daily lives, is more private than public. Private government for profit runs our lives – the health care we receive, the food we eat, the cars we can drive and the gas to fuel them, the news we get, loans for our homes, and on and on. Public government is for the benefit of all of us. Private (especially corporate) government is for the private profit of top management and stockholders. If you are concerned about your life being controlled for the benefit of others, look to the private sphere."
Posted by Bob, a resident of the Ruby Hill neighborhood, on Aug 1, 2011 at 5:11 am
What's with all the reading and all the words? Why read 'Grapes of Wrath' or 'Moby Dick' when you can watch the movie? Have any of you seen Moby Dick 2010? It's so good. It's about a big submarine that goes after a big toothy whale. Why read George Lakoff when you can get all the political commentary you need from Fox News, and you don't even have to use the effort to turn any pages?