Monthly Archives: May 2018

How (Political) Rage Makes Perfect Sense–At Least per Alinsky and Screwtape

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Anybody over, say, forty, remembers days in the U.S. when political parties may have railed at each other a bunch during the days prior to election day, but afterward, most people agreed to disagree and life carried … Continue reading

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On “Precision Teaching” (1969) and “Meme Control” (2018): The Better to Manipulate You With

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Precision Teaching  Back in 1969-70 I was assigned a student work-study position through the University of Oregon at Pearl Buck Center, a local facility serving physically and mentally challenged individuals. This was before “mainstreaming;”

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Revisiting The Clinton/Trump Hegelian Dialectic in Light of May 12, 14 and Prophecy

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila The theory remains with me that the election of Donald Trump was part of an Hegelian dialectical process with Hillary Clinton being the “thesis (problem),” Trump being the “antithesis (solution),” and the “synthesis (resolution)” being the (pre-determined) … Continue reading

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