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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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On the Citizenship Students’ Question and Solzhenitsyn’s “Warning To The West”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila The Question During the early 2000s I taught Citizenship classes to people going through the lengthy, multi-part process of becoming Naturalized United States citizens. Lessons included basic U.S. history, government, and the rights and responsibilities of citizens, information … Continue reading

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“Where the Rubber Meets the Road…Jesus Christ”: On Reality–and Encouragement

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila In the din of “what wickedness this way comes” (and seems to intensify daily) in the fast deteriorating geopolitical, spiritual, social, and physical world within which we live in 2018, I often need reminding of the foundation … Continue reading

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“Do One Thing Every Day That Makes You Happy”: Today’s Contribution! Enjoy!

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila In the midst of–and despite–all the bad/fake/real/awful/depressing (insert anything else you can think of here) news (after all, “if it bleeds, it leads”) HEY: DO ONE THING EVERY DAY THAT MAKES YOU HAPPY.

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How to Help the Victims of White Genocide in South Africa

Perhaps you, too, have come across some the  news about the severe racism endangering the lives and farms of White Afrikaners in South Africa. There is very little published in the U.S. on this, but many exposes and pleas for … Continue reading

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