Category Archives: ON THE STATE OF POLITICAL RAGE

On Titus 1:15 and How to Choose Your “Lens” Carefully in a Polarizing Political Age

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted (Titus 1:15, NIV).

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The Power of Prudence to Withstand the Geo-Political “Ragenado”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Prudence As defined by Mirriam Webster online, “prudence” is: 1: the ability to govern and discipline oneself by the use of reason, 2: sagacity or shrewdness in the management of affairs, 3: skill and good judgment in the use of resources, and/or 4: caution or circumspection … Continue reading

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On Political Lawlessness–for Those Who Still Have Ears to Hear: Vote

The following radio program aired Saturday, November 4, 2018, on Jan Markell’s “Understanding the Times,” and is entitled, “Defiance: The Consequences of Government as God.”

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12 Ways to Rise Above the Political Rage and Get Back to Civility

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila What now? One rage-filled political episode in the United States has recently been resolved (see previous post)–but that’s apparently only one skirmish in a bigger war. From all accounts, the opposition seems hell-bent on keeping the rage … Continue reading

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Are We Getting Even Closer to A Mobocracy in the United States?

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila It occurs to me to re-post the following commentary from my blog from August 23, 2017, that introduces the concept of “mobocracy” and describes certain aspects of it because of what seems to be an increase in … Continue reading

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More on the Urgency of…Resisting the Urgency (Revisiting the Schumann Frequency and More)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Last night on an interview program covering an eclectic bunch of so-called “futurist’” predictions, I heard the following forecast: technology wizards determined a few years ago that one of the very best ways to hook gadget users … Continue reading

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On the State of Political Rage, Part 15: #Resisttherage

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Ironically, as those who know me might note, here I am using a hashtag thing in my post title–ME, one of the remaining family/friends/colleagues who does not participate in social media, lol, outside of old-fashioned e-mail and … Continue reading

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ADDENDUM to Yesterday’s Post: “On Justice, Timing, the NDAA, and the IG Report…”–ENCOURAGEMENT

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Addendum to yesterday’s post: As my sister reminded me last night (and which I share with you here in these days that are so hard to “keep a level head”): STAY IN THE LOVE OF THE LORD … Continue reading

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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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