Category Archives: ON THE STATE OF POLITICAL RAGE

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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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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Dealing With (Political and Other) Narcissists With Insights from David Johnston’s “Second Mile Principle”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila In some of my recent posts I have been offering my perspective on the state of “lethal rage,” you might put it, that I have observed in the behaviors and vitriol from some the extremist ends of … Continue reading

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Words of Prophecy for 2018, Part 3: On Spiritual Warfare, Sun-tzu, and Resisting the “Race to the Bottom of the Brain”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Introduction to this series from Part 1: “Bringing Prodigals Home” Part 2: “Focus, Fill, and Fight” SPIRITUAL WARFARE There has been a lot of good information and commentary  over time on the specific nature of the (spiritual) “weapons … Continue reading

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