Aug.25, 2014 By Jack Jodell (in association with Fair and Unbalanced.com).
Greetings, fellow progressives! As we start this new week, I present this new podcast by Burr Deming, podcaster extraordinaire who is also the creator and chief author of thousands of thought-provoking, intuitive posts over at the superb site called Fair and Unbalanced.com. Burr is recovering from cataract surgery to both eyes, and we wish him the very best and speediest recovery. Meanwhile, though, you can find a huge archive of his fabulous work by visiting his blogsite found in the link below.
Regarding this latest podcast, Burr presents an incredibly thoughtful and reasoned analysis of what recently occurred in Ferguson, MO. This, of course, is quite typical of the thoughtful, well-reasoned man known as Burr Deming. In Burr’s own words: “Three decades ago, a young man in Baltimore did not deserve to be shot. He did not deserve a life of partial paralysis, The officer who did not deserve the public censure that became a permanent part of his life.
That case provides lessons we may want to apply to a shooting death, and subsequent police overreaction in Ferguson, Missouri. Justice is needed. We need to think through what is needed for justice.”
To hear this, please click on http://fairandunbalanced.com/blog1.php/2014/08/18/death-protest-and-guilt-in-ferguson
BONUS!!! Today we have TWO Burr Deming podcasts to enjoy! This second one is entitled “Cowardly College of Containment.” For this one, Burr states:
The cowardly containment rhetoric was more than bluster. It was a clarion call to true believers. We were at war, and there ought to be no limits. Conservatives were angry beyond words at the rejection of emotional impulse. The substitution of thoughtful strategy was infuriating.
Turning away from intellect during crisis is a predictable emotional response. But acting on rage can have unintended results.
Similarities of conservatives back then to conservatives today are striking. Containment, and the reactions to containment, are nacl.”
Amazingly true! To hear this brilliant podcast, click on this link below. Enjoy!