Aug.25, 2014  By Jack Jodell (in association with Fair and    

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 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.

burr demingRegarding 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 

BONUS!!! Today we have TWO Burr Deming podcasts to enjoy! This second one is entitled “Cowardly College of Containment.” For this one, Burr states:

burr deming“Long before he became President, Senator Richard Nixon went after Democrats. Each was a Quisling, ‘holding a Ph.D from Dean Acheson’s Cowardly College of Communist Containment.’

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!

About jackjodell53

I am an American Dissident trapped in a country where poor and middle class people are constantly being exploited and lied to by a very rigid and conservative plutocratic elite. I believe in government OF, FOR, and BY the people, not one controlled as it now is by corporations and special interests.
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  1. jerrycritter says:

    Too often, unfortunately, justice is defined by those in power.

    • jackjodell53 says:

      How very true, my friend. You may also wish to comment on my second part of this post, which I have now updated to and included here – it’s a Burr Deming doubleheader today! 🙂

  2. jerrycritter says:

    Burr’s comment about reacting in rage is interesting. All too often, republicans’ call to action is based on exploiting rage for their own purposes. They use others rage to expand their power and the power/wealth of their benefactors. The Patriot Act is a perfect example.

    Rage is a very real and understandable emotion when something awful happens personally to us or our loved ones. You hurt my wife and I will kill you. Rage should not be a government policy, nor should it be exploited for political purposes. It is not the roll of government to carry out your rage.

    • jackjodell53 says:

      Excellent observations, Jerry! “…Rage should not be a government policy, nor should it be exploited for political purposes. It is not the role of government to carry out your rage.” If only these cynical, spiteful, and self-centered reactionaries would learn the truth in that statement! Keep up the good work, my friend!

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