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If You Think Unions Are Declining Wait for the Rest of Society


The decline of union power is merely part of a move 
that will soon engulf our entire society 
The entire fabric of education is due 
for what can only be seen as a sea change
one that will shake universities to the root 
and most likely send them the way of newspapers
Webward

 Imagine the computer as a Model T
 We are about ten years past the introduction of the model T
We are moving toward the end of the automobile era now
Its first herald other than a few seers in the 1960s
 was the emergence of the Web 

By the year 2000 the Web was showing 
every sign of growing into the next iteration of our working society.

The current gadget stage will eventually lead to changes 
that transform houses and schools 
and the current structure 
and salary scale of commuter businesses.

Everything now is in the process 
of adjusting to the obsolescence 
of the world that oil-sprawl-growth has created
 It is a world no longer affordable
It is a world in dire need of replacement..

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The remarkable video at the link above is of a performance of "Sto perigiali" Mario Frangoulis and Mikis Theodorakis in 2001.

Frangoulis and Theodorakis are joined by musicians, including two bouzouki players, and a very large audience that is completely familiar with the words. The audience joins in at Frangoulis' prompt.

This is my very favorite Theodorakis melody. Those who know Theodorakis only for his "Zorba" music are in for a treat. When I was in Athens in 1966, for a short period of study with Constantinos Doxiadis, I knew nothing of Theodorakis. But about five years later, my friend Irene Vassos sang "Sto perigiali" to us. I have never gotten the tune out of my mind.

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ShortFormContent at Blogger: How President Obama Can Win Christian Conservatives:

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To counter the invidious efforts of Karl Rove and the Brothers Koch, simple videos of everyday people expressing gratitude for specific results from specific things that the President has achieved will create a signature response that will turn the tables on the Super PACs.

There could be an intro that flags lies distortions and anonymous attacks as unreal and even criminal and a cut to what is real, recognizable and not anonymous I am (name). I have lived here in (name) for (time). Thanks to (President Obama's (name) Act ... and so forth for ten seconds. Close with a continuation of the story narrated over evocative images and simple acoustic music.

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