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A Simple Theory of Communication - Sign Blunt Truth Experiment


One derives from Charles Sanders Peirce the notion of
thinking in threes  
(Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes)
This enables all manner of movement
beyond binary thinking
My theory not Peirce's 
I do not pretend to interpret him
Just a user
Now
The theory is that we begin with a sign
which cannot always be named
it could be an impulse a color anything
Whatever it is 
the second stage is
whatever blunt truth it bumps up against
In binary thinking 
this could be an either or
And there communication might end
My way or ...
It is at the third stage that meaningful communication
of a truly revolutionary sort
takes place
For the third is always an experiment or an hypothesis
that becomes an effort to resolve the first and the second 
an advance of some sort
Just an example
Thus if Romney is the sign (1)
and all of the baggage he brings is the blunt truth (2)
voting for Obama is the experiment (3) we might perform

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A Setting for a Poem "Denial" Beloved by the Greek People by the Nobel Prize Winning Poet Giorgos Seferis

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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.

Later, when Irene joined our group to form a travelling company performing "New Rain", I learned to pick out a …

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Stephen C. Rose (1936-) was born in New York City and raised there. He currently lives there. He was educated at Trinity, Exeter, Williams and Union Theological Seminary. He served in the Student Interracial Ministry in Nashville. He founded and edited the prize-winning Renewal Magazine in Chicago and studied with C. A. Doxiadis in Athens. His first books "The Grass Roots Church" and "Who's Killing The Church" established him as a prominent critic of American Protestantism and American religion. He was and remains a civil rights activist. He has interviewed and done in depth pieces on Saul Alinsky and Martin Luther King, Jr. He won awards for editorial courage and for two documentary films. He has written and published many songs and musical works including "We Are All Americans". During the late 90s and early 2000s he worked for UN agencies, most recently editing CHOICES Magazine at UNDP. Since 2000 he has written several books for distribution via K…