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The Limits of Embracing the Suck

Embracing the suck is a military term now going viral as jargon, meaning that we have reached the end of a time of passionate defense, as Placemakers puts it. That is how the recent turn of Mr. Boehner, seeming to skewer the so-called far right, those who loved the shut-down, is being taken. And that is also how progressives led by Nancy Pelosi are characterizing the compromise, which will seemingly protect us from more of the same from the GOP. But this turn to military jargon, this active embrace, merely affirms the binary nature of thinking in a world that calls out for triadic values and triadic thought. Triadic philosophy is all about building a future that does not suck. The reality we need to transcend is the suck that exists. The ethic that must modify that reality is tolerance of on-the-ground diversity, creation of a fair floor for all and local leadership that enlivens community. This leads to acts and expressions that explicitly alter the the suck we are embracing. That suck is the oil-automobile stranglehold on everyone. That is what the military defends. That is what our dysfunctional society is built on. We live in a world still dominated by a binary code. My way or the highway. And the highway we are on is literally made of Koch asphalt and Koch concrete and navigated by Koch oil. Triadic thinking moves past either-or. The fruit of triadic thinking is what does not suck, something better than what we have now. So suck is transformed by encounter with ethics into aesthetic intent. Truth and beauty lie in a world that has begun the slow, caring creation of communities of the future, beyond the domination of oil and the automobile. A future based on tolerance, helpfulness and democracy. A future where idols are less in control. And conscious triadic thinking has put the binary in its place.

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Moving to Goodreads

Effective with this post
I am moving all blogging to
I feel Twitter is fully adequate
for most communication I was doing
here
and Kindle is
my main focus now
and in the future.
Goodreads is a perfect fit
at this point.
Hope to see you there.
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Not Everything About Facebook Comes up Roses

Not everything about Facebook comes up roses. Here are a few posts that suggest what gives me pause about the entity.

Where on Facebook is Julian Assange’s Fundraising Page

February 6, 2011
Where on Facebook Is Julian Assange’s Fundraising Page. I can understand CNN’s reticence in not posting a link to Juliam Assange’s fundraising page on Facebook but how can one find it and be sure it is for real?
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The Skeevy Side of Facebook – Double Tweet

January 26, 2011
Read the comments on the piece referenced below. I think they suggest that Facebook is not entirely what we might wish it to be. They also suggest the fragility of the virtual. And the low mentality in making the virtual primary. We need to build things.
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Goldman is Screwing Around Again This Time with Facebook

January 3, 2011
Goldman Is Screwing Around Again This Time With Facebook – Prose by Stephen C. Rose
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Facebook and Other Biggies Should Pay Users a Share of Ad Revenue

December 26, 2010
Facebook and Other Biggies Should Pay Users A Share of Ad Revenue – Quatrain by Stephen C. Rose
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Fathoming Facebook

Fathoming Facebook is a most interesting exercise. Facebook has aspects that make it a vastly more potent entity than anything out there. On the other hand, Facebook points to the most elementary thing. That in today’s world we need to limn the realities of connection that exist that never existed before or that are radically changed, requiring new rules and habits.. Social networking is less and less able to embrace what Facebook may actually be about. The following posts are toes in the water, not yet full fathom five.  That Mark Zuckerberg and Adam Panflick were both products of Exeter is not observed but is of some interest. I give Exeter reasonably high marks in the values (aka no harm) department.

Priceless Shakespeare Worthy Facebook Drama

June 6, 2011
The Treatment Is In The Comments
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Facebook Fine Burson Not so Much

May 12, 2011
Facebook Fine Burson Not So Much. As far as Google having a complaint, come on.
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Why Gibbs is Going to Facebook

April 6, 2011
This is more obvious than silly putty was when it came out.
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Metaphor Metonymy Synedoche and Irony Applied to Facebook

April 6, 2011
The four elements of poetics are metaphor (one thing for another) , metonymy (consistent alias), synedoche (dominant reference) and irony (deflating context).
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Three Facebook Posts

Selected from of recent posts and slideshows  about the social network.

In general Facebook is as significant on the Web as any named entity. And the Web is on its way to becoming the way we create our world.

Why Gibbs is Going to Facebook

This is more obvious than silly putty was when it came out.
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Do You Use Facebook?

Do You Use Facebook? This is not an idle question. It comes down to the world that is coming. What sort of connection do we want? What sort of connection will events force us to have?
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Social-Networking: Will Google Blow Facebook Out of the Water?

Social-Networking: Will Google Blow Facebook Out of The Water? Google is becoming a social network. Facebook owns first place. Google means to change that. Is Facebook up to the challenge? Some thoughts.
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Twitter Tip: Paring Down Your Following List

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Twitter Tip: Paring Down Your Following List

Tweepi is presently the only utility I use to manage my Twitter activity.  You can pare down the number of folk you follow according to multiple criteria. Reducing the number of people you follow is a choice, not a necessity. Eliminating persons you follow who do not follow you back is likewise a choice.

I value followers who retweet or reply to my tweets. I list these as Folk you should follow. I use these lists to find salient tweets to pass on. You can find these lists at https://twitter.com/stephencrose

Updated March 9, 2013

 

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