Close up on what I read: Black Agenda Report
At the bottom of this post is an incomplete list of the sites I regularly visit. I am not an adherent of CNN/WaPo on one side or Fox/Breibert on the other. From time to time I’m gonna do a deeper dive into ‘why’ this site, what do I get out of it…
I am very selective about what I read and watch. It was not always this way, I used to read too much, so much that nothing of what I read could become truly actionable or fully digested. The brain can only hold so many thoughts and I felt like the wall of an atom smasher. By way of reading too much I found Seneca on what to read
I am a liberal, and a progressive. Yet neither term means anything. I am also a Democrat, another term that describes nothing but a marketing campaign. I am very active in philanthropy and my wife is extremely involved in workforce development in areas that live 2x below the poverty level. My point being I believe a progressive and a liberal must be ideologically coherent and consistent, characteristics far away from the present Democrat party and further away from the Republican party.
But, pragmatically I must be registered to one or the other, I chose the Democratic party.
Additionally my wife is on the board of several non-profits that do peer-to-peer counseling in the projects and such communities for programs like smoking cessation and nutrition. These are people who don’t give a shit about whose president, Russia, Syria or the price of Apple stock. They weren’t helped by Bush, Clinton, Bush or Obama. This is what to expect with Trump as well.
TV and media are only willing to reveal Blacks that are entirely in alignment with the white liberal portrayal. Democrats are good, everything else is evil. But then how to explain the 9 billion spent over 10 years in Baltimore to improve crime and its only worse. Stats for housing, prosperity, home ownership, jobs, two parent households are almost, if not worse, then they were 50 years ago
I am a regular reader of the Black Agenda Report. It is what is not Joy Reid, Al Sharpton or Obama. Dont read it to find an additional source of confirmation to what you know, cos you could be wrong. I don’t agree with everything it says/I don’t agree with everything CNN says…
If #BlackLivesMatter is a movement, just what does that mean? Obama's 2008 campaign said it was "the movement" too. If…www.blackagendareport.com
Charles Hugh Smith Charles is cynical and waiting for bubbles and social systems to pop. It’s a blog updated daily and I check in on it frequently. It is well cross linked to relevant posts that connect to how he formed his opinions. Mises Institute.
Austrian Economics,Freedom and Peace Mises has many contributing writers,all brilliant in their respective niches. Its content covers a lot of ground,political,social and economics. Peruse it and read of bit of all
There are commentaries I disagree with on the left,right and in the middle. But,does that make the ‘whole’ bad? I have read the posts that I find objectionable but I also feel a bit richer for having read them because I can argue with words,not emotion or rage. In that way,free speech is a wonderful thing,you can read the opposition,it can register,point by point,true or false,good or bad