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My name is Joe Kou and I am standing up for what is best for all in common sense and self honesty.

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Day 144 "Boo" Says the Ghosts in the Head

Within humanity there is a major problem for which there has been little understanding and even less ability to articulate until fairly recently in the past decades - a condition which affects each and every human being and has been a root cause for a great number of ailments ... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

Day 31 - The Politics of Global Paranoia

At the end of the day, the majority of humans on earth at the moment will agree that poverty and starvation and mass suffering are terrible things and that everyone would like for the quality of life for people to be good. But despite the claims that this is what we would ... —politicianjourney.blogspot.com

Day 143 - Admitting to Paranoia as the First Step to Sanity

Recently the subject of "paranoia" had been introduced as a topic that is being taken on as a group within desteni - where we are investigating the actual nature of "paranoia" and bringing it to a point of absolute specificity so that we can not only identify it within ourselv... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

Day 30 - The Politics of Justice Part 5 - Who Owns You?

This is a continuation of the series "Politics of Justice" which you can follow from day 26 - Day 26 - The Politics of Justice Part 1 - What IS Social Justice? Day 27 - The Politics of Justice Part 2 - Alexis de Tocqueville was only HALF right Day 28 - The Polit... —politicianjourney.blogspot.com

Day 29 - The Politics of Justice Part 4 - Can Equality be Enforced without Tyranny?

This is a continuation of the series "Politics of Justice" which you can follow from day 26 - Day 26 - The Politics of Justice Part 1 - What IS Social Justice? Day 27 - The Politics of Justice Part 2 - Alexis de Tocqueville was only HALF right Day 28 - The Politics of J... —politicianjourney.blogspot.com

Day 27 - The Politics of Justice Part 2 - Alexis de Tocqueville was only HALF right

This is a continuation of the series "Politics of Justice" which you can follow from day 26 - Day 26 - The Politics of Justice Part 1 - What IS Social Justice? ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Day 27 - The... —politicianjourney.blogspot.com

Day 26 - The Politics of Justice Part 1 - What IS Social Justice?

Day 26 - The Politics of Social Justice - What IS Social Justice? As discussed in the previous blog, we will begin a series here which will be looking at the specificity of political language and will define more clearly what the common arguments and conflicts are in our p... —politicianjourney.blogspot.com

Day 25 - Political Language: Sorry, I Don't Speak "Politician"

"Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind." - George Orwell --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ... —politicianjourney.blogspot.com

Day 24 - The Politics of a Burning Building: The Fortunate Deciders

Tonight we are continuing in the series "The Politics of a Burning Building". For the full context of this series, please check out - Day 19 - The Politics of a Burning Building: Introduction Day 20 - The Politics of a Burning Building: The Door to "Survival" Day 21 - The... —politicianjourney.blogspot.com

Day 23 - The Politics of a Burning Building: Mass Desperation

Tonight we are continuing in the series "The Politics of a Burning Building". For the full context of this series, please check out - Day 19 - The Politics of a Burning Building: Introduction Day 20 - The Politics of a Burning Building: The Door to "Survival" Day 21 - Th... —politicianjourney.blogspot.com

Day 142 - "You are Cordially Invited to CHANGE"

When we do not understand how our minds and our backchat operate, we become more easily manipulated and swayed by not only our own backchat, but also by others who DO understand how this stuff works and has thus turned "influence" into a science - one that is obviously not pub... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

Day 22 - The Politics of a Burning Building: Crisis of Trust

Tonight we are continuing in the series "The Politics of a Burning Building". For the full context of this series, please check out - Day 19 - The Politics of a Burning Building: Introduction Day 20 - The Politics of a Burning Building: The Door to "Survival" Day 21 - Th... —politicianjourney.blogspot.com

Day 21 - The Politics of a Burning Building: Surviving Survival

Tonight we are continuing in the series "The Politics of a Burning Building". For the full context of this series, please check out - Day 19 - The Politics of a Burning Building: Introduction Day 20 - The Politics of a Burning Building: The Door to "Survival" ---------... —politicianjourney.blogspot.com

Day 20 - The Politics of a Burning Building: The Door to "Survival"

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Burning Building - Imagine that you are in a burning building along with a thousand other people, and there is only one exit. Above this exit i... —politicianjourney.blogspot.com

Day 19 - The Politics of a Burning Building: Introduction

"Politics - I don't know why, but they seem to have a tendency to separate us, to keep us from one another, while nature is always and ever making efforts to bring us together." ~Sean O'Casey Day 19 - The Politics of a Burning Building: Introduction Can t... —politicianjourney.blogspot.com

Day 18 - The Politics of Failure: What's the Point?

Tonight's blog is a continuation of a series - Day 15 - Giving Politics a Bad Name Day 16 - Restoring the Name of Politics Day 17 - The Politics of Failure: We can't change the system... can we? ------------------------------------------------------------------------... —politicianjourney.blogspot.com

Day 141 - Recreating Politics as What is Best for All

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to believe that the system should change before I change myself, based on the habit that I have accumulated throughout the years of living in a capitalistic consumer system where we are trained and encouraged to BUY and ... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

Day 17 - The Politics of Failure: We can't change the system... can we?

Tonight's blog is a continuation of a series - Day 15 - Giving Politics a Bad Name Day 16 - Restoring the Name of Politics ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Day 17 - The Politics of Failure: We ca... —politicianjourney.blogspot.com

Day 16 - Restoring the Name of Politics

"Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country." - Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd US President ... —politicianjourney.blogspot.com

Day 15 - Giving Politics a Bad Name

What is politics? What does it mean to be a politician within the current system? Why has politics and the profession of being a politician become so negative in the minds of the average person, to such a degree where the mere mention of "politics" is enough for most peopl... —politicianjourney.blogspot.com

Day 14 - The Politics of Protest - Part Ten: You Can't Fight the System - the System is You

Tonight's blog is a continuation of the series "The Politics of Protest" For full context, check out the previous posts in the series for a full understanding of the concepts Day 5 - The Politics of Protest – Part One: Introducing The Anatomy of Protest Day 6 - The Po... —politicianjourney.blogspot.com

Day 13 - The Politics of Protest - Part Nine: The Bigger Picture

“If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable” ― John F. Kennedy -------------------------------------------------------------------- Tonight's blog is a continuation of the series "The Politics of Pro... —politicianjourney.blogspot.com

Day 12 - The Politics of Protest - Part Eight: What is 99% plus 1%

“One of the penalties of refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” - Plato Tonight's blog is a continuation of the series "The Politics of Protest". Day 5 - The Politics of Protest – Part One: Introd... —politicianjourney.blogspot.com

Day 11 - The Politics of Protest - Part Seven: Never Waste a Good Crisis/Protest/Revolution

Tonight's blog is a continuation of the series "The Politics of Protest". Day 5 - The Politics of Protest – Part One: Introducing The Anatomy of Protest Day 6 - The Politics of Protest - Part Two: The Build Before Mass Protest Day 7 - The Politics of Protest - Part... —politicianjourney.blogspot.com

Day 140 - WHY it is actually STUPID to get angry or impatient with OTHERS

A point that is very prominent in this world is the point of seeing that the way things are going is not working, and becoming angry about the situation, and in this anger and frustration blaming others and demanding that others "change" or that others will just "get the pictu... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

Day 10 - The Politics of Protest - Part Six: Damage Control

Tonight's blog is a continuation of the series "The Politics of Protest". Day 5 - The Politics of Protest – Part One: Introducing The Anatomy of Protest Day 6 - The Politics of Protest - Part Two: The Build Before Mass Protest Day 7 - The Politics of Protest - Part Thr... —politicianjourney.blogspot.com

Day 9 - The Politics of Protest - Part Five: Explosions of the People

Tonight's blog is a continuation of the Series "The Politics of Protest". Day 5 - The Politics of Protest – Part One: Introducing The Anatomy of Protest Day 6 - The Politics of Protest - Part Two: The Build Before Mass Protest Day 7 - The Politics of Protest - Part Thr... —politicianjourney.blogspot.com

Day 8 - The Politics of Protest - Part Four: The Winds that Snuff the Spark

Tonight's blog is a continuation of the Series "The Politics of Protest". Day 5 - The Politics of Protest – Part One: Introducing The Anatomy of Protest Day 6 - The Politics of Protest - Part Two: The Build Before Mass Protest Day 7 - The Politics of Protest - Part Thr... —politicianjourney.blogspot.com

Day 7 - The Politics of Protest - Part Three: The Spark that Ignites the Protest

Tonight's blog is a continuation of the Series "The Politics of Protest". For context, check out - Day 5 - The Politics of Protest – Part One: Introducing The Anatomy of Protest Day 6 - The Politics of Protest - Part Two: The Build Before Mass Protest -------------... —politicianjourney.blogspot.com

Day 6 - The Politics of Protest - Part Two: The Build Before Mass Protest

“Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the f... —politicianjourney.blogspot.com