By Jeffrey D. Clements
Because the ideally suited Court’s voters United ruling that the rights of things—money and corporations—matter greater than the rights of individuals, the US has confronted a trouble of democracy. during this well timed and carefully up-to-date moment version, Jeff Clements describes the unusual background of this weird and wonderful ruling, its ongoing harmful results, and the turning out to be stream to opposite it. He encompasses a new bankruptcy, “Do Something!,” exhibiting how—state by means of nation and neighborhood through community—Americans are utilizing artistic recommendations and instruments to resume democracy and shrink unbalanced company energy. because the first variation, sixteen states, a hundred and sixty participants of Congress, and 500 towns and cities have referred to as for a constitutional modification to overturn voters United, and the checklist is growing to be. it is a struggle we will win!
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In mythology they are assimilated to chaos, the formless void prior to creation. Here there are no rituals for erecting temples or blessing the first crops for the simple reason that there are no temples and no crops. ”23 III. One of the most fundamental symbolic functions is that of bestowing a name on something or someone. Naming is an angle from which to explore the notion of a “natural connection” between the symbol and what it symbolizes. One of the oldest and most elaborate systems of naming is totemism: the primitive practice and institution of naming human social groups after animals, plants, and sometimes things.
43 These psychological expectations of the musical audience are, in turn, the product of skillful manipulations of certain key intervals between musical tones. No one tone can create such expectations. “[O]ur hearing of melody is not a hearing of tones but between tones—. . , pitch, loudness, duration, tone color (timbre), or volume. Each of these acoustical properties can easily be measured with an oscilloscope; but the relational qualities a tone assumes in a given melody do not register at all.
16 Through symbolism, we are able to give form to an otherwise meaningless reality. A given particular content of experience is singled out and, without losing its character of particularity, is associated with a potential totality of such contents as their representative. 17 The particular thus represents a universal; it acquires in this way a definite ideal meaning that endures as such, beyond the transient phenomena of the individual consciousness. ”18 SYMBOLS 29 II. The farther back we trace the origins of symbols, the clearer their meaning becomes.
Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy from Big Money and Global Corporations (2nd Edition) by Jeffrey D. Clements