The Media is our Teacher. It’s the whole world’s teacher. Everything we learn, we learn from the Media. With screens, cameras, actors and glib, well-coiffed hosts, radio and TV signals, cable, microwave, publishing, the all-powerful Internet with its own ‘social media’, it instructs us hourly, daily, weekly, month in, year out. The classroom is anywhere; it’s ubiquitous.
Brian Wilson, nationally ignored talk show host and occasional un-indicted co-contributor. Recently released his fourth book, "50 Stories; 50 Years in Radio", now busily scribbling an unlikely screenplay for Book #3. With his spare hour, he is focused on splitting the atom and pursuing the ever-elusive Whirled Peas, all from his technically challenged studios on the formerly pristine shores of the Great Unnamed Lake, allegedly in the Southeast
Here’s a little game I used to play with listeners coast-to-coast on my daily talk show. The goal was to compel them to think about the Government, its size, the pervasiveness of its laws, and smothering regulations. This was the challenge: Name the 2 things you come in contact with every day that are not taxed, regulated, embargoed, licensed, restricted, or prohibited by the Government.
CP stands for the Cloward-Piven Strategy, a 1966 political concept conceived by two American sociologists, Richard Cloward and Frances Piven (who also led an active activist life moonlighting from their gig at Columbia U.). The idea was based on their belief lotsa folks eligible for Welfare bennies weren’t getting their spot at the public-provided trough.