Thursday, May 31, 2007
A change of pace today. Not a lot of numerical stats and percentages, but some political and moral theory.
We'll delve into three interrelated subjects:
--the value of charity
--right-wing charity vs. the consequences of their public policies, and
--liberal vs. progressive prescriptions for a better world.
My friend Jeff from gopexposed.com left a comment a while back containing a couple of points. We'll use Jeff's comments as a springboard for today's discussion. In two instances, Jeff had a misimpression of what I said. Maybe I wasn't clear or emphatic enough. Others may have had similar misimpressions. So it'll be good for me to clear those items up now as well.
The bottom line is: whatever good conservatives do with charitable giving, is far more than offset by the public policies they support, which cause a level of increased human misery, suffering, pain and death far in excess of any charitable benefaction conservatives are capable of.
(PS: Right-wingers, if you want to write in to me, fine, but at least do me the courtesy of listening to the podcast first. Please don't respond just on the basis of the brief preview above. Thanks!!)
For those who aren't familiar with podcasts, podcasts are a series of mp3 audio files that you download to your computer or portable music device (iPod or other) and then can listen to whenever you want.
You don't need an iPod to listen to podcasts.
Podcast software like iTunes will automatically check a podcast at intervals you specify, and download any new installments.
iTunes is free and very easy to use. http://www.apple.com/itunes/
In iTunes, if you want to subscribe to my podcast, just click on Advanced at the top right, then choose Subscribe to Podcast, and paste in the URL http://feeds.feedburner.com/blasttheright
That's the URL to use for other podcast-friendly software programs as well.
Alternatively, you can just manually download new episodes from my podcast home page as they become available. Here is a link to my podcast's home page: http://www.therationalradical.com/podcast.html
Jack Clark 10:10 PM [+]