Synthisophy - Integrating the wisdoms of history into present culture
Roots – Synthesis/History/Sophy
Synthesis - the integration of separate material or abstract entities into a single
or unified whole
History - what has happened in the past; a detailed description of past events as
relating to a particular people, country, period, etc…
Sophy - Greek root: wisdom, knowledge; an intellectual system embracing
knowledge and truth; study of the real world based on fact and truth, science
As you know, the USA today is a very polarized society. Technology in the Digital Age can be challenging. It can also be an avenue for us to interact despite differences in viewpoints and geography. That is the role of Synthisophy, integrating the wisdoms of history based on fact and truth into present culture. To foster an understanding of the real world, it’s important to learn about points of view which don’t match your own.
Citizens are the crux of democracy, an educated and well informed citizenry is vital for the survival of a democratic republic. As Benjamin Franklin said after exiting the Constitutional Convention and was asked what sort of government the delegates had created, his answer was, “We’ve given you a Republic, can you keep it?” With synthisophy in mind the answer to his question is “Yes, we can.”
"We've given you a Republic, can
you keep it?" Ben Franklin after
the Constitutional Convention
"If we falter and lose our freedoms,
it will be because we destroyed
ourselves." Abraham Linclon
"United we stand, divided
we fall." John F. Kennedy
"I believe, as I always have,
that America's strength is in
'We the People.'" Ronald Reagan
Here are the latest discussions:
A message for anti-vaxxers: A friend of mine went to Germany at the end of last year, her father there died and she went settle the estate, she thought she’d be there for a month or so. She had not been vaccinated for COVID 19, she said it was a bunch of baloney. She flew out of JFK to Hamburg Germany on a German airline, all passengers had to wear a mask. Once there after a few weeks she realized it would take longer than expected to settle the estate, and worse yet, after a month and half, she got COVID. She was in rough shape for a few weeks, and found out that the estate couldn’t be settled until a number of issues were resolved, and that would take at least another 6 months, so she decided to come back to the US. When she went to purchase a flight ticket home, she found out passengers on US bound flights out of Germany required proof of vaccination. She was irked, she recovered from the virus, wasn’t that enough? A couple of weeks went by, and she really wanted to go home, so she got her first shot. She had to wait a month for the second. During that time she got COVID again, not quite as bad this time, but she still couldn’t believe it. Then she went for her second shot, waited a month to get full immunity, and went to purchase a flight ticket home. She found out in order to prove vaccination she had to show documents showing such, and provide a negative COVID test. She went to get tested for COVID, the test came back positive. The doctor told her that since she had COVID, twice, that she still had remnants of the virus circulating in her system, and it would take a few months before she would get a negative COVID test. She’s still in Germany now, going for a test every week, and wishes she had gotten vaccinated like the rest of us.
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What do you think of comments after the January 6th riot by Mark A. Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, highest ranking military officer, appearing in a new book:
Everyone in this room, whether you’re a cop, whether you’re a soldier, we’re going to stop these guys to make sure we have a peaceful transfer of power.
They may try, but they’re not going to succeed. You can’t do this without the military.
We’ll put a ring of steel around the city, they aren’t getting in.
Other commentary in the book:
The Generals feared Trump would attempt a Coup after election.
Milley and other Joint Chiefs discussed resigning one by one to stop Trump from carrying out illegal order.
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What do you think of this Space Race?
On July 20, riding his own rocket, Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos streaked into space Tuesday on a thrilling 10-minute up-and-down flight, a high-tech joyride that sets the stage for the start of commercial passenger service later this year.
On July 11, Virgin Galactic made a giant leap toward commercial suborbital spaceflight. The company launched its first fully crewed flight of its SpaceShipTwo space plane Unity with a special passenger on board: the company's billionaire founder Richard Branson.
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What do you think? Here’s a transcript of Sean Hannity’s statement on his show last week, 7.19.21:
Please take COVID seriously, I can’t say it enough, enough people have died, we don’t need any more deaths. Research like crazy, talk to your doctor, or doctors, medical professionals you trust, based on your unique medical history, your current medical condition, and you and your doctor make a very important decision for your own safety. Take it seriously. You also have a right to medical privacy, doctor/patient confidentiality is also important and it absolutely makes sense for many Americans to get vaccinated. I believe in science, I believe in the science of the vaccine.
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