Signpostings

Relationships in a World of Individualism

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  • Dale Kuehne

    Sex & the iWorld

    Professor of Politics and The Richard L. Bready Chair for Ethics, Economics, and the Common Good at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH.

    In this blog I'm highlighting signposts of the world in which we presently reside as a means of helping promote a civil, and meaningful dialogue about what kind of world in which we wish to live. I am particularly interested in exploring how might we reconcile the individual good and the common good, and where reconciliation isn’t possible, which should take precedence and why.

    I also blog at Sharewik.com

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The Trajectory of Loneliness (Take 2)

Posted by Dale Kuehne on May 15, 2012

While few of us want to be confronted with the need for politics, politics essentially defines how we as a nation understand ourselves, and the role of government in promoting the good life. The narrative of both political parties is largely individualistic. Here is an editorial about “Julia” a life narrative put out by the Obama campaign.

Some will want to give a partisan reading to this Signposting, but doing so would miss the point. Campaigns are run by the most sophisticated advertising consultants in the world. Campaigns offer a reflection of who we are as a people. I merely want us to reflect on what both campaigns tell us about who we are and what we value. Elections are won and lost by capturing independent voters in the middle. Both campaigns are targeting them. How campaigns “message” speaks volumes about our current cultural narrative.

http://blog.christianitytoday.com/women/2012/05/im_not_julia_why_obamas_americ.html?utm_source=ctdirect-html&utm_medium=Newsletter&utm_term=9458236&utm_content=125865112&utm_campaign=2012


Ooh there’s somethin about just somethin about the way she’s move
And I can’t figure it out
there’s something about her.
Said ooh it’s somethin about kinda woman that want you but don’t need you
And I can’t figure it out
it’s somethin about her
Cause she walk like a boss talk like a boss
Manicured nailed to set the pedicure off
She’s fly effortlessly
Cause she move like a boss do what a boss
Do she got me thinkin about gettin involved
That’s the kinda girl I need

She got her own thing
that’s why I love her
Miss Independent
Won’t you come and spend a little time
She got her own thing that’s why I love her
Miss Independent
ooh the way you shine
Miss Independent
yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah

Ooh there’s somethin about
kinda woman that can do for herself
I look at her and it makes me proud
There’s something about her
Somethin oh so sexy about
kinda woman that don’t even need my help
She said she got it she got it
No doubt, it’s somethin about her
Cause she work like a boss play like a boss
Car and a crib she bouta pay em both off
And the bills are paid on time yeah
She made for a boss only a boss
Anything less she telling them to get lost
That’s the girl that’s on my mind

She got her own thing
that’s why I love her
Miss Independent
Won’t you come and spend a little time
She got her own thing that’s why I love her
Miss Independent
ooh the way you shine
Miss Independent
yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah

Her favorite thing to say Don’t worry I got it
And everything she got best believe she bought it
She gonna steal ma heart ain’t no doubt about it
You’re everything I need, said you’re everything I need
yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah

She got her own thing
that’s why I love her
Miss Independent
Won’t you come and spend a little time
She got her own thing that’s why I love her
Miss Independent
ooh the way you shine
Miss Independent
yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah
Miss Independent
That’s why I love her

Miss Independent by Ne-Yo from Year of the Gentleman (2008)

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