The American Emperor Has No Clothes

by Danny Sjursen AntiWar March 19, 2019 There are times when I wish that the United States would just drop the charade and declare itself a global empire. As a veteran of two imperial wars, a witness to the dark underside of America’s empire-denial, I’ve grown tired of the equivocation and denials from senior policymakers. The U.S. can’t be … Continue reading The American Emperor Has No Clothes

We Must Apply Our Universal Values to All Nations. Only Then Will We Achieve Peace.

by Ilhan Omar Washington Post March 18, 2019 ince I began my first term in Congress, I have sought to speak openly and honestly about the scale of the issues our country faces — whether it is ending the crippling burden of student debt, tackling the existential threat of climate change or making sure no one … Continue reading We Must Apply Our Universal Values to All Nations. Only Then Will We Achieve Peace.

The Pentagon’s Bottomless Money Pit

When the Defense Department flunked its first-ever fiscal review, one of our government’s greatest mysteries was exposed to the public: Where does the DoD’s $700 billion annual budget go? https://youtu.be/VmG4nBhp6bU Trump's Budget Proposal Cuts Everything Except the Military, Which Gets Its Usual Raise   by Matt Taibbi Rolling Stone Mar 17, 2019 A retired Air … Continue reading The Pentagon’s Bottomless Money Pit

The Narcissism of Capital

by Mawr Gorshin Infinite Ocean edited by O Society Mar 13, 2019 Photo by Carlos Herrero on Pexels.comIntroduction Analysis of the 1944 film adaptation of Gaslight, leads to a recognition of ‘political gaslighting.' In abusive interpersonal relationships, the abuser fabricates, denies, and distorts the truth to disorient the victim. The super-rich, as well as the … Continue reading The Narcissism of Capital

An Ocean of Lies: The Siege of Venezuela and The Travails of Empire

Abby Martin  & UN  on Venezuela: An Ocean of Lies https://youtu.be/ii5MlQgGXyk   by Jim Kavanagh Polemicist Feb 14, 2019 Not on CNN or MSNBC. Four of the huge pro-government rallies held throughout Venezuela on February 1st (Photo: PSUV) For you skim readers, here’s the bullet-point version: It’s imperialism. It’s American imperialism, a bipartisan national project. American imperialism is … Continue reading An Ocean of Lies: The Siege of Venezuela and The Travails of Empire

Ilhan Omar Speaks Truth to Empire

by Tim Duff Tonka Bay, Minnesota O Society Feb 21, 2019 The American people are very much like the children of a mafia boss, who don’t want to know what their father does for a living, but then wonder why the firebombs of injustice are being thrown through the window of their living-room. What a primitive … Continue reading Ilhan Omar Speaks Truth to Empire