Worshipping the Electronic Image

by Chris Hedges Truthdig Feb 18, 2019 Donald Trump, like much of the American public, is entranced by electronic images. He interprets reality through the distortions of digital media. His decisions, opinions, political positions, prejudices and sense of self are reflected back to him on screens. He views himself and the world around him as … Continue reading Worshipping the Electronic Image

What is Anarcho-Capitalism?

Anarcho-Capitalism, American Libertarianism, and Free Market Fundamentalism are All Basically the Same Thing: Fancy Sounding Words for Legalizing Global Theft and Authoritarian Thuggery "Anarcho-capitalism, in my opinion, is a doctrinal system which, if ever implemented, would lead to forms of tyranny and oppression that have few counterparts in human history. There isn't the slightest possibility … Continue reading What is Anarcho-Capitalism?

How a failing capitalist system is allowing Amazon to cripple America

Capitalism is failing in America, and Amazon is both the cause and beneficiary of much of the breakdown. Jeff Bezos said, “We’ve had three big ideas at Amazon that we’ve stuck with for 18 years, and they’re the reason we’re successful: Put the customer first. Invent. And be patient.” He might have added three capitalist practices … Continue reading How a failing capitalist system is allowing Amazon to cripple America

The Instincts of the Herd in Peace and War

  Download or read THE INSTINCTS OF THE HERD IN PEACE AND WAR here. The Instincts of the Herd in Peace and War 1916-1919, by Wilfred Trotter, F.R.S. (Oxford University Press. Pp. 219.) review here. Wilfred Trotter, 1872-1939, was one of the foremost surgeons of his time and for many years an outstanding figure in British medicine. He was a humanist of great … Continue reading The Instincts of the Herd in Peace and War

Pelosi Sabotages Medicare For All While Corporate Media Pretend Not to Notice

Nancy Pelosi is actively working to discredit and sideline the most popular domestic political proposal of the century. The plutocrat-owned press is protecting Pelosi from extreme embarrassment by ignoring the issue. by Glenn Ford Black Agenda Report Feb 15, 2019 When the top Democrat secretly plots to subvert a proposal supported by the vast majority … Continue reading Pelosi Sabotages Medicare For All While Corporate Media Pretend Not to Notice

11-Year-Old Florida Boy Arrested for Refusing to Recite Pledge of Allegiance

by By Stephanie Claytor Bay News 9 Florida  Feb 14, 2019 LAKELAND, Fla. — An 11-year-old Polk County student refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, and after explaining his reasons, he was kicked out of class and arrested for being disruptive and disobeying commands to calm down and leave the classroom. Incident hapened … Continue reading 11-Year-Old Florida Boy Arrested for Refusing to Recite Pledge of Allegiance

The Countercultural Lessons of Jesus of Nazereth and Francis of Assisi in the 21st Century

by Robert Scheer Scheer Intelligence Feb 15, 2019 The biblical Parable of the Good Samaritan is one that Tom Catena not only knows well, but strives to live by. A devout Catholic and Ivy League-educated doctor, Catena realized early on that he would dedicate his time on earth to helping those in need, though he … Continue reading The Countercultural Lessons of Jesus of Nazereth and Francis of Assisi in the 21st Century