Archive For November 30, 2016

Fidel Castro, In Context

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Fidel Castro, In Context

First of all, let me clarify that I am not a fan of Fidel Castro. Fidel was an authoritarian dictator who brutally crushed any opposition and silenced dissent with the blunt instruments of imprisonment and torture. The United Nations and Amnesty International were right to condemn the abuses of human rights perpetrated by order of…

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Of Hard-Boiled Frog

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Of Hard-Boiled Frog

Let’s get one thing out of the way: we live in a fascist country. The President-Elect of the USA has the open and public endorsement of the Ku Klux Klan, the American Nazi Party, and every lesser neo-Nazi, fascist and racist organization in the land. As Sinclair Lewis famously said, “When fascism comes to America,…

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Orwell’s Dark Vision Takes Form In The Real World

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Orwell’s Dark Vision Takes Form In The Real World

In a convulsion of massive stupidity the likes of which the world has seldom (if ever) seen, a majority of American voters chose last night to burn down the house we all live in rather than work on repairs. Understandably infuriated at the failure of cowardly and corrupt elected officials to protect them from the…

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The Real Reason Health Care Costs So Much

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The Real Reason Health Care Costs So Much

A new article by the Associated Press bears the title Why Health Care Eats More Of Your Paycheck Every Year. The title is a bit misleading; the article provides plenty of facts about the woefully inadequate state of health care in the USA, but ¬†skillfully avoids any mention of the real causes; in medical terms,…

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Hypocrisy, Cowardice and Greed: The Unholy Trinity of the New Right

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Hypocrisy, Cowardice and Greed: The Unholy Trinity of the New Right

Another day, another headline linking Donald Trump to racism and violence. Hopewell Baptist Church in Greenville, Mississippi was burned out by someone who spray-painted “Vote Trump” on the side of the building before fleeing the scene. Hopewell Baptist Church is a black community of faith. Trump supporters will, with their usual total disregard for evidence…

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