How corporate conglomerates de facto rule the world & control or manipulate us and what we can do to fight back.

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The Forces Against Us

Most of us have no idea of how sinister & powerful the forces arrayed against us are. And what really saddens me is that nearly everyone I know & have met in my life don’t give a shit about our slavery, humiliation, & oppression.…
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Social Networking & the Corporate Agenda

I periodically check out the website for the PBS series “Frontline” for political exposes because they have produced some fantastic stories over the years. The story I just watched is titled “Generation Like” which caught my eye because…

As Puerto Rico Goes, So Goes Imperialist America!

  A few thoughts on America’s glaring hypocrisy as revealed in the political campaigning going on at present. I assume you still remember the phrase that we were inundated with at the beginning of the world-wide economic collapse of…

The Grand Facade

    I am going to forewarn you that this is going to be a very cynical, pessimistic, & negative essay. As the saying goes, you can put lipstick on a pig but it won’t make it pretty. And the pigs at the heart of this…

Memorial Day Remembered

Being that this is Memorial Day weekend, I felt it important to attempt to connect the dots or express my feelings about this time-honored holiday in a much broader context. I got the idea for this essay from reading an excellent book by Gore…

Poverty is the Worst form of Violence!

    This is a quote from Mahatma Gandhi that I came across a few weeks back and thought it’d be a good essay title. I am going to relate experiences from my past with my perspectives on the connections between poverty and…
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A Tribute to Noam Chomsky

I hardly know where to begin or how to begin but want to say that I’m writing this tribute while Noam is still alive because I intend to send it to him and want to express my admiration & respect for his life-long pursuit of truth.…
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An Ideal Education

The School of Athens  (Dora Polk, one of the greatest teachers I've ever known!) For a start, I believe that the best place to begin talking about an ideal education is with  the subject of philosophy because philosophy is the love of…

We are All on the Res Now!

  The Occupy Wall St. movement here in America & the world-wide social revolution is a physical manifestation of the realization that we, the 99% of the world's population not born with silver spoons in our mouths, are…

The Politics of Patriotism

        “Judge Learned Hand of the U.S. Supreme Court once said that he would like to see these words ‘I beseech ye in the bowels of Christ, think that ye may be mistaken,’ inscribed ‘over the portals of every church, every…
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On Deadly Ground-Climate Change Denial!

  The following is my perspective on a PBS Frontline documentary from five years ago called “Climate of Doubt.” The correspondent is John Hockenberry and as the title suggests, it’s about the rise of the Climate ChangeDenial movement.…
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The "Christian-Right" & the Corporate Cockroach Conspiracy!

When most people hear the word “conspiracy,” they imagine people lurking in the shadows in a covert operation but this conspiracy by the Christian Right (evangelical fundamentalists or Dominionists) & the corporate cockroaches is overt…
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Welcome to the Machine!

[Mark Twain feared to publish this until after his death because he knew how deadly those "Christians" are]  Well we’re two weeks into Donald of the Duck Dynasty Klan’s reign of terror and it seems he’s serious in his agenda…
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Be-Aware of the military-industrial-congressional-financial-media-intelligence agencies-academic complex!

It’s now been over a half-century since President Eisenhower’s ominous warning as he was leaving office but bear in mind, he oversaw the rise of this threat to our democracy while he was president & our industrial base was turned to…
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The Assault on the Alternative Media

The current assault on the alternative media caused me to reflect on the timing of this assault. It’s best exemplified by The Washington Post’s release of a story naming over 200 websites as “fake news.” This once proud & respected…
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With God on Our Side

I borrowed this title from the famous song by Bob Dylan in the 1960s because I feel it’s very appropriate in the context of this subject matter. Today marks the ten year anniversary of the tragic consequences of Hurricane Katrina &…
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The Enemy Within

America’s true enemies are not the poor, immigrants who risk everything to enter the “promised land.” No, my friend, our true enemies are within America, and they are “legal,” if you accept what is laughingly called a society of…
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The United States of Amnesia

I borrowed the title of this essay from the wry wit of Gore Vidal and it sums America up succinctly. Our attention span is approaching that of a house-fly, so here’s a checklist of what the tens of trillions that our War Dept. has euphemistically…
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White Collar Criminals vs. Blue Collar Criminals

  The white-collar criminals own the media and it’s in their interest to scare & distract the public from their crimes by harping on the blue-collar criminals (drug dealers mostly) crimes. But the white-collar criminals (corporate…
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What's Wrong with America!

"In order for evil to flourish, all that is required is for good men to do nothing." (Edward Burke)   In a nutshell, what’s wrong with America is apathy and armchair activists. I am referring to those who like to think they’re…
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The American Gulag State in 2012 Part 1

              I got the idea for this essay from the book The Gulag Archipelago written by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn which he won the Nobel Prize in Literature for in 1970. I remember reading a speech by Solzhenitsyn which he delivered…
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Truth Against the World

Truth Against the World:Humanities’ Greatest Enemies; Mammoth Multi-National Corporations     Introduction           I first started this project approximately seven years ago & had it not been for my hubris & naivete,…
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The Truly Pornographic

The Truly Pornographic The other day, my ex-wife got upset at some photos I had printed of some nude women. I believe these photos are excellent examples of natural beauty & are every bit as lovely as Michelangelo’s “David,”…
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United We Stand, Divided We Fall!

  My daemon woke me in the middle of the night recently and forced me to jot down the outline of this essay. We have been told that America is a class-less society and this is the land of equal opportunity where everyone has the chance…
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A 21st Century Magna Carta!

     A Facebook friend of mine sent me a video yesterday of Keith Olbermann reading a statement issued by the Occupy Wall St. general assembly on October 5th. The video brought tears to my eyes & inspired me to write this essay/blog.…
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Controlling Public Opinion

watch?v=XO_vRNtgeIA      I'm trying a different approach to communicating my ideas by including several pertinent videos by authors who intrigued me on the subject of how the American public's opinion is mostly shaped by a handful…
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The Grapes of Wrath Today

      The Grapes of Wrath, written by John Steinbeck in 1940 and set in The Great Depression, was & is a great indictment against the rich who de facto rule our world. By the way, did you know that the Great Depression was originally…
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Why People Believe Fear and Hate Mongers

Why People Believe Fear and Hate Mongers The January 8, 2011 shooting in Tucson, Arizona that targeted Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and resulted in the death of six people and the wounding of 13 others caused me to write to Professor…
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Why Americans Feel So Helpless and Hopeless

Why Americans Feel So Helpless and Hopeless Yes, a pessimistic title but nonetheless, its truth. Many authors far more eloquent than I have said and are saying the same thing but use different words. I am going to speak my mind but who can…
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The Wall St. Conspiracy

The Wall St. Conspiracy Why is it that no one is calling the world-wide, economic meltdown what it was, a conspiracy? I am sadly aware of the Left’s fear of being labeled “conspiracy nuts” or “too soft on terrorism” (which replaced…
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Charter Corporations, Not Charter Schools!

Charter Corporations, Not Charter Schools! Has Obama completely lost his mind? At a time when Americans are screaming “I’m as mad as Hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!” in protests and sit-ins around the country under the…
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The Masters of War

The Masters of War "Masters Of War" Come you masters of war You that build all the guns You that build the death planes You that build all the bombs You that hide behind walls You that hide behind desks I just want you to know I…