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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…

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…
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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…

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…

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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The American Injustice System

The American Injustice System AT&T is a good example of what’s wrong with America and our system of injustice. My mother worked for AT&T for 36 years and when she passed away, AT&T denied she had a pension. My aunt & I were…
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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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Are We Ever Going to Wake-Up?

              “We” (the politicians & the corporate masters) spend $2 billion dollars per week on our war in Afghanistan. Can you remind me again of why we’re in Afghanistan & why we’ve been there for a decade…
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Rick Santorum Belongs in a Sanatorium

                Republican presidential hopefuls returned to the campaign trail on Wednesday, one day after Rick Santorum’s sudden resurgence with a three-state victory. Speaking in Texas, Santorum took aim at what he called…
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It Can't Happen Here?

                I borrowed the title of this essay from the novel by Sinclair Lewis that warned of the coming of fascism to America. Of course, most Americans first reaction is that this is an impossibility in the home of the…
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The Fraud of Fairness in America!

                I woke-up in the middle of the night last night with the idea for this essay disturbing my subconscious. I couldn’t go back to sleep until I had written down several notes on the subject. I believe it…
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Are you the Village Idiot?

Are you the Village Idiot?               Sorry, but it’s just getting so damn absurd that someone has to stand up and scream, What the Hell is going on here? Has the corporate media, especially the pretend news network (FOX)…
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FOX News, P.R. Channel for the Plutocracy

"I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country...corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country…
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Dancing is Life!

from the movie "Dirty Dancing"final song from "Dirty Dancing"  Dancing is the rain. Dancing is the spirit of the Redwoods. Dancing is the touch of your first love. Dancing is the smile of your newborn babe. Dancing is the memory…