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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.…

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…

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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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…
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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…
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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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In Defense of Immigrants

  I originally intended to write an essay about the greatest job of my life but then thought I could tie it in nicely with the latest bit of bad news from corporate cabal in the White House. I know that I’m probably not telling most of…
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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…

Justice, American Style!

  We hear frequently how America is a nation founded on the principles of ‘Law and Order,’ and we have seen over the past couple of decades, the rapid construction of new prisons. We now have the dubious distinction of having more…

The Inhumanity of Corporate Personhood!

      The 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision by the Supreme Court effectively was the final nail in the coffin of American democracy & revealed that like our so-called political representatives…
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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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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.…

The Myth of the Free Market & Other Dangerous Delusions!

The Myth of The Free Market & Other Dangerous Delusions!           I want to start off by stating that I am probably the least qualified person when it comes to writing about economics and I feel childlike…