Monthly Archives: February 2013

It’s Pee

Republican’s want to immediately privatize government. They hate the thought of the government doing anything for “those people.” Ever since the New Deal, Republicans have made the intellectual argument that a welfare state saps American’s freedoms, and have mounted a decades … Continue reading

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Mars Bitches

The documentary, “Hubris: Selling the Iraq War,” recently aired on MSNBC to mark the tenth-anniversary of the selling of the Iraq War by President George W. Bush’s administration. Sometimes I wonder if American’s even remember this shameful period. Thanks to Netflix, the … Continue reading

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How it Works

You’ve heard me pontificate about propaganda enough, that I think a real life example is in order. My wife, a health care worker, is sick and tired of co-workers and patients referring to the Affordable Care Act as Obamacare. And, … Continue reading

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Think Globally, Act Locally

Air pollution horribly afflicts our western valley in the winter. For the past month, we’ve had the dubious distinction of having the worst air in the nation. Hurray! But, this situation is also fraught with possibilities for change–the hacking, coughing, … Continue reading

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Modalities of Control

Why are American’s so docile in the face of persistent unemployment, record levels of foreclosure and a banana republic system of inequality? One word–Debt. “Workers who are unable to meet their debts, who are victimized by constantly rising interest rates … Continue reading

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Dollarocracy

A friend asked me a great question the other day: Is neo-feudalism just fascism? According to the 1983 American Heritage Dictionary, fascism is: “A system of government that exercises a dictatorship of the extreme right, typically through the merging of … Continue reading

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