Saturday, July 13, 2024

…‘Wrapped in a flag…’

That is always how fascism operates. You find scapegoats to pin the blame on and off you go... right to the poorhouse.

Hearts and minds

As with the needless sacrifice of our young Amerikans during Vietnam, ditto for the use of them again in these Middle Eastern 'phony wars'. 

Lies that led to the Afghan war

We must learn to be skeptical of both our political leaders and our mass media, when they give us reasons for going to war.

Militant MadAmerika

“In her great piece, Sara Gray makes the connection between kids playing at 'first person shooter games' and being in live combat. She explains how these kinds of games desensitize heavy players to images of violence- thus, isn't it easy to imagine shooting someone in real life when you spend all day simulating shooting someone?”

Dog Day Amerika

Sidney Lumet's 1975 film Dog Day Afternoon is worth watching, if just for one reason. That would be the total fascination by many in...

Polanski’s Devil’s Disciples

Just finished viewing, for the umpteenth time, one of my favorite films, Chinatown (1973), directed by Roman Polanski and starring Jack Nicholson. At...

More Steps Toward WW III

“On April 25th, Obama personally asked the leaders of Germany, France, UK, and Italy, to contribute to the increased NATO troops and weapons near Russia’s Baltic borders.”

Amerika’s Jacob’s ladder

In this fantastic (in a poor sense) version of 2017's Jacob’s Ladder the other right-wing political party, the lesser of two evils Democrats, actually are looking very appealing to many. Why not?

Betsy DeVos as the Secretary of Education

The keys to authentic education have always been interest and ability and when these are absent so too is authentic learning.

Clinton NEVER!

“Bill Maher, in claiming that only minor differences exist between the two, is either inexcusably ignorant, or more probably, simply bloviating the views of the Hollywood elites of which he is a card-carrying member.”