Name the System: Some Semi-Random Summer Reflections

Counterpunch, August 11, 2017 Behind the Orange-Tinted “OMG” Distraction   Every once and awhile a moment of political insight breaks out on the “P”BS NewsHour – a de facto outpost of Wall Street’s think-tank the Council on Foreign Relations.   One such instant occurred two nights with the following dialogue between Weekend “NewsHour” host Hari Sreenivasan [...]

By | 2017-08-25T14:54:59+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Articles|

Unity with the Right? A Deplorable Idea

Counterpunch, August 4, 2017 Donald, Trump, the United States’ first fully sub-human president, is a rolling atrocity. Tracking the Insane Clown President’s idiocies and outrages on and off Twitter is a full-time job. From his first day, spent claiming that the media had under-stated the size of his Inauguration Rally and telling the CIA that [...]

By | 2017-08-23T17:06:43+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Articles|

The United States and the Crucifixion of Yemen

Truthdig and Common Dreams, August 8, 2017 The United States has killed, maimed, displaced and otherwise harmed an astonishing number of people in its 241-year record of murder and mayhem—including more than 20 million killed in 37 nations since 1945. Murder, Direct and Proxy Direct A grisly distinction exists between those Uncle Sam has directly assaulted and those [...]

By | 2017-08-23T16:37:08+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Articles|

A Suggestion for Bernie: On Crimes Detectable and Not

Counterpunch, July 25, 2017  Bernie Sanders claims to be an anti-plutocratic populist and sometimes even a “democratic socialist” opponent of the wealthy corporate and financial Few.  Let me therefore make a recommendation for Senator Sanders and his “Our Revolution” movement.  Bernie should call a press conference to demand the replacement of current Congressional and Justice [...]

By | 2017-08-23T16:47:04+00:00 July 30th, 2017|Articles|

“Inclusive Capitalism,” Nancy Pelosi, and the Dying Planet

Counterpunch, July 21, 2017 A recent Washington Post and ABC poll finds that just 37 percent of Americans think that the Democratic Party “stands for something.”  Fifty two percent say it’s about nothing more than opposing Trump. The 37 percent is right. The Democratic Party stands for something, alright.  It stands for the socio-pathological system of class [...]

By | 2017-07-25T16:29:10+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Articles|

The Abandonment: Reflections on James Foreman’s “Locking Up Our Own”

Black Agenda Report, July 18, 2017  Michelle Alexander’s book The New Jim Crow is properly understood as a classic text on and against the regime of racist mass incarceration and criminal- (felony-) marking that arose and became deeply entrenched in the United States during the last third of the previous century. There were three key problems, however, [...]

By | 2017-07-21T16:49:47+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Articles|

Why Russiagate Trumps Ecocide at CNN

Truthdig, July 15, 2017 “So, my boss, I shouldn’t say this. … Just to give you some context, Trump pulled out of the climate accords and for a day and a half, we covered the climate accords. … The CEO of CNN [Jeff Zucker, the network’s president] said in our internal meeting ... ‘Good job [...]

By | 2017-07-21T16:39:33+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Articles|

Russia Trumps Ecocide at the Petroleum Broadcasting System

Counterpunch, July 14, 2017 There’s something really wrong with “Public” Broadcasting System “NewsHour” host and Council on Foreign Relations member Judy Woodruff. Nearly every weekday night she participates in the corporate state media’s elevation of the dubious, politically motivated charge that the ridiculous Insane Clown President Donald Trump is a Russian agent who stole the 2016 presidential [...]

By | 2017-07-17T15:58:34+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Articles|

The Notion That White Workers Elected Trump Is a Myth That Suits the Ruling Class

Truthdig, July 7, 2017  When a false narrative becomes pervasive, ask cui bono? Who benefits? Take the notion that Donald Trump rode into the White House on a great upsurge of support from poor, white working-class voters drawn to the Republican candidate’s “populist” pitch in key Rust Belt states. This conventional “Rust Belt rebellion” wisdom was pronounced on [...]

By | 2017-07-16T09:30:44+00:00 July 16th, 2017|Articles|
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