Category Archives: philosophy

Reign of Idiots

By Chris Hedges/ Truthdig/ April 30, 2017 The idiots take over in the final days of crumbling civilizations. Idiot generals wage endless, unwinnable wars that bankrupt the nation. Idiot economists call for reducing taxes for the rich and cutting social … Continue reading

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IT’S BASICALLY JUST IMMORAL TO BE RICH

 By A.Q. Smith/Current Affairs/March 30,2017 A reminder that people who possess great wealth in a time of poverty are directly causing that poverty…   Here is a simple statement of principle that doesn’t get repeated enough: if you possess billions … Continue reading

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Teabaggers

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THE MANIPULATED MARKET

The Myth of the ‘Free Market’ and How to Make the Economy Work for Us By Robert Reich/ robertreich.org/ September 16,2013 One of the most deceptive ideas continuously sounded by the Right (and its fathomless think tanks and media outlets) … Continue reading

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Prescient Question By Thoreau

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What Injustice?

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My Religion Is Better Than Yours

BPR Quote of the Day: “Man is a religious animal. He is the only religious animal. He is the only animal with the true religion – several of them. He is the only animal who loves his neighbor as himself, … Continue reading

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Tale of Two Fantasies

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THE EXISTENTIAL CLIFF

The Myth of Human Progress By Chris Hedges/ Truthdig/ January 13, 2013 Clive Hamilton in his “Requiem for a Species: Why We Resist the Truth About Climate Change”describes a dark relief that comes from accepting that “catastrophic climate change is virtually … Continue reading

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SPREADING DEMOCRACY OR MANURE?

The US – alongside Saudi Arabia – fights for freedom and democracy in the Middle East The ability to persuade people that the US opposes tyranny is a testament to the potency of propaganda By Glenn Greenwald/ The Guardian/ January … Continue reading

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