SHARE Saturday, July 21, 2012 Debt, Delusion, and the Dogma of Thieves
President Obama's recent unprompted and clearly unscripted soliloquy before supporters in Virginia provided the veritable mother of all sound bites for the conservative front (and I use "front" tongue-in-cheek): "If you've got a business, you did not build that--somebody else made that happen. "
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, March 11, 2011 Global Protests & Uprisings Time-Lapse Map
A time-lapse of a series of maps marking protests and uprisings around the globe since December 18th. Based on the daily Global Protests Map maintained at swamppost.com, this gives a really cool macroscopic look at the spread of protests over the last 80 days. Mostly, it looks like a virus spreading and that is just nifty.
(6 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 16, 2008 The People Sang--A Brief History of the United States
A brief musical trip through a history of revolution, progress, hypocrisy, war, terrorism, and the ever-faithful march towards proving out the model of our Nation. Set to the song The People Sang by John Caelan. WARNING: Some graphic images.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 16, 2008 The Obama Conundrum: Progress and Protest in the Face of Reality
"Whether in our hearts or in our minds, the vast majority of us know this to be true: Change isn't coming because Barack Obama is going to be President. Barack Obama is going to be President because Change is coming." A fiery diatribe on our own sense of responsibility in managing change in our nation through a certain economic Depression and the setting of realistic expectations for the Obama presidency.
(5 comments) SHARE Saturday, November 15, 2008 20 Hours of Labor per Week: Fractional Slavery and the True Cost of National Debt
The burden of national debt described in labor hours reminds us of the human terms of National Debt, when talk of money in billions and trillions has lost all meaning. The average skilled worker owes 3251 hours of labor to the debt pool; the minimum wage worker owes 8508. This is the cost of fractional slavery.
(6 comments) SHARE Friday, October 3, 2008 Eulogy for a Nation: The Bailout Passes; Democracy Passes on...
In spite of massive public dissent, the $700 billion bailout is passed, signaling an unwelcomed change in our nation. "Today, our lives were indentured under the yoke of massive debt, our liberties were signed away in a frenzy of fear and corruption, and our happiness has been redefined as a credit score."
SHARE Tuesday, September 30, 2008 The Hostile Takeover: FIGHT THE BAILOUT!
Part of a series on the citizens' outcry against the bailout "rescue" plan, this essay addresses the fraud and foreboding threat against our constitutional system.