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(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, July 16, 2013 Gorillas In Our Midst
Our society is being overrun by gorillas. We are not referring to the literal animal such as the ones in a zoo but by the kind from the movie, "The Planet of the Apes." Our gorillas are the aggressive ones who seek to dominate. They rule our public sector and freely roam throughout parts of our private sector such as in our financial institutions. And our only hope is to outnumber and outlast them.
(10 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 30, 2013 What Should We Do With The 1%?
Instead of vilifying the 1%, the Occupy Movement needs to help them see the financial and social harm they do to others. By doing so, we might win a few over to the cause of the Occupy Movement as well as show, through those who don't change, how some of them want does not belong to them.
(7 comments) SHARE Monday, January 21, 2013 Money Rules!
The decision not to prosecute HSBC officials for their crimes is proof positive that if one has enough money, one has immunity from the law. Therefore, that we have groups of people who are no longer under the same laws as the rest is proof positive that we are no longer under the rule of law. Finally, if the rest of us tolerate this, we will be just as guilty as those with this immunity.
SHARE Friday, January 11, 2013 Reflections On The Occupy Movement For 2013
Though the Occupy Movement is not grabbing the headlines it use to, it is alive and well though some think otherwise. Those who are disappointed because of the dropoff in participation need to persevere in what the Occupy Movement is doing and saying. In addition, we need to treat the "1%" as opponents to win over than enemies to conquer.
SHARE Thursday, January 3, 2013 A New Year's Resolution For Survival
What is needed to for the human race to survive is a New Year's resolution that forsakes blind loyalty to any of the groups we belong to. That is because what most threatens our existence is the combination of an ever-advancing and accessible technology and tribalism.
(6 comments) SHARE Thursday, October 25, 2012 There Is More Than One Way To Resist The Status Quo
One can resist the status quo without engaging in civil disobedience. Just by replacing society's conventions that contribute to the abuse of others with our own individual practices, we can disrupt the exploitation of others which our way of life depends on.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, August 24, 2012 Will Our Apathy Make Russia Our Future
How the Russian punk rock group p*ssy Riot is protesting is not the issue. What they are protesting is. And the conditions they find abhorrent could occur here if we remain apathetic.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 16, 2012 Paul Ryan Does A 360 Degree About-Face On Ayn Rand
Paul Ryan has recently been distancing himself from Ayn Rand and has thus pulled a flip-flop since he use to be a big fan. However, when one examines Ryan's views, not only has he not changed his mind on Ayn Rand, his views on her are insignificant the policies he is advancing.
SHARE Sunday, July 15, 2012 Restoring Impotence
Just as Society many Blacks use to feel that they were powerless before Whites, our current system is trying to make Americans feel that they are powerless before the government and those who pay for that government.
SHARE Thursday, June 7, 2012 We Are Dehumanizing Society
We are in the process of dulling people's sense of what it means to be human. We are losing touch with our feelings and losing our freedom because our uncritical acceptance of technology, the rules of business, and authoritarianism. And we will hurt our future if we don't change.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, May 27, 2012 The Boy Who Cried War With Iran
It could be that the rumors of an upcoming war with Iran are merely a ruse to divert people's attention from our real threats. Regardless, the same people benefit from this ruse as would from an actual war.
(40 comments) SHARE Friday, May 18, 2012 Who Will Rescue Us From Post 9-11 Thinking?
Noting that starting with George W. Bush's presidency, our government continues to reach for more power. This quest, along with its acceptance by the American people, is based on Bush's analysis of the 9-11 attacks. To stop the government's power grab, we must readdress this analysis and reeducate our fellow Americans as to why we were attacked.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, May 12, 2012 Voting For BarMitt RomBama
A review of a Bush-Obama presidencies tell us that if Romney is like Bush, whom he has not distanced himself from, then voting for Romney will be much like voting for Obama.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, May 11, 2012 How Candidates Are Like Harlots
There are similarities between the story of the harlot and her prey in Proverbs 7 with today's political candidates and the American voter.
(5 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 18, 2012 Greed Kills
Though we will be able to choose between Presidential candidates this November, we will not be able to vote against a greed driven economy. This is despite the consequences of living selfishly. Our only choice is to join the resistance.
SHARE Thursday, October 27, 2011 OWS Is Both Footloose And Noah's Arc
OccupyWallStreet's contribution to our lives is that it provides an inspiration and example of a different way of being together. Their example is not just an exercise in freedom, it may be the only way to save us from the coming doom of our present system.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, August 9, 2011 Between a High Debt and a Hard Place
At best, the current debt ceiling resolution does nothing more than prolong our financial demise. The only way to reverse course is through changing our tax structure.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, August 5, 2011 Hedges' Choice Of Words Is Unfortunate
While Hedges' charges that Fundamentalism in America, particularly Christian Fundamentalism, true, though having merit, is wrong. Exceptionalism is what Hedges is really writing against and we need to distinguish between the two.