In the beginning, there were people.
For thousands of years, it was popular among philosophers, theologians, and social commentators to suggest that the first humans lived as disorganized, disheveled, terrified, cold, hungry, and brutal lone-wolf beasts. But both the anthropological and archeological records prove it a lie.
While corporations can live forever, exist in several different places at the same time, change their identities at will, and even chop off parts of themselves or sprout new parts, the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, according to its reporter, had said that they are "persons" under the Constitution, with constitutional rights and protections as accorded to human beings.
Freud and Ben Franklin were among the pioneers of bilateral therapy.
On September 2, 2009, the transnational pharmaceutical giant Pfizer pled guilty to multiple criminal felonies. It had been marketing drugs in a way that may well have led to the deaths of people and that definitely led physicians to prescribe and patients to use pharmaceuticals in ways they were not intended.
How did we end up with an infestation of billionaires?
Imagine a society with no billionaires.
In addition to the hard Nazi right celebrating Donald Trump's election, we've got this kid who murdered all these students in Parkland wearing a Make America Great Again hat and putting his swastikas in his books.
So what's the Trump administration doing in the face of the rise of armed hatred in the United States? Weaponized hatred in the United States, whether it's Russian bots or whether it's Republican bots or whether it's Japanese bots - apparently they've participated in some of these swarms. What is the Trump administration doing?
When young people or anybody goes to speak to their Republican members of the House or Senate, they generally don't get through. These guys aren't holding town hall meetings any more at all. Tomthunkit tweeted this...
The war against young people is continuing.
The ugly face of Republican authoritarianism.
Two simple changes to U.S. law, both things based in other laws that we already know and like, could solve most of America's gun violence problem:
1. Treat all semi-automatic weapons in a similar way under the same laws as fully-automatic weapons.
2. Regulate gun ownership and usage the same way we regulate car ownership and usage.
The meme that I was hearing over and over after the Florida shooting, and I was yelling at the TV, the meme that they kept promoting that was making me so crazy was, "oh, if you see something, say something - we should have been able to see this coming." As if to say that only in the United States do we have people who have mental illness problems. This is just total crap.