lately on youtube i've been attacking noam chomsky for his simplstic, reductionist, biased view of cause and effect; what good is being a genius if one's thoughts are addled by prejudice? while criticizing our govt is part of the democratic process and a free society (right wing claims we're NOT free are nonsense. borrowing an old rightist trope, i say go back where you came from, gripers).
main point is: ideology is absolute, whiel reality is always relative. therefore, no idelog can out-argue a relativist except in the minds of the brainwashed.
with many catholics opposing church positions on sexual/lifestyle/family issues, and red state kids not buying their parents' environmental denialism, religion may be nearing the point where it can be disregarded as a political consideration.
Obama takes advantage of the Memorial Day distraction to pass the single most unpatriotic piece of law, the TPP, since Citizens United.
STUNNING AND UNCONSCIONABLY DISGRACEFUL
Once expressed by our atmosphere, it will become clear that today’s greenhouse gas emissions attributable to the Obama administration were nothing short of a time bomb.
...from which mankind’s numbers will never recover.
Crimes Against Humanity can have a time lag component.
Frackers caught dumping waste on public lands, mega ranchers’ cattle caught fouling drinking water, etc. etc. WY finally outlaws photographic evidence.
How can laws that are clearly against the best interest of public health be passed in anywhere at any level in America? Why isn’t the Obama Administration letting this happen?
Republicans like to tell the Big Lie that president Clinton and the left wing created NAFTA. NAFTA was created in the mid 1980's by those three conservative 'amigo's ' , Brian Mulroney,(Canada) ,Ronald Reagan and President Salinas of Mexico. In the mid 80's these three pro-corporatists, decided to put the business interests and greed above the prosperity of American and Canadian working middle class.
All should listen / review "War is a Racket by Smedley Butler"
Reenactment of speech
Audio version of the booklet "War is a Racket by Smedley Butler"
Has any thing changed in what was said by Smedley Butler 100 years later?