The Founding Fathers Would Be Ashamed of Us!

Our complaints against government today dwarf those complaints of our Founding Fathers 240 years ago. American revolutionaries took up arms against the Crown over modest taxes and an unresponsive King. The Founders of our republic sought to protect subsequent generations from oppressive government. They hadn’t a clue to the evils of capitalism or the power…

Noam Chomsky: The Ultimate Sellout

The propaganda is so thorough, so pervasive, so ubiquitous, and so complete, that even the most impoverished Americans believe that capitalism is synonymous with freedom. Free enterprise, free markets, free trade, are Pavlovian bells which cause the multitudes to salivate in agreement. Little wonder that the left in America is ineffective, impotent, and marginalized. While…

Devonshire Downs

California State University, Northridge, used to be San Fernando Valley State College. The campus used to include a property known as Devonshire Downs, which included a stadium and numerous arenas and agricultural buildings. Devonshire Downs was sold off in a bout of austerity by the California state government, and became a business complex. In 1969,…

Animal Rights vs the Status Quo

Animal rights advocates believe that all sentient life is equally valuable, equally deserving of protection, equally important, equally cherished by those who possess it and those who wish to live. The contrast between that view and most of humanity is so stark as to trigger the question among animal advocates as to whether humans themselves…

Sometimes Shooting Cops is Warranted

Local governments across the country are controlled by real estate developers and property owners. From the largest cities to the least populated counties, real estate interests control government and direct the police. Police are the first line of defense for the local powers that be. The first line of defense for all governments. The police…

Fuck Hillary!

Did that get you attention? Are you offended? I hope I got your attention. And I do not give a shit if you are offended. Hillary Clinton is evil. There! I said it. And I mean it. The risk that a war criminal might become president of the United States far outweighs any niceties that…

The United States of Earth

An Eco-centric Foreign Policy in a Post-capitalist United States Philosophers and scholars have dreamt of changing human civilization. Of starting with a clean slate. A blank canvas. Of designing a world government that would assure human rights for all, end all wars, all regional and sectarian conflict, protect the environment, regulate commerce, and provide a…

American Foreign Policy is Empire

The US has the greatest military presence on Earth. We have the most warships, the most submarines, the most bombers, the most fighters, the most missiles, the most nuclear warheads, the most weapons. And the most military bases in the world. The US has almost 1,000 military bases in 150 countries around the globe. We…