"In today's episode of Some More News, we try to pack in as much information as possible about the recent attacks on the post office, and the recent damage control about how the attacks on the post office are apparently no big deal."
Monday, August 31, 2020
Monday, August 24, 2020
(Elizabeth Keyes at Counter Punch.org)
"...Despite the incredible degree of media hype surrounding the show, even prior to its 2015 Broadway debut, I remembered reading a number of strongly argued and intensely passionate negative reviews of Hamilton for profound historical distortions. These reviews particularly showed up on one of my favorite political websites, CounterPunch."
Skip “Hamilton” and Read Gore Vidal’s “Burr”
(Andrew Stewart at Counter Punch.org)
"...As an antidote to this propaganda, I highly recommend to readers the excellent 1973 historical fiction novel Burr by Gore Vidal. Kicking off his Narratives of Empire cycle, Vidal traced the history of our American imperial project back to the Founders and delivered a genius diagnosis in the form of a post-modern historical novel with wicked sense of humor. Many would argue that it is perhaps Vidal’s finest work, though I wonder if his book on Lincoln fits that category as well."
Thomas Jefferson: Architect of Indian Removal Policy
(Alysa Landry at Indian Country Today)
"...Jefferson first wrote about Indian removal in 1776, 15 years before he was president. Frustrated by growing conflicts between settlers and the Cherokee, Jefferson, then at work with the Continental Congress, reacted harshly.
“Nothing will reduce those wretches so soon as pushing the war into the heart of their country,” he wrote. “But I would not stop there. I would never cease pursuing them while one of them remained on this side of the Mississippi.”
In 1803, two years into his presidency, Jefferson was more succinct. He outlined his administration’s policy toward Indians with two objectives: “The preservation of peace” and “obtaining lands."
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On Contact: Teaching of history as indoctrination
(On Contact with Chris Hedges)
"On the show this week, Chris Hedges discusses the teaching of history as a form of indoctrination with Professor James W. Loewen. Loewen’s book is: Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong. His new book, a memoir, is: Up a Creek, with a Paddle: Tales of Canoeing and Life"
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For an alternate view of American History, read the full text of Howard Zinn's brilliant
Sunday, August 16, 2020
Crush-Kill-Destroy propaganda piece.
Friday, August 14, 2020
"One week after the Democratic and Republican national conventions, Bernie 2020 National Co-Chair Sen. Nina Turner and Bernie 2020 surrogate Dr. Cornel West will join the Movement for a People’s Party to headline The People’s Convention. Turner will deliver a speech titled: Choice, Challenge and Change: The Necessity of a People’s Movement.
On Sunday, August 30, from 4-6 pm EST, thousands of Americans from all walks of life will gather to discuss the state of the nation at The People’s Convention. At the conclusion, participants will vote on forming a major new political party free of corporate money and influence.
The Convention will be digital and broadcast live on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter pages with millions of followers, including The Jimmy Dore Show which will carry the convention to its nearly 800,000 subscribers on YouTube.
The convention will ask: “What kind of world do we want to build from the devastation of the pandemic and economic depression?”
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
WHY NOT SOCIALISM
"Hi. In today's episode of Some More News, we discuss how capitalism, banks, businesses and the government are, you know, not quite up to the task of dealing with the coronavirus."
(Some More News on YouTube)
(The Empire Files on YouTube)
"Abby Martin sits down with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Chris Hedges to discuss the ignored reality behind Trump, the bipartisan road from neoliberalism to fascism, how the Democratic elite are an institution of corporate power, and how there's no way out through the 2020 election without destroying the system."
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Regardless of the outcome, the election will not stop the rise of hypernationalism, crisis cults and other signs of an empire's terminal decline.
"The terminal decline of the United States will not be solved by elections. The political rot and depravity will continue to eat away at the soul of the nation, spawning what anthropologists call crisis cults — movements led by demagogues that prey on an unbearable psychological and financial distress. These crisis cults, already well established among followers of the Christian Right and Donald Trump, peddle magical thinking and an infantilism that promises — in exchange for all autonomy — prosperity, a return to a mythical past, order and security."
Saturday, August 8, 2020
Friday, August 7, 2020
(PBS Space Time on YouTube)
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If everything's getting you down, here's a funny and informative video about everything that should perk you back up. The humor and intelligence on display among this group was refreshing (highly recommended).