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You are being jerked around. Your energy and attention are being purposely diverted to meaningless issues to keep you from realizing what's really going on. If you watch TV news on a daily basis, ...
by Ray Pensador
Comment Count 17 comments on Fri Mar 01, 2013 at 04:20 PM PST with 21 Recommends
I have a confession to make: I'm a propagandist. I don't necessarily write to inform, or to set the record straight, or to put an argument forward. I write, first and foremost, to influence, to ...
by Ray Pensador
Comment Count 8 comments on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 08:39 PM PST with 15 Recommends
You have to understand the psychology of the leisure class . As explained by Thorstein Veblen in The Theory of the Leisure Class , it has to do with "conspicuous consumption, as a function of social-
by Ray Pensador
Comment Count 8 comments on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 10:30 AM PST with 9 Recommends
The movie J. Edgar [Hoover] starring Leonardo DiCaprio opens with a scene of a bombing at the house of then Attorney General Mitchell Palmer. Historically, this bombing was part of ...
by Ray Pensador
Comment Count 39 comments on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 10:32 AM PST with 39 Recommends
The rule of law is supposed to apply equally to all members of society, regardless of race, ethnicity, educational level, or economic station. The most recognizable symbol of equality under the ...
by Ray Pensador
Comment Count 27 comments on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 10:31 PM PST with 24 Recommends
The corruption in this country has reached such alarming levels, and the consequences when it comes to the direct harm that corruption inflicts on the population (and the world) so atrocious, that ...
by Ray Pensador
Comment Count 288 comments on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 11:28 PM PST with 274 Recommends
In December 2010 I wrote the following article on prison labor and those involved in removing jobs from the private/public sectors and putting them in the hands of inmates. Now ...
by Bob Sloan
Comment Count 21 comments on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 02:10 PM PST with 58 Recommends
There is a full frontal attack on democracy by a junta of megalomaniacal billionaires and the myriad of groups they fund, but at the vanguard of this relentless attack is an international criminal ...
by Ray Pensador
Comment Count 6 comments on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 02:35 PM PST with 30 Recommends
Right now, as you read this, billions and billions and billions of dollars are being transferred from the hardworking middle class (and the poor) directly into the pockets of an increasingly ...
by Ray Pensador
Comment Count 6 comments on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 10:40 AM PST with 8 Recommends
As the plutonomy takes hold in our society, city governments have been slowly turning into white collar racketeering criminal enterprises, where highly organized business interests work very closely ...
by Ray Pensador
Comment Count 30 comments on Fri Dec 28, 2012 at 11:38 PM PST with 37 Recommends
Are the parameters for anti-corruption probes too narrow, leaving large areas exempt from scrutiny? In Florida I think the obvious answer is yes. Especially in Central Florida. I live in Seminole ...
by Baitball Blogger
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Mar 29, 2012 at 01:39 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
The greatest accomplishment of the contemporary capitalistic ruling class has been its ability to manufacture an almost mystical demarcation between reality, and the perception of it. In many ways, ...
by Ray Pensador
Comment Count 28 comments on Sat Mar 24, 2012 at 08:11 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
The way you beat the greedy pigs that run Washington is not by a gross message but by small little battles to bring local awareness to the community. I have started emailing those who are nearest ...
by NMDan
Comment Count 9 comments on Sat Mar 10, 2012 at 06:59 AM PST with 10 Recommends
Here it is, as posted on OWS. AMERICA ...
by Words In Action
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue Jan 17, 2012 at 09:16 AM PST with 19 Recommends
Crime and the ability to commit crimes by the average citizen in society plays an essential role as an indicator of deep structural problems within a social system. That role could be seen as that ...
by Ray Pensador
Comment Count 18 comments on Thu Jan 12, 2012 at 09:26 AM PST with 13 Recommends
The poem "Our Deepest Fear" alludes to the proposition that in reality, we may be powerful beyond measure. " Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we ...
by Ray Pensador
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Jan 02, 2012 at 01:48 PM PST with 10 Recommends
It works like this... The most important assets for a free people are time and leisure. Once you have that, then you can develop the ability to think critically, to analyze facts, events, trends, ...
by Ray Pensador
Comment Count 210 comments on Mon Dec 26, 2011 at 11:56 PM PST with 332 Recommends
I like that word: duty. It's calling on us. Rarely in history do confluence of events align in such a way as to create the conditions for iconic revolutionary movements. It's here now, and ...
by Ray Pensador
Comment Count 43 comments on Tue Nov 15, 2011 at 10:32 AM PST with 19 Recommends
A very small group of (easily-identifiable) financial industry criminals committed fraud of unprecedented proportions in human history, plunging millions of people into unimaginable suffering, ...
by Ray Pensador
Comment Count 20 comments on Sun Oct 16, 2011 at 03:21 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
Like most of you I had never heard of the Atlantic Bridge charity. It was founded and designed to promote the "special relationship" between the UK and the US. Over the past couple of days the ...
by Bob Sloan
Comment Count 80 comments on Sat Oct 08, 2011 at 01:32 PM PDT with 189 Recommends