The Myth [& Danger] of American Exceptionalism

A lecture by Howard Zinn, whose domestic policies always fell short to me but whose foreign policy cannot be stressed enough: Not only is it a myth that Americanism is exceptional, but it is also a myth that when we send our soldiers abroad they are spreading freedom or democracy – the two probably being…

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Progressivism Is Totalitarian

Progressive ideals require government enforcement of several notions that oppose human nature. For example, equality (meaning “sameness” in leftist circles) requires the coercive hindering of some and the unnatural aid of others. Erasing economic disparity requires taking money by force from a person who worked to earn it and giving it to someone else. Government…

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The Revolt in America…

may never come, or at least if it does, it will come as Britain’s did: for all the wrong reasons. Here are a few reasons why, according to an interesting systemic analysis: 1. Student-Loan Debt. Large debt—and the fear it creates—is a pacifying force. 2. Psychopathologizing and Medicating Noncompliance. 3. Schools That Educate for Compliance…

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Banana Republic (No, Not the Store)

Is the United States now a Banana Republic? Generally, four qualifications apply: Profits Privatized and Debts Socialized Devalued Paper Currency Politicians Use Time in Office to Maximize Their Own Gains Corruption Remains Unchecked, Politicians Are Only for Show You tell me… [Wikipedia edited the four qualifications out of its previous version. Wonder what that’s about…]…

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