Tag Archives: politics

Realities of Religion and Propaganda

With the revelations that fake news sites had a hand in deciding the election, the industry itself is struggling to figure out how to best handle an ‘anything goes’ kind of world. While journalists ponder the issue, I think we … Continue reading

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Empathy for Hillary

The concession speech was eloquent.   I’ll give her that. But that is all she’ll get from me. I have no sympathy, compassion or empathy for Hillary Clinton.  Her loss is hers and hers alone to bear. I voted for … Continue reading

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React-Regulate-Reason, One Voter’s Observation

The ‘three R’s’ is a tool I use in my professional life as well as my personal life: first we react, then we regulate, so that we can reason. In any given situation we will always ‘react’ first according to … Continue reading

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First Perhaps, Not Best However

You are the first, but you are not our best.  I know this with certainty, there are others with greater integrity and deeper loyalties – it is difficult to miss them among your repute. You deliver promises from a podium and … Continue reading

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This is What an Oligarchy Looks Like

The word oligarchy is getting lots of coverage these days as more and more of us are realizing how close we are  to becoming a nation of many ruled by a few, unelected, elitist individuals. A recent Al Jazeera article … Continue reading

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The Consequence of Corporatocracy: Meaningless Governance

Like an old retired neighbor who has nothing to do all day long except waste his time on making it his business to know what the rest of the hood is doing, our Congress who has nothing to do all … Continue reading

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A Rally Cry to Stop the Revolution?

The Guardian carried a story on Sunday that just may provide a rallying cry for us to stop The Financialization Revolution. U.S. Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was quoted as saying: “We need a political revolution in this country involving millions of … Continue reading

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The Biggest, Fattest Corporate Lie: One Nation Under God

I’ve just come across an excerpt from a new book  “One Nation Under God:  How Corporate America Invented Christian America” written by Kevin Kruse.  I’ll be tripping to my local library this week to check it out.   It’s message … Continue reading

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Hero of the Week – Representative Thomas Massie

An underlying dynamic to the Financialization Revolution is our government’s outright refusal to do its job (Greta Krippner touches on this in her book “Capitalizing on Crisis” when she discusses the origins of the Revolution).   The following story is about … Continue reading

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Book Review – ‘The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism’

Klein, Naomi.  “The Shock Doctrine:  The Rise of Disaster Capitalism.”  Picador, NY, 2007. If ever I could force, bribe, blackmail, sweet talk, cajole, or otherwise entice you to read a book that describes our modern economic age, this would be … Continue reading

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