Journalist David Sirota has just published an excellent op-ed titled "America's new aristocracy lives in an accountability-free zone", which begins with the observation that "Enron executives were among the last politically connected criminals to face any serious consequences for institutionalized fraud." Sirota goes on to
In a move that is being widely attributed to pressure from activists and Bernie Sanders' famous Stop BEZOS Act, Amazon has announced a pay increase for all workers inside the US to $15 an hour as of next month.Which is of course a good thing.
There will never, ever be another Adolf Hitler.History doesn't repeat itself. Human behavior patterns repeat themselves, because humans are deeply conditioned animals, but history doesn't repeat itself. Anyone who says it does is confused about how time works.Consumers of mainstream culture have been trained to
This is one of the coolest things I've ever taken part in. Sustainable Human has made an incredibly beautiful short film out of one of my essays, narrated by me, and I'm so excited to share it. There's so much love for humanity shining through
In the movie The Matrix, humans are imprisoned in a virtual world by a powerful artificial intelligence system in a dystopian future. What they take to be reality is actually a computer program that has been jacked into their brains to keep them in a
I've been busy working through some of my own stuff lately, while marveling at how closely my personal journey has been mirrored in the larger world. I wrote out the following as a personal exercise while meditating on all the similarities between abusive personal relationships with
People try to tell me that there is no hope. That the status quo is too fully locked in. That the sociopathic manipulators who are driving our species toward war, ecocide and Orwellian dystopia are just too powerful and too good at what they do.
I just watched two mainstream political videos back-to-back from what is conventionally referred to as America's political "center", and just by coincidence they happened to completely contradict each other. The first was a Bill Maher segment in which he barely even attempted to tell any
Plutocrat-owned news media outlets lie constantly. When I say this I don't mean that everything they say is false; many of the events reported by mass media are for the most part factual. Whenever it's convenient for the loose alliance of western plutocrats, the political
As attempts to evict Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian embassy in London get more and more aggressive, we are seeing a proportionate increase in the establishment smear campaign against him and against WikiLeaks. This is not a coincidence.The planned campaign to remove Assange from political asylum