We all slid out of the womb an itty bitty helpless information sponge into a world full of mentally ill giants who couldn't wait to fill our tiny skulls with all of their inner demons. And now everything, understandably, is fucked.That's basically our whole entire
There’s a wildly under-appreciated clip of news footage from Thursday’s general election in the UK that, now that everyone’s had some time to emotionally process the emotional fallout from that depressing night, needs more attention.
Labour MP and chronic left-puncher Jess Phillips appeared on Channel 4
There's a scene from John Steinbeck's The Pearl that's been coming back to me over and over again ever since I started writing about US politics. I find it amazing that this scene hasn't become a political meme yet, given Steinbeck's fame and given its
Every year or so around my birthday I like to pause and write an essay outlining where I stand and what I'm doing here as clearly as possible. I do this partly because I think it's important for crowd-funded media to be fully transparent about
If you're skeptical of western power structures and you've ever engaged in online political debate for any length of time, the following has definitely happened to you.You find yourself going back and forth with one of those high-confidence, low-information establishment types who's promulgating a dubious
The Washington-recognized interim government which just ascended to power via US-backed military coup in Bolivia is already shifting the nation's foreign policy into alignment with the US-centralized empire, severing important ties with two governments which have resisted absorption into the imperial blob."Bolivia’s caretaker government isn’t
There has been a military coup in Bolivia backed by violent right-wing rioters and the US government, but you'd hardly know this from any of the mainstream media headlines."Bolivian President Evo Morales steps down following accusations of election fraud" proclaims CNN."Bolivia’s Morales resigns amid scathing
“The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum — even encourage the more critical and dissident views. That gives people the sense that there's free thinking going
American activist Angela Davis once said, "In a racist society it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist.” Our responsibility to truth and justice isn't fulfilled by merely witnessing the perverse tendency in western society toward white supremacy without participating in it,
"Well you may throw your rock and hide your hand,
workin' in the dark against your fellow man.
But as sure as God made black and white
what's down in the dark will be brought to the light."
~ Johnny Cash/traditional, 'God's Gonna Cut You Down'The Grayzone has an