Tag Archives: American violence

Henry Giroux | The Hardening of Society and the Rise of Cultures of Cruelty in Neo-Fascist America

Dark Times are truly upon us.

Henry A. Giroux | War Culture, Militarism and Racist Violence Under Donald Trump

War has been redefined in the age of global capitalism: it has expanded its boundaries and now shapes all aspects of society.

Elliott Colla | A Veteran Novel That Finds No Reception in War

War Porn contains some of the most significant and original writing on deployment to be found in contemporary American literature about the Iraq War.

A Narrow Focus on Mass Shootings Undermines Efforts to Solve America’s Gun Problem

Because everyday gun violence is concentrated in racially segregated neighborhoods, it’s easy for millions of Americans to think they won’t be affected.

Chris Hedges: The Lie of Patriotism

Nationalists do not venerate veterans. They venerate veterans who read from the approved patriotic script. America is the greatest and most powerful country on earth. Those we fight are depraved barbarians. Our enemies deserve death. God is on our side. Victory is assured. Our soldiers and Marines are heroes.

Henry A. Giroux: Liberal commentators who are apologists for Trump’s racism

Trump has repeatedly indicated his support for such actions by saying he “would like to punch a protester in the face” and labeling protesters as “bad Americans.” He also incited this violence through his response to the November incident that occurred in Alabama…

Henry A. Giroux: America’s addiction to violence

Giroux: At a policy level, violence drives an arms industry, a militaristic foreign policy, and is increasingly the punishing state’s major tool to enforce its hyped-up brand of domestic terrorism, especially against black youth.

Henry Giroux | Culture of Cruelty: the Age of Neoliberal Authoritarianism

Giroux: Power in its most oppressive forms is deployed not only by various repressive government policies and intelligence agencies but also through a predatory and market-driven culture that turns violence into entertainment, foreign aggression into video games, and domestic violence into a goose-stepping celebration of masculinity and the mad values of unbridled militarism. At the same time the increasing circulation of public narratives and public displays of cruelty and moral indifference continue to maim and suffocate the exercise of reason and social responsibility.

▶ Scheer and Hedges: They Know Everything About You |Video Parts 1 to 7

How Data-Collecting Corporations and Snooping Government Agencies Are Destroying Democracy”

Glenn Greenwald: Refusal to call Charleston shootings “terrorism” again shows it’s a meaningless propaganda term

Greenwald: But what I … don’t want is for non-Muslims to rest in their privileged nest, satisfied that the term and its accompanying abuses is only for that marginalized group. And what I especially don’t want is to have this glaring, damaging mythology persist that the term “terrorism” is some sort of objectively discernible, consistently applied designation of a particularly hideous kind of violence.

VIDEO: Robert Scheer Identifies a ‘Serious Division’ Between His and Chris Hedges’ Views (Part 6/7)

Chris Hedges and Robert Sheer have been carrying out an extended debate on the Real News Network. In this video  discuss the centrality of violence to U.S. American culture. View the full series:  Links below. Scheer and Hedges: They Know Everything About You (7/7) Scheer and Hedges: They Know Everything About You (5/7) Scheer and Hedges: They […]

Evergreene Digest: “No civilization would tolerate what America has done”

(We) have … been programmed into cruelty and apathy by (our) schools, churches, families, politics, and pop culture(.) Institutional racism. Rampant income inequality. A broken justice system. America may never be a great society. Torture Is Who We Are David Masciotra, AlterNet / Salon Monday, Dec 29, 2014 | It seems police can get away with […]

Ed Felien: ‘Violence is as American as cherry pie’

H. Rap Brown was right. “Violence is a part of America’s culture. . . . We all pay the price for this institutionalized violence. BY ED FELIEN  April 21, 2014  SouthsidePride.com What H. Rap Brown actually said in that speech in Washington, D.C., in 1967 was: “I say violence is necessary. Violence is a part of […]

Tomgram: Stephan Salisbury, Life in the American Slaughterhouse

Tomgram: Stephan Salisbury, Life in the American Slaughterhouse Nick Turse. Posted by Stephan Salisbury at 5:31PM, July 29, 2012.  TomDispatch Is America an increasingly violent society?  Statistics seemingly tell us no.  From 2001 to 2010, according to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, violent crime victimizations actually dropped 34%. While this decrease is part of a longer-term trend […]