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Politics in totalitarian societies are entertainment. Reality, because it is complicated, messy and confusing, is banished from the world of mass entertainment. Clichés, stereotypes and uplifting messages that are comforting and self-congratulatory, along with elaborate spectacles, replace fact-based discourse.
A corrupt Supreme Court backs the rich; fascism reigns in elections. —RiseUpTimes By Mike Ludwig, Truthout.org | Report 02 April 2014 McCutcheon Rapid Response at the Supreme Court/Public Citizen (Photo: Flickr) Demonstrations were held across the country Wednesday as the Supreme Court continued chipping away at federal campaign finance reforms with a 5-4 ruling striking down the federal cap […]
Bernie Sanders on the ‘Aggressiveness Among the Ruling Class’ John Nichols on June 8, 2012 – 10:23 AM ET The Nation Governor Scott Walker says that, with his victory in Tuesday’s recall election, he will “tell Wisconsin, tell our country, and we tell people all across the globe that voters really do want leaders who stand up […]
The Art of the Shakedown, from the Nile to the Potomac How Corruption in the U.S. Puts Everyday Corruption in Africa to Shame
The Art of the Shakedown, from the Nile to the Potomac> How Corruption in the U.S. Puts Everyday Corruption in Africa to Shame By Lawrence Weschler Nov. 1, 2011 TomDispatch A bit over an hour into the five-hour drive across the ferrous red plateau, heading south toward Uganda’s capital Kampala, suddenly, there’s the Nile, a boiling, […]