Monthly Archives: November 2016

Waiting for the Barbarians

From Chris Hedges: The desiccation of our liberal institutions ensured the demise of our capitalist democracy. History has amply demonstrated what was to come next. The rot and political paralysis vomited up a con artist as president along with an … Continue reading

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Washington Post Disgracefully Promotes a McCarthyite Blacklist From a New, Hidden, and Very Shady Group

From Glenn Greenwald and Ben Norton at The Intercept: [T]he individuals behind this newly created group are publicly branding journalists and news outlets as tools of Russian propaganda — evencalling on the FBI to investigate them for espionage — while cowardly hiding … Continue reading

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We Are All Deplorables

From Chris Hedges: I spent two years writing a book on the Christian right called “American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America.” I spent many months with dispossessed white workers in states such as Missouri, Kansas, Florida, … Continue reading

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Trump is Torquemada

I had to sit through yet another article by Chris Hedges, my fucking guru, today where he misrepresented Trump because he isn’t acting like Hitler.  Let’s get this straight, once and for all.  DJT precipitated from relatively new money, and … Continue reading

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Edenton

To be as gods, knowing good and evil. Raymond Stafford was born in 1935, too young for WWII and not called to fight in Korea by virtue of being the only son of an aged father who needed him to … Continue reading

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First Union

Captain Zebulon Vance, USMC, Ret., ancestor and namesake of the North Carolina Civil war governor, sat quietly as ladies of the congregation decided on the particulars of upcoming events at Weaverville Baptist Church, of which he was pastor.  Not yet thirty, … Continue reading

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Intolerance on the Right

“Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will … Continue reading

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