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Fur Flying Over Journal Star Column on Progressivism By Shelli

By Shelli Dawdy The publishing of my editorial in the Lincoln Journal Star on Wednesday and resulting comments on the paper’s website is a good time to recall other GiN members’ articles and urge GiN members and site visitors to engage in the debate. At the beginning of October, the Lincoln Journal Star published three […]

Max Keiser interviews David DeGraw about The Road Through 2012: Revolution or WWIII

In this edition of Press TV’s ‘On the Edge with Max Keiser’, Max has an interview with the journalist, David Degraw, who has just published a book named The Road Through 2012: Revolution or World War III. Degraw believes that the so-called global banking cartel of financial terrorists are bent on destroying global economies so that only they themselves, who he believes are only one tenth of %0.01 of the global population, prosper and everyone else suffers and remains poor. He says Americans only have two years to prevent a third world war by revolting against this one tenth of %0.01 of the population or financial terrorists as he calls them.

Tribute to Ron Paul from The Atlantic oft called the Brain of the TeaParty

It does not seem at all far-fetched to think that Paul could have a much greater impact on the race than last time. The Republican primaries are sure to be about economic and size-of-government issues. The subject that hurt him last time, foreign policy, will probably take a backseat. Paul will not lack for resources, thanks to his legion of online donors. Reagan, the Republican hero, once endorsed him. And the party’s energy right now is at the grass roots, which also bodes well for him. If his economic message connects in Iowa and New Hampshire—well, who can say?

Meanwhile, the country is losing faith in its economic leaders. “I feel really good about what’s happening,” he told me. “I never dreamed of a day when so many people would be thinking about the Federal Reserve. I can draw crowds of thousands! The first time I mentioned Austrian economics when I spoke at the University of Michigan, they started to applaud. I thought, What in thunder is happening? What’s happening is, the education is occurring.”

Paul looked rapturous, and he leaned forward. “Two years ago,” he said, “if you’d had somebody come in and do what you should do on the recession, they’d probably be impeached in a week. But attitudes are changing—people are understanding economics differently.”

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2010/11/the-tea-party-8217-s-brain/8280/

Resentment Toward Government; Makes You a Suspect

Following up on “It’s 1984 in Amerika” theme, we’ve just found out about “a symposium in held Hamburg, New York, that was attended by federal agencies, police departments and others and where a system that trawls phone conversations, emails and instant…

. . .It was strange how quickly the students took to this uniform code of behavior I began to wonder just how far they could be pushed Continue reading →

In olden days people were forced to labor for the king and his minions in return for being allowed to live within the realm. This kind of extortion finally got tossed over and people's basic right to their lives became acknowledged – in the politic…

We have spent time in the past several years analyzing the ongoing unraveling of the power elite's "democracy" meme. This of course is a widespread perception now and in America has even caused a new political movement – the Tea Par…

This is a series examining an article in the Lincoln Journal Star on July 4 entitled “Whose side are the Founding Fathers on?” Just click one of the titles to read Shelli Dawdy’s response: the first part: “The Founding? Move Along Folks, Nothing to See There. Onward Progress!” or second part:
“Efforts to Muddle History of the Founding Don’t Change Its Facts.” or third part: “Whose Side ARE the Founders On? Easy.” An additional follow-up to the series can be found here: Ignorance is Bliss? No. Ignorance is Ignorance.

Founding Fathers Knew Importance of Moral Values

This is a series examining an article in the Lincoln Journal Star on July 4 entitled “Whose side are the Founding Fathers on?” Just click one of the titles to read Shelli Dawdy’s response: the first part: “The Founding? Move Along Folks, Nothing to See There. Onward Progress!” or second part:
“Efforts to Muddle History of the Founding Don’t Change Its Facts.” or third part: “Whose Side ARE the Founders On? Easy.” An additional follow-up to the series can be found here: Ignorance is Bliss? No. Ignorance is Ignorance.

Both in terms of feedback to the Daily Bell and in the larger Western (American) society, we see an uptick of Islamic demonization. From our point of view, as we have expressed many times, this demonization of the "other" is a kind of…

In this era when major political figures denounce ideological – by which they of course have in mind principled – thinking, why should one be consistent, show integrity? Those are not the virtues of sophisticates. Those are pedestrian ideal…

There is fairly clear evidence that the rise of tcorporation, a basically Anglo-American concept has run into rougher waters in this era of the Internet – as the Wall Street Journal points out. But the Journal for all its skepticism takes the ris…