History

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…

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.

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.

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…

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…

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…

It is not a novel observation, but it probably bears repeating. The vacations that President Obama takes are like some sort of royal procession. It wasn't so obvious under George Bush because he had his own "ranch" to go to. But like Bill…

The BP story just keeps on getting weirder. First it was the most monumental crisis in the history of environmental pollution, and now, if reports are accurate, it is nearly nothing at all. In the meantime, the Obama Administration has attempted to shu…