February 3, 2012
Bill talks with social psychologist Jonathan Haidt about the moral underpinnings of our contentious culture.
Note: The Preface and Chapters One through Nineteen can be found here: The 15% Solution
This is the twenty-first installment of the serialization of a book entitled The 15% Solution: A Political History of American Fascism, 2001-2022. Herein you will find “Part 1” of Chapter 20. (This chapter is very long, and so it will be presented in four parts.) From the perspective of the 25th Anniversary of the Restoration of U.S. Constitutional Democracy in 2048, this chapter discusses “what might have been done” to prevent the fall of the old United States into fascism. If present readers find that the warnings from that far-off time have relevance for today’s, that is precisely the intent. For it was the Republicans of the 1990s and what they told us back then they would do if they ever got full power (e.g., see “Gingrich” and “Armey” on p. 3), with the complicity/acquiescence/meek “opposition” of the “center-right” Democratic Party of the time, that got the nation to where it eventually got to. Continue reading
Norway’s cold-blooded mass killer Anders Behring Breivik claimed in a closed court hearing that he was a member of two cells in a far-right organisation committed to bringing about a cultural revolution in Europe.
The claim by the 32-year-old son of a diplomat implies that he had accomplices in carrying out his deadly mission in which at least 76 people were killed in a twin bomb and gun attack in and around the Norwegian capital, Oslo, last Friday.
Note: The Preface and Chapters One through Sixteen can be found here: The 15% Solution
This is the eighteenth installment of the serialization of a book entitled The 15% Solution: A Political History of American Fascism, 2001-2022. Herein you will find Chapter 17. This chapter presents the Restoration Declaration issued by the leadership of the first fully organized, national, movement of resistance to the fascist regime in control of the old United States through their monster creation, “The New American Republics.” Continue reading
Within hours of Norway’s deadly bomb and gun attacks claiming at least 91 victims it has become clear that the horror was perpetrated by a Norwegian loner with rightwing Christian fundamentalist affiliations.
Yet President Barack Obama reacted immediately to the news of the atrocity to insinuate an Islamic connection and to justify America’s war on terror.
July 13, 2011
By proposing cuts in programs like Social Security, Obama is emboldening the right.
TURNS OUT the president many expected to revive the New Deal is out to bury it instead.
That’s the inescapable conclusion following President Barack Obama’s offer to trade cuts in the Social Security and Medicare Continue reading
Replaced video Jan. 9, 2013
Deftly maintaining an evenhanded tone in tackling a sensitive topic, this two-part documentary first traces the roots, rise and rocky history of the conservative evangelical movement in America. The film then goes on to explore how President George W. Bush’s religious beliefs inform his decisions as the country’s commander in chief. Included are rare archival clips, interviews with leading evangelists and comments from key players in Washington.
via Rotten Tomatoes
Note: replaced videos June 14, 2011
Interview with Michael Parenti, author, lecturer & political analyst, by Cindy Piester of Pulse TV. After a short discussion of his book “God and His Demons”, Parenti talks about U.S. empire, its effects and how empire is maintained.
Note: The Preface and Chapters One through Fourteen can be found here: The 15% Solution
This is the sixteenth installment of the serialization of a book entitled The 15% Solution: A Political History of American Fascism, 2001-2022. Herein you will find Chapter 15. This chapter presents 2015 interview with a White House press officer under the New American Republics. She describes policies for abortion, gun use, the use of torture in the prison system, the “Christianization of America” a la David Barton (yes, that David Barton), the reduction of education to rote memory (of New American Republics doctrine), the elimination of the research universities by de-funding them, and so on and so forth Continue reading
with Chris Hedges
May 10, 2011
[…] “What happened since 9/11 is that there has been an industry that has found it highly profitable to demonize Muslims in the United States. There are numerous seminars organized and funded by rightwing organizations which are indoctrinating law enforcement officials, security agencies and military, with a very distorted view of Islam and the Islamic World, painting them either as stealth or overt instruments of terrorism”.
“This culture of fear which permeates the entire country is one that feed the climate of the security and surveillance state, justifies the endless wars in Iraq,” said Chris Hedges, Senior fellow at Nation Institute in an interview with Press TV’s U.S. Desk on Monday. […]
Note: The Preface and Chapters One through Thirteen can be found here: The 15% Solution
This is the fifteenth installment of a project that is likely to extend over a two-year-period from January, 2010. It is the serialization of a book entitled The 15% Solution: A Political History of American Fascism, 2001-2022. Herein you will find Chapter 14. This chapter presents the Address of President Jefferson Davis Hague on July 4, 2011. In it, as long advocated by the Republican Religious Right, all protections for natural resources and the environment, mineral, animal, and vegetable, were abolished. The groundwork for the “Resource Based Economy,” including the full exploitation of Canadian oil-shale and seemingly endless forests, was laid. Continue reading