politics

Politics does not dictate our collective cultural mindset as much as it simply reflects it; We've got to look in the mirror sometimes, and we've got one.

  • Autumn Alston
    Published 2 days ago
    Trump's Cult: Tell Them

    Trump's Cult: Tell Them

    Trump fans will try and backtrack. They may try and engage in proverbial gymnastics in years to come...to make their behavior acceptable. Or they could try and erase the very mention of the repugnant person for whom they were willing to lose so much. To lose their businesses, to lose their integrity, and for some, Herman Cain comes to mind, even their lives.
  • Cheryl E Preston
    Published 3 days ago
    Trumpeters are following their leader in blind faith and displaying cult like actions

    Trumpeters are following their leader in blind faith and displaying cult like actions

    Donald Trump’s followers are now displaying what some experts believe are all the signs of following a cult leader, if you don’t think so consider these red flags that always go hand in hand with narcissistic leaders. There are many warning signs and I have chosen to list 10.
  • Alexander Belsey
    Published 3 days ago
    A Hidden Road To Recovery?

    A Hidden Road To Recovery?

    As lockdown measures ease, people return to work, and retailers open their doors once again, a big question is looming large in the background.
  • MoriaCavandish
    Published 4 days ago
    Humanity during Covid

    Humanity during Covid

    Hello my friends, are you well? Keeping safe? There has been a great deal of talk whether this virus is real if it's dangerous. If masks help, if they don't. I personally believe there is a virus out there, like influenza but far worse, it can be dangerous, to those with compromised immune systems even worse, and to those that don't, it's a crap shoot my friends, and maybe it targets certain genetic dispositions. Is it man made, or just mother nature fed up? I'd rather be safe than sorry, and the truth is I hate wearing a mask, but it makes other people feel better, safer so I wear it. Not because the government told me to, but because both my parents have weak immune systems. I do it for them. I don't believe in vaccines, yet respect your right to believe in them. Why? because we still have the flu. Even with a vaccine. I respect other people's fear. I pray for those that have died from it, and those fighting it. But I will not believe in fake news, I will not succumb to mass hysteria nor will not argue with people. Be safe, be kind and most of all remember we are human beings. Sadly this pandemic has brought out the worst in humanity. I'm embarrassed aren't you? There are people spitting on their fellow man, sticking their fingers in containers of food and putting them back on shelves, people are attacking one another over toilet paper? screaming at workers that are just doing their jobs. Hoarding food, cleaners and toilet paper, ignoring the people that can't just go out and get them. Where has humanity gone? Have we really gotten to a dog eat dog world, where the strongest survive? What happens when these people are in the position of the less fortunate?
  • Jean Riehm
    Published 5 days ago
    Capitalist Breadlines

    Capitalist Breadlines

    The above photo is from November the 16th, 2020. Not decades ago, not years ago, this is the scene from just four days passed at the time of this article being written. This America. This is one of the wealthiest counties in the world and people are lining up in scores to receive food that they most likely could not afford on their own. If this is not shocking to behold then I don't know what would be.
  • Brian Altsman
    Published 6 days ago
    Should school be covered by tax?

    Should school be covered by tax?

    Should School Be Covered By Tax? By Brian Altsman Jr. Should your tax dollar be used in the scheme of big business? What would that mean at the local level? Is there a solution or is it a deficit? What could we expect from a free educational system? How do private schools operate over federally funded public schools? These questions and more implement into the conundrum of what the best move for all schools should be.
  • Alyssa Calloway
    Published 6 days ago
    The Great Work Begins

    The Great Work Begins

    I struggled to capture the feeling the 2020 election left in my spirit. Torn between well-deserved celebration, and still weighed down by crushing horror-- I reached for my well-worn copy of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America and turned to the last page.
  • Jonathan Fiero
    Published 9 days ago
    A Prologue to Anarchy

    A Prologue to Anarchy

    What is there to even talk about? It’s autumn again. Soon I’ll have the world back, when the beaches are deserted and the mountains become blanketed in snow. I hope this year will be better than last, more like the year before. The cold started early last year; it was deep and bitter, and continued on far too long into the spring. What’s the difference though... we’re all stuck here anyway, in this county; the world has closed its borders to us.
  • Johnny Ringo
    Published 9 days ago
    Analyzing a Critique of American Culture and Values: the American Jeremiad

    Analyzing a Critique of American Culture and Values: the American Jeremiad

    I had an interesting conversation with a former friend some time ago. I know that sometimes I can be hard to talk to. We got to talking about many things, but one of them I found most interesting: the viability of an "actual" revolution, as in a war, in the United States. I'm reminded of Martha Hutchinson, who wrote: “…The reason for the frequence of revolutionary terrorism is that it is an effective strategy; its benefits outweigh its costs.” (Hutchinson, 1972).
  • Johnny Ringo
    Published 9 days ago
    On Socialists Reclaiming Libertarianism From the Right

    On Socialists Reclaiming Libertarianism From the Right

    The original purpose of libertarian thought (not the American variety) was to advocate for the rights of people within a monarchical system that didn't value them. Basic attempts to establish rights through treaties such as Magna Carta were focused on establishing voting and property rights against the monopolistic powers of monarchy. Even though I think private property is a very contentious idea, it's better than what was done in abusive monarchies.
  • Cheryl E Preston
    Published 11 days ago
    The Proud Boys and Neo Nazi's lead the charges of voter fraud

    The Proud Boys and Neo Nazi's lead the charges of voter fraud

    Thousands of Americans filled Freedom Plaza on Saturday to show support for President Donald Trump. They want him to know he is not alone in his fight to overturn the recent election. Two government agencies, Elections Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council & The Election Infrastructure Sector Coordinating Executive Committees both said 2020 was the most secure election ever in the United States. Even so, many Americans have fallen for Donald Trump's fake news, hook, line, and sinker.
  • Diana Price
    Published 11 days ago
    Think COVID-19 is Bad? Getting Sick in the US is Worse

    Think COVID-19 is Bad? Getting Sick in the US is Worse

    Imagine you wake up one day and everything is gone. I mean everything — most of your belongings, your pets, your family, your job, your income, your freedom, your mobility, and your independence.