FRANK SCOTT—The spectacle of an alleged debate between the candidates of the capitalist party with two caucuses which would have made Beavis and Butthead blush may have convinced more people of the problems we face which cannot be dealt with by its creators. The fact that an overwhelming majority of Americans did not view the ugly farce is a credit to the consciousness of the truly silent majority, as a near deranged minority of fake left and phony right mobs follow the lead of their minority mind managers and shriek in horror about a fascist attack from white supremacists or a socialist marxist subversion into mass murder which is likely to result if one or the other lesser evil is not led, carried or wheeled into the oval office.
AMERICAN BRAINWASHAMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISMANTI-CORPORATISMANTI-IMPERIALISM FIGHTERSANTI-NEOLIBERALISMANTIFASCISTSCAPITALISM & SOCIALISMCAPITALIST SICKNESS
AMERICAN STUDIESANTI-NEOLIBERALISMLIFE UNDER CAPITALISMSOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
GARY OLSON—If we can answer to ourselves “This is where I stand,“ we have a fundamental moral orientation that has grown out of a careful examination of how the world works and we possess an identity that permits us to define what is important to us and what is not. If we have serious uncertainty about ourselves and what is of value to us, our very identity is called into question. And here, I think, is Taylor’s most salient point: “To lose this orientation, or not to have found it, is not to know who one is.” In short, an identity crisis occurs because qualitative distinctions about how to live our lives are missing.
ANTI-IMPERIALISM FIGHTERSANTI-NEOLIBERALISMISRAELI EXCEPTIONALISMLEBANON
GARETH PORTER—In 2015, the Cypriot government prosecuted Canadian-Lebanese Hussein Bassam Abdallah for allegedly being part of a Hezbollah ammonium nitrate terrorist plot, after police found 420 boxes of the fertilizer in the house where he was staying. Yet virtually no details about the case were ever released, because the entire legal process took place behind closed doors. What’s more, Abdallah’s defense was never made public.
AMERICAN STUDIESANTI-NEOLIBERALISMBRITISH DEVIOUSNESSBRITISH/ EU/ NATO COMPLICITYIMPERIAL WHORESIMPERIALISMIMPERIALIST FRONTSIMPERIALIST SICKNESS
MATT EHRET—As investigative journalist Paul Sperry rigorously lays out in his report, a major piece of the Russiagate puzzle was revealed when it became known that the primary source used by Christopher Steele in shaping his dodgy dossier was not the high level Kremlin insider which the world was told, but rather a former Brookings Institute employee named Igor Danchenko.
AMERICAN STUDIESAMERICAN WAY OF LIFEANTI-NEOLIBERALISMBLACK AMERICABLACK MISLEADERS
MARGARET KIMBERLEY—A mere 6% of Portland’s population is black. Yet the killing of George Floyd inspired a nearly all white cohort in that city to take to the streets. This seeming contradiction is proof of a nation in the depths of a great crisis. Police violence against black people is not the sole motivator for every protester and that is all to the good.
The crisis is caused by unrelenting neo-liberal policies which have negatively impacted the lives of millions of people. The COVID-19 pandemic drew back the curtain and further exposed a system that is not meant to serve human needs.