MARTHA ROSS—The Playboy interview occurred when Wayne was in his 60s and fresh off his Oscar win for “True Grit.” In the lengthy interview, Wayne discussed a range of topics, from working in Hollywood to race and sex. He voiced his support for white supremacy during a discussion about Black political activist and academic Angela Davis.
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Bertrand Russell’s Advice For How (Not) to Grow Old: “Make Your Interests Gradually Wider and More Impersonal”
When you read this closely, you realise that dedicated social activists and people genuinely concerned about politics not so much in their own self-interest but in the general well-being of all, are by definition revolutionaries and people on the left. What’s more it’s been noted by a growing corpus of medical studies that people who remain intensely involved in social affairs of a political and moral nature also appear to escape in significant measure the ravages of senile dementia.
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he situation surrounding the censorship of Southfront on Facebook has turned into a display of the stereotypical Big-tech super villain. Facebook has published a report justifying its actions, which is an egregious, textbook example of fake news. The report contains only disjointed accusations under the cover of meaningless words, and without a single example being presented. Special attention should be paid to the fact that in the full 29-page report, there are no mentions of SouthFront itself, besides the baseless accusations at its outset.
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T.P. WILKINSON—[Looking at it from a Chinese perspective] the counter-revolution of 1776 was fought by people naturally closer to the KMT under Chiang. They waged war to protect wealth and slavery and the right to conquer North America without sharing it with the British ruling class.
Contrast the Russian and especially the Chinese revolutions both of which aimed to create decent lives for the mass of the population. They also succeeded, as did the Cuban revolution. The Soviet Union was defeated in part by collaborators like Gorbachev and due to compromises forced by its proximity to the Western peninsula and NATO. However there is still no doubt that the Soviet Union made Putin’s Russia what it is today.
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DAVID WALSH—As we noted in our original review, South Korea is one of the most socially unequal societies on the planet. Bong’s film spells out, in a thoughtful and logical manner, the inevitable results of such a division: the impoverished will do almost anything to emerge from their nightmarish conditions, subsisting literally in the underworld. The pampered rich, living in a cocoon, are utterly unprepared for the envy, anger and violence their dominance and arrogance provokes.