A Journal of the Plague Year 2021: The Distasteful State of the Union

Many Americans seem to think there is a legitimate government in place but the US is a country that has undergone a coup. It is no longer a democratic country: all those who keep saying or thinking they are still in a democracy are living in denial. Continue reading A Journal of the Plague Year 2021: The Distasteful State of the Union

A Journal of the Plague Year 2021: The Oligarchy makes its final moves

They have twisted the erstwhile class struggle into ensuring their elite class remains above everyone else. There is nothing reminiscent of working-class attributes/behaviour among these Hollywood moguls, celebrities, politicians, and dictatorial managers of Big Tech. Continue reading A Journal of the Plague Year 2021: The Oligarchy makes its final moves

Hope in the age of looming authoritarianism

by Henry A. Giroux I can understand pessimism, but I don’t believe in it. It’s not simply a matter of faith, but of historical evidence. Not overwhelming evidence, just enough to give hope, because for hope we don’t need certainty, only possibility. — Howard Zinn In the current historical moment, the line between fate and destiny is difficult to draw. Dominant power works relentlessly through its major cultural apparatuses to hide, mischaracterize, or lampoon resistance, dissent, and critically engaged social movements. This is done, in part, by sanitizing public memory and erasing critical knowledge and oppositional struggles from newspapers, radio, … Continue reading Hope in the age of looming authoritarianism