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Inverted Totalitarianism & Conservative Reaction…

I imagine that if zombies were real there would probably be a transitional period whereby they could still animate some of their former living characteristics. That could be an apt metaphor for America’s state of politics today.

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Former President Jimmy Carter recently declared his support for NSA whistleblower Ed Snowden. He also  said that the revelations show that, “America does not have a functioning democracy at this point in time.” more…

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“Rise up…or Die!”

There is definitely a measure of satisfaction in witnessing main-street journalists writing and advocating what revolutionists have been preaching all along.LesMiz

Given the overt success of class war by the corporatist elite, only the willfully ignorant and conservative cadre ignore and/or gleefully support the looting of the economy, the impoverishment and de-democratization of the masses, and the destruction of public gov’t. more…

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“Hope is For the Lazy…”

All 359 articles in the American Tribune are authored by myself (Nick Medvecky, PsyD; AKA Dr. Publico) except for one. That exception was an edited version of an article by Christopher Hedges, his remembrance of “9/11: We are what we loathe.”

The following is a second edited article from another radical Christian, Robert W. Jensen (54), a professor of journalism at the University of Texas (Austin). He too has composed an impressive body of correspondence. Note the following 2 min. video for the photo below…

Practice for the Real Hunger Games…

By Robert W. Jensen:

In 2005, I preached on the ecological crisis titled “Hope is for the Weak: The Challenge of a Broken World.” Looking back, I realize that I had been far too upbeat and optimistic. I want to correct that.

Hence, my updated title: “Hope is for the Lazy: The Challenge of Our Dead World.” Let’s start with two of the three important changes. more…

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Layin’ in the Cut…

There’s a saying we often use in prison, “Layin’ in the cut.” It describes a situation where one quietly awaits further time and opportunity for “payback.”

I’ve witnessed the American gulag become the largest prison system on earth…and a corporate model for future society. Welcome to my world… more…

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9/11: We Are What We Loathe…

(NOTE: The following is edited from an article posted at Truthdig by Chris Hedges, a NY Times staffer on 9/11.)

I arrived in Times Square around 9:30 on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. Billows of smoke could be seen on the Jumbotrons above us pouring out of the World Trade towers.

Remembering...

I walked quickly into the NY Times newsroom, grabbed a handful of notebooks, slipped on my NYPD press card, and started down the West Side Highway to the World Trade Center.

The south tower went down around 10 a.m. with a guttural roar. Huge rolling gray clouds of noxious smoke, dust, gas, pulverized concrete, gypsum and the grit of human remains enveloped lower Manhattan. The north tower collapsed about 30 minutes later. more…