Tag Archive | Revolution

Happy New Year! Who Was The Radical MLK? by The Anti-Social Socialist

The world of the corporate executive in the U.S.: a “booming” stock market; “strong” economic growth; “America” (their version) is great again; an inordinate effect on elections – uh, make that selections; companies that destroy the environment while diverting billions of dollars from the working class to the parasitic class (like Chevron, Halliburton, Kinder Morgan, […]

Freedom Or Obedience? You Can’t Have Both

Was Alexis de Tocqueville, the 19th century French diplomat, historian and political scientist; when he wrote “De la démocratie en Amerique”,  peering into the future and “seeing” the eventual outcome of the volatile combination of a small, well-financed parasitic class and a population without the courage to stay the course and fight for a stake […]

The Necessary (R)evolution Will Not Be Televised

  Capitalism is oppression. It’s oppression delivered through racism, patriarchy, intolerance of “others”, religious zealotry and other tools of dividing us – basically the spreading of hate, greed and fear. It’s neatly wrapped and sprinkled with the sugar (and spice and everything nice) of patriotism, socially acceptable responsibility (working “hard”) and more ignorance & greed, […]

In Formation?

“[What information consumes is] the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention.” This quote is attributed to Herbert Simon, a 1978 Nobel winner in economics. I saw it recently and my mind starting wandering… The quote seems to be a clever comment about the overabundance of information (much […]

Cooperation Or Competition? (Aka Evolve Or Die)

“Only the strong survive.” “It’s a dog eat dog world out there.” “The cream will rise to the top.” Clever. Clever manipulation, that is, when used to promote a predatory economic system that rewards greed and suppresses cooperation. The concept of only the strongest of a species being worthy of survival is pertinent to the animal kingdom […]