The Roman and US Empires: A point of view

The Roman and US Empires: A point of view “There is nothing so frightening as ignorance in action.”  — Goethe First published May 7, 2010 The fall of the Roman Empire has been the subject of much debate and comment for many centuries.  Indeed, the founding of our own republic was built on the founders […]

US Ambassador to Afghanistan: kill ‘them’ tirelessly or ‘they’ will kill Americans

US Ambassador to Afghanistan, Ryan Crocker, told a UK leading paper that leaving after ten years of war shows a lack of US patience, that all the US has accomplished so far is to kill the “slow and stupid ones,” and that killing in Afghanistan is important because somehow Afghanistan is a special place where […]

HOW THE U.S. MILITARY SPAWNS MASSACRES AND DAILY ACTS OF DEPRAVITY

‘Are our soldiers seeing too much combat?’ as one retired military general asked after the most recent Afghan massacre of 16 civilians. How much combat – organized and spontaneous killing, destruction – is too much? Enough so that US killing in Afghanistan is just short of being caught massacring civilians? Enough so that anyone any […]

President Andrew Jackson and Peter Cooper on monetary reform

This is my paper for The Center of Process Studies’ conference, Money-Creation in a Finite World (free and open to the public, April 10-12, 2012; Claremont Colleges, CA): Money and credit as public services for full-employment, optimal infrastructure, ending debt slavery: Epic proponents, related history of US government and corporate media, partnership for Occupy victory It’s divided into these […]

52 million views, 4-minutes, Occupy’s point: Where is the Love?

video here. What’s wrong with the world, mama, is the 1%’s criminal wars and rapacious looting. Occupy exposes the 1% that allows a million children to die every month from preventable poverty when just 1% of our income saves their lives while reducing population growth. Occupy documents and proves the 1%‘s  fear-mongered, unlawful, lie-started wars […]

We the People Support Occupy Wall Street; Why Doesn’t Congress?

S. Paul Forrest For too long, We the People have sat back while the governmental representatives of our nation have initiated fiscal policies to appease the donors of their campaign drives while taking away from our social services.  It is not difficult in this money driven world we live in to understand how indifferent the […]

9-11 Ten Years Later

September 11, 2011 marks the tenth anniversary of what could arguably be called the greatest and most important domestic crime in US legal history. This refers only to legal crimes, not such crimes against humanity as chattel slavery, genocide against American Indians, machine gunning of striking workers by National Guard troops, nor such crimes against […]

Objections and Replies

(This is a continuation of part two of a four-part series on the ethics and political theory of Ayn Rand, written exclusively for The Daily Censored, by Dr. Robert Abele, professor of philosophy at Diablo Valley College in the San Francisco Bay Area.) In this series so far, we have made several arguments concerning Rand’s […]

Ayn Rand and the Philosophy of Individualism (Part II)

(This is part two of a four-part series on the ethics and political theory of Ayn Rand, written exclusively for The Daily Censored, by Dr. Robert Abele, professor of philosophy at Diablo Valley College in the San Francisco Bay Area.) We ended the last section by outlining Rand’s attempt to close the “is/ought” gap by […]

Fixing Our Economy In 60 Words Or Less

Solution #1 Most products are made in countries with a per capita income 1/10th of ours.  When they are brought back, they are priced as if they were still made here.  Through taxes or subsidies to cooperating companies, find one company to sell here at a  price commensurate with costs + profit.  The rest would […]