Apply Enlightenment’s ‘Occupy’ win from 300 years ago for final Occupy victory today

Today’s 99% is having our “emperor has no clothes” recognition of the 1%’s crimes that annually kill millions, harm billions, and loot trillions. Occupy’s victory applies an historical “Occupy” accomplishment: The Enlightenment. Through meetings, conversations, and writing, the Enlightenment exposed dictatorial “Divine Right” of kings and “priests” as exactly what their policies demonstrated: vicious oligarchies that […]

Ayn Rand’s Politics of Self-Interest

(This is part four 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.) ON RIGHTS—Rand asserts that a “free society” is synonymous with “capitalism” (The Virtue of Selfishness, […]

Palestinian Statehood: The Bid

This past week, President Barack Obama gave a speech at the 66th gathering of United Nations General Assembly. In part, the speech focused on his attempt to deny the Palestinians their right to U.N. recognized statehood. Obama stated, “I am convinced that there is no shortcut to the end of a conflict that has endured […]

Ayn Rand and the Philosophy of Individualism (Part I)

(This is part one 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.)   Ayn Rand has become the darling of both neoliberals and, unfortunately, many young people […]

Facebook silently switches on facial recognition, angers everyone

One of the many reasons people leave Facebook is that it constantly changes its privacy conditions, forcing users to continuously monitor their accounts. Recently, Facebook has turned on their facial recognition for photographs without notifying anyone, leaving many users scrambling to find out how to turn it off. Originally turned on for Americans last December, […]

Open proposal for US revolution: end unlawful wars, parasitic/criminal economics. 1 of 4

source: Carl Herman, Examiner.com “Constitutional governments and aristocracies are commonly overthrown owing to some deviation from justice…the rich, if the constitution gives them power, are apt to be insolent and avaricious… In all well-attempered governments there is nothing which should be more jealously maintained than the spirit of obedience to law, more especially in small […]