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|Sins of the Fathers: Fascism, The Pauls and the Roots of the Tea party
Now that Rand Paul has officially announced his run for the Presidency, it seems appropriate to remind ourselves and others just what the so-called "libertarianism" he imbibed at his father's knee ...
|Wolves in Sheep's Clothing; Racism, Anti-Semitism and Fascism: Infiltrating the Left
Have you ever been in a discussion in an ostensibly progressive or Left venue only to suddenly find someone promoting a meme that seems drawn directly from the swamps of far Right extremism? Have ...
|On Leaving America
Few things strike me as more politically pathetic than ostensible Progressives who respond to a political defeat by nattering on about leaving the US.
|What "Rule" ?
Is it against the site rules to question someone's integrity and good faith?
The tragedy at Village Shalom once again exposes a virus of hatred infecting the US. Those murdered by Frazier Glenn Miller/Cross are only its latest victims. We cannot allow their deaths to be in ...
|Love It Or Leave It?
Time for a political reality check.
|Moral Monday Georgia Revs It Up
39 arrested at Georgia State Capitol for demanding Medicare expansion.
|Attention N.Y. Kossacks: Right Wing involvement in the Occupy Movement?
There's been a lot of back and forth about Right Wing involvement in the Occupy movement. Here's your chance to get some facts.
|Revolution vs. Revelation
What is revolution? Is it a social and historical phenomenon? Or does it fall from the sky like a religious epiphany?
|Fascism, Ron Paul and the Roots of the Tea party
Lots of people like to toss around the word Fascism as an epithet for anything they disapprove of. It may be emotionally satisfying and politically convenient but it's a mistake that can have ...
|Missives from Bizarro World: Uncle Sam as rapist
Just when you thought the Right Wing couldn't get any more twisted or perverse.
|Is someone trying to convince us that this is worth arguing about?
Here we go again.
|Barack Obama: Worst President ever! Part II
A mildly amusing side light on the ongoing Meta wars.
|Propaganda: What it is and what it isn't.
Lots of people are tossing around the word. Apparently with no regard for what it actually means.
|Georgia Governor Nathan Deal is a paid Corporate Stooge
This just in, Governor Nathan Deal, his business partner and Daughter are on the pad for the "Healthcare" industry.
|An Open Letter From an Older Radical
In this time of war and rumors of war, perhaps we should give thought to oldest and longest war of all.
|A Song for Victor
This September will mark the 40th anniversary of the US Government backed military Coup against the Democratically elected Government of Chilean President Salvador Allende . Allende was a Marxist ...
|Of Nazis and Kosher Klansmen: A Georgia Cracker Speaks
My years infiltrating, researching and organizing against Right Wing hate groups.
|Whose fault is it?
Feeling hopeless? Looking for someone to blame?
|I Carried a Gun
I was once labeled as a vigilante.
|President Obama: One of the worst Presidents ever
Agree or disagree?
|Left Wing Follies #1
I'm a proud, apoplectic, left wing, radical!
|HOF: A Conspiracy So Immense!
They're out to get us!
|The Compleat Guide to CT
Find your Truth!
|A Few Observations on the Boston Bombings
There's not a lot of solid information yet so what follows is speculative.
|The Urge to Purge
When supposed "defenders" of Democratic values abandon democracy.
|A Challenge for Progressives and the Left
This isn't a diary I'd choose to write. I'd rather it wasn't necessary at all but after four plus decades of Left activism, I've learned that one of the worst things you can do is remain silent when ...
|A Poem for a Birthday
Today is the National Holiday commemorating Dr. King's Birthday.
|PBS' The Abolitionists: A Flawed Experience
American Experience's latest series: The Abolitionists has much to recommend it. Unfortunately it also propagates the popular myth that American Abolitionism is synonymous with the career of William ...
|The Nature of the Beast: My Sean Hannity Adventure
Back in the early 90's, before his apotheosis as a Fox News superstar, Hannity was a second string Right Wing shock jock toiling in the Atlanta market. In the run up to the ill fated Atlanta Olympics,
|Secession and Southern Progressives
Can Progressives cross the sectional divide?
|A Hanging in Midtown
History hides at the edges of every day life.
|Ghosts of Dixie
An odd thing happened to me the other night.
|Gingrich's Slave Trader Mentality
Having had a worm's eye view of the rise of Newt Gingrich from Georgia politics to the National stage, his subsequent fall and resurrection, a few thoughts on the true significance of this self ...
|"Vote for the War Criminal"
I received an article by email last week by someone who unhesitatingly labels Pres. Obama a war criminal and equally unhesitatingly calls for his re-election. An expression of clear eyed realism or ...
This September marks the 148th anniversary of the fall of the City of Atlanta to Union forces under the command of Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman. This pivotal event likely insured the re-election of ...
|The Vacant Chair
This American Classic is hereby nominated as Willard's campaign theme song.
|What's So Funny About Debbie Wasserman Shultz?
Mike Huckabee's white ethnic humor.
|Romney's Racism: Does It Matter?
From appeals to "common" Anglo-Saxon culture, to race baiting over Welfare, to attempts at the "niggerization" of President Obama, the Racism of the Romney Campaign becomes ever more apparent. Yet ...
|For the Union Dead: A poem for Independence Day
A memorial by Robert Lowell.
|News Flash! Ecuador Pulling Out of the SOA!
Ecuador announces that it will no longer participate in the School of the Americas(SOA).
|The Circular Firing Squad
Recently I stumbled into an ongoing catfight between what some describe as the "Obama Rox/Sux" crowds. Fair warning, neither side is likely to appreciate what I have to say.
It may just be that I'm simple minded but it seems to me the explanation for FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt) diaries attacking President Obama, with dire predictions of his imminent sell out of ...
|For everyone on the street.
We are in the fight of our lives.
|Conspiracy or Common Sense?
Our public and political discourse is awash in Conspiracy Theories. What are we to do about it?
| Oh Yes They are Afraid
If you think that the right-wing isn't shaken by the Wisconsin movement take another look.
|Gagging Black Dissent
One of the hallmarks of a white supremacist mindset is the assumption that African Americans constitute a undifferentiated, monolithic mass. It is measure of how much such assumptions permeate our ...
|The Mystery of Andrew Sullivan
Sullivan is what you get when a typical conservative, middle class Brit discovers that his sexuality simply can't be fit into the dominant frame of social respectability.
|Smoking Gun: The GOP's Tacit Alliance with RW Terrorism
Waiting for "mainstream conservatives" to "wake up" to the threat of Right Wing terrorism is comparable to waxing your ice skates in hell. They jumped the shark over a decade ago.
|The "White" Man's Burden II
Personally, I'm sick to death of white identified folks "whining" every time someone calls out white racism.
|Rahm Emmanuel in alleged human trafficking scandal
Now that I've got your attention.
|The White Man's Burden
The Blindness of the White Eye.
|US On the Threshold of a Progressive Power Shift?
As the fight over Health Care Reform has reached unexpected political dimensions, one commentator sees the potential for a seismic shift in the dynamic of our national politics.
|Health Reform: Fighting the Last War or Fighting to Win?
With the inflamatory hysteria of the teabagging right that threatens to derail meaningful reform generating calls for progressive mass mobilization, some insist on clinging to a pre-2008 perspective.
|Patriotism and Right Wing America Haters
With the renewed prostitution of patriotism by the rightwing, it might be worthwhile review what their version consists of. I wrote this piece sometime ago but I think it has relevance to present ...
|Teabagger's Mega Event Mega Flop in Atlanta
Last Saturday saw two events in Metro Atlanta intended to swell the momentum of the Teabaggers/GOP's anti-public health crusade. You hadn't heard about them? Guess why.
|Racism is Not a Disease
I read an excellent diary today on the racist subtext of the right wing's extended temper tantrum over Health Care Reform specifically and Obama's Presidency generally. The diary contains valuable ...
|Turnout, Security, Squelch Disruptions at Town Hall
Last night there was Town Hall organized by Congressman (D,GA) Hank Johnson held at the campus of Georgia Perimeter College. What follows is a report drawn from various participants and observers ...
|Zionism, Post Zionism and history
Is Zionism nothing more than the assertion of the right of self determination for the Jewish people? Or is it a complex political ideology whose history has ramifications for the present day?
|Zionism, Anti-Zionism and Anti-Semitic Memes
Has Anti-Zionism become conflated with Anti-Semitism? If it has, who bears responsibility?
|Zionism, Anti-Zionism and Einstein
Over the weekend I took part in a discussion in which a great deal of ire was generated over the propriety of comparisons between Zionism, Anti-Zionism and Nazism. Reproduced below ia letter written ...
|Secession is Entirely Logical
With the eruption of Secessionist rhetoric, the chickens of the "Southern Strategy" have come home to roost.
|Secession: Bastard Child of Original Intent
This is something I wrote a while back. With the sudden eruption secessionist sentiment it seems worth repeating.
|Atlanta Tea Baggers Estimate: 10,000 to 15,000
Totally subjective and nonscientific eyewitness snapshot.
|The Federalist Papers Fraud
The framers were mortal rather than divine beings and the Constitution is a work in progress rather than holy writ.
|Democrats and Mass Protest: The Radical Option
There has been a continuing tension on the Democratic side of the political divide over the efficacy of mass protest. Many have expressed the view that such activities are a waste of time and ...
|Tough Questions About Impeachment
Is Impeachment practical? Are there workable alternatives? The stakes are high.
|Politics or Parenting? Some critical thoughts on the debate over Lakoff
A review of George Lakoff's latest book, Whose Freedom? , sparked a spirited discussion over his views on the perceptial differences between Right and Left when talking about freedom, "America'...
|A Note On Lieberman Apologists||WB Reeves||08/12/2006||19||5||-||-|
|Lamont, Lieberman, Kerry and the Assassins of Democracy||WB Reeves||08/09/2006||6||9||-||1|
|Racism, Anti-Semitism and William Jefferson||WB Reeves||06/09/2006||79||8||2||1|
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