“A Critique of Religions, mostly Islam and Christianity” by Mike Zonta, H.W., M.

A few days ago I saw a video on YouTube with The Young Turks founder Cenk Uygur. He was talking about how as a student he got very excited about philosophy and thought of majoring in the subject. When he went to talk with his professor, the professor asked which philosopher he wished to study. … Continue reading “A Critique of Religions, mostly Islam and Christianity” by Mike Zonta, H.W., M.

Where Have You Gone, Smedley Butler?

February 20, 2020 by TomDispatch Why no retired generals oppose America’s forever wars. by Danny Sjursen  23 Comments 11/9/35: General Smedley D. Butler, U.S. Marines, retired, pictured as he addressed a crowd of 6,000 participants in an anti-war demonstration on Reyburn Plaza, Philadelphia, Nov. 9th. Butler suggested, “That the government pay business and commercial interests not … Continue reading Where Have You Gone, Smedley Butler?

Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media – Feature, Documentary

Encore + Manufacturing Consent explores the political life and ideas of world-renowned linguist, intellectual and political activist Noam Chomsky. Through a collage of biography, archival material and various graphics and illustrations, Mark Achbar and Peter Wintonick’s 22-award-winning documentary highlights Chomsky’s probing analysis of mass media and his critique of the forces at work behind the … Continue reading Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media – Feature, Documentary

‘No Laughing Matter’: Ilhan Omar Shares Searing Anti-War Standup Routine by George Carlin

January 06, 2020 by Common Dreams “I’m not a very good American because I like to form my own opinions,” said the famous standup comic in 1992 following the first Gulf War. “I don’t just roll over when I’m told to. Sad to say, most Americans just roll over on command—not me.” by Jon Queally, … Continue reading ‘No Laughing Matter’: Ilhan Omar Shares Searing Anti-War Standup Routine by George Carlin

THE 1992 HIP-HOP SONG THAT SOUNDED LIKE A REVOLUTION TO BLACK WOMEN

Sir Mix-a-Lot’s Mega Hit ‘Baby Got Back’ Featured Powerful Women Dancers Who Changed America’s Beauty Norms Women rushed the stage during Sir Mix-a-Lot’s 2014 performance of “Baby Got Back” with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. Photo by Ben VanHouten. by CHRISTOPHER J. SMITH | DECEMBER 12, 2019 (zocalopublicsquare.org) Throughout 400 years of the nation’s history, street dance has always been a tool for … Continue reading THE 1992 HIP-HOP SONG THAT SOUNDED LIKE A REVOLUTION TO BLACK WOMEN

SFPD to hold LGTBQ ‘reconciliation and recognition’ night at Glide Memorial

(Lola Chase/ Special to SF Examiner) Police hope to acknowledge hateful history, build trust JOE FITZGERALD RODRIGUEZ Aug. 24, 2019 8:50 a.m. (SFExaminer.com) Change isn’t easy — but the San Francisco Police Department is ready to give it a try. Monday night, roughly 53 years after San Francisco police transphobia and violence spurred the Compton’s … Continue reading SFPD to hold LGTBQ ‘reconciliation and recognition’ night at Glide Memorial

Did we evolve to see reality as it exists? No, says cognitive psychologist Donald Hoffman.

Cognitive psychologist Donald Hoffman hypothesizes we evolved to experience a collective delusion — not objective reality. KEVIN DICKINSON 09 August, 2019 (bigthink.com) Donald Hoffman theorizes experiencing reality is disadvantageous to evolutionary fitness. His hypothesis calls for ditching the objectivity of matter and space-time and replacing them with a mathematical theory of consciousness. If correct, it … Continue reading Did we evolve to see reality as it exists? No, says cognitive psychologist Donald Hoffman.