Chomsky: Trump is a Distraction, Used by the Deep State to ‘Systematically Destroy’ America

Smashing the two party paradigm Noam Chomsky called out deep state democrats and republicans alike for using Trump as a distraction to destroy America.ByJay Syrmopoulos World-renowned intellectual giant and respected academic, MIT professor Noam Chomsky recently sat down for an interview called ‘A Continuing Conversation with Geographers’. In the interview, he clearly makes his thoughts known…Read more Chomsky: Trump is a Distraction, Used by the Deep State to ‘Systematically Destroy’ America

Noam Chomsky: Neoliberalism Is Destroying Our Democracy

This a posting of a recent article in The Nation, so I can understand the use of the possessive determiner 'our' but neoliberalism is not just destroying 'your' democracy, it's destroying democracy. How elites on both sides of the political spectrum have undermined our social, political, and environmental commons. By Christopher Lydon read more

Triumph of Evil?

Photo: Santiago Mejia, The Chronicle  From left: Dayana, age 22; her father Miguel; her brother Joshua, age 14; mother Veronica; and sister Luana, age 6; listen in to church service at Grace Cathedral on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 in San Francisco, Calif. People may have noticed the lack of new posts from my blog and…Read more Triumph of Evil?

The Writing’s on the Wall, but there’s no-one left to read it

You've got to hand to British comedian, Jonathan Pie, he did call it. The people of the United States of America have made their decision. Some people might call it the death of Democracy but, in truth, it's long live Democracy. Trump's acceptance speech was far more gracious and conciliatory than people might give him…Read more The Writing’s on the Wall, but there’s no-one left to read it

Football & Politics, don’t mix

Brexit has focussed people's minds in the last few days, particularly mine. I shouldn't worry, though. After all, I'm still a European. But I'm not happy with that state of affairs, either. I don't like an institution that began with an ideal to unite Europe and prevent war but has been subverted into a lumbering…Read more Football & Politics, don’t mix

Do the Hokey Pokey and Brexit

The United Kingdom is in Political Trauma following a national referendum decision to leave the European Union . Emergency trauma centres are being set up in cities and towns from Land's End to John o'Groats, to deal with the mass hysteria and shock caused by this unprecedented outbreak of democracy. Unaccustomed to an outbreak as this,…Read more Do the Hokey Pokey and Brexit

Same History

If you're Irish, then you're aware that this year, 2016, marks the 100th anniversary of an event that laid the foundation for the birth of a nation. But while we all share the same history, it is our inability to agree on what it means that has led to the birth of a nation, struggling to find an identity.