Posts tagged "Socialism"

The Les Miserables Dichotomy: America and socialism

Axiom (per noun 1.  a self-evident truth that requires no proof. 2.  a universally accepted principle or rule. 3.  Logic, Mathematics. a proposition that is assumed without proof for the sake of studying the consequences that follow from it. So let us try this axiom on for size: the United States loves Les Miserables. ... Read more »

2012: the year traditional conservatism died

  This is more than an American political campaign logo and slogan: it is the iconic representation of  the time America shed yet another layer of its divisive past; the time this massive North American continent went from its chrysalis of being the United States to embarking on its butterfly promise toward America and a more perfect union. Whether... Read more »

Socialism: a simple definition for the unaware or ill-informed

It is time. In as much as people are woefully ignorant to this concept (socialism) and are currently throwing around uneducated pieces of mythical misinformation like some sort of carnival barker at the county faire, I figure it was time for a refresher course by way of simple, straight-forward definition.  Then at least one may say... Read more »

Even In Paraphrase Romney Steps In "It" -- like a "barn raising"

In yet the most recent example of poor Romney messaging and due diligence, Romney has released an ad which, in paraphrase, takes Obama’s words of last week stating that no one is an island, no one “builds it alone” out of context — a reference that factually states that no company, entrepreneur, individual delivers his or her... Read more »

Norwegian Socialists "Buying Up America" With THEIR Surpluses!

A killer article in Daily Finance on Norway and its implementation of the successful, user-friendly, modern “Nordic model” of Socialism . . . and how they, as much as anyone else, are “buying America”. . . . and guess what?  For those who think that the riches of the few are the measure of the “vibrancy” of a... Read more »

How Romney-Ryan-Walker May Be Creating . . . Obama Republicans?

Gone are the days when the Republican Party might hope to win over a few conservative Democrats in the manner that Ronald Reagan was said to have in 1980 and 1984.  The Republican’s now need to be more concerned about an exodus of moderate Republicans to an increasingly perceived moderate, 3rd-way and centrist Democratic Party. In... Read more »

Their "Liberty," Our "Tyranny"

In the current wave of rhetorical bumper-sticker jargon and esoteric jibber-jabber, perhaps no concept reigns supreme over the hyperbolic as much as the mythical attachment to the notions of “liberty” and “freedom” and the delusion that there is but one definition for each term.  Both ideals as employed in much contemporary usage are offered up... Read more »

Let's Drop The Pretense: America Was FOUNDED As a Class-Based Enterprise

In reviewing some of the mail I have received over the last month or so it is very clear (and sadly so): both the far right and the far left argue as they either skipped or failed 8th grade civics — faux historians!  Let us look at some of the more important inconvenient facts that keeps American political... Read more »

How Living In A Red State Turned Me . . . Green?

This will be a fun essay, one born of pure experience and personal observation.  Before I begin I must offer a disclaimer that this essay is only for those possessing a decent education in that I will be reflecting on my transformation from a moderate Democrat who supported Obama in 2008 to a Green Socialist... Read more »