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Mike Malloy - We Are A Nation Of Sheep Being Led By Wild Dogs

And George Carlin's Final Words To The World

hschulein, Democratic Underground

Submitted by Evergreene Digest Contributing Editor Thomas Sklarsaki

Hi Democratic Underground. My name is Hernan and I´m the owner of The Mike Malloy Gallery at Youtube. On this video, Mike talks about american citizens inaction regarding the wars, the lies and the deception. If you like it and want to see more, please subscribe to the gallery at: www.youtube.com/hschulein or go to www.mikemalloy.com and scroll down the main webpage to see the gallery. Thanks.

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George Carlin's Final Words To The World, Jay Cole, YouTube

Submitted by Evergreene Digest Contributing Editor Michael Sodos George Carlin on "The American Dream".

The greatest 3 minutes of his career. The PTB are aggressively trying to keep this video off YouTube and Google, so I thought I'd upload it so it can't get deleted as easily. Everyone needs to watch this!


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Summary: Intolerance, Hate, Intimidation, Fear-mongering, Violence, Incivility, and Ignorance Move Mainstream: Week of Aug 1

2 New Items including:

  • Target's $150,000 Donation To Fund Anti-Gay Politics
  • Lady Gaga: Pop Star for a Country and an Empire in Decline

David Culver, ed., Evergreene Digest

Target's $150,000 Donation To Fund Anti-Gay Politics, Michael A. Jones, Change.org

  • Send the company a message right now, urging them to explain why their money is being used to fund a politics that not only serves to prevent LGBT equality, but breeds homophobia, transphobia and hatred.
  • Mother of Gay Son Stands Up to Target for Anti-Gay Donation
  • After political gift, Target feels backlash
  • Corporate interests backing Emmer sue for right to donate to him

Lady Gaga: Pop Star for a Country and an Empire in Decline, Sarah Jaffe,  AlterNet
We have made monsters out of others in order to kill them without fear. Gaga makes herself a monster to try to show us ourselves.

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Lady Gaga: Pop Star for a Country and an Empire in Decline

We have made monsters out of others in order to kill them without fear. Gaga makes herself a monster to try to show us ourselves.

Sarah Jaffe,  AlterNet

"If there are zeitgeist moments for products, movie stars, and even politicians, then such moments can exist for weaponry as well. The robotic drone is the Lady Gaga of this Pentagon moment."

So wrote Tom Engelhardt, in an essay titled "America Detached from War," and he couldn't have picked a more perfect metaphor. Gaga is sexy, ubiquitous, and oh so of-the-moment. She exists on a line between monstrous and beautiful, making us ask questions about progress, about agency, about control, about men and women, about Americans and the world. She is both a perfect embodiment of American cultural dominance and subverting what that means at every turn.

Gaga-analysis could fill a library at this point. It is impossible to ignore her. She demands in a voice somewhere between a howl and a snarl at the Grammys "I wanna be a star!" and she makes philosophers (like Nancy Bauer, in a New York Times piece) as well as pop critics talk about her.

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How You Will Change the World with Social Networking ~ Deanna Zandt

  • "Technology isn't a magic bullet for solving the world's problems, but it's certainly a spark to the fastest fuse to explode our notions of power that the world has seen in a thousand years. In this book, I hope to show you how to light that fuse."
  • An excerpt from Deanna Zandt's new book, 'Share This!' explains how we share information and find community will change our lives.

Berrett-Koehler Publishers, in AlterNet

Social networking is all the rage, and it's coming at us, a million miles an hour. We're surrounded by a flurry of new technology, and just when we begin to make sense of one tool, a new one arrives on the scene.

All this activity leaves us little time to contemplate any forest for all these trees, let alone think about the bigger picture of how this technology will change the future. But here's the secret: How we share information, find community, and both connect and disconnect will give us unprecedented influence over our place in the world. Social media technology holds some of the biggest potential for creating tectonic shifts in how we operate, and the overall open-ended promise of technology gives us a great shot at creating the systems for change. Technology isn't a magic bullet for solving the world's problems, but it's certainly a spark to the fastest fuse to explode our notions of power that the world has seen in a thousand years. In this book, I hope to show you how to light that fuse.

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Racism in Minnesota (And Beyond)

  • We cannot conquer "the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism" until we "shift from a thing-oriented society to a person-oriented society." -- Martin Luther King
  • A new legal caste system?

Jeff Nygaard, Nygaard Notes

Martin Luther King, Jr., in his famous speech "Beyond Vietnam" on April 4, 1967, said that we cannot conquer "the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism" until we "shift from a thing-oriented society to a person-oriented society."

In recent months Nygaard Notes has been wandering far afield, from Afghanistan to Rwanda, from NATO to Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean, and the focus has been on the Third Triplet, militarism. But in this issue I come back very close to home, with a look at the First of the Triplets, which is the racism that aids and abets the extreme materialism of some in imposing extreme deprivation on others. In these times of economic malaise, when so many are suffering, it is painfully true (as the title of one of this week's essays says) that "not all areas have suffered equally."

In today's thing-oriented world, most of the conflicts that we see come down to a question of who gets what. And some of the same forces that are behind the occupation of Afghanistan are behind the unnecessary deprivation and suffering documented in this issue of Nygaard Notes. If we want to make an honest attempt to live King's dream of conquering the Giant Triplets, we need to have the courage to see things as they are, whether in Afghanistan, in the Gulf of Mexico, or in my own Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

This week (Issue 458) and next (Issue 459), Nygaard Notes takes a look at some of the ways that racism plays out in my home state of Minnesota. At the end of the series I'll give some resources for people to look at for a more complete picture of the consequences of the racism that we harbor in Minnesota. I'll also include some resources so the many non-Minnesotan readers of the Notes can check out what's happening in your area when it comes to the living legacy of racism and its concrete effects.

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A new legal caste system? Read the book  The New Jim Crow ~ Michelle Alexander, Leonard Pitts, Miami Herald<lpitts@MiamiHerald.com>

  • `You have to face the fact that the whole problem is really the blacks. The key is to devise a system that recognizes this all while not appearing to.'' -- Richard Nixon as quoted by H.R. Haldeman, supporting a get-tough-on drugs strategy.
  • ``They give [black people] time like it's lunch down there. You go down there looking for justice, that's what you find: just us.'' -- Richard Pryor.
  • The New Jim Crow? It never left us.


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