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The American Left: Wrong About Everything?

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  • Even a country as prone to bad judgments as we had become could never be stupid enough, perverse enough, addled enough, self-destructive enough to put a man like Donald Trump in its highest office. No way.
  • Related: Harvard Business School: The U.S. Political System Has Been 'Hijacked'




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Jaime O’Neill, LA Progressive

September 16, 2017 | For lots of people like me, the world has been turned on its head over the last few years. In fact, the whole damn century thus far has been pretty puzzling.

We started out by electing the village idiot as our leader, a rich man’s kid who had demonstrated little in the way of intelligence or competence in anything he’d ever done up to that point. Then we re-elected him despite the fact that he had, in his first term, invaded the wrong country in response to a big terror attack he’d neglected to prevent, having been on vacation the entire month preceding those assaults on New York and the Pentagon.

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Harvard Business School: The U.S. Political System Has Been 'Hijacked' Yossarian Johnson, The Intellectualist

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A new case study by Harvard Business School asserts that U.S. politicians have rigged the system to such a degree that the U.S. is on its way to becoming a failed democracy.
 

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Series | The Occupation of the American Mind: Israeli PR Campaign to Influence U.S. Public Opinion, Part 2 of 3

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  • On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, legendary musician Roger Waters and Sut Jhally discuss how after its invasion of Lebanon in 1982, Israel intensified its propaganda machine in the U.S. - one that continues to shape American political thought.
  • Related: Series | The Occupation of the American Mind: Israeli PR Campaign to Influence U.S. Public Opinion, Part 1 of 3

Paul Jay, The Real News Network

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May 22, 2016 | Jay: Welcome back to Reality Asserts Itself on The Real News Network. I'm Paul Jay, continuing our discussion with Sut Jhally and Roger Waters about the new film "The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel's Public Relations War in the United States."

 

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Series | The Occupation of the American Mind: Israeli PR Campaign to Influence U.S. Public Opinion, Part 1 of 3, Paul Jay, The Real News Network

  • On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, legendary musician Roger Waters and Sut Jhally discuss their new film about the Israeli public relations campaign to influence U.S. public opinion
  • Reality Asserts Itself (RAI) with Pink Floyd's Roger Waters, Part 1 of 3
  • Related: From the Archives | Five Israeli Talking Points on Gaza-Debunked

Robert Redford on Trump: 'He's Our Fault'

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  • The legendary actor-activist isn't going to spend time overanalyzing the president. He'd rather America look in the mirror.
  • Related: From the Archives | We Are All Deplorables

Michael Hainey, Esquire

Sep 13, 2017 | It's tempting to see Robert Redford as the golden boy. The guy who never had to sweat for it. The guy who got what he got because it was handed to him, because of his looks. The guy who, as the writer James Salter said of Redford at age forty, after he had carved out his extraordinary success, had the aura of a charmed life: “As if glancing at a menu, he was able to choose his life.”

The reality of Redford’s life, like the reality of anyone’s, is much more complex. The son of a milkman, he grew up in Santa Monica, California. He loved to play baseball and was offered an athletic scholarship to the University of Colorado, but at the end of his freshman year, just after his mother died, he was kicked off the team and asked to leave school. (“I lost my scholarship pretty quickly after I discovered drinking,” he once said.) Desperate to become a painter, he went to Europe to study but flamed out. He returned to New York and found his way into a theater company.

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From the Archives | We Are All Deplorables, Chris Hedges, Truthdig

 

  • Liberals have no moral authority to preach to a dispossessed white working class about racism, multiculturalism, identity politics or diversity. The abject failure by liberals to fight for economic justice triggered the protofascist backlash embodied by Donald Trump’s election victory.
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Hunter S. Thompson’s 9/11 Essay Is Still Chillingly Accurate 16 Years Later

 

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Writer Hunter S. Thompson predicted “guerilla warfare on a global scale, with no front lines and no identifiable enemy” after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks Ho New/Reuters


“This is going to be a very expensive war, and Victory is not guaranteed ― for anyone,” he wrote.

David Moye, Huffington Post


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09/11/2017 | When terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, no one knew exactly what the future would hold.

However, writer Hunter S. Thompson turned out to be amazingly prescient.

Shortly after the tragedy, the famed gonzo journalist wrote an essay for ESPN.com where he laid out his thoughts on what could happen in this new era.

Sixteen years later, his remarks are still chillingly accurate:

David Moye, Reporter, HuffPost, is a journalist with 20 years experience writing on offbeat subjects. He is the former senior editor of Wireless Flash, a news agency that provided The Daily Show, Good Morning America and many other shows with guest booking and news segments.

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Hunter S. Thompson’s 9/11 Essay Is Still Chillingly Accurate 16 Years Later

 

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Writer Hunter S. Thompson predicted “guerilla warfare on a global scale, with no front lines and no identifiable enemy” after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks Ho New/Reuters


“This is going to be a very expensive war, and Victory is not guaranteed ― for anyone,” he wrote.

David Moye, Huffington Post


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09/11/2017 | When terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, no one knew exactly what the future would hold.

However, writer Hunter S. Thompson turned out to be amazingly prescient.

Shortly after the tragedy, the famed gonzo journalist wrote an essay for ESPN.com where he laid out his thoughts on what could happen in this new era.

Sixteen years later, his remarks are still chillingly accurate:

David Moye, Reporter, HuffPost, is a journalist with 20 years experience writing on offbeat subjects. He is the former senior editor of Wireless Flash, a news agency that provided The Daily Show, Good Morning America and many other shows with guest booking and news segments.

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