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Collin Daybell | Republicans and Democrats

Our challenge really is against the stupidity and cognitive dissonance that rules us today.

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  • Part 1: Vandana Shiva, physicist and thinker: our challenge really is against the stupidity that rules us today
  • "We are not atomized producers and consumers, we are part of an earth community, we are part of a human community…"
  • Part 2: The Entire Western World Lives In Cognitive Dissonance
  • The Western mind … (is) so full of propagandistic nonsense that there is no connection to reality.

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Part 1: Vandana Shiva, physicist and thinker: our challenge really is against the stupidity that rules us today

In this period of the end of the world, how do we sow the seeds of a possible world?

Vandana Shiva, Rise Up Times

June 9, 2018 | "We are not atomized producers and consumers, we are part of an earth community, we are part of a human community…"

Vandana Shiva discusses the state of the planet and what we can do about it.

Vandana Shiva, physicist and thinker

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Part 2: The Entire Western World Lives In Cognitive Dissonance

  • The Western mind … (is) so full of propagandistic nonsense that there is no connection to reality.
  • There is the real world and there is the propagandistic made-upworldthatcoversover the real world and serves special interests.

Paul Craig Roberts, paulcraigroberts.org

https://www.strategic-culture.org/images/news/2018/06/22/or-40956.jpg22.06.2018 In this column I am going to use three of the current top news stories to illustrate the disconnect that is everywhere in the Western mind.

Let us begin with the family separation issue. The separation of children from immigrant/refugee/asylum parents has caused such public outcry that President Trump has backed off his policy and signed an executive order terminating family separation.

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Column: Sorting out facts and fears in the immigration debate

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A young girl grasps her mother's hand as dozens of undocumented immigrant families are released from detention at the bus station in McAllen, Texas, June 26, 2018. Trump administration officials said on Wednesday that it would be difficult to comply with the timetable in a federal court order requiring the reunification of migrant children and parents who were separated at the border. (Callaghan O'Hare/New York Times)

  • The research does not indicate that there is a growing illegal immigration problem, or that immigrants commit more crime.
  • Related: Select Articles | The Challenges and Opportunities of Undocumented Immigrants, Week Ending June 16, 2018

Michael Leiber, Lyndsay Boggess, Bryanna Fox and Richard Moule, Jr., Special to the Tampa Bay (FL) Times 

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July 6, 2018 | Over the past several months, the debate over immigration, crime and ? most recently ? the policy of removing children from parents detained for illegally crossing the U.S. border, has raged across America. As professors and social scientists, we?ve watched this debate with some dismay, as facts on immigration have too often been overtaken by opinions and politics. So we want to share some facts we have learned through years of research.

While we understand the political arguments made for and against various immigration policies, our job as scientists is to objectively evaluate the data used to support various policies and stances and use research to more accurately predict the consequences of our actions.

A group of immigrants from Central America, who were detained after entering the United States, walk away after being released at a bus station in McAllen, Texas, June 22, 2018. Many were given ankle monitors and notices to appear in court. (Todd Heisler/the New York Times) 

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Select Articles | The Challenges and Opportunities of Undocumented Immigrants, Week Ending June 16, 2018 (1)/5 Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest.

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Klaus%20Marre%20and%20DonkeyHotey.jpgThe Politics of Marginalizing the ‘Other’ * The delusion of deporting the country’s troubles away by banishing “criminal aliens” * I Don't Need to 'Understand' Anyone Who Still Supports This President * Border Patrol Kicked, Punched Migrant Children, Threatened Some With Sexual Abuse, ACLU Alleges * ‘It’s Horrendous’: The Heartache of a Migrant Boy Taken From His Father.
  • Related: Trump, critics trade angry immigration charges, falsehoods.

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This Nation Is Politically Deranged

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James Comey

The Justice Department Inspector General's report proves the nation became addicted to unreality.

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Charles P. Pierce, Esquire

Jun 15, 2018 | feel very safe in saying that James Comey’s future paperback sales took a considerable nosedive on Thursday afternoon. The Department of Justice’s inspector general dropped The Last Honest Man from a very great height into a very deep well on Thursday.

The IG’s long-awaited report—which came on the same day that the Attorney General of New York filed suit against the Trump Foundation for breaking almost every charitable tax regulation and campaign finance law known to man or beast—excoriated Comey for what it called "insubordinate" and "extraordinary" bungling in his performance during the 2016 presidential election, citing what it called "ad hoc decision making based on his personal views even if it meant rejecting longstanding Department policy or practice." The July press conference was a mistake. The October letter was a mistake. James Comey was the biggest mistake of all.

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Rejecting Values and Responsibility Was a Big Mistake. We Have Lost Our Minds. Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest


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  • Part 1: Psychologist: Rejecting Values and Responsibility Was a Big Mistake
  • Rejecting values and responsibility leads to a life devoid of purpose.
  • Part 2: It’s no joke that we have lost our minds.
  • The Founding Fathers just ordered another round.

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Check Your Knowledge of White Supremacy: Take Our Short Quiz

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  • Check Your Knowledge of White Supremacy: Answers and Additional Resources
  • Related: Special Report | How the White Problem Got Made

 

Sharon Kyle, Justice Not Jails

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We thought it would be interesting and valuable to offer this short "quiz" on white supremacy. We have set it up as a survey so that we can easily tabulate the responses and even report back on some of the insights you give us.
 

Along with those insights, we will report back what we think are the correct answers to each question in a subsequent edition of this e-letter (we do recognize that there is ongoing debate around a number of these questions). 
 
Take the Survey Here.
After you've taken the survey, click here for Answers and Additional Resources

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Special Report | How the White Problem Got Made, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest 

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  • Part 1: The White Problem
  • I don’t think I was born white. I think white children are manufactured.
  • Part 2: How White People Got Made
  • Whiteness is one of the biggest and most long-running scams ever perpetrated.

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How the Corporate Media Enslave Us to a World of Illusions by Jonathan Cook

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  • The Great Western Narrative is there to perpetuate power by legitimizing it, by making its unbalanced and unjust distribution seem natural and immutable.
  • Our planet and our children’s futures depend on us liberating ourselves, seeing the ghosts in the machine for what they truly are.

Jonathan CookCommon Dreams / Rise Up Times

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http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Raised%20Fist%20with%20Peace%20Sign%20Background%20copy.jpgJune 13, 2018 | For several years now, I have been writing regular posts on my blog with one end in mind: to help open a door for readers and encourage them to step through. I select issues, usually those that dominate western media coverage and represent a consensus that we might term the Great Western Narrative, and try to show how this narrative has been constructed not to inform and enlighten but to conceal and deceive.

It is not that I and the many other bloggers doing this are cleverer than everyone else. We have simply had a chance – an earlier one – to step through that door ourselves, because of a jarring life experience that the Great Western Narrative could not explain, or because someone held the door open for us, or more usually because of a combination of the two.

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Trump, critics trade angry immigration charges, falsehoods.

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President Donald Trump speaks at the Memorial Amphitheater in Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2018 in Arlington, Va. / Alex Brandon, Associated Press

  • Misleading tweets by liberal activists fuel Trump.
  • Related: How Liberals and Their Talking Points Are Fueling the Alt-Right and Trump

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  / Minneapolis (MN) StarTribune

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May 29, 2018 | President Donald Trump and Democratic critics traded outraged, sometimes plainly false accusations about immigration Tuesday as the debate over "lost" children and the practice of separating families caught crossing the border illegally reached a new boiling point.

False charges flew on both sides. The White House wrongly blamed Democrats for forcing his administration to separate children from parents. Liberal activists and others, including some from media outlets, tried to highlight the issue by tweeting photos of young people in steel cages that actually were taken during the Obama administration. Others seized on reports the government had "lost" more than 1,000 children, though that wasn't quite the case.

Jill Colvin is a White House reporter for the Associated Press. She previously covered Donald Trump's campaign and the 2016 presidential race.

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How Liberals and Their Talking Points Are Fueling the Alt-Right and Trump, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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  • Part 1: How Liberals Are Fueling the Alt-Right
  • As the old adage goes, “You can’t fight fire with fire.”
  • Part 2: How Liberal Talking Points Help President Trump
  • The name-calling and the policing of others’ words will only repel voters

 

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