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Historical Events

In the Historical Events category you will find articles deconstructing various historical events and how they effect our culture today. For those who have no sense of history are doomed to repeat it.

Trashing Tea Party Talking Points: White Supremacist Defection to the GOP

This article gives you the facts you to need to easily shred one of the most infuriating teabagger arguments: the Democrat Party is the party of racism. While that may have been true prior to the failed Dixiecrat party, it's not true today. This article details the defection of white Southern Democrats to the GOP and Mitt Romney ultimately winning the South.

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Memories of Jim Crow

The author recounts a childhood memory of the ugliness of the Jim Crow system when she for the first time noticed how African Americans were dehumanized in the euphemistically titled “Separate but Equal” policies of the old South and compares it to post election GOP behavior.

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Our Cost of Empire

This historical portrait deconstructs the underlying causes and costs of the failed War on Drugs (WOD) as well as the factors motivating it. He elucidates the high cost of the Cold War, the Military Industrial Complex, and the cost of the mass incarceration and the Prison Industrial Complex created by the War on Drugs--now morphed into the New Jim Crow.

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What’s Wrong with the US Economy?

Historical income share data and the lessons of the Great Depression demonstrate cutting taxes on the top one percent and the inequality this creates leads not to job creation but to economic disaster and discontent.

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“And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name.” Revelation 13:1-3.

And the beast called itself GOP and written upon its seven heads are: Avarice, Cowardice, Entitlement, Homophobia, Ignorance, Misogyny, and Racism. And the meek shall cry out in agony. And the beast shall be slain by the Lamb, in their name. And the beast's name shall be erased from the minds of men forever.

Amen