I see people keep talking about how the next James Bond or Doctor Who should be black because theres so many white ones and it needs diversity.
Next film about Nelson Mandela should have a white actor as lead role, there’s been like 5 movies so far and I’m starting to think the producers are racist.
Has capitalism created a new “tyranny” brought about by the “idolatry of money”? Pope Francis I claims so. But Shane Killian and the others at the Bogosity Podcast explain why that’s bogus.
Bogosity Podcast for 9 December 2013:
Pope Francis Denounces ‘Idolatry of Money’ And ‘Tyranny’ of Capitalism:
Evangelii Gaudium - “No to the new idolatry of money”:
Shane Killian’s YouTube Channel:
Tim Dyson’s YouTube Channel:
Dukect’s YouTube Channel:
I don’t agree with everything far-left activist Dennis Trainor, Jr. says, but I whole-heartedly agree with him that Time magazine correspondent Michael Grunwald—who wrote that he “could not wait to write a defense of the drone strike that takes out Julian Assange”—not only represents “everything wrong with journalism,” but also represents “everything wrong with the blowback-inducing homicidal bull in a cultural, religious, and geopolitical china shop of US foreign policy that I like to call Manifest Destiny’s Child.”
"If one parrots the talking points that filter down form on high, for example, one is considered a journalist. If you challenge the dominant narrative, and very few do, you run the risk of being labeled a terrorist….See, there is no such thing as objective journalism. You either have your default set to accept the dominate narrative, or like Snowden, Manning, Greenwald, and Assange, you seek to empower the powerless by exposing the all-powerful Oz behind the curtain. That’s where we are."
As someone with a minor in journalism, I am ashamed at the state of my chosen profession. What was supposed to be the guard dog of the people has since devolved into the lap dog of the corporate state, and any journalist like Laura Poitras, Glenn Greenwald, and the staff at The Guardian who dare to break free from the narrative and expose it for the propoganda that it is are persecuted for the crime of pursuing and revealing truth, which is what true journalism is supposed to be.
Judge Andrew Napolitano said it best: “It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.”
TEN REASONS WE’RE AGAINST UNIONS
My new political cartoon.
Large lettering shows the title: Ten Reasons We’re Against Unions!
Below the title lettering, a group of picketing workers can be seen. Most are just silhouettes, but three people in the foreground are drawn in more detail, and their signs can be read.
SIGN 1: Workers United Against Workers Uniting
SIGN 2: I Prefer Having No Power!
SIGN 3: I (heart symbol) Bosses
WOMAN 1: Unions just want to line their own pockets!
WOMAN 2: Unlike bosses, who have only our best interests at heart.
Man counts off points on the fingers of one hand. The hand has seven fingers.
MAN: Other than weekends, lunch breaks, overtime pay, parental leave, pension plans, higher wages, and sick leave, what good have unions ever done?
Rosie the Riveter, in her traditional showing off the bicep pose, but she’s inanely grinning.
ROSIE: I deserve less pay than men.
Two men with work-uniform vests on. The first man is missing teeth, and an ear, and an eye, and has a hook replacing one hand. The second man has a wooden peg instead of a head.
EYEPATCH MAN: I wouldn’t want the company wasting money making my job safer!
PEGHEAD MAN: Heck no!
Professorial type with glasses and pipe holds up a crude drawing of a face with fangs and horns, labeled “unions.”
PROF: Speaking objectively, all unions are evil! Eeevviilllll!
CHEERFUL WOMAN: I want the “right to work!” Along with the right to be arbitrarily fired!
White woman speaks in foreground, oblivious to the two Black folks in the background who look annoyed by her words.
WHITE WOMAN: Who cares if unions reduce the pay gap between non-white and white workers?
A businessman flies high in the sky, riding on a giant packet of cash, his necktie flapping in the wind.
BUSINESSMAN: It’s wrong that unions spend money influencing Congress. Only business should get to do that!
Young woman, brimming with confidence, speaks in the foreground. In the background, three other people, one carrying a box, one typing at a terminal – also speak. All four are wearing identical hats and short-sleeved shirts – they’re clearly co-workers.
YOUNG WOMAN: One day, I’ll get rich, and I’ll be the boss. Once that happens, I won’t want some union getting in my way!
COWORKER 1: I’m also gonna be boss!
COWORKER 2: Me too!
COWORKER 3: Me too!
WOMAN: Who’d want more power at work?
Unions nowadays are little more than monopolies. They used to serve the workers, at least until they were turned into cartels by the government.
“The federal service is suffering its greatest crisis since it was founded in the first moments of the republic,” scholar Paul Light writes in his book “A Government Ill Executed.” …
B-but without government, who would wipe our own asses?!
There were pieces of my family all over the road. I picked up those pieces from the road and from the truck and wrapped them in a sheet to bury them.
Do the American people want to spend their money this way, on drones that kill our women and children?
Miya Jan, an Afghan man who recounts the events after a drone strike pummeled his village and killed his brother, along with his sister-in-law and 18 month old nephew.
American reports claimed 11 people died that day, the overwhelming majority being Taliban militants, while the inhabitants of the village refute saying 14 people died and they were innocent civilians.
Also more from the article, a 19 year old man named Abdul Ghafar, who lost his mother, brother, sister-in-law and nephew in drone strikes, which fly over his home several times a day states:
“The Americans say they are here to protect us. No — they’re here to kill us and terrorize our women and children. These be-pilots fly over our village almost every day. They spy on people and steal their lives. Children are afraid to go to school. People are afraid to stand in a group because they fear these planes will shoot a missile at them.”
So much for our Nobel peace prize-winning president.
There are so many tributes to Nelsons Mandela that have been and will be written in the coming days that it hardly seems fitting to pollute the airwaves with another one. But I would like to bring up a point that Vijay Prashad mentioned this morning:
Everybody now is sad that Madiba is…