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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Donald Trump and his Fascist Overtones


We'd been doing this every night if the Nazi's had won the war.  This is lip synced by the way:




Celebrated Americans historian Rick Perlstein has been over this topic in a great piece on Trump's campaign:

"Donald Trump is not a fascist––probably.

His ex-wife Ivana once claimed he kept a volume of Hitler’s collected speeches in a cabinet by his bed, and read from time to time the fuhrer’s vision of human life as a pitiless war of all against all. “If I had these speeches, and I am not saying that I do, I would never read them,” he told Vanity Fair in 1990. But consider something the architect of Trump Tower, Der Scutt, once said on how to evaluate the truth value of Donald Trump claims: “divide by two, then divide by four, and you’re closer to the answer.”

Trump worships armed force, pronouncing at a rally in August in Derry, New Hampshire: “I believe in the military and military strength more strongly than anybody running by a factor of a billion.” (Applying Scutt’s formula, that means Trump believes in military strength 125,000,000 times more than Lindsey Graham, who opened his presidential campaign with a promise to go to war with Iran.)



When Trump speaks in the subjunctive mood, he can certainly sound like an aspiring dictator. Regarding a $2.5 billion plant Ford intends to build in Mexico, he announced that “every car, every truck, and every part manufactured in this plant that comes across the border, we’re going to charge you a 35 percent tax—O.K.?” The Constitution, of course, grants Congress, not a president, the power to tax. Maybe it’s just ignorance on his part. Or maybe, by “we” he’s referring to the Congressional coalition he’s building in his spare time between stadium rallies. But if Trump has ever made reference to any understanding of the three coequal branches that govern the United States, I haven’t noticed it."

Richard Wolff Global Capitalism Update: January 2016



Saturday, January 9, 2016

Obama's great response to the argument, "You can't outlaw Murder."


Obama's great response to Chris Kyle's (American Sniper) widow on the argument, "you can't outlaw murder."

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Kentucky Insurrection - A story about a coup in 1900 that killed a Governor

Saturday, January 2, 2016

5 Movies/Videos you need to see about the crash of 2008 right now.


The 2008 crash left wounds that still haven't healed 8 years later.

Here are some movies/videos you need to see about the crash ASAP:

-'The Big Short':

A star studded cast - a movie about a group of people who saw the housing crisis before everyone else.


-'Margin Call':

Kevin Spacey plays the part of a big bank executive that liquidates their toxic mortgage assets that kicks the financial crisis off.


-'Inside Job':

A great documentary narrated by Matt Damon with interviews with key players in finance.



-'David Harvey's 'The Crisis of Capitalism':

A Marxist perspective of how capitalism widens wealth inequality and doesn't deal with it's problems, but moves them around.


-'Noam Chomsky's Crisis and Hope: Theirs and Ours':

A broad discussion of the affects of the crash shortly after.