If You Want to Understand Democratic Socialism, Look to Orwell, Not Sanders

There is a movement behind Senator Bernie Sanders – a powerful and devoted corps of activists who are clamoring in the streets and across social media for “Democratic socialism.”  This term they tie to the Nordic model – a system built upon the vast majority of production being in private hands – profit and control – but where a robust

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The American Holocaust Began While You Were Distracted With Russia

We are not in the murder stage of the Holocaust, but rather in the dehumanization stage. By treating these asylees as less than human – unworthy of seeking safety and security they are making the American public dehumanize them. Those incarcerating them by and large have already partially dehumanized them which allows them to justify, to themselves, the abuse they heap on them. However, such a culture allows them to dehumanize them further. By engaging in bullying and harassment in groups, by reinforcing that they don’t deserve beds or real blankets, by witnessing worse acts being done by their peers in front of them, the immigrant asylees become less and less human.

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Republicans Are Reactionary, Democrats are Conservative, and Other Terms We Regularly Misuse

Words have meaning, they are imbued with it, but Western society certainly has been extremely lax in this in recent decades.  In the 1980s there were liberal Republicans and conservative Democrats and this was not seen as oxymoronic, but rather just something that was.  A person held an ideology and was a member of a political party, and these were

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