Monday, December 18, 2017

The Alternative to American Materialism

Americans seem to assume that the alternative to materialism is poverty. I find that ironic because it’s clear to me that the necessary result of materialism is emotional and mental impoverishment.
So the alternative to materialism isn’t poverty. The alternative to materialism is an indifference to wealth that may well provide a relative immunity to greed.

Life in the Stupidverse

Monday, December 11, 2017

Thus Is History Whored Out

I see the noted American historian Brian Kilmeade has written a book on Thomas Jefferson.
On the July 8, 2009, Fox & Friends during a discussion of a Swedish study showing that married people are less likely to get Alzheimer’s, this Fox News sage said that Americans don’t have “pure genes” like Swedes because “…we keep marrying other species and other ethnics.”
Specifically, Kilmeade said, “Swedes have pure genes, because they marry other Swedes, because that’s the rule. Finland — Finns marry other Finns, so they have a pure society. In America, we marry everybody. So we’ll marry Italians and Irish.”
However, I doubt that Kilmeade included such insights in his Islamophobic propaganda “history” — not only because he didn’t write it, but because he probably can’t even read it.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Democrats Stab Themselves in the Back

Al Franken has been forced out of the Senate because of groping accusations.
Now watch as the GOP carefully selects a fresh list of prominent Democrats to destroy with more unverified and/or easily fabricated accusations. The Republicans must be licking their lips, in between the bouts of laughter.
Where did any Democrat get the truly laughable idea that Republicans will now somehow respect their "moral authority?" What Republicans respect is POWER, and the witch hunter Democrats have just handed them more of it.
We’ve silenced a major progressive voice, leaving a sex criminal in the Oval Office and a child molester about to be seated in the Senate. Yes, women can certainly sing hosannas now.
The Democrats will only need a cigarette now when the Republicans line them up against the wall. They're already wearing the blindfold.