Monthly Archives: November 2008

Sports, Politics, and Disenfranchised Fans

Sports — that’s another crucial example of the indoctrination system, in my view. For one thing because it — you know, it offers people something to pay attention to that’s of no importance. [Sports] keeps them from worrying about things … Continue reading

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The Great Mother Wails

The Earth extends her arms to us; Revealing through her nature the changing condition of our existence. She bends and twists, Deflecting the swords of Our foolishness, Our arrogance, Our gluttony, Our deceit. Unbridled by red alerts or amber warnings, … Continue reading

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Market Fundamentalism and Liberty

Naomi Klein spoke at the University of Illinois in late October about a liberation movement that began in South America on September 11, 1973. It was a liberation movement for the international corporation. The current American economic crisis is a … Continue reading

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The Contradictions in Signs of Wonder

Like millions of others around the world, I shed tears at 10:00 CST on November 4 when Barack Hussein Obama became the 44th president of the United States. I cried because my daughters, first time voters, were able to see … Continue reading

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Unfinished Business: Will Not Talking about Race Undermine Racism?

When Obama’s primary campaign seemed to be heading for victory in early March 2008, he came under sharp attack from conservatives in the media and from the Hillary Clinton campaign for his relationship with Reverend Jeremiah Wright, the former pastor … Continue reading

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Without Reservations, “Yes I Can”

As an historian of American educational history I am still in amazement of the recent political events. November 4, 2008 will go down in history as a milestone moment in American history. For the first time in the history of … Continue reading

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