Posted on Aug 16, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: Trump Has An Enemies List, And He Is Beginning To Take Revenge

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Image by Alison Jackson, Vanity Fair Former CIA Director John Brennan isn’t the first official to be punished by Donald Trump for being mean to Donald Trump, and he won’t be the last. In fact, Trump’s wrath will only expand from here unless he’s stopped by impeachment, resignation or the 2020 election. As you might know by now, Trump rescinded Brennan’s security clearance because Trump is a petty little...

Posted on Aug 14, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: Triggered

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In fits of rage, my late colleague Chez Pazienza wrote extensively about what he regarded as the corrosive culture spreading through university campuses in Western society. Chez would send me emails with links to pieces about “triggered” students who wanted “safe spaces” to hide from words and ideas they didn’t like. Those emails usually began and ended with the words “fucking” and “insane”, and I’d have to talk him...

Posted on Aug 13, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: Why Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman Is A Modern Masterpiece

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Note: This review contains spoilers. When Spike Lee released Do the Right Thing nearly 30 years ago, he shook the white critical world to its core with his unsparing portrait of racism in a Brooklyn neighborhood. Before then, films about racial issues usually had a message of brotherhood attached to them. Lee pulled no such punches, refusing to indulge the lie of a “post-racial America.” He applied bold techniques to...

Posted on Aug 09, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: Staying Home Or Voting Third Party Is Not An Option. Not Now.

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There’s no law or rule preventing third party candidates from running for office. Any office. Indeed, under normal circumstances, third party candidates can force honesty into a race, or they can bring an issue to the forefront, prompting candidates from the two major parties to weigh-in or even adopt the third party position on such an issue. Let me be perfectly clear before third party supporters catapult into the...

Posted on Aug 08, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: Why Joe Biden Must Not Run For President 

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Let me just get this out of the way: if Joe Biden wins the Democratic primary in 2020, I will support him with all my might against Donald Trump. Biden is a fair, decent man with a long track record in government, and he would make a good president. However, if the people around Biden him have any sense, they and the DNC will urge him not to run...

Posted on Aug 07, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: Kamala Harris Lays Down the Law

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This past weekend, junior California Senator Kamala Harris certified her role in our country’s future with her powerful speech at Netroots, a progressive conference, denouncing the notion that standing for civil rights is playing “identity politics.” Harris, who is half-Indian and half-black, is the tenth African-American Senator since Reconstruction and the second black woman to do so. Before her ascension to the Senate, she served as San Francisco District Attorney and...

Posted on Aug 02, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: Why Trump-Republicans Don’t Want You Or Anyone Else To Vote

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Just about everyone in the Resistance is talking about one thing right now, and it’s not just the latest damage inflicted upon the nation by the clown dictator in the White House. We’re all desperately spreading the word online and elsewhere that voting in the forthcoming election will decide whether democracy-as-we-know-it continues to exist here. Indeed, the get out the vote effort has been underway since 11/9/16, and it’s...

Posted on Jul 31, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: Embracing The Shadow

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Filling the conscious mind with ideal conceptions is a characteristic of Western theosophy, but not the confrontation with the shadow and the world of darkness. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. – Carl Jung According to Jungian philosophy, there is a collective unconscious that all humans can tap in to. It is innate, gifted to us at birth, and...