Trump lauds new 'carrier' as it produces 'FEAR'!
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Jul 24, 2017 - 4:40pm
Trump lauds new 'carrier' as it produces 'FEAR'!

The new $12.9 billion USS Gerald Ford is being deployed into our Atlantic ocean. Our new President claims this will make our enemies “shake with fear”. President Trump says “American might is second to none and we’re getting bigger and better and stronger every day of my administration”. What does this image and rhetoric create for Americans? To me this creates the image that MIGHT makes RIGHT for America. The article in the Arizona Daily Star, July 23, 2017, is headlined with “New Carrier will make enemies shake with fear”.   The history of America from its beginning is one of solving problems mostly with the use of MIGHT. America has experienced some 120 wars in its 241 year history. This formula of ‘Might makes Right’ has worked to a degree to impose America’s will …

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All Holocausted Out: What I Think of Non-Jews Usin…

I got an email in the comments section of  from the scholar Danusha Goska about something that I said in my posting about how I came to write my book  . I had mentioned that a friend said to me that I must be “all holocausted out” after writing my first book about my pare…

Jul 20, 2017 - 6:08pm
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As the Empire Crumbles Away

Back in the late 1980s and very early 1990s as the Soviet Union collapsed into a heap of central planning dust little did we know that our own empire was well on the way to its demise.  By the late 1980s we were already giving away our valuable manufacturing with much more to come.  The lo…

Jul 23, 2017 - 2:08pm
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Donald Trumps Khaki Clad ChildArmy

I didn’t watch or listen to Donald Trumps address to the Boy Scouts. I’ve heard his speeches enough to know that at this point he’s just on repeat pep rally mode. We’ve been hearing the same incoherent ramblings for nearly two years. The ramblings often reaffirm a culture w…

Jul 25, 2017 - 5:03am
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Is A  New Social Contract  The Answer

I just finished watching this video by Ken O’keefe’s “They’re Done! Checkmate… His idea of the Social Contract is very appealing. I must admit, I like the way it addresses the power structure by restoring power back to the people via the social contract. I do think…

Jul 26, 2017 - 3:57pm
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Forgotten Voices

Since the beginning of 2015, an unprecedented number of refugees primarily from the countries of the Middle East and Africa have been fleeing war, persecution, and ethnic cleansing. In the hopes of seeking safety, many have been crossing borders to find refuge in neighboring states. This refugee cri…

Jul 24, 2017 - 7:41pm
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Cult of Personality

They are not a majority, yet, but a substantial minority of the US population are  . They are bewildering to those of us retaining our sanity.They bleat out whatever talking point is presented to them by Trump as if it were their own thoughts. For months they chanted "fake news" at …

Jul 24, 2017 - 8:00am
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Don’t Mistake Libertarianism for Utopianism

Libertarians, Liberty sympathizers, and opponents of Libertarianism alike must acknowledge the fact that Libertarianism does not purport to be a Utopian ideology or political system. Unlike the various forms of Marxism and Communism, there is no promise of everyone and everything being accounted for…

Jul 19, 2017 - 3:06am
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Hitler, Zion and WWII - The Victors of War Write t…

Overzealous News Outlets - Some Things Never Change   The victor of war writes history. The vanquished were evil tyrants that were overcome by the good, current establishment.  Such is the story in most countries, or so there government’s propaganda would have its citizens believe.&…

Jul 24, 2017 - 12:14pm
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WE'RE A DUMB SPECIES. PERIOD.

  Now listen.   We have so many discussions here about Jews or Trump or Putin or whoever occupies the media at this point as an actuality or - not.   Subjects which are chewed and chewed upon for decades - all of them are. It's BORING. 70 years ago or so, if we had Internet, we'd hav…

Jul 24, 2017 - 4:51pm
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The Beat Goes XV

The following is a copy of an email dialogue between myself and a prospective Writer Beat user that decided not to participate.  Start from the bottom.  My final response is in the comment thread.     From Rob   I understand how you feel, but I think there's a big difference…

Jul 24, 2017 - 11:27pm
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Purcell's Jewish Conspiracy Theory

Purcell, You talk about truth as needing to be completely re-analyzed and you are the person to guide the people to some oasis, some undiscovered mirage in a vast desert of lies.  Yes, a mirage.  Your mirage. It is more than this actually.  From what you say, it is a conspiracy of rac…

Jul 24, 2017 - 4:15pm
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E UNUM PLURIBUS

The word of the day is “diversity,” what exactly does it mean? My Random House Webster’s does not go into a great deal of detail, it merely says: (1) The state of being diverse; difference; unlikeness.  (2) variety; multiformity.  (3)  a point of difference.  W…

Jul 25, 2017 - 5:26pm
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The Four Irreligions

I’ve been involved with Writer Beat off and on for several years. Religion is a common topic and I find it interesting that cynics of religion tend to paint all religions with the same brush.   About 20 years ago, I came across a profound article about the Four Irreligions. I wish I could…

Jul 25, 2017 - 3:21pm
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Which dead Rock Star was the biggest loss?

I have often pondered this. Some many bright young rockers died tragically young with short careers. What could they have achieved if they had lived longer?   I drew up a short-list of the ones that came to mind (and added in a couple whose careers were ruptured by mental illness). I focussed o…

Jul 23, 2017 - 3:13am
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Women kicking ass on the silver screen is popular…

We are in a "woman fad" right now, it's popular to show women in kick ass powerful positions, and that's fun but not a whole lot more realistic than all the superheros.  Unfortunately the silver does inspire and this trend is inspiring lots of you young girls to think they are as tough as the b…

Jul 23, 2017 - 12:05pm
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WHITE LIVES MATTER

A young woman called 911, to report another woman being assaulted in the alley behind her home. When she saw a patrol car, she ran out in her PJ's to report what had happened. The officer sitting in the passenger seat shot her in the stomach and killed her! That seems to be the factual summary. Ever…

Jul 22, 2017 - 3:33am
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The Kookiness of Modern Monetary Theory: A Study i…

Despite its name, there's nothing "modern" about Modern Monetary Theory. It derives from an old model of money and the state called "Chartalism", whose name, in turn, derives from the Latin word "charta" which means "token" or "ticket" — or more simply, anything without inherent value that ser…

Jul 22, 2017 - 12:56pm
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The Beat Goes On XIV

From a disgruntled former participant of Writer Beat:   Dear Autumn,   When you approached me asking me if you could cross-post my article I agreed with some hesitation, because having looked through your site I saw many anti-Israel and outright anti-Semitic comments. I agreed eventually t…

Jul 21, 2017 - 1:10pm
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Back to Healthcare Reform School

If history repeats itself, we might as well do the same thing - which is why we're recycling this cartoon and commentary from earlier this year (3/27/17)...   Now that healthcare reform reform has failed, two groups of people are celebrating. Those who love Obamacare the most…

Jul 25, 2017 - 6:39am
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Forgotten scandal of the Obama era

From Benghazi to the IRS there are plenty of ugly scandals that the Obama Administration found itself embroiled in.  However, there is one scandal that received very little press but was the most glaring and potentially the most threatening to his presidency…The Standard & Poors Scand…

Jul 20, 2017 - 5:43pm
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  • - Jul 26, 2017 - 2:21am
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Why Climate Deniers, Anti-Vaxxers, and Flat-Earthe…

This is going to be a non-scientific post centered around scientific themes. There will be generalizations. Prepare yourself accordingly.   Climate Deniers (individuals who dissent from the doomsday narrative regarding Climate Change), Anti-Vaxxers (individuals who believe vaccines are more har…

Jul 24, 2017 - 10:00am
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Snowflake Summer

We didn’t give serious thought to snowflakes until a friend, James Howard Kunstler, got crossways with them at a university speaking gig.  a lot about it since then. He says we’re now living under a condition of “intellectual martial law.”    Snowflakes a…

Jul 24, 2017 - 3:08pm
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  • - Jul 26, 2017 - 11:08am
  • - by Bill H.
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