Tag Archives: American democracy
William Astore: Is Democracy Going Down?
“Pentagon spending is expected to exceed $7.3 trillion over the next decade. Never in the field of human conflict has so much money been gobbled up by so few at the expense of so many.”
Chris Hedges: Sheldon Wolin on Inverted Totalitarianism, with Wendy Brown
[Wolin] argued that America’s system of inverted totalitarianism is different from classical forms of totalitarianism. It finds its expression in the faceless anonymity of the corporate state.
Flint Poisons Citizens… Then Forgets Them (Video)
TYT Politics Reporter Jordan Chariton did a Facebook Live report from Flint, Michigan, highlighting the ongoing crisis in Flint. TYT Politics Published on Dec 26, 2016 (https://twitter.com/JordanChariton) To learn more about Rise Up Times and support Media for the People! with a donation click here. No Peace! No Justice! Please share this post.
Eric Poulin: Henry A. Giroux | Liberalism’s Failures in a Time of Increasing Violence, Racism, Inequality and State Terrorism
Poulin: Giroux argues that the country is in the midst of a counter-revolution, one that cannot be understood simply by pointing to police brutality. He claims the left needs a larger theoretical and political framework to understand the uniqueness of the current historical moment, one that has forged a number of fundamentalisms, including educational fundamentalism, military fundamentalism, economic fundamentalism and religious fundamentalism, which together have given rise to a new form of financial and cultural totalitarianism or more broadly a pernicious and unique brand of authoritarianism.
Two New Nygaard Notes: State of U.S. Democracy and On Climate
Nygaard Notes Independent Periodic News and Analysis Number 570, January 26, 2015 On the Web at http://www.nygaardnotes.org/ ****** “Quote” of the Week: “Inequality Unlike Anything Seen in Recent Years” The Third Big Theme of the Year 2014: The State of U.S. Democracy Voting, Money, and Having a Say Equal Rights for All? ****** Nygaard Notes […]
E.J. Dionne, Jr.: What Change Sounds Like
a truly revealing leading indicator in politics is the moment when those on one side of the political debate are forced to talk about the problems that the other side sees as most pressing. Doing so inevitably reinforces their opponents’ worldview and suggests a retreat from their own ideology.
Chris Hedges: The Imperative of Revolt
The endless election cycles, he said, are an example of politics without politics, driven not by substantive issues but manufactured political personalities and opinion polls. There is no national institution in the United States “that can be described as democratic,” [Wolin] said. Protesters chant as they are arrested at the intersection of Wall Street and […]
Jonathon Gatehouse: America dumbs down
The U.S. is being overrun by a wave of anti-science, anti-intellectual thinking. Has the most powerful nation on Earth lost its mind? Editor’s Note: I am publishing three articles in tandem because each reflects a side of the same problems in American culture. Norman Pollack’s scathing critique (in “Fascist Trifecta”) of mainstream corporate media (The New York […]
Cartoon: The mysterious disappearance
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▶ Credibility of the Ruling Elite is Being Shredded | Chris Hedges on Reality Asserts Itself pt2
Published on Dec 7, 2013 On RAI with Paul Jay, Chris Hedges says that while people are disgusted with the centers of power, unless there is a constructive alternative, any eruption will be nihilistic and could be fascist. TheRealNews Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts […]