Monday, January 11, 2016

Open Your Eyes: The Great Forgetting (from @Truthdig) Don't Look Away!

The "Silent".

If you're a Doctor Who fan, you're familiar with villains known as "The Silence" and the group of member-priests, known as "The Silents",
 who used post-hypnotic suggestion to manipulate other species into doing their bidding.  One of the greatest challenges to taking on the Silence was that all memories of any encounters with the Silents would be instantaneously erased from one's memory as soon as an individual's gaze moved away from them...


"Trump and Clinton, along with fellow candidate Bernie Sanders, refuse to admit what they (and quite a few of us) know:

Our most basic civil and political rights have been taken from us, the corporate oligarchy will remain entrenched in power no matter who wins the presidency, and elections are a carnival act.

The downward spiral of lost jobs and declining incomes, of shredded civil liberties, of endless war, is unstoppable as long as we use the traditional mechanisms of reform, including elections, to try to cope with the existential threat we face.

A VOTE FOR CLINTON, in essence, IS A VOTE FOR TRUMP or someone as bad as Trump.

Right-wing populism, here and in Europe, is not the product of an individual but the disenfranchisement, rage and despair stemming from the damage caused by (Surprise! Er, not.) Globalization.

And, until we wrest back control of OUR Destiny by BREAKING CORPORATE POWER, demagogues like Trump, and his repugnant doppelgangers in Europe, will proliferate."

(Excerpted from:)

The Great Forgetting (from @Truthdig):

"America’s refusal to fund and sustain its intellectual and cultural heritage has come with an enormous cost. We are now paying the bill."  - 2016/01/10

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