Nationalism

Celebrate Mass Slaughter on Patriot Day!

Source: Washington’s Blog September 6, 2018 by DavidSwanson I went in search of anything the United States was number 1 in that it shouldn’t be ashamed of, and came up empty. But I did find that the United States is number 1 in believing it is number 1. So, that’s …

Nationalism

Swamp Infrastructure Construction Kinetics

Freedom Wall at the National World War II Memorial. Washington, D.C., USA Source: Washington’s Blog August 2, 2018 by DavidSwanson By David Swanson, director of World BEYOND War Now being planned and built in Washington, D.C., which is already just about coated in monuments to wars and particular warriors, are …

Nationalism

The Imperial Naivete of the American Public

Source: Blacklisted News July 23, 2018 Charles Hugh Smith The nation’s premier corporate profit engines / social media giants are the ideal platforms for undermining the U.S. via the sowing of disintegration. Whether it’s stated or not, one source of the inchoate outrage triggered by Russian-sourced purchases of adverts on …

Dissent

The Impact of America’s Wars on Freedoms and Democracy at Home

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence greet military personnel during a visit to the Pentagon, July 20, 2017. (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) While America has gone a century and a half without being “war-torn” in the conventional sense, the damage of war is not limited to that inflicted by …

Imperialism

What Nationalism Really Is (and Why It Matters)

Nationalism is the second deadliest political ideology of the 20th century. Source: Foundation for Economic Education January 7, 2018 by  Alex Nowrasteh From President Donald Trump to the rise of new nationalist political parties in Europe to a general resurgence of the term in recent years, nationalism seems to be …

Nationalism

The Danger Of Patriotism

Source: The Burning Platform September 24, 2017 by Bob Livingston My friends, it is frightening how simple we are and how easily we are manipulated simply because we are intellectually lazy. The U.S. establishment has confused cause and effect by and through a flag-waving mania in America. “Patriotism” throughout history …