Whitewash:a: to gloss over or cover up (such as vices or crimes)b: to exonerate by means of a perfunctory investigation or through biased presentation of dataThis is the definition provided by Merriam-Webster and is the most suitable definition for this article. White-washing is not a racially charged term despite its recent re-introduction with respect to... Continue Reading →
Choose your leaders with wisdom and forethought.
To be led by a coward is to be controlled by all that the coward fears.
To be led by a fool is to be led by the opportunists who control the fool.
To be led by a thief is to offer up your most precious treasures to be stolen.
To be led by a liar is to ask to be told lies.
To be led by a tyrant is to sell yourself and those you love into slavery.
-Octavia E. Butler, Parable of the Talents (Earthseed, #2)
“The point is, there is no feasible excuse for what are, for what we have made of ourselves. We have chosen to put profits before people, money before morality, dividends before decency, fanaticism before fairness, and our own trivial comforts before the unspeakable agonies of others”
― Iain M. Banks, Complicity
Some time ago, we documented how reactionaries have a habit of redefining incivility (and civility) to suit their purposes, making huge shifts of the goalposts as it suits their needs. In recent days, there have been two well-publicized incidents that have made this tendency painfully apparent: the Red Hen affair, and the Maryland newsroom shooting. […]... Continue Reading →
"We are a nation of immigrants. We are the children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the ones who wanted a better life, the driven ones, the ones who woke up at night hearing that voice telling them that life in that place called America could be better." - Mitt Romney
During the 2007-8 Financial Crisis, I knew that people were getting royally screwed over but being a fourth grader at the time, I didn't know why or how. However, this past year, my APUSH teacher, in the process of explaining the collapse of the stock market that caused the Great Depression, likened what happened in... Continue Reading →
What I feel like is understated in the political environment today is the fact that the people advocating for legislation that is harmful to the planet and to the common people can't be swayed by logic or any measure of compassion. This sort of unsympathetic, elitist attitude shown by those in power right now can... Continue Reading →
Unit III Key terms and Concepts First Bank of the United States Hamilton’s Reports (Public Credit, the Bank, Manufactures) Whiskey Rebellion/excise tax Hamiltonian v. Jeffersonian philosophy Loose v. strict construction Federalist Party Republican (Democratic-Republican) Party The First Party System the “elastic clause” Washington’s Farewell Address Bill of Rights Napoleonic Wars and U.S. foreign policy Neutrality... Continue Reading →