Friday, May 9, 2014

Student Debt

Another marvelous invention by our corporate-driven world ... if kids are stupid enough to want a college education, let's charge 'em for it, and if they can't pay it, let's loan them the money, telling them all along the way that a "college education will get you a great life." And, by the way, "don't major in the humanities, like art, music, history, philosopy - they won't pay off your debt. Major in math and science or business, and you'll land a great job in our labs and corporate offices and be happy for the rest of your life. Don't think too hard about it, don't raise questions about our corporate culture, make money your god and you'll be just fine. Oh, lest we forget, if you don't pay your debt to us, it'll only get worse for you. So, be good, be tame, be compliant, and be ever-anxious. Ain't America wonderful?"

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Lynne Cheney and "Miracles"

Lynne Cheney on #TheView ... of her husband's heart transplant, "It's a miracle."

No, it's not a miracle. Maybe that he's still living, but not the transplant itself. They had the money to buy the procedure.

Yet, he and his wife are part and parcel of a political machine that would deny health care to millions of Americans, for whom a simple doctor's visit would be a "miracle."

And, she's touting her new book on James Madison. Notice how the reactionaries are all writing American history books these days?

Those who write the history books control "history," and those who control history control the future.