How We Got Here: The View From Wall Street

There has been a lot of deserved talk about the three legs of corporatism: the right wing message machine, religious fundamentalists, and corporate billionaire funding. However, not as much has been said about Wall Street’s overarching contribution: its creeping dominance over our economy and how its amoral philosophical values have seeped into every part of our culture.

Attention Conservatives: You Too Benefit From American Socialism

Socialism is a form of governance where the State owns everything, and private ownership of the means of production and distribution has been eliminated. Although America is not Socialist, we do enjoy a privileged lifestyle that is the result of social programs. Our highway system, air travel, food safety, medical care, and old age assistance are all social programs, and whether or not teabaggers realize it, they enjoy and benefit from socialism.

Earth, Wind and Oil: Big Energy Triumphs Over Democracy

With the BP oil spill still raging after a month of disinformation and stonewalling from both BP and the Obama Administration as well as the catastrophe of the Massey coal mine explosion just two weeks prior to the BP Gulf disaster, the left and right are playing their trite and expected "blame game" without acknowledging the actual systemic realities of a Government that enables BP and Massey to rape and plunder the earth for the sake of profit at the expense of the environment and human life.