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It Has Happened Here – What Now?

Monday, 2 September 2013, 10:11 am | Luke Hiken

In 1935, Sinclair Lewis wrote a satirical novel entitled “It Can’t Happen Here.” In the book, a democratically elected President transforms the country into a totalitarian, ruthless regime, relying upon patriotic rhetoric and fear to dominate and control ... More >>

Off With Their Heads

Thursday, 13 June 2013, 5:14 pm | Luke Hiken

The French were right: the best way to deal with the rich is to behead them - at least figuratively, if not physically. Opposing capital punishment does not mean that the ruling class, i.e. the rich, should be exempt from punishment or consequences ... More >>

Defeating Single Issue Politics

Saturday, 23 February 2013, 1:54 pm | Luke Hiken

Nobody to the left of Karl Rove would consider sending a petition to the Koch brothers to do anything that was in the interest of the people of this country. That’s because everyone realizes that these greedy, vicious dogs restrict their actions to stealing ... More >>

The Tragic Truth about the State of Israel

Wednesday, 21 November 2012, 4:57 pm | Luke Hiken

In the 1940s and 50s, I was raised on the North Shore of Chicago, in a suburb named Glencoe. The town was at least 95% Jewish, and everyone knew who the 3 black families were, knew the handful of Christians and “others” who resided near us. More >>

Electoral Campaigns - Proceed at your own Risk

Monday, 11 June 2012, 4:57 pm | Luke Hiken

The election results are in from the latest pretense at democracy in the U.S. The outcome was as predictable as the sun rising. Nonetheless, it would be helpful to analyze the implications of this charade: 1) There is no meaningful distinction to ... More >>

I Don’t Remember

Tuesday, 29 May 2012, 3:31 pm | Luke Hiken

I Don’t Remember: 1) Voting to wage war against every Muslim nation that is not a pawn of U.S. capital. 2) Voting to support the use of unmanned drones as murder weapons against civilian populations. More >>