Summary: Weakness always produces aggression by the strong, and we have chosen to be weak. In America the mode of conflict is information. Conservatives have worked long and hard on their information programs (aka propaganda). Their decades of skillfully conducted work have earned large rewards, advancement of their policies to the benefit our ruling elites. This … Continue reading More use of the big lie: shifting the blame for the housing crisis
Summary: Among our most serious problems is the success of well-funded engines of propaganda at manipulating public opinion, making effective public policy reforms almost impossible. Here we examine one example, convincing Americans that the government caused the housing bubble. This is a follow-up to Facts are an obstacle to the reform of America and Who should we blame … Continue reading Who caused the housing crisis? Why do people not believe all the studies?
Summary: An introduction to the mortgage foreclosure fraud crisis. At this time its size and importance remain unclear, but its evolution and resolution will tell us much about the state of America's political and judicial systems. Esp see the links to more information at the end. The story is complex, and well covered elsewhere (see links … Continue reading A briefing about the foreclosure fraud crisis: its origin and impacts
Summary: The long recession has brought forth episodes of oppression and lawlessness that cry out for citizen activism. Another Tea Party. But we snooze on. Here's one such, and reports of the some embers of the Republic which still burn brightly. At the end are conclusions and links (for those who would like to know … Continue reading Here’s an opportunity for the Tea Party: fighting foreclosure fraud by banks!