Another Tale from The Cowardocracy Chronicles: Science Teacher Banned from Classroom

Everyone gets afraid. Everyone has fears. Whether or not one becomes a coward depends on how one learns to deal with fear. I don’t know how Americans are doing as a whole; but “their” institutions enshrine cowardice as a social and political norm. (I use sarcastic quotation marks because I don’t think these institutions are really “ours.” They are over us; that is all.) In the L.A. Times we read about Greg Schiller who once taught classes at Cortines School of Visual & Performing Read more […]

Mainstream Media Doesn’t Want You To Stare Directly At Our Economy

What a lovely headline from the Associated Press at the L. A. Times website! “U. S. economy adds 204,000 jobs in October” And then the teaser tells us that the media is even willing to weaken their mantra about how the government “shut down” (as if!) hurt the economy: “The burst of hiring comes despite the 16-day government shutdown…” And then a slight bit of bad news: “The unemployment rate ticks up to 7.3%.” But even that bit of bad news is soon dispelled: The U.S. economy added Read more […]