Inhuman Bondage – A Book Review
Sunday July 31st 2011, 5:51 pm
Filed under: reviews
Inhuman Bondage - The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World by
Dr. David Brion Davis is a summary of Dr. David's research into
slavery in the "New World" (i.e. the Americas). Although
wonderfully written the subject matter makes it a hard read.While I
have no illusions about the barbarity of humanity reading the details
is still a hard task. But a worthwhile one. What I give below is but
the thinest summary of some of the key points made in the book. The
book itself is incredibly rich with endless detail and anecdote to
make the history come alive. I heartily recommend the book.
Debt ceiling nonsense
Friday July 29th 2011, 8:11 am
Filed under: Etc
In understanding the current debt 'crises' one needs to understand that it's all a show. A manufactured crises to enable both sides to push for radical changes that they otherwise didn't believe they could get through.
As FactCheck explains the debt ceiling has been regularly raised 78 times since the 1960s and in fact we have been close to default at least 3 times during the Clinton and George W. Bush presidencies. So there truly is nothing new here.
That doesn't mean, btw, that insanity on both sides couldn't actually result in a default. But if it does it's important to understand that we would be destroying our economy as a result of a manufactured crises that both sides decided to create in order to push their own agendas.