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December 11, 2017

Twice Terrorized: the Trauma that Forever Changed US

You never come out on the other end of trauma the same. Witnessing horrors real time and going through the experience of mind bending pains is something that alters reality and induces an endless stream of sadness and haunting memories. This is why veterans who fight in wars come back home and become homeless or why children who suffer unimaginable ordeals end up enduring a life of distress as adults. Though some endure agonies that

Culture

This Week’s Recap of Corporate Media Bullcrap

There is a vast difference between fact and truth. A fact is established by those in positions of authority while truth stands on its own merit. The conflict between facts and truth can be found in most aspects of culture; from politics, religion to pop culture, we are often sold lies as facts and conditioned to accept fiction as biblical truth. History is one area that stands out above all when it comes to the lies

Culture

Dem They Go Again! Misplaced Priorities & Neoliberal Ineptitude

If you want to know how out of touch the Democratic Party is, one only has to look at their sending Kamala Harris and Cory Booker, this past weekend, to insert themselves in a local non-partisan race for mayor, instead of to Alabama to fight for a US Senate seat against Roy Moore. There’s nothing that Kamala or Cory, two wall street owned neoliberals, can tell the people of Atlanta about voting for their choice for mayor.

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Hamptons Syndrome: Defending the Aristocracy, Idolizing the Uber Wealthy

Stockholm Syndrome is a condition that sets in as kidnap victims and hostages come to depend on and eventually grow enamored with their captors. This is a most pernicious of maladies; for people who are brutalized by their oppressors to not only be in need of those who torment them but actually come to adore them is truly perplexing. Patty Hearst is the most renowned example of someone who was beset with Stockholm Syndrome after she was

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Hotel Americana: They Divide Us; We Conquer Ourselves

Below is the latest Ghion Cast that discusses blueprint of divide and conquer. Make sure to read the article below the video as I lay out the vicious playbook of those who are behind global suffering.  This is a saga of a once free people who were defeated with weaponry and then subdued with chicanery. The first part of the saga witnessed a rebellion as the masses put up a spirited battle to overcome oppression. After decades

Culture

Junk News: Corporate Media is Bad for our Health #MSMExit

I started paying attention to media when I was a kid, in the late 80s/early 90s. Think the era of Micro Machines, Strawberry Shortcake, and Mister Roger’s Neighborhood. I wasn’t allowed to watch much TV, but I distinctly remember seeing a commercial for a toy called Skip-It! that looked SO AMAZING! When I finally got a Skip-It! for my birthday that year and tried it out, I was…disappointed. It was really small, couldn’t fit two

Culture

Nexus of Evil: When Cancerous Corporatism Hijacked the District of Caligula

I hate to start off your Monday by breaking bad news to you; but then again, maybe it’s better to get at the root of our problem instead of hacking at branches as a society when it comes to the way we are governed. Though we disagree about much, I think a vast majority agree on this one thing; most Americans get the nauseating feeling that our government is just not working for us. More

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Georgia’s Democratic Party Hasn’t Learned its Lesson

In two days Atlanta, “The City Too Busy To Hate”, will elect its next mayor and with recent polls, Mary Norwood will be the victor. The fact that GA’s Democratic Party has spent $100K’s on a non-partisan race, to support a candidate who has major ethical issues and not to mention who’s strongly tied to the current corrupt Mayor Kasim Reed, should not be lost on anyone paying attention. The horrible, misleading and out rights lies

Culture

This Week’s Recap of Corporate Media Bullcrap

Let me start this week’s recap of the never ending bullcrap peddled by our duplicitous corporate media by highlighting the pernicious Republican tax plan. On a month that we celebrate the birth of Jesus, the same Republicans who swear they are “Christian conservatives” just did what Jesus would NEVER do. Instead of looking out for the huddled masses and the poor, Republicans passed a $1.5 trillion dollar tax cut that lavishes preferential treatment to the

Culture

Trading Humans: It’s Happening in Our Lifetime

Do you ever look back in history and wonder how fellow humans could have let such scales of injustices take place? How could treating humans as chattel be accepted as a societal norm? How could the public abide Jews being rounded up and herded into trains and banished behind ghettos? How could the world sit back and watch Mussolini bomb Ethiopia with chemical weapons and not offer even a token assistance? It is easy to

Culture

Carnal Culture: Our Complicity in Fostering a Libidinous Society

A disclaimer is a must from the outset in order to make sure that people don’t mistake the intention of this article. So let me make it perfectly clear; what you are reading here should in no way be taken as a means to condone the reprehensible actions of powerful men who have been getting exposed for the deviant ogres that they are. There is a vast difference between pursuing a woman and letting her

CommUnity Arts and Events

Book Launch and Community Discussion

If you are in the DC Metro area, or as we call it the DMV, save this date and come through Sidamo Coffee and Tea on Saturday December 16th. This event will not just be a book signing session, this is going to be used as a launching point to have a discussion about race and identity in America and how we can overcome the hurdles that are placed before in order to unite as one

Culture

Pathology of the United States

When historians look back at our era, I’m sure they will refer to it as the Age of Narcissism. One does not have to look too far to be reminded of the pathological insolence that permeates our socio-ecosystem. To wrap your head around the pervasive sense of grandiosity and machismo that is in the air is almost an impossible task. I mean how do you make sense of elders who act like infants? How do

Culture

Enough! Stand Against Corporate Fascism

I‘ve written plenty of times in the past about the ways corporate media and IT giants like Google, Facebook and Twitter are engaging in stealth censorship. As we are getting distracted by the daily outrage of politics and the sensationalism peddled by corporate media, social network conglomerations are using algorithms and key word suppression to shutter independent voices and non-affiliated journalists. The end of net neutrality will only increase this form of corporate fascism to

Culture

This Week’s Recap of Corporate Media Bullcrap*

Excuse the slight delay in publishing “This Week’s Recap of Corporate Media Bullcrap”. Usually, this segment is made available every Friday as a way to recap the week’s pile of crap that is peddled by corporate media. But since Friday was a “holiday” invented out of thin cloth by Wall Street to encourage yet more materialism, I decided to dedicate that day to write about the importance of giving your presence as a present. So I

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Milestone 38: Ghion Studio

This is the new “Ghion Cast” studio. From humble beginnings audacious dreams grow. Thanks to the continued kindness and support of our readers and viewers, we are slowly adding capacity and enhancing our capabilities at the Ghion Journal. We are a website that is driven by and empowered through the people. We don’t take corporate contribution because we believe in change taking place from the bottom. Besides, how can we speak against corporate media if we

Culture

Buying Presents vs Being Present

The time of the year is upon us where we drive ourselves into exhaustion purchasing presents for Christmas and buying gifts for friends, family and co-workers. For many, the holiday season is a time of togetherness and sharing good times with loved ones. Yet, too often, this season also induces anxiety and stress as we pile on debt and headaches trying to ensure that people close to our hearts are presented with offerings of kindness.