The Ghion Journal https://ghionjournal.com Fight Ignorance with Knowledge:: Wed, 12 Dec 2018 22:05:11 +0000 en hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 https://i1.wp.com/ghionjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/cropped-Logo.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 The Ghion Journal https://ghionjournal.com 32 32 121930598 Destroying The Laws https://ghionjournal.com/destroying-the-laws/ https://ghionjournal.com/destroying-the-laws/#respond Wed, 12 Dec 2018 22:05:11 +0000 https://ghionjournal.com/?p=10922

In 1936, the Nazi lawyer Hans Frank published a manifesto which read: [The judge’s] role is to safeguard the concrete order of the racial community, to eliminate dangerous elements, to prosecute all acts harmful to the community, and to arbitrate in disagreements between members of the community. The National Socialist ideology, especially as expressed in the Party programme and in the speeches of our Leader, is the basis for interpreting legal sources. This is the…

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Let Them Eat Austerity! The Tone Deaf Distortions of Establishment Parrots https://ghionjournal.com/let-them-eat-austerity/ https://ghionjournal.com/let-them-eat-austerity/#respond Wed, 12 Dec 2018 04:20:22 +0000 https://ghionjournal.com/?p=10942

The echo chamber of mainstream media pundits and “journalists” is breathtaking; with a perfect mix of limited imagination and unlimited hypocrisy, establishment voices regularly take to the airwaves to distort news and disfigure truth. Nowhere is this more evident than the way our ever obsequious “free press” are covering the popular uprising that is taking place in France. The most popular take on the Yellow Vests protesters who have brought the government of Emmanuel Macron…

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The Mania for Winning is Killing U.S. https://ghionjournal.com/the-mania-for-winning/ https://ghionjournal.com/the-mania-for-winning/#respond Tue, 11 Dec 2018 15:58:52 +0000 https://ghionjournal.com/?p=10915

In the little New Hampshire town where I was raised, there was one main activity that obsessed grammar school boys—and to be involved in it meant achieving a healthy measure of respect in the pecking order. It happened at recess every day. Kickball. If you never been exposed to it, the rules are like baseball but the game is played with a heavy rubber ball that the pitcher rolls to the kid who’s “at bat”.…

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Violent Revolutions Devolve into the Tyranny That Gave Birth to Them https://ghionjournal.com/violent-revolutions/ https://ghionjournal.com/violent-revolutions/#respond Mon, 10 Dec 2018 20:11:33 +0000 https://ghionjournal.com/?p=10910

Perhaps I am a bit more leery of upheavals and social unrest because of my own experiences. As a first generation immigrant who fled the violence spurned by a coup that toppled Emperor Haile Selassie, I am keenly aware of the promises and turbulence that is wrought when pent up frustrations rupture into revolutions. What I have learned through my family’s uprooting and the horrors that enveloped my birth land is that movements started by…

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A Call For An American Mass Uprising https://ghionjournal.com/a-call-for-an-american-mass-uprising/ https://ghionjournal.com/a-call-for-an-american-mass-uprising/#respond Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:32:45 +0000 https://ghionjournal.com/?p=10897

This is a call for all working-class Americans to move towards a vast protest effort. There are many ways to contribute to this project; a few options are helping civil disobedience organizing groups like the Poor People’s Campaign and Extinction Rebellion, directly organizing sit-ins and traffic blockades, and simply spreading the word about the need for mass revolt. But however people can help, I believe that this kind of mass uprising is our only option for defeating…

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France isn’t Falling…It is Rising! https://ghionjournal.com/france-isnt-fallingit-is-rising/ https://ghionjournal.com/france-isnt-fallingit-is-rising/#respond Sun, 09 Dec 2018 20:25:12 +0000 https://ghionjournal.com/?p=10874

The general feeling expressed about the mass revolt currently taking place in France, is that the country is falling. But that assumes that France is composed of just it’s government and not composed of its people. If it is the people of France revolting against their neoliberal government, is it really falling? Or, is it rising? Who makes France what it is? Is it the government or is it the people? The answer can be…

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The Facts Are Clear: Socialism Is The Way To Save Our World https://ghionjournal.com/socialism-is-the-way-to-save-our-world/ https://ghionjournal.com/socialism-is-the-way-to-save-our-world/#respond Sun, 09 Dec 2018 00:40:07 +0000 https://ghionjournal.com/?p=10865

To survive, human beings will need to drastically change how we live. Most people on the left agree with this assessment, and the prospects of climate collapse and nuclear war make it an obvious fact. Yet even among many on the left, there’s an opposition to making socialism part of this shift. Supposedly we’ll be able to keep capitalism while putting in reforms that make capitalism sustainable. I think this view is mistaken and ultimately…

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He Made America Great Again https://ghionjournal.com/he-made-america-great-again/ https://ghionjournal.com/he-made-america-great-again/#respond Fri, 07 Dec 2018 04:06:30 +0000 https://ghionjournal.com/?p=10849

Dateline: Mar-a-Lago, Florida, December 6th, 2036 Donald Trump will forever be remembered a president who gave America hope again. With his charm and cheerful disposition, he was a man who stepped into a void and lifted our collective spirits. In an age where venom and vitriol have become par for the course, his voice of reason will be sorely missed. He was known by his closest friends and confidants as a kind and humble gentleman,…

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If Assange Is Prosecuted, The Government Will Gain Precedent To Arrest Any Leaker It Wants https://ghionjournal.com/government-will-gain-precedent-to-arrest-any-leaker/ https://ghionjournal.com/government-will-gain-precedent-to-arrest-any-leaker/#respond Thu, 06 Dec 2018 20:04:03 +0000 https://ghionjournal.com/?p=10754

The mainstream media’s recent smear campaign against Julian Assange is an attempt to make people comfortable with the breakdown of democracy and the free press. Since the target of this unprecedented assault on American liberties is now seen as a villain by mainstream thinkers, this assault can be easily carried out. And indeed, any objective look at the laws shows that the effort to prosecute Assange is an illegitimate attack on democratic rights. In response…

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In A Paradigm Of Total War, Totalitarianism Becomes A Looming Threat https://ghionjournal.com/in-a-paradigm-of-total-war/ https://ghionjournal.com/in-a-paradigm-of-total-war/#respond Thu, 06 Dec 2018 00:43:59 +0000 https://ghionjournal.com/?p=10787

The mass media doesn’t want the public to be aware of this right now, but our government is openly preparing for a war of unprecedentedly tragic proportions. A few weeks ago, a bipartisan panel appointed by Congress declared that it was time to support the Pentagon’s plans for a “great-power” war with Russia and/or China. The report predicted that American civilians will be attacked in this war, that it will include “rapid nuclear escalation,” and…

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: It Pays Well to be a Sheepdog of the Establishment https://ghionjournal.com/sheepdog-of-the-establishment/ https://ghionjournal.com/sheepdog-of-the-establishment/#respond Tue, 04 Dec 2018 19:42:31 +0000 https://ghionjournal.com/?p=10822

One doesn’t have to be Nostradamus to predict what was going to transpire when Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez arrived in Washington DC. It was a matter of time before Alexandria succumbed to the status quo and fell in line behind the neoliberal Democrat establishment. In short order, this rebel from the Bronx transformed into a lapdog of the very entrenched interests she purportedly ran against. The most obvious sign of Alexandria’s capitulation to the DNC order is…

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Pharaohs and Bush: Pre$tige Buys Great Press https://ghionjournal.com/pharaohs-and-bush/ https://ghionjournal.com/pharaohs-and-bush/#respond Mon, 03 Dec 2018 02:42:38 +0000 https://ghionjournal.com/?p=10809

“As for the Pyramids, there is nothing to wonder at in them so much as the fact that so many men could be found degraded enough to spend their lives constructing a tomb for some ambitious booby, whom it would have been wiser and manlier to have drowned in the Nile, and then given his body to the dogs. I might possibly invent some excuse for them and him, but I have no time for…

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The Ruthless Effectiveness of these Outrageous Stories https://ghionjournal.com/outrageous-stories/ https://ghionjournal.com/outrageous-stories/#respond Fri, 30 Nov 2018 04:34:53 +0000 https://ghionjournal.com/?p=10801

Oh where to start? To pinpoint an outrageous story of the day is impossible given the glut of ridiculous political headlines and cultural depravities that have become as American as apple pie. I could go with Nancy Pelosi and how the Democrat base has once again been shafted as they once again watch with dismay as the blue wave reveals its true neoliberal face caked in the foundation of corporatism. Or better yet, I could…

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Constant Healing: Everyone is Fighting a Hard Battle https://ghionjournal.com/constant-healing/ https://ghionjournal.com/constant-healing/#respond Sun, 25 Nov 2018 01:00:47 +0000 https://ghionjournal.com/?p=10791

We live in a world of distraction; the abundance of mediums and means for looking outward has made it infinitely easier to focus on everything but ourselves. Chats, likes, tweets, posts, status, there are endless ways to have a conversation with strangers but the more we talk, the less we have conversations that heal. Depth has been replaced by shallow exchanges, in the age of social media the chase for quantity has replaced for quality…

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Intentional Political Gridlock: Our Government is Broken on Purpose https://ghionjournal.com/political-gridlock/ https://ghionjournal.com/political-gridlock/#respond Wed, 21 Nov 2018 18:49:01 +0000 https://ghionjournal.com/?p=10778

Witnessing so many people fight over politics can be a very disheartening experience. We have become a nation of bickerers who would rather unleash torpedoes on each other instead of working together to solve problems. With each successive election, we get more and more divided as fringe voices set the tone of political discourse while the wealthiest few dictate policies. On both sides of the divide, politicians feign outrage and dismay at the state of…

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