The Ghion Journal https://ghionjournal.com Our Pens Are Our sWORDS:: Sat, 17 Aug 2019 13:14:01 +0000 en-US 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 A Matter of Life or Death: We Cannot Afford to Ignore Mental Illnesses Any Longer https://ghionjournal.com/matter-life-death-we-cannot-afford-ignore-mental-illnesses-any-longer/ https://ghionjournal.com/matter-life-death-we-cannot-afford-ignore-mental-illnesses-any-longer/#respond Sat, 17 Aug 2019 13:10:17 +0000 https://ghionjournal.com/?p=15149

It happened again last month; a young Ethiopian man took his life and left a devastated community in his wake. Two months before that, another Ethiopian killed himself and likewise left a trail of questions and grief behind him. These senseless acts of suicide are becoming altogether too normal, yet no matter how often news of tragic self-inflicted deaths greet us, when we find out the fatalities are Ethiopian, it is a jolting shock to…

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A Circle of Toxic Friends: Reading Part 2 of Whitney Webb’s Research into Epstein’s “Community” https://ghionjournal.com/a-circle-of-toxic-friends-reading-part-2-of-whitney-webbs-research-into-epsteins-community/ https://ghionjournal.com/a-circle-of-toxic-friends-reading-part-2-of-whitney-webbs-research-into-epsteins-community/#respond Fri, 16 Aug 2019 20:55:50 +0000 https://ghionjournal.com/?p=15144

Jeffrey Epstein (recently deceased), arrested pedophile, reputed blackmailer, and potential U.S. intelligence, Israeli Mossad and mafia asset, operated within a history and a milieu. In Part 2 of her investigative series into that historical context and continuum, Whitney Webb of Mint Press News delves further into notorious mob lawyer, fixer and sexual blackmail operator Roy Cohn, as well as the various connections between multiple pedophilic sexual blackmail rings, the CIA, organized crime, scummy political operatives,…

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Empires Start by Moving Outward…and Finish by Moving Inward https://ghionjournal.com/empires-start-by-moving-outward-and-finish-by-moving-inward/ https://ghionjournal.com/empires-start-by-moving-outward-and-finish-by-moving-inward/#respond Thu, 15 Aug 2019 19:18:44 +0000 https://ghionjournal.com/?p=15113

The story of how America became a global superpower is one in which a group of ambitious and egotistical men rationalized the implementation of a governing model that would lead to massive death and suffering. The main forerunner of this drive to superpower status was Theodore Roosevelt, a late-19th/early 20th-century narcissistic politician from an upper-class household who was determined to turn his childhood obsession with war into a foreign policy model which would make the…

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Epstein Was Just One Piece of an Uglier Puzzle: Reading Part 1 of Whitney Webb’s Revealing Research https://ghionjournal.com/epstein-was-just-one-piece-of-an-uglier-puzzle-reading-part-1-of-whitney-webbs-revealing-research/ https://ghionjournal.com/epstein-was-just-one-piece-of-an-uglier-puzzle-reading-part-1-of-whitney-webbs-revealing-research/#respond Tue, 13 Aug 2019 22:50:52 +0000 https://ghionjournal.com/?p=15122

Having a perpetual zoom lens idling in your mind’s eye can be extremely helpful for taking in and interpreting the colossal amounts of information available to us in the digital age. It give you the flexibility to strobe in on small-scale stories and details, and then quickly strobe out for a bird’s-eye—or even cosmic—view. Detail and context. Detail and context. They truly ought to be symbiotic ways of seeing in a world with so much…

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Everyone’s a Conspiracy Theorist, Whether They Know It or Not https://ghionjournal.com/everyones-a-conspiracy-theorist-whether-they-know-it-or-not/ https://ghionjournal.com/everyones-a-conspiracy-theorist-whether-they-know-it-or-not/#respond Mon, 12 Aug 2019 22:02:16 +0000 https://ghionjournal.com/?p=15117

Plutocratic propaganda outlet MSNBC has just run a spin segment on the breaking news that the medical examiner’s determination of the cause of Jeffrey Epstein’s death is “pending further information”. “Our sources are still saying that it looks like suicide, and this is going to set conspiracy theorists abuzz I fear,” said NBC correspondent Ken Dilanian. “NBC News has been hearing all day long that there are no indications of foul play, and that this looks like a suicide…

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A 21st Century Cold War Calls for 21st Century Propaganda https://ghionjournal.com/a-21st-century-cold-war-calls-for-21st-century-propaganda/ https://ghionjournal.com/a-21st-century-cold-war-calls-for-21st-century-propaganda/#respond Fri, 09 Aug 2019 19:46:13 +0000 https://ghionjournal.com/?p=15088

When it became apparent that U.S. global hegemony was being replaced by a multipolar world, the American ruling class decided it would be necessary to restart a 21st century cold war with Russia and China. Even before this new level of warfare became the priority, it was apparent to U.S. elites that if a long-term era of tensions between great powers were to be engaged in, it would require much greater governmental control over information…

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Innocence is a Weapon: Reflections on Eddie Glaude and the El Paso Murders https://ghionjournal.com/innocence-is-a-weapon-reflections-on-eddie-glaude-and-the-el-paso-murders/ https://ghionjournal.com/innocence-is-a-weapon-reflections-on-eddie-glaude-and-the-el-paso-murders/#respond Wed, 07 Aug 2019 21:42:57 +0000 https://ghionjournal.com/?p=15102

Given their history of firing newscasters and pundits that color outside the lines of corporate editorial policy, it’s amazing that MSNBC allows Princeton professor Eddie Glaude Jr. to speak so plainly, so passionately, so holistically, and so un-tribally about current events. His presence on the network is truly energizing, which is why, I suspect, so many news outlets and people on social media have been sharing this clip of his response to the racially motivated…

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The Mindless Cycle of Violence Continues https://ghionjournal.com/mindless-cycle-violence-continues/ https://ghionjournal.com/mindless-cycle-violence-continues/#respond Tue, 06 Aug 2019 23:06:33 +0000 https://ghionjournal.com/?p=15097

It has become altogether too normal; shots are fired by a cowardly assassin only for the usual suspects to run to their corners of dogma and leverage shattered lives for persona motives. Human suffering transmuted into talking points and bloodshed leveraged as political cudgels; the victims of unspeakable carnage are twice shot—once by the gunman next by partisan gunners. Times that call for somber reflections are hijacked by demagogues on all sides who see nothing…

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Why Protesting Straight Pride Won’t Help Anyone: A Materialist Analysis https://ghionjournal.com/why-protesting-straight-pride-wont-help-anyone-a-materialist-analysis/ https://ghionjournal.com/why-protesting-straight-pride-wont-help-anyone-a-materialist-analysis/#respond Mon, 05 Aug 2019 18:23:45 +0000 https://ghionjournal.com/?p=15091

“Race politics is not an alternative to class politics; it is a class politics.” Adolph Reed Jr. There is a proposed Straight Pride Parade planned for the end of August in Boston. Rather than see this as a sign that they’re actually winning the culture wars, or as an unusual opportunity to organize, or even as something worthy of little more than apathy, “the left” sees it as something to confront. For the purpose of this…

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America’s Fascist Paramilitaries Are Rising https://ghionjournal.com/americas-fascist-paramilitaries-are-rising/ https://ghionjournal.com/americas-fascist-paramilitaries-are-rising/#respond Fri, 02 Aug 2019 17:23:09 +0000 https://ghionjournal.com/?p=15059

In a fascist shift, the state always forms paramilitary groups so that political violence can be carried out without the government being held accountable for it. It’s predictable that when this process started to happen in America, our version of Hitler’s Brownshirts and Mussolini’s Blackshirts would originate from America’s instruments of imperialism. An example: With the rise of Blackwater during the War on Terror, the Bush administration gained a private mercenary company that came to…

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Movements vs. Saboteurs: A Reading of Suzie Dawson’s ‘Freeing Julian Assange Pt. 3’ https://ghionjournal.com/movements-vs-saboteurs-a-reading-of-suzie-dawsons-freeing-julian-assange-pt-3/ https://ghionjournal.com/movements-vs-saboteurs-a-reading-of-suzie-dawsons-freeing-julian-assange-pt-3/#respond Thu, 01 Aug 2019 21:10:01 +0000 https://ghionjournal.com/?p=15078

It can be very frustrating to look into the history of dissident movements in the United States and other western nations, particularly the multitude of activist groups that were disrupted (through tactics up to and including murder) by the FBI, the CIA, military intelligence and local police forces during the upheavals of the 1960s. During that period, it seems as if it were oh so easy for those state organizations to infiltrate and break apart…

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Why am I a “Person of Color”? https://ghionjournal.com/person-of-color/ https://ghionjournal.com/person-of-color/#respond Fri, 26 Jul 2019 17:52:21 +0000 https://ghionjournal.com/?p=15069

How am I a person of color, as I’m a deviation from the norm, when science has affirmed that mankind was conceived in “Africa”. I am colored compared to whom given that the first humans were actually my complexion? What makes me a “minority”, as if I’m somehow segregated from the rest of humanity? Why am I labeled “black”, as if I’m invisible and have no light in me at all? Why do we accept…

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The Just World Fallacy: Why People Bash Assange and Defend Power https://ghionjournal.com/the-just-world-fallacy-why-people-bash-assange-and-defend-power/ https://ghionjournal.com/the-just-world-fallacy-why-people-bash-assange-and-defend-power/#respond Wed, 24 Jul 2019 14:32:18 +0000 https://ghionjournal.com/?p=15063

I write a lot about how important it is for political dissidents to research and understand cognitive biases, the large number of well-documented logical glitches in the way human brains process information. I do this because the science of modern propaganda has been in research and development for more than a century, so if public domain psychology is aware of these glitches we can be absolutely certain that the propagandists are as well, and that they are exploiting those glitches…

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Race Profits: Fixating on One Racist, Neglecting the Root Causes of Racism https://ghionjournal.com/neglecting-root-causes-of-racism/ https://ghionjournal.com/neglecting-root-causes-of-racism/#respond Fri, 19 Jul 2019 15:57:03 +0000 https://ghionjournal.com/?p=15049

Watching beltway politicians, news pundit and media personality gnash their teeth in disgust, it is easy to overlook that Donald Trump is their best friend and cash cow. Pelosi, AOC, Cuomo, Colbert and every ivory tower liberal and so-called “progressive activist from the District of Caligula to Hollywood are popping bottles at this exact moment; instead of focusing on the root causes of racism and doing the work necessary to mend America’s deepest wound, they…

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Leftists Would Do Well to Abandon the Democratic Party Once and for All https://ghionjournal.com/leftists-would-do-well-to-abandon-the-democratic-party-once-and-for-all/ https://ghionjournal.com/leftists-would-do-well-to-abandon-the-democratic-party-once-and-for-all/#respond Fri, 19 Jul 2019 13:39:25 +0000 https://ghionjournal.com/?p=15009

We need to reach a point where American left-leaning people by and large refuse to take part in the Democratic Party’s faux-leftist scam. We need to totally free the social justice, economic justice, antiwar, and environmental movements from the traps that the Democrats have set for them, because if we accept the Democrats as the only viable option, these movements will fail. It’s easy to rationalize continued involvement in the Democratic Party. It seems at…

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