The minority report: Proper conversation for the Thanksgiving table

Truth is usually a casualty of Thanksgiving, which makes it such a great North American holiday. It is pure propaganda, designed to paint a picture of ourselves as kind and benevolent, a society that makes moral sense. In this idyllic setting where turkey and stuffing are the centerpiece, all is well with the world and…

Veterans Day Celebrations obscure the grim reality of  US militarism

The original Veterans Day which was called Armistice Day to celebrate soldiers returning from World War I and was “dedicated to the cause of world peace.” The legislation of 1919 stated Armistice Day, was not designed to blindly worship and celebrate the military and by extension militarism, but a time to celebrate the cessation of…