Category Archives: World History

Vladimir the Vicious

by IRENE FOWLER, Contributor Upon being informed that her famished and desperate peasant compatriots could not afford their staple diet of bread, the Queen of France Marie-Antoinette (1755-1799) allegedly retorted – “let them eat cake.” The dire situation of looming mass-starvation … Continue reading

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One Voice Day

Started on July 26, 1997, One Voice Day is a day that revolves around the world joining together and forgetting all the differences of race, religion, and boundaries. This day is all about committing to the cause of world peace … Continue reading

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To Kiss the World Good-bye – In Memorium

January 27th is International Day in Memory of the Holocaust Victims. Hana Volavková (1904-1985) was the only curator of the Central Jewish Museum to survive World War II. She collected and edited poems, letters, and drawings in a book called I … Continue reading

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Titling the post-Trump biopic… Get The Bigly Shorty, or Derp in Paradise Papers

By ann summers There probably have been numerous Trump biography projects already underway, perhaps even one started when we thought he would lose the Electoral College vote. We already have some interesting, even landmark films about a variety of financial scandals, … Continue reading

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Stephen Miller: demography sans democracy

  By ann summers Stephen “dont call me Space Cowboy Maurice” Miller has shrewdly used his time to feather his own WH nest by controlling immigration policy while his noisier counterpart Steve Bannon was fighting with everybody else. One can … Continue reading

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The Anthem Protests & the Big Lie that Most Vets Fought to Defend Freedom

My take on the Anthem Protests, the demands of so-called patriots that failure to stand for the anthem, say the pledge of allegiance or wave the flag, disrespects our military, and the true history of who and what our vets … Continue reading

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An hour we can’t get back: Steve Bannon on 60 Minutes

By ann summers We will be at the mercy of Bannon’s whiteboard roadmap for a Trump who primarily watches TV Charlie Rose interviewed Steve Bannon for CBS 60 Minutes, which was broadcast on Sunday, with an extended version available online. … Continue reading

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Charlottesville and the Crisis of Identity and Tribalism in America

I’ve given a great deal of thought to the events that went down in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12th, when the now infamous “Unite the Right” rally degenerated into a street fight as police stood by and did nothing. We … Continue reading

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The ‘many sides’, of the RWNJs’ phantom enemies

By ann summers YouTube Video The only reason for an American to hold a Nazi flag is if it has been captured in battle. pic.twitter.com/g44h8PSZyd — Senor O (@TKOastIsBack) August 12, 2017 Like Joe McCarthy’s ‘reds under your bed’, the … Continue reading

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Victorians’ Secret: Trump, god-emperor of Afghanistan and Erik Prince (of thieves) as Viceroy

By ann summers Moscow (CNN) Money, the saying goes, can’t buy love. But $10,000 will buy you the perfect Donald Trump inauguration keepsake — a coin with the words “In Trump we trust.” It’s the handiwork of a Russian mining … Continue reading

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