The People's Poet!

The People's Poet!
Right on, kids!

Thursday, 24 April 2014


"Actions are held to be good or bad, not on their own merits, but according to who does them. There is almost no kind of outrage-----torture, imprisonment without trial, assassination, the bombing of civilians-----which does not change its moral color when it is committed by 'our' side. ...The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them." :George Orwell

Thursday, 17 April 2014


Really? You need a peer reviewed study to understand this?

The US is an oligarchy, study concludes

Report by researchers from Princeton and Northwestern universities suggests that US political system serves special interest organisations, instead of voters

Monday, 7 April 2014


 When people subscribe to the Information Clearing House email they get a regular stream of great quotes:

 "With each newly minted crisis, US leaders roll out the same time-tested scenario. They start demonizing a foreign leader ... charging them with being communistic or otherwise dictatorial, dangerously aggressive, power hungry, genocidal, given to terrorism or drug trafficking, ready to deny us access to vital resources, harboring weapons of mass destruction, or just inexplicably "anti-American" and "anti-West." Lacking any information to the contrary, the frightened public ... are swept along." - Michael Parenti

"The first step in a fascist movement is the combination under an energetic leader of a number of men who possess more than the average share of leisure, brutality, and stupidity. The next step is to fascinate fools and muzzle the intelligent, by emotional excitement on the one hand and terrorism on the other." Bertrand Russell Freedom, Harcourt Brace, 1940

"The two greatest obstacles to democracy in the United States are, first, the widespread delusion among the poor that we have a democracy, and second, the chronic terror among the rich, lest we get it." Edward Dowling

"It is in the nature of imperialism that citizens of the imperial power are always among the last to know--or care--about circumstances in the colonies." Bertrand Russell

Friday, 4 April 2014

Learn to Code

I'll be adding this to my 'resources' column: Codecademy This is a free online course that teaches people to write code in a variety of formats. I've started off with the HTML course, so far I have found it easy to follow.