Articles by: John Stanton

Adventures in American Education

Adventures in American Education

“General Secretary Xi Jinping emphasized that education is the foundation of a century-old plan. It is hoped that the People’s Education Press will focus on the fundamental task of fostering morality, adhere to the correct political direction, carry forward the fine traditions, promote reforms and innovations, and create excellent teaching materials with Bacon casting soul, enlightening wisdom, and making new[Read More…]

by 20/10/2021 0 comments Life/Philosophy
Colonial enslavement of Native Americans, An image from 1595 depicting conflict between Native Americans in Mexico and Spanish colonists led by Francisco de Montejo. Courtesy of the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University

Native Americans: The First and Forgotten Slaves

“Modern perceptions of early modern slavery associate the institution almost solely with Africans and their descendants. Yet slavery was a ubiquitous institution in the early modern world…The story of European colonialism in the Americas and its victimization of Africans and Indians follows a central paradigm in most textbooks. The African “role” encompasses the transportation, exploitation, and suffering of many millions[Read More…]

by 01/10/2021 1 comment World
Afghanistan: After Action Report

Afghanistan: After Action Report

“To President Theodore Roosevelt – you are like the Wind and I like the Lion. You form the Tempest. The sand stings my eyes and the Ground is parched. I roar in defiance but you do not hear. But between us there is a difference. I, like the lion, must remain in my place. While you like the wind will[Read More…]

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Scenario for US & NATO Invasion of Crimea and Origins of American Hatred of Russia

Scenario for US & NATO Invasion of Crimea and Origins of American Hatred of Russia

  “The average [Soviet] citizen’s innate readiness to defend Mother Russia against any invader was stronger than his assumed aversion to the Communist dictatorship. As to the Soviet armed forces, their unwavering determination, their unwillingness to admit defeat, and their capability to improvise astounded the Germans. Time and again these qualities compensated for the ineptitude of the Russian intermediate command…[Read More…]

by 19/07/2021 Comments are Disabled Imperialism
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The Hell of the Same: Capitalism Breaks Down and Homogenizes Life, Disconnects the Past, Present and Future

“Capitalism is often interpreted as a religion. However, if religion is understood in terms of Religare, as something that binds, then capitalism is anything but a religion because it lacks any force to assemble, to create community…And what is essential to religion is contemplative rest, but this is the antithesis of Capital. Capital never rests. It is in its nature[Read More…]

by 26/05/2021 Comments are Disabled Life/Philosophy
US President Joe Biden’s Shameful Push for War with China and Russia: Ignoring History, Denying Reality

US President Joe Biden’s Shameful Push for War with China and Russia: Ignoring History, Denying Reality

“One of the most delightful things about Americans is that they have absolutely no historical memory.” Zhou Enlai `In the autumn of 1862, the governments of France and Great Britain proposed to Russia, in a formal but not in an official way, the joint recognition by European powers of the independence of the Confederate States of America. My immediate answer[Read More…]

by 29/03/2021 Comments are Disabled Imperialism
Goodbye Dr. Seuss: Let’s Erase the Past with Revolutionary Zeal

Goodbye Dr. Seuss: Let’s Erase the Past with Revolutionary Zeal

“Since August 20, the young Red Guards of Peking, detachments of students,have taken to the streets. With the revolutionary rebel spirit of the proletariat, they have launched a furious offensive to sweep away reactionary, decadent bourgeois and feudal influences, and all old ideas, culture, customs and habits. This mounting revolutionary storm is sweeping the cities of the entire nation.Red Guards[Read More…]

by 08/03/2021 Comments are Disabled Life/Philosophy
Post-Pandemic American Society Must Not Return to its Industrial Capitalist Roots

Post-Pandemic American Society Must Not Return to its Industrial Capitalist Roots

Our mace shaped COVID19 enemy, and its mutations merrily popping up around the United States, ironically has opened up new possibilities for inching beyond the grimy confines of industrial capitalism to new modes of work, learning and being that were initially promised by technocrats at the dawn of the Internet/World Wide Web. Indeed, the Pandemic of 2020-21 (Pandemic) revealed that[Read More…]

by 11/02/2021 Comments are Disabled World
What is the United States of America? A Military Democracy

What is the United States of America? A Military Democracy

“Military leader, council, assembly of the people are the organs of gentile society developed into military democracy – military, since war and organization for war have now become regular functions of national life. Their neighbors’ wealth excites the greed of peoples who already see in the acquisition of wealth one of the main aims of life. They are barbarians: they[Read More…]

by 12/12/2020 Comments are Disabled World
The Undead Republican Party Seeks to Overthrow Democracy in America

The Undead Republican Party Seeks to Overthrow Democracy in America

  “With hindsight, it is clear that the United States failed the difficult test set by history. In the three decades that followed their triumph [over the Soviet Union] and their coronation, they proved unable to establish a new world order, to build a role as a parental power or indeed sustain their moral credibility, which is probably lower today[Read More…]

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Two Face America: 73 Million Trump Party Apparatchiks Guarantee Turmoil Over the Coming Years

Two Face America: 73 Million Trump Party Apparatchiks Guarantee Turmoil Over the Coming Years

It is happening here. The soul of America is like the character Two Face in the Batman movie series. One defeat of the Party of Trump and its 73 million apparatchiks is not enough. In Trump, the United States has bred its own dictator in waiting and he’s got an army of servile apostles willing to fight and die for[Read More…]

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Liquid Capitalism: Everyone Drinks it, Swims in it, Drowns in it

The most radical socialists; Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters (Black, White, Latino or Asian); liberal and conservative zealots; diversity and equity gurus; pacifists; denizens of corporates and non-profits; rappers, rockers and country western musicians; Bernie Sanders; racists and White guilt pushers; Baptists, Catholics, and Muslims; children; bland K-16 teachers; members of the military; indeed, every social, cultural, political and economic[Read More…]

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Life During a Trump Second Term: Paramilitary Democracy Accelerates

Life During a Trump Second Term: Paramilitary Democracy Accelerates

“We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant. Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must —at that moment—become the[Read More…]

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