Archive for October 2009
Perils of Positive Thinking: Author Ehrenreich Points out the Negative Influence of the Constantly Upbeat
Nancy R. Care2
I saw author Barbara Ehrenreich speak on Friday about her newest book, Bright Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America. In Ehrenreich’s view, the opposite of positive is realist.
An Israeli human rights group B’Tselem says many more Palestinian civilians were killed in the Israeli military’s campaign in Gaza than the army admits.
No, this is not a bad joke. They want to be exempted from the standards of decency, written after the ghastly persecutions of WWII. Now that Israel claims status as a Colonial Power, what’s a little genocide flavored with white phosphorus? (nothing is really bad when they do it….)
By Robert Aber
Me and my dad used to play a game: “Who’s the best President since FDR?”
Ike always won. This from the dad who took the nine-year old me to a 1948 Henry Wallace For President rally at Gilmore Field – now CBS Television City. We signed the Stockholm Peace Petition and put both our asses on J. Edgar Hoover’s shit-list. Dad had made J. Edgar’s list by the 1930s. I was new.