Tag Archives: propaganda

If Nelson Mandela really had won, he wouldnt be seen as a universal hero | Slavoj Žižek | Comment is free | theguardian.com

In the last two decades of his life, Nelson Mandela was celebrated as a model of how to liberate a country from the colonial yoke without succumbing to the temptation of dictatorial power and anti-capitalist posturing. In short, Mandela was not Robert Mugabe, and South Africa remained a multiparty democracy with a free press and […]

Dr. Boyce & Yvette: 8 Reasons Don Lemon Needs to Be Fired from CNN Right Now | Your Black World

by Dr. Boyce Watkins & Yvette CarnellHere’s the deal:  We have a serious problem with Don Lemon.  Not that he was ever all that likeable in the past, but to us, he was just fine as another talking head on TV.   But when he somehow decided to provide impromptu black social commentary, we became saddened […]

No, Martin Luther King Jr. Was Not A Republican — But Heres What He Had To Say About Them | ThinkProgress

“Most people don’t talk about the fact that Martin Luther King was a Republican.” That’s a quote from Ada Fisher, a Republican National Committeewoman from North Carolina, that was published without qualification or correction this week by ABC News. Fisher is wrong on two fronts. First, many people talk about the “fact” that King was a […]

Rick Reilly and the Most Irredeemably Stupid Defense of the Redskins Name You Will Ever Read | The Nation

Living in the Washington DC area. I have many friends who defend the name of our local football team, the Redskins. Even though I disagree with them vehemently, I actually feel bad that their chief advocate in the sports world is now ESPN’s Rick Reilly. Once a brilliant boy-wonder columnist for Sports Illustrated, Reilly has, […]

Playing Politics With Genocide: Or How the Gun Rights Movement Became ‘Indigenous’

[ Please review this article first to see the billboard image in question: Pro-gun rights billboard depicting American Indians sparks outrage | GreeleyTribune.com http://ow.ly/kAyQT  — * Full Disclosure: The inspiration behind this commentary came to me from journalist Joel Dyer when he asked me what I thought about this story when it first came to […]