A just response to making flag burning illegal is to burn the flag

I never considered burning a flag in protest. But if this does become a law I will do it, but please let me explain. It is not out of disrespect for anyone who has served or disrespect for her people. Ironically making flag burning illegal betrays everything America is supposed to represent and thus making…

JAMES CONNOLLY

Originally posted on Robert Lynd:
Preface of James Connolly: Portrait of a Rebel Father (1935) JAMES CONNOLLY AMONG the sixteen men who were executed after the failure of the Irish Insurrection of 1916 there was no nobler or more heroic figure than James Connolly. It was not necessary to share the faith for which he died…

Never assume others will do what needs to be done

Do not ever assume that others will be what needs to be done, no matter how desperately it is needed. It is only natural for man as a social being to assume that other members of society will do what is necessary, to solve a desperate problem. But do not ever fall for this folly….

Doubt yourself in every step

I see others whose view of the world couldn’t be more wrong yet they are even more confident than I. So how could I not tread carefully and doubt every step? It is the fools who are so arrogant as to assure themselves that they have all the answers, that they must be right. To…

A Tribute to Fidel Castro

To understand Fidel one must look at the living conditions before and after he came to power in Cuba. In pre-revolutionary Cuba poverty, hunger, and illiteracy were the norm. The island was under control of the brutal, U.S. backed dictator Fulgencio Batista. There were as many as 11,500 women resorting to sex work in Havana…

A critique on Robespierre’s famous quote on education and tyranny.

“The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant.” – Maximillian Robespierre. This quote is completely accurate in every regard, however it negates the type of education which is taught. In our society education is only taught which favors the prevailing capitalist social order. If you…

Several issues of capitalism not addressed by Marx

There are several issues under modern capitalism that I wish to point out. The first is that of bosses and how they have changed forms in the past century. Under modern capitalism the boss is not some heartless man at the head of a factory of 10,000 men. No, there is a cushioning by the modern…