When hope is a hindrance

For Hannah Arendt, hope is a dangerous barrier to courageous action. In dark times, the miracle that saves the world is to act Samantha Rose Hill is a senior fellow at the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities and associate faculty at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research and the University of the Underground. She is the author of Hannah Arendt (2021) and Hannah Arendt’s Poems (forthcoming 2022), and her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, LitHub, OpenDemocracy, Public Seminar, Contemporary Political Theory and Theory & Event. Edited by Nigel Warburton As Hannah Arendt and her husband Heinrich Blücher waited … Continue reading When hope is a hindrance

Asylum

Patients and psychiatrists at Saint-Alban in France fought against fascism side by side. What can we learn from them? by Ben Platts-Mills is a writer based in the UK. Between 2013 and 2016, he led Who Are You Now?, a life-writing project that published the stories of brain-injury survivors. His memoir Tell me the Planets was published in 2018. Edited by Sally Davies Over the course of the Second World War, approximately 45,000 psychiatric patients died of starvation and disease in France, imprisoned in hospitals that were supposed to care for them. In 1979, one psychiatrist was interviewed by a newspaper about what … Continue reading Asylum

Nazis created an anti-Semitic Bible and Aryan Jesus

A Nazi institute produced a Bible without the Old Testament that portrayed Jesus as an Aryan hero fighting Jewish people. by Paul Ratner  Nazis created a special institute to erase Jewish presence in Christianity. The institute produced a Bible that omitted the Old Testament and completely rewrote the New Testament. Jesus was portrayed as an Aryan hero of human origin who fought Jewish people. The rise of the Nazis in the 20th century was a horrific byproduct of political, economic, and social tensions of the day. It was also rooted in often esoteric and devious spiritual influences and practices, with … Continue reading Nazis created an anti-Semitic Bible and Aryan Jesus

Exit the Fatherland

Shaking off Nazism was no simple matter: the work to create a plural and peacable Germany was prolonged and painful Helmut Walser Smith is the Martha Rivers Ingram Chair of History and professor of history at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. His books include The Butcher’s Tale: Murder and Antisemitism in a German Town (2002), The Continuities of German History: Nation, Religion, and Race across the Long 19th Century (2008) and Germany: A Nation in Its Time (2020). Edited by Sam Haselby After 12 years of fascism, six years of war, and the concentrated genocidal killing of the Holocaust, nationalism should have been thoroughly discredited. Yet it was not. … Continue reading Exit the Fatherland

MICROSOFT PRESIDENT WARNS 2024 WILL LOOK LIKE ‘1984’ IF WE DON’T STOP AI POLICE STATE

Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project Waking Times As TFTP reported in August of last year, police officers in Michigan were equipped with “Smart Helmets” which allowed them to remotely scan passengers for symptoms of COVID-19. While this was widely accepted by many because of the massive fear campaign pushed on society by the mainstream media, thanks to leaps and bounds in artificial intelligence, detecting fever was only a small portion of what the helmets can do and the rest of its function is solely reserved for the police state. The Smart Helmet is not limited to temperature body scans which any laser … Continue reading MICROSOFT PRESIDENT WARNS 2024 WILL LOOK LIKE ‘1984’ IF WE DON’T STOP AI POLICE STATE

What We Can Learn About Nazi Psychology From the Wives of Hitler’s Top Officials

Adolf Hitler (1889 – 1945) with guests at at his residence on Dec. 31, 1939. Gerda Bormann is in the back row, fourth from left. Getty ImagesBY JAMES WYLLIE NOVEMBER 12, 2020 10:00 AM EST BY JAMES WYLLIE Among the thousands of books about Nazism, barely a handful focus on the wives of the leading figures in Hitler’s regime. While their men have left an indelible imprint on our collective memory the women who gave them vital support, encouragement and direction have largely remained relegated to the footnotes of history. Part of the reason for this is the nature of the source material, much of which … Continue reading What We Can Learn About Nazi Psychology From the Wives of Hitler’s Top Officials

FORMER PRESIDENTS WARN ABOUT THE ‘INVISIBLE GOVERNMENT’ RUNNING THE UNITED STATES

by Ross Pittman, Guest  Waking Times “Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”– George Santayana Past presidents of the United States and other high profile political leaders have repeatedly issued warnings over the last 214 years that the U.S. government is under the control of an “invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.” According to six of our former presidents, one vice-president, and a myriad of other high profile political leaders, an invisible government that is “incredibly evil in intent” has been in control of the U.S. government “ever since the days … Continue reading FORMER PRESIDENTS WARN ABOUT THE ‘INVISIBLE GOVERNMENT’ RUNNING THE UNITED STATES

Hate reads

The Western canon has no shortage of fascists. But can the far-Right make ‘literature’ worthy of the name? Andrew Marzoni is a writer and teacher, whose criticism has appeared in The Baffler, The Nation, The Washington Post and other publications. He lives in New York. Edited by Sam Dresser The public outrage following the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbury earlier this year flooded bookstores in the United States with orders for recent publications such as Robin DiAngelo’s White Fragility and Ibram X Kendi’s How to Be an Antiracist, as well as for classic novels by Toni Morrison and James Baldwin, and essays by Angela … Continue reading Hate reads

COVID AND THE ESCALATION OF MEDICAL TYRANNY

Tho Bishop, Mises Institute Waking Times The coronavirus crisis has served as a powerful tool in highlighting many of the faults that previously existed in society. It exposed which politicians have an inherent need to control and which ones are guided by humility. It reminded us of the political power that lies in fear, and how crucial it is to be skeptical of prevailing narratives. It emphasized the different economic realities for those who live paycheck to paycheck and those who benefit from economic financialization. It should also make perfectly clear the danger of handing over healthcare to the state. Already we have seen agents … Continue reading COVID AND THE ESCALATION OF MEDICAL TYRANNY

NORMAL HAS FAILED. BE AS WEIRD AS YOU LIKE.

by Caitlin Johnstone, Guest Waking Times Consumerism is unsustainable. Competition is unsustainable. Imperialism is unsustainable. Our species is standing on the brink of an extinction-level event due to ecosystemic collapse or nuclear war, and it is because of the way that we have lived on this planet up until this point. If we keep moving in this direction we will go the way of the dinosaur in the not-too distant future and take most terrestrial life with us. Maybe even all of it. The imperfect and immature nature of our newly evolved capacity for language and abstract thought, combined with our … Continue reading NORMAL HAS FAILED. BE AS WEIRD AS YOU LIKE.