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.

REPORT FINDS OIL GIANTS AND MEGA BANKS FUNDING MASSIVE POLICE PRESENCE IN TOP US CITIES

by Common Dreams, Guest Waking Times The same industries fueling the climate crisis and disproportionately polluting Black and brown communities across the U.S are bankrolling police foundations, groups which can help militarize local police departments. That’s according to a new investigation from transparency group Public Accountability Initiative and its LittleSis project. Authored by Gin Armstrong and Derek Seidman and published Monday, the report singles out actions from fossil fuel giants like Shell and Chevron as well as major utility companies and leading financial institutions. “This report sheds a harsh and needed light on the ways police violence and systemic racism intersect with … Continue reading REPORT FINDS OIL GIANTS AND MEGA BANKS FUNDING MASSIVE POLICE PRESENCE IN TOP US CITIES

The lure of fascism

Fascism promised radical national renewal and supreme power to the people. Are we in danger of a fascist revival today? Jonathan Wolff is a philosopher and academic. He is is the Alfred Landecker Professor of Values and Public Policy and Governing Body Fellow at Wolfson College at the University of Oxford. His latest book is An Introduction to Moral Philosophy(2018). Edited by Nigel Warburton Ours is the age of the rule by ‘strong men’: leaders who believe that they have been elected to deliver the will of the people. Woe betide anything that stands in the way, be it the political opposition, … Continue reading The lure of fascism

AFTER 14 YEARS, ‘THE STALINIST ‘TRUMAN SHOW’’ HAS FINALLY ARRIVED

by Jordan Hoffman  Ilya Khrzhanovsky kept the cast and crew of ‘Dau’ trapped inside a painfully real recreation of the Soviet Union while he shot this bizarre tribute to physicist Lev Landau. Now, after all this time, I got to see if it was worth it. Perhaps you saw Philip Seymour Hoffman as a theater director recreating reality on a soundstage in Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York and thought, “Ah, yes, an easily understood metaphor, but surely nothing this extravagant could ever happen in real life!” https://www.youtube.com/embed/XIizh6nYnTU?feature=oembed You were wrong. With pre-production starting in 2006, Ilya Khrzhanovsky, a 30-year-old from a family of artistic … Continue reading AFTER 14 YEARS, ‘THE STALINIST ‘TRUMAN SHOW’’ HAS FINALLY ARRIVED

THE CULTURE OF FEAR: CORONAVIRUS AND THE HUMAN ANIMAL

by Steve Attridge, Guest Waking Times Fear is a weapon. It is also a deadly disease, far more potent than Corona virus. It also tells us much about our society, our relationships and ourselves. Fear inhibits thought, it restricts freedom, it limits imagination and it isolates us from each other and ultimately from ourselves. It is also a useful political and cultural tool to bend and even break people. A dictionary definition of fear is that it is an unpleasant emotion caused by the threat of danger, pain, or harm. So it is a mental state. An imaginary act, and the … Continue reading THE CULTURE OF FEAR: CORONAVIRUS AND THE HUMAN ANIMAL

Riot acts

History shows that tumult is a companion to democracy and when ordinary politics fails, the people must take to the streets Antonia Malchik writes essays and articles on science, travel and other topics for a variety of publications. Her first book is A Walking Life (2019). She lives in northwest Montana. Edited by Pam Weintraub One evening in 1992, my parents, younger sister and I sat on the fold-out futon on the living room floor, petting our cats and watching fires consume buildings in Los Angeles. The images that spilled from the screen are only vague memories now: a dark night, broken windows, … Continue reading Riot acts