BP Destroys Countries, Too

BP Destroys Countries, Too

• Mohammed Mossadegh was an Iranian national hero, Time's Man of the Year in 1952, and the popularly-elected leader of Iran's budding democracy. • BP, then known as the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, controlled Iran's oil reserves. They shared little of the revenue and kept workers in slave-like conditions. • When…

Today’s Tea Party Is The Opposite Of The Tea Party

Today’s Tea Party is the Opposite of the Tea Party

• At a Tea Party convention, Sarah Palin criticized Obama's diplomatic efforts by saying we should exert our power and punish adversaries. • She preaches the kind of imperial arrogance practiced by the British that the original Tea Party fought against. • British hawks in colonial times responded exactly as…

Carter Addressed Our Energy Problem Almost 40 Years Ago

Carter Addressed Our Energy Problem Almost 40 years Ago

• George Bush Jr claimed our high energy prices were due to not having a national energy policy and tried to blame that on Clinton. • But it was Jimmy Carter, with his 1977 speech, who established America's first national energy policy, leading to the strategic petroleum reserve, the modern…

Reagan Raised Taxes

Reagan Raised Taxes

• Republican revisionists falsely claim that Reagan was successful because he cut taxes and reduced the size of government. • Reagan raised taxes 11 times, including the largest tax hike since WW2 and the largest corporate tax increase in history. • Reagan increased the size of government by 61,000 workers,…

Teddy Roosevelt, Republican ‘Socialist’

Teddy Roosevelt, Republican ‘Socialist’

• The modern republican party loves to call progressive taxation socialist, but it was originally championed by republican Theodore Roosevelt. • Roosevelt felt that transferring enormous fortunes through inheritance was a 'socialist' idea because it would put idleness on an equal level with industry. • He also believed that progressive…

What The Right Wing Really Means When They Say “Socialist”

What the Right Wing Really Means When They Say “Socialist”

• The racial hierarchy of America ceased being enforced by law in the 60s. • Ever since, conservatives have turned to shorthand like 'socilaist' and 'communist' to smear minority leaders who posed a threat to their preferred social order. • Obama represents the latest example to the right wing of blacks…

A History of Treason

The coup was aimed at toppling President Franklin D Roosevelt with the help of half-a-million war veterans. The plotters, who were alleged to involve some of the most famous families in America, (owners of Heinz, Birds Eye, Goodtea, Maxwell Hse & George Bush’s Grandfather, Prescott) believed that their country should…

American Delusionism

American Delusionism

• Most conservatives believe American Exceptionalism means that we have divinely ordained superiority over other nations. • In fact, we have been exceptionally lucky. America was born rich: vast expanses of cheap land, moderate climate, rich soil, millions of immigrants, slave labor, and being separated from potential enemies by two…

The Right Wing’s New Deal Revisionism

The Right Wing’s New Deal Revisionism

• During the New Deal, the government hired 60% of the unemployed to build and renovate the nation's infrastructure. • Historical revisionists on the right would like to count those working for the WPA as 'unemployed' in their absurd attempts to prove the New Deal was a failure. • The…