"As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you Contempt for happiness is usually contempt for other people's happiness, and is an elegant disguise for hatred of the human race. "
––Bertrand Russell

Stephen Miller’s Affinity for White Nationalism Revealed in Leaked Emails
© Southern Poverty Law Center
November 12, 2019

In the run-up to the 2016 election, White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller promoted white nationalist literature, pushed racist immigration stories and obsessed over the loss of Confederate symbols after Dylann Roof’s murderous rampage, according to leaked emails reviewed by Hatewatch.
The emails, which Miller sent to the conservative website Breitbart News in 2015 and 2016, showcase the extremist, anti-immigrant ideology that undergirds the policies he has helped create as an architect of Donald Trump’s presidency.

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"liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests."
––Gore Vidal

Narrative Managers in Overdrive After Death of White Helmets Founder
By Caitlin Johnstone
November 13, 2019

James Le Mesurier, the founder of the White Helmets, has died. He was found to have plummeted from a height to the street outside his home, and authorities are reportedly calling it a suicide.

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"We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves."
––Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Democracy on Trial: Bill Moyers on Impeachment Inquiry & Why PBS Should Air Hearings in Primetime
© Democracy Now
November 13, 2019

"The feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians."
––Pat Robertson, Southern Baptist leader

Moving Beyond Misogyny
By LIZA FEATHERSTONE, © The New Republic
November 4, 2019

Before the smoke had cleared after the terrorist attacks of September 11, Americans were already asking, “Why do they hate us?” The question felt useless, even whiny. It was also unanswerable, since “our” specific attackers were dead. Yet it persisted. It persisted because of a sense that even with those particular haters gone, the hate itself was lethal, and whoever “they” had been, there was plenty more in store for “us.” Some people speculated guiltily, from the left, about how we might have prompted the hatred with our imperialism. Many more speculated indignantly, buoyed by belligerent patriotism. The question didn’t get us anywhere. In fact, it cemented our national paranoia and sense of victimhood, always a reactionary consciousness. Nevertheless, since the 2016 election of Donald Trump, feminists have been asking, on behalf of women, the same thing about men: Why do “they” hate “us”?

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