September 11, 2001 Events in the U.S.: Reflections to Mark the Twentieth Anniversary ~~ dmorista

September 11, 2001 Events in the U.S.: Reflections to Mark the Twentieth Anniversary Prepared by Dmorista for Leftist Politics. (Author’s Note) I apologize to Leftist Politics readers for the overlong rambling nature of this article/essay.  But the press of personal life, and an injury to a finger that slowed down my keyboarding speed over the… Continue reading September 11, 2001 Events in the U.S.: Reflections to Mark the Twentieth Anniversary ~~ dmorista

Meet the influencers making millions by dealing doubt about the coronavirus vaccines.~~ Liz Essley Whyte

https://publicintegrity.org/health/coronavirus-and-inequality/spreading-fears-cashing-in-anti-vaccine/ ~~ posted for collectivist ~~ Heather Simpson never thought to question vaccines. Her parents vaccinated her when she was a child, and she got tetanus and flu shots as an adult. But when she and her husband were thinking about starting a family, she saw an ad for the documentary series “The Truth about… Continue reading Meet the influencers making millions by dealing doubt about the coronavirus vaccines.~~ Liz Essley Whyte

“Disinformation for Hire, a Shadow Industry, Is Quietly Booming” ~~ Max Fisher

 https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/25/world/europe/disinformation-social-media.html ~~ posted for dmorista with introduction by dmorista ~~  Introduction:  by dmorista This article by Max Fisher in the New York Times discusses an important developing phenomenon. Private companies that specialize in providing “convincing”, and easily deniable, disinformation to clients. These clients include far-right wing political action groups, governments, other companies, and so on. The article… Continue reading “Disinformation for Hire, a Shadow Industry, Is Quietly Booming” ~~ Max Fisher

Don’t blame a lack of education — QAnon proves privileged white people are losing their minds too ~~ AMANDA MARCOTTE

https://www.salon.com/2021/02/04/dont-blame-a-lack-of-education–qanon-proves-privileged-white-people-are-losing-their-minds-too/ ~~ posted for Collectivist ~~ In the weeks after Donald Trump sent a violent mob to rampage the U.S.  Capitol on January 6, a lot of focus has risen on the role played by QAnon and other lurid conspiracy theories in radicalizing Republicans. Unfortunately, a lot of that discourse has centered around the idea… Continue reading Don’t blame a lack of education — QAnon proves privileged white people are losing their minds too ~~ AMANDA MARCOTTE