PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “Every Democrat Votes for Military Budget – Except Bernie” / The Jimmy Dore Show / Jimmy Dore, Stef Zamorano, and Ron Placone ☮

All of the Democratic Senators voted for the military budgets. Only 6 Republicans and one Independent, Bernie Sanders, voted against. Media’s been silent.

ANTITHEISM: “Stephen Hawking was Kept Alive by Demons! (Religious Bullshit – EP: 03)” / Cult of Dusty / Dusty Smith ☮

In this episode of Religious Bullshit, a preacher explains how Stephen Hawking managed to live all those years, we learn how to be rude to a gay waiter, and I find out i’m a homosexual! Like we didn’t already know that.

ANTITHEISM: The Month in Religious Bullshit! – October 2017″ / Cult of Dusty / Dusty Smith ☮

Everybody get drunk! It’s time for another depressing month of religious bullshit where Dusty examines the worst stories to come out during October- 2017.

APHORISM: On Patriotism

By Madison S. Hughes (08.14.2011), Updated (09.22.2011)

Patriotism is a form of false pride for those who have nothing of their own of which they can be proud. It is little more than a tribal characteristic of banal instinct that provides a gratifying sensation of self-worth.

How can one be proud of being born within a particular geographical area of which they had absolutely no input? Clearly, reflective thought is not a part of this end. Reflective thought would require one to objectively evaluate the actions of their country, and the effect those actions have on them and the world as a whole. If one were to honestly do so, one, as I, would realize a great desire to expatriate to a less religious, more equitable country as one would find in Scandinavia and Western Europe.

In contemporary America, the Tea Baggers base their definition of what it is to be an American on geography and ignorance. They are not cosmopolitan by any stretch of the imagination, nor do they show any sign of cultural curiosity. They are simply demonstrating territorial instinct, as do others with similar cerebral deficits.

Patriotism to one’s country is understood, and need not be expressed. If one feels inclined to overtly express such, then one is expressing nationalism, not patriotism.