Blog Posts - Authoritarianism



The Imperial President’s Toolbox of Terror: A Dictatorship Waiting to Happen

The Rutherford InstituteThe powers amassed by each successive president through the negligence of Congress and the courts empower whomever occupies the Oval Office to act as a dictator, above the law and beyond any real accountability. In this epi...
by INFRAKSHUN on Dec 1, 2016

Why America is confused over Donald Trump

There is some interesting research about authoritarianism. Matthew MacWilliams, a doctoral candidate at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, conducted a poll in which Republicans were asked four questions about child-rearing. With each question,...
by Murdockinations on Mar 14, 2016

BBC Correspondent Confirms Use of Secret Courts But Can’t Report It

True Publica This article first appeared yesterday, February 10th, was posted on bbc.com and was written by the BBC’s Home Affairs Correspondent Dominic Caciani. This piece echoes one that truepublica published just a few months a...
by INFRAKSHUN on Feb 12, 2016

The Super Bowl TV Commercial I Will Never Forget

January 22, 1984. Half-time of Super Bowl XVIII. The Los Angeles Raiders went into the locker room up 21-3 on the Washington Redskins. I was watching the game at my family’s place in the Chicago suburbs when this came on the TV set: “Apple 1984 S...
by Survival And Prosperity on Feb 9, 2016

Signs Of The Time, Part 80

A couple of days ago my parents’ XFINITY TV Go (offsite cable TV viewing capability) was being streamed via computer at my home in the Chicago suburbs. Pretty neat stuff. Imagine my surprise when a commercial for a nearby shop popped up on the TV s...
by Survival And Prosperity on Jan 6, 2015

Leftists Become Incandescent When Reminded of the Socialist Roots of Nazism

By Daniel Hannan You can't accuse the NSDAP of downplaying the "Socialist" bitOn 16 June 1941, as Hitler readied his forces for Operation Barbarossa, Josef Goebbels looked forward to the new order that the Nazis would impose on a...
by SUNLIT UPLANDS on Feb 28, 2014

AUTHORITARIANISM LINKED TO TREATMENT OF WOMEN? Earlier we showed...

AUTHORITARIANISM LINKED TO TREATMENT OF WOMEN? Earlier we showed a map indicating to what extent women could report rapes on this page. This blog is of course first and foremost about the potential for women to increase their piece of the global cake...

Wrong on Both Counts: Academic Boycotts and Israel

(An earlier version of this essay first appeared in the Algemeiner on December 30, 2013.) Now that the American Studies Association has passed its resolution calling for an  academic boycott of Israel, universities and fellow academics all over the...
by the sad red earth on Jan 6, 2014

Why the detention of Glenn Greenwald’s husband wasn’t an “abuse” of the Terrorism Act

So here’s an interesting thing. I’m sure I’m not going to be the first person to point it out, but it hasn’t been given a lot of coverage that I’ve seen. You know that “anti-terrorist” legislation that our government uses to detain the...
by The Third Estate on Aug 19, 2013

Authoritarianism is …

Authoritarianism Authoritarianism is a form of social organization characterized by submission to authority as well as the administration of said authority. In politics, an authoritarian government is one in which political authority is concentrated...
by What is this ? on Jul 5, 2013

Rev. Sun Myung Moon and Sathya Sai Baba Cults: Some Striking Similarities

In his blog Mind your Mind, Chris Doktor, a Dutch psychotherapist, writes instructively of some striking similarities between the renowned cult leader. See: Grand Send-off to Moon: Strikingly Similar to Sathya Sai Baba in Life and Death. He notes:...


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