Just because someone is Socialist, Green, Communist, Anarchist doesn’t mean their views should be dismissed.  Often, it is “radical” individuals who feel more comfortable voicing the truth than those that are popular and have more at stake.  People like Dennis Kucinich, Bernie Sanders and Ron Paul bring a lot more truth to light than those that are far more  popular.

Andrew Cockburn, a socialist, writes an important piece for Counterpunch detailing the extent to which a few financial firms have the full ear of the White House.  As the US consolidates more power at a national level and with the Executive Branch of government, we see that these conflicts of interest will be more pronounced and dangerous.

Takeaway:  Popular arguments are rarely thought-provoking.  That which assuages us, nurtures our pre-existing worldviews and cannot possibly help us learn and grow.  Read what you disagree with.

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