To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Monday, June 17, 2024


Could It Be Stockholm Syndrome?



Sometimes I feel like a Stockholm syndrome victim. That’s a person who, being held in confinement and subjected to “re-education,” becomes an adherent to the very policies and agendas of those who are holding him/her against their will. Think of it as a form of passive/aggressive behavior where the aggressive part never kicks in to play.

Below is posted the link to an excellent article describing the continued disposal of our American human rights by the United States Supreme Court in the case known as Citizens United wherein corporations are acknowledged to have the same First Amendment rights as humans.

From the beginning, America has been about acquiring and holding on to property, be it humans that were counted as three-fifths of a person and only abolishing it with a civil war resulting in the most citizen carnage of any American-involved conflict or women who were ignored until 1920 when they finally got to legally vote. America has never been first in anything that advanced human decency unless there was profit attached.’s_suffrage

Besides the Citizens United case, the Kelo case allowing the government power of eminent domain to be used giving private developers public property for non-public profit is another example of the misuse of the coercive use of government power.

Peaceful Democracy, the euphemistically named political system that is nearly always installed by war, is being forced on the citizens of Middle East countries whose history for thousands of years has been one of brutal monarchies, military dictatorships, and religious fanatics. It is in scant supply in the self-promoting, self-back-slapping Dis-United States, where taxpayers who have never harmed anyone physically or mentally are subjected to both only because they are attracted emotionally and romantically to others of the same gender. [2.13.10]

“We, the People,” indeed, should stop being the door mat, and instead be the lock on the front door against the use of money to purchase our Constitution and civil rights.

James Nimmo lives in Oklahoma City and is a regular contributor to The Oklahoma Observer

Indicting the Supreme Court

By Prof John Kozy

February 12, 2010 “Global Research”

Grumbling over the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Citizens United continue to rumble like distant thunder. Will the decision go down in history as one more in the Court’s long line of egregious opinions? Likely! Will it have much effect on the American political landscape? Likely not! Simply ask yourself, how much worse can it get?

There is scant evidence that the Congressional attempts to limit corporate expenditures in electioneering have had any effect in reducing corporate influence in government. Expecting the Congress, most if not all of whose members reside deep in corporate pockets, to eliminate that influence can be likened to expecting the rhinovirus to eliminate the common cold. Corporate money is the diseased life-blood of American politics; it carries its cancerous spores to all extremities.

Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton became editor of The Observer in September 2006. Previously, he served nearly two decades as the Dallas Morning News’ Oklahoma Bureau chief. He also covered government and politics for the San Jose Mercury News, the Dallas Times Herald, the Tulsa Tribune and the Oklahoma Journal.
Mark Krawczyk
Mark Krawczyk
March 9, 2023
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Brette Pruitt
Brette Pruitt
September 5, 2022
The Observer carries on the "give 'em hell" tradition of its founder, the late Frosty Troy. I read it from cover to cover. A progressive wouldn't be able to live in a red state without it.