In this episode:
1. Bill Maher told his Real Time with Bill
Maher audience recently that the homemade clock that got 14- year old
Ahmed Mohamed handcuffed and arrested from his school actually “looked
like a bomb” and because called for us to “have some perspective,”
asserting that “for the last 30 years it has been one culture that has
been blowing shit up” so Muslims should just get used to the rest of us
“taking extra precautions.”
2. “The ultimate cause of refugees,” according to Slavov Zijeck
is today’s global capitalism itself and its geopolitical games, and if
we do not transform it radically, immigrants from Greece and other
European countries will soon join African refugees. When I was young,
such an organized attempt to regulate commons was called Communism.
Maybe we should reinvent it. Maybe, this is, in the long term, our only
I don’t think that Communism should replace
capitalism when it crumbles, and yes - it is crumbling; the term
Communism has too much negative baggage. But the system we have now will
continue to deliver more and more Aylan’s until we can bring it down
and replace it. We have decades of geopolitical engineering by the
American Empire to overcome.
Is our collective imagination up to task?
3. A Man Walks into a Bar and encounters sexist pigs. What would you do?