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Sep. 18 (Wednesday)

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Welcome to Politix’ revised People section, with some cool new features! Let me see if I can briefly explain how it works... (If you already know how it works, just choose from the links below.)

There are lots of fascinating people to learn about, good and bad, but let’s face it – none of us have time to read about all of them. If you’re studying United States presidents, and you find a relevant reference, you may find more information than you can handle. If you visit Wikipedia, you’re guaranteed to get bogged down in often useless details. In addition, many of Wikipedia’s poltical articles are horribly inaccurate.

Some famous people

Politix offers a different approach – brief bios (biographies) organized both alphabetically and by topic. If you visit Politix > People > A, you’ll find short articles about people whose last names begin with A – e.g. Edward Abbey, John Adams, etc. (Some names are a little tricky; for example, Crazy Horse is featured on the C page, Sitting Bull on the S page.)

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You could also learn about Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull by visiting the Native Americans or Freedom Fighters pages. Either the alphabetized pages or the topics pages offer a simple, convenient way to quickly learn about a lot of amazing people.

At the end of each bio is a little red arrow. Simply click it to go to that person’s page. There you will find the same article with a little additional information, generally including basic information about their birth and death and a picture. In some cases, you will find a longer, more detailed feature article.

Keep your eyes open for additional learning aids and links – to related articles in the topics section, reference tables and resources on other websites. (In fact, there are many people that are listed in reference tables, even though they don’t have a separate article or biography.) and there’s still more!

Unfortunately, I’ll never have time to research thousands of people in all fifty states and around the world, but I have tackled one very special project – Washington State, which is dominated by a corporate fortress called Seattle. Between Bill Gates and Boeing, Seattle is a world player. Thus, this new “Seattle Mafia” feature allows you to study international issues and local grassroots issues at the same time. If you want to take a closer look, just visit Politix > People > Washington.

Good and Bad

I love to learn about inspirational people, like Spartacus, Helen Keller and Muammar Gaddafi. Yes, you didn’t misread; I regard Gaddafi as a hero. In other words, I simply haven’t found evidence to back up the awful things U.S. politicians and the corporate media wrote about him.

On the other hand, there are some very popular people that are, to be frank, pretty disgusting. What’s even worse, they often get a free ride by the media. Wikipedia has many articles about corrupt politicians that read as if they wrote the articles themselves; they read like promotional pieces. Even Encyclopedia Britannica calls Microsoft co-founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen “philanthropists” and scarcely hints at their extraordinary crimes.

Sadly, we’re living in an era when truth is an endangered species. yet what’s the use of studying history or government if you’re just going to just memorize fairy tales? how many millions of children in the united states celebrate presidents day every year without ever learning that george washington was a wealthy aristocrat who owned slaves?

Some famous people

In that spirit, Politix features articles about some of history’s biggest monsters, from the unbelievably arrogant General George Armstrong Custer to the king of greed and corruption, Bill Gates; from world leaders who revel in torture – like Adolf Hitler, George W. Bush and Obama – to the corrupt banksters and corporate tycoons they work for.

Thus, I can honestly make the claim that Politix is more accurate than Wikipedia and even Encyclopedia Britannica, even if it doesn’t have as much content. Of course, Politix is biased, and if you feel those biases aren’t supported by facts, evidence or logic, then it at least offers a fresh perspective. In fact, there are no perfect political references, which is why smart people consult a variety of references.