Cornell West is Spot On

Although David Frum (The Atlantic) makes valid points also, it’s really Cornell West who speaks to the necessity of the times.


Morality Is Not Religious but Hypocrisy Seems to Be

Christians confuse morality with stringent adherence to arbitrary rules they believe demonstrate their fanatic loyalty to their God or Jesus.  They ignore the immorality all around them while clinging to whether a person is gay or has had an abortion or uses drugs or swears.  Their litmus for “goodness” is limited and petty; it fails…


It Ain’t “Fake” News, It’s REAL Propaganda

I really hate the term “fake news”. That in itself is misleading: there is news, misleading news and information, and propaganda—there can be elements of truth/fact in all of them by degree. Most despots will incorporate a certain amount of truth into their propaganda in order to make it sound “reasonable”. Because “news” has also…


Paradigm Shift: Rethink the Democratic Party

The answer to our current political situation is not to for the Democrats to regain control of Congress–whatever that means. The Dems are just as culpable for our current situtation–they threw the People under the bus years ago when they “went corporate”. Yes, having more progressives in Congress would be fine, but the greater struggle…


Pattern or Prediction: The Uncanny Correlation between POTUS and Sinclair Lewis’s “It Can’t Happen Here”

It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis–an UNCANNY resemblance to our current political leadership, right down to the clownish stupidity of the POTUS and the obscure machinations of his lead advisor.   Buzz Windrip “was vulgar, almost illiterate, a public liar easily detected, and in his ‘ideas’ almost idiotic, while his celebrated piety was that of…


Marching Isn’t Enough

As much as I’m all for protest marches and sit-ins and Occupying spaces, like the airports, we cannot just rely on email and petition campaigns, street marches and the like to send the message. We need constant, continuous disruption of the system. Not every weekend, not twice a month, every damn day! And not just…


Visualize a Better World

At some point we need to shift putting all of our energy into railing against Trumpus, and put more into envisioning what we want INSTEAD. If all we are doing is saying we don’t want . . ., then, we are no better than Hillary Clinton running on the “platform” of “I’m Not Trump.” Identity…


The Second Revolution

The revolution has already been going on. It started years ago when the decisions were made to favor the .001% over the rest of humanity. It started when the government colluded with the corporations and the military-industrial complex. It started when the first jobs were allowed to be “downsized,” pensions were exchanged for 401Ks and…


How Republican Hegemony Gave Us Trump

While I don’t disagree at all that the Democrats and the liberal establishment (not the Left per se) have to take some of the blame for Trump’s ascendancy, we also cannot make the mistake of letting the Right off the hook for encouraging and supporting clearly a person who was detrimental to not only their…