Category: Politics

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.


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…


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…