Trump is HORRIBLY INCOMPETENT in dealing with other nations

July 31, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

During the 2016 campaign (and ever since then) Trump kept promoting himself as an extremely smart business person who was skilled at making deals and interacting effectively with other nations.  ALL OF THAT IS THE OPPOSITE of what he has done since taking office in January 2017.   Trump’s record on foreign policy: Lost wars, new conflicts and broken promises: Building a new anti-war movement that is connected to the domestic anti-police struggle is the only thing that can rein in U.S. militarism. https://www.nationofchange.org/2020/07/02/trumps-record-on-foreign-policy-lost-wars-new-conflicts-and-broken-promises/   Trump is utterly INCOMPETENT in foreign policy and ABUSES WOMEN who lead other nations: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/6/29/1956980/-CNN-sources-Trump-s-calls-with-women-foreign-leaders-have-been-near-sadistic?detail=emaildkre […]

Two great short video parody songs lambaste Trump

July 31, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

One of the most effective ways to deflate egotistical tyrants is to RIDICULE them! The first one of these short anti-Trump parody songs is AMAZINGLY GOOD. The second one also is worth watching – especially if you like Randy Rainbow’s parody songs about Trump.   “Crime after Crime” parody: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=trump+true+colors&docid=608022675720765869&mid=9CF7BE242AE8EC30D1C89CF7BE242AE8EC30D1C8&view=detail&FORM=VIRE   Randy Rainbow’s video: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=youtube+trump+parody+songs&docid=607991545880645158&mid=98BD5062A579455ECFCE98BD5062A579455ECFCE&view=detail&FORM=VIRE            

Let’s use HUMOR and SATIRE for political purposes!

July 31, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

One smart way to deflate the egos of egocentric persons and entities is to RIDICULE them with humor and satire. In our current crisis — actually our MULTIPLE CRISES — we have many opportunities to disempower them through humor and satire. Watch this short video, which encourages this: https://trlib.kanopy.com/video/send-clowns-humor-weapon      

Here is what the Confederate flag, Confederate statues, etc., REALLY mean

July 30, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

For decades it has been VERY COMMON for people to wave the Confederate flag, attach bumper stickers with its image, etc., and to celebrate it as “heritage” but denying what it really means. Trump has even threatened to veto the entire military budget if it included an amendment to change the names of military bases that have been named after Confederate leaders. A century and a half ago — in the early 1860s — slavery divided our nation so extremely that the Southern states actually REBELLED against the United States and SECEDED FROM THE UNION and actually DECLARED WAR AGAINST […]

U.S. House OVERWHELMINGLY voted NOT to move Pentagon money to better purposes.

July 30, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

On July 21, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 324 to 93 (with 13 not voting) to DEFEAT a proposal to move a mere 10% of military spending to human, environmental, and health needs.  Here are the lists of 93 YEA and 324 NAY votes:  http://clerk.house.gov/cgi-bin/vote.asp?year=2020&rollnumber=148  It’s rare for our local Representative Denny Heck (WA 10th Cong.Dist.) to vote correctly on such an issue, but in this case he was one of the 93 who voted to cut the Pentagon’s budget. MOST Democrats joined ALL Republicans (except for 13 Republicans who did not vote) in defeating this sensible proposal. NEITHER […]

My personal experience with military draft and my religious basis for Conscientious Objection

July 30, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Since the 1960s I have devoted all of my adult life to working for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and related issues.  Sometimes people ask me how I started in this.  Here is a bit of information about my spiritual and ethical grounding for peace. I grew up in a mainstream Lutheran church.  Although it taught the usual middle-of-the-road theology, I recognized that underneath was the very radical message of Jesus and his early followers.  Jesus and his early followers were promoting a new society that would be radically nonviolent, radically inclusive, and radically egalitarian.  Mainstream theology missed this larger, more […]

Trump’s latest scheme to use the 2020 Census to hurt immigrants and Democrats

July 30, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The U.S. Constitution REQUIRES a Census — and explicitly EQUIRES counting all “persons.”  It does NOT say “citizens.”  Trump tried before — and he is trying again — to ABUSE the 2020 Census in order to hurt immigrants, hurt the communities where they live, and hurt Democrats.  Trump’s abuses are VIOLATING the Constitution.  But the Democratic Party refuses to impeach him about this.   Previously I had posted information to this blog about how Trump was trying to abuse the 2020 Census for his racist, political advantage.  See those posts.  SEE THIS for a collection of background articles: http://parallaxperspectives.org/wp-admin/post.php?post=2377&action=edit   NOW […]

More info on Trump’s horrible negligence and incompetence about COVID-19

July 26, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

https://www.accountable.us/news/100-days-since-we-were-warned-up-to-a-quarter-million-americans-could-die-from-covid-19/?emci=84112fe0-ceca-ea11-9b05-00155d03bda0&emdi=3f959316-aacb-ea11-9b05-00155d03bda0&ceid=168794   COVID-19 predictions are rapidly escalating.  The U.S.’s right wing and Republicans have declared war against science, so they are driving a horrible escalation in this deadly disease.  Trump and his obedient followers have made the U.S. #1 in denying science and in escalating the pandemic.  https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/7/16/1961288/-Brace-yourself-for-the-latest-COVID-19-predictions-You-re-not-going-to-like-them?detail=emaildkbow1   Coronavirus increases horribly in some states, especially because the Trump regime REFUSED to take effective nationwide actions.  Trump and his regime REFUSED to take responsible actions.  They punted to states.  Many states (especially those controlled by Republicans) were as grossly negligent as Trump, so now they are increasing their numbers of cases.  https://www.huffpost.com/entry/pandemic-response-states-doomed-coronavirus_n_5f0cc715c5b6310dc1573168?ncid=newsltushpmgpolitics   The […]

Trump repeatedly, incompetently ignored warnings about COVID-19

July 26, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Here is a list of almost three dozen warnings Trump ignored about the coming pandemic: The June-July 2020 issue of The Progressive magazine (www.progressive.org) listed this sequence of almost three dozen warnings that Trump received that the Coronavirus crisis was coming, but Trump stupidly, incompetently, negligently refused to heed any of these warnings.  For more than three years (from January 2017 to May 2020) Trump should have paid attention and taken actions to protect our nation, but instead he denied and belittled the problem, and he allowed the pandemic to make the U.S. the very worst nation in the world […]

Hiroshima + Nagasaki — Events, Info, Resources

July 24, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action (www.gzcenter.org) is located immediately next to the Trident Nuclear Submarine base at Bangor in Kitsap County, WA.  Ground Zero has been practicing profound nonviolent and courageous efforts to stop these nuclear weapons since the late 1970s. In July and August 2020 GZ has installed four billboards in the Seattle area.  See this information from GZ’s website: On July 13, and continuing for four weeks, four billboards will display the following paid advertisement: Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor…  Base with largest concentration of deployed nuclear weapons in the U.S., Remembering the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, […]

Sign up now for FREE online workshops on grassroots organizing for issues YOU care about!

July 21, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Powerful forces keep making many issues worse. But YOU can reverse those trends and proactively push to make progress on issues YOU care about! We must build strong, savvy nonviolent grassroots “people-power” movements to achieve social and economic justice, to solve the climate crisis, and to create peace and other major goals. Governments and big businesses are the LAST to figure things out.  (Mainstream news media are the next-to-last.)  They will do what we want ONLY WHEN a strong nonviolent grassroots movement forces them to do what is needed.  Recent history has proved this a number of times.  (In the […]

URGENT: Click links to tell Congress to CUT 10% from Pentagon budget!

July 17, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Our nation has very serious needs that are grossly underfunded. Congress keeps giving the Pentagon far too much money for violence. A strong movement is building to CUT 10% from the Pentagon budget and use it for better purposes. CLICK THIS LINK to tell Congress: https://www.psr.org/blog/next-week-historic-votes-in-congress-cut-the-pentagon-budget-by-10/   Many organizations are PUSHING HARD to cut the Pentagon Budget by 10% and use the savings to fund the serious human and environmental needs that are grossly underfunded.  I’m impressed with how many non-profit orgs are pushing for this 10% opportunity.  Many very different kinds of orgs are onboard with this.  It is highly relevant to […]

The U.S. is building plutonium-based nuclear weapons in a seismically UNSAFE bldg in an earthquake zone

July 17, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

This problem is BI-PARTISAN.  It was bad under Obama, and Trump is continuing the problem.   I have been reading the powerfully informative publications of this excellent non-profit organization, the Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance (OREPA, www.orepa.org) for many years, and I have enjoyed donating significant amounts of money to help their work to protect the world (and their local region around Oak Ridge, Tennessee) from nuclear weapons. I have been following their work regarding the actual dangers of earthquakes where the U.S. government is making plutonium parts for nuclear weapons.  The government keeps denying the danger.  OREPA actually won […]

Here is an EXCELLENT report by WA State Govt about strategies to reduce poverty

July 9, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Typically, governments fall far short of acknowledging the serious problems — and they also fall short of proposing bold remedies to solve those problems. HERE IS AN EXCEPTION!  Recently three of Washington State government’s agencies collaborated with many poor people, racial minorities, and supportive organizations to create a Poverty Reduction work group.  They produced a 65-page report with a 10-year plan.  It is surprisingly smart and progressive! This report provides very good information and urges people to understand historical racism, etc., include the affected people.  We should urge candidates for State Legislature to read this 65-page report carefully and pass […]

“Jesus Taught and Practiced Nonviolence”

July 7, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The July 2020 episode of “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series (on cable channel 22 in Thurston County WA and on this blog) provides fresh information and insights that will be interesting to people whether or not they are Christians. We live in a society where Christianity is the dominant religion, but most people – including most Christians – do not adequately understand that Jesus taught and practiced profound nonviolence. The July 2020 episode of “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series helps Christians and non-Christians alike to see the radical, practical Jesus that Jesus taught and practiced. Dave Bellefeuille-Rice shares his interesting […]