TV: PART 1 of “Nuclear Weapons: Updates on the Crisis and Opportunities”

December 2, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Nuclear weapons are a huge issue with several aspects that three knowledgeable guests explore in the DECEMBER 2019 TV program (PART 1) and the FEBRUARY 2020 TV program (PART 2) of the TV series, “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives.”  YOU CAN WATCH THE PROGRAMS ON YOUR COMPUTER even if you don’t have cable TV. Cable TV subscribers in Thurston County WA can watch the highly informative interview three times a week (Mondays at 1:30 pm, Wednesdays at 5:00 pm, and Thursdays at 9:00 pm throughout the entire month of December 2019.  Part 2 of this interview will air on the same schedule […]

Why the national Democratic Party keeps losing — and will likely lose again in 2020

November 30, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Here is how democracy is supposed to work:  People with their “ear to the ground” listen to what the voters want.  They campaign for office with platforms promising to accomplish what the voters want. Most of the 2020 presidential candidates are NOT doing that.  Several of the front-runners (Biden, Buttigieg, and other “centrists” — who are really conservatives) are running for President by INSISTING that voters can NOT have what they want!!! Voters want to get big money out of politics, but the national Democratic Party and the “centrists” fall short. Voters want HEALTH CARE FOR EVERYBODY, but the most […]

Trump keeps attacking science. We must PROTECT HONEST SCIENCE from Trump and Trumpism!

November 26, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Why We Need to Protect Government Scientists From Political Retaliation:  https://truthout.org/articles/why-we-need-to-protect-government-scientists-from-political-retaliation/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=775d76ee-11c3-497e-8f4d-a5b69482cc42   EPA Career Staffer Says Trump Has Effectively Immobilized the Agency:  https://truthout.org/articles/epa-career-staffer-says-trump-has-effectively-immobilized-the-agency/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=775d76ee-11c3-497e-8f4d-a5b69482cc42   New reports show that science is in ‘crisis’ under Trump!  The article below begins with these two paragraphs: Acceptance of the root cause of climate change — human beings — is growing among the American public. But among policymakers, acceptance is on the decline. That’s the dismal conclusion of a new peer-reviewed study in Environmental Research Communications published on Thursday. Between 2010 and 2017, Washington policymakers became less supportive of the science behind climate change. What’s […]

Neoliberalism dominates our economics and politics. Let’s lift up better moral values and vision to counter neoliberalism!

November 26, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Assumptions and worldviews dominate any society, limit how that society’s people think, and force its public policies in certain directions.  If we do not like the way our society is headed, let’s question the assumptions and worldviews that dominate our society. “Neoliberalism” has been dominating American and Western society for several decades.  “Neoliberalism” is a worldview that assumes economic markets (capitalism, etc.) are the best way to solve public problems.  it rejects the role of strong democracy empowering governments to solve problems.  It promotes the kind of anti-government rhetoric and policies that the U.S. saw with Goldwater, Reagan, and all […]

Joe Biden actually is a weak candidate: Little grassroots enthusiasm — too conservative and out-of-date on issues

November 26, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

The institutional Democratic Party’s “corporate” wing (now often called “centrist”) wants to continue serving Big Business and the Military-Industrial Complex.  Bill and Hillary Clinton are prominent, and Obama continued that trend, which actually FAILED TO SUPPORT the working class or progressive issues.  Now — as in 2016 — the real voter enthusiasm is for Bernie Sanders, and for another progressive (on economic issues, but less progressive on peace and some other issues), Elizabeth Warren. The institutional Democratic Party is searching for a “corporate” Democrat it can support.  Joe Biden has been pushed forward, and a few billionaires are offering to […]

After a man who threatened Rep. Ilhan Omar pleaded guilty, she asks for compassion in his sentencing

November 26, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar came to the U.S. at the age of 10 as a refugee from Somalia.  She is Muslim and African.  She is one of the most progressive and humane members of Congress, but Trump and the right wing have been relentlessly attacking her. A man threatened to shoot her to death.  He was convicted of his crime, and she practiced Restorative Justice by asking for compassion when the judge was sentencing him. Read these articles: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/11/19/1900598/-After-a-man-who-threatened-Rep-Ilhan-Omar-pleaded-guilty-she-asks-for-compassion-in-his-sentencing?detail=emaildkre https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/11/19/rep-ilhan-omar-asks-judge-show-compassion-hateful-man-who-threatened-put-bullet-her?cd-origin=rss&utm_term=AO&utm_campaign=Weekly%20Newsletter&utm_content=email&utm_source=Weekly%20Newsletter&utm_medium=Email        

The “People’s Articles of Impeachment” identify many crimes and violations of the Constitution. Impeach Trump for MANY reasons!

November 26, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

I signed and sent to my U.S. House member the e-mail linked below, but I replaced it with my own compelling wording.  I told Congress: House Democrats are EXONERATING Trump for his MANY, MANY CRIMES and his MANY, MANY VIOLATIONS OF THE CONSTITUTION! Many of those crimes and violations are OBVIOUS, and the public would support impeachment for those! Instead, House Democrats are EXONERATING Trump for EVERYTHING ELSE and focuses ONLY on his abuse of Joe Biden, a Democratic politician, so THE PUBLIC CAN DISMISS THIS AS MERE POLITICKING! The public HATES CORRUPTION, and the Constitution EXPLICITLY PROHIBITS “EMOLUMENTS,” which […]

IMPEACH Trump for MANY, MANY MORE REASONS than Ukraine!

November 26, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

See the report linked below, and urge House members to impeach Trump for MANY REASONS! For nearly half a century Common Cause (www.commoncause.org) has been working for honest, accountable government. They support impeaching trump for MORE REASONS than merely his crimes related to his Ukraine scandal. See their report at this link: https://www.commoncause.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/PatternsofDeception_Report_WEBBlanks.pdf Urge House members to impeach Trump for MANY REASONS, including these. Limiting the Articles of Impeachment to Trump’s attempt to get dirt on Joe Biden can be dismissed as mere partisanship (in some people’s simplistic view), because House Democrats have been EXONERATING Trump on all of his […]

More testimony and evidence about Trump’s IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES related to his Ukraine scandal

November 26, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff chairs the House committee that took sworn testimony from many persons.  He makes this case for impeaching Trump: https://www.motherjones.com/impeachment/2019/11/the-case-for-impeachment-according-to-adam-schiff/?utm_source=mj-newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=in-the-mix-2019-11-23     Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch exposes Trump’s corrupt role in his Ukraine scandal: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/marie-yovanovitch-corruption-trump-testimony_n_5dcee38fe4b01f982f0176c7     Gordon Sondland had ABSOLUTELY NO qualifications to be appointed U.S. ambassador to the European Union.  But he gave Trump $1 million and was appointed.  Sondland testified that Trump directed the illegal Ukraine bullying and extortion scheme.  He said, “Everyone was in the loop.  It was no secret.”  Read this article: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/gordon-sondland-testimony-trump-impea_n_5dd54755e4b0e29d727d0efe     Here is another late November 2019 summary of […]

Brief summary of Trump’s impeachable crimes about Ukraine

November 26, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Trump clearly committed serious crimes — IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES — related to bullying Ukraine into helping his 2020 political campaign. Despite the seeming complexities, the basic plot is very simple: The U.S. Constitution specifies that Congress decides how to spend our tax dollars. Several times Trump has hijacked federal funds that Congress had appropriated for various purposes and diverted the money to pay for his stupid, racist border wall. (No, Mexico is not paying for the wall, despite his many, many promises during the campaign.) In July 2019 Trump hijacked about $400 million in military aid that the U.S. Congress had […]

Tax extremely rich people! They have the greatest responsibility to pay for the systems that made them rich!

November 16, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

In the U.S., poor people pay a larger percentage of their income in taxes than rich people do! Rich people keep telling us that “trickle-down” economics will help the rest of us — but “trickle-down” has been PROVEN to be propaganda, NOT how the economy really works. Ordinary people — middle class, working class, and poor — are SERIOUSLY HURT by our nation’s tax system and our states’ tax systems.  Rich people and giant corporations fund political campaigns, and the politicians write tax laws that serve their political donors AT OUR EXPENSE. Finally, some progressive people are urging us to […]

While Warning of Nazi-Like Fascism and Corporate Crimes, Pope Francis Proposes Adding ‘Ecological Sin’ to Church Teachings

November 16, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

While Warning of Nazi-Like Fascism and Corporate Crimes, Pope Francis Proposes Adding ‘Ecological Sin’ to Church Teachings In remarks at the Vatican, the leader of the Catholic Church condemned “the large-scale delinquency of corporations.” https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/11/16/while-warning-nazi-fascism-and-corporate-crimes-pope-francis-proposes-adding?cd-origin=rss&utm_term=AO&utm_campaign=Weekly%20Newsletter&utm_content=email&utm_source=Weekly%20Newsletter&utm_medium=Email        

Seattle’s Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen said nuclear weapons crucify Jesus again

November 16, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Nuclear weapons are NOT merely political issues “out there” somewhere. They are very intimate — as intimate as our own human lives — and as intimate as our religious faith. Raymond Hunthausen, the late Catholic Archbishop of Seattle, stated: “Our nuclear war preparations are the global crucifixion of Jesus. What we do to the least of these, through our nuclear war planning, we do to Jesus. This is his teaching. We cannot avoid it and we should not try. Our nuclear weapons are the final crucifixion of Jesus, the extermination of the human family with whom he is one.”   […]