This insightful article promotes profound nonviolence instead of reflecting Trump’s hatred back to him.

May 26, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

I enjoyed reading the article by Jon Katz that I am linking below. We need to maintain this article’s perspective of nonviolence. Too much anti-Trump hatred only reinforces Trump’s hatreds. This article is a remedy for the toxicity that is poisoning our nation now. Someone who took my 6 workshops about “Nonviolent Grassroots Organizing” said she is using what she learned in those workshops. She sent me this article and wrote, “Iwanted to share a piece by Jon Katz, who speaks about the power of love, the futility of hate at this time in our collective human history. It echoes […]

Besides the rising suicide rates, Americans are dying from DESPAIR

May 26, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

I have been reading articles lately saying that — even before the Coronavirus pandemic caused even more stress — suicide rates in the U.S. have been increasing.  Working class people and small farmers are under extreme financial stresses.  Many other systemic problems have been worsening. Now with the Coronavirus pandemic, suicides are increasing even more. But EVEN BEFORE that, I was also reading articles saying people are dying from DESPAIR. This article linked below came from January 2020.  The article includes this paragraph: U.S. life expectancy dropped three years in a row, America’s suicide rate is at a record high, […]

Trump is destroying conservative Christianity. They’re rejecting the Gospel and worshiping a gold (orange) idol.

May 26, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Trump is destroying conservative Christianity. Many conservative (“evangelical”) Christians are rejecting Jesus’ actual teachings (the Gospel) and have replaced Jesus’ message of love, compassion and social justice with Trump’s lies and public policies promoting egomania, hatred, greed, violence, and violations of human rights. In the Hebrew scriptures (the Old Testament book of Exodus), Moses led people out of slavery in Egypt into the “Promised Land,” but along the way his people lost their faith and – after Moses returned from a mountain where he had received the Ten Commandments – he discovered that his people had built a golden calf […]

Trump might start testing nuclear weapons after decades of NOT doing so

May 25, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

This hot news just came out now in late May 2020.  I have not yet had time to read the news articles, but I want to share these with you right away:   https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/trump-administration-discussed-conducting-first-us-nuclear-test-in-decades/2020/05/22/a805c904-9c5b-11ea-b60c-3be060a4f8e1_story.html   https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-nuclear-test-white-house-russia-china-a9529546.html   https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-administration-considered-a-nuclear-bomb-test-washington-post-2020-5   https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/05/23/world/politics-diplomacy-world/donald-trump-first-us-nuclear-test/   https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Trump-administration-discussed-conducting-first-15290244.php   https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/donald-trumps-office-discusses-us-first-nuclear-test-in-decades-report-2233993   These were easily available through a web search on May 25, 2020. Many more articles are likely to be available now — and soon.                

Trump keeps committing MORE and MORE impeachable offenses!

May 24, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Trump took office in January 2017.  He has CONTINUOUSLY been BREAKING LAWS and VIOLATING THE CONSTITUTION in many, many ways.  The U.S. Constitution provides a remedy for that:  IMPEACHMENT. The Constitution provides that the U.S. House of Representatives is responsible for starting the impeachment process.  Trump committed MANY, MANY impeachable offenses, but the Democrats who have been running the House KEPT REFUSING to take the action that was necessary in order to protect honest, constitutional democracy from Trump’s repeated abuses.  Finally, the ONLY thing that upset the House Democrats was when Trump bullied Ukraine’s government to say it was digging […]

Here is the link to Gov. Inslee’s plan for a phased recovery from Coronavirus distancing, etc.

May 24, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Washington State was the first state to be hit by the Coronavirus.  Fortunately, we have a competent state governor and health department, so they took prompt, smart, effective actions.  This is very different from states that are run by Republicans and science deniers.  Here in Washington State we “leveled the curve” effectively.  As a result, the numbers of active cases in Washington State have peaked and declined. Governor Jay Inslee took actions and recently released a four-stage for slowly, reasonably reducing our “social distancing” and other precautions. Here is a link to Gov. Inslee’s plan for a phased recovery.  It […]

Republicans are NOT “pro-life.” They keep doing stupid, cruel things that hurt our nation and our people

May 23, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Do NOT let anyone tell you that Republicans are “pro-life.”  Their actual decisions are the OPPOSITE! Republicans define “life” so narrowly that it pertains only to fetuses.  But once the child is born, Republicans are TAKING AWAY HEALTH CARE and TAKING AWAY FOOD from children who need them.  Also, Republicans keep TAKING AWAY HEALTH CARE and keep TAKING AWAY FOOD from pregnant women, so Republicans are KNOWINGLY HURTING FETUSES too. Jesus fed hungry people and healed sick people.  Republicans do the opposite, but they pretend to be Christians.  On many, many occasions Jesus strongly criticized the HYPOCRITES who pretend to […]

Nuclear weapons are HORRIBLY EXPENSIVE! Congress funded even more! That money has better uses for health, etc.

May 23, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

For decades people who want peace have publicized the horribly expensive military budget, and we have been urging ordinary people to demand that Congress and presidents spend money for better purposes instead of killing people. Now that Obama and Trump and both houses of Congress have committed us to BUILDING ALL NEW NUCLEAR WEAPONS — including all new warheads and all new missiles and all new submarines and all new bombers — and now while our nation continues to suffer from horrible poverty and homelessness and lack of education and lack of health care — and now while the Coronavirus […]

We are pushing LOCAL governments to oppose nuclear weapons in several ways

May 23, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (OCANW) is planning now to urge local governments to support the “Back from the Brink” proposal.  That proposal rolls together FIVE PARTS into one smart package that would significantly reduce the likelihood of nuclear war.  See information about it at www.preventnuclearwar.org That website’s home page includes a tab for RESOURCES that can help people at local levels organize to convince their local governments to pass resolutions supporting the package of “Back from the Brink” proposals. Recently I posted relevant information to my blog.  SEE THIS LINK:  http://parallaxperspectives.org/the-back-from-the-brink-campaign-promotes-five-smart-changes-to-reduce-the-danger-of-nuclear-war   There is a long, successful […]

Trump destroys YET ANOTHER peace treaty. It has kept peace for 3 decades.

May 23, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Trump REPEATEDLY makes decisions that make nuclear war more likely! Since 1992 the Open Skies Treaty has been reducing the danger of war for three decades by allowing the U.S., Russia, and other nations to fly over each other’s military facilities in order to monitor them and make sure neither nation was violating peace treaties, etc. Now Trump has announced that he is withdrawing from this treaty. Trump’s withdrawal will occur in mid-November, unless a sensible person is elected to replace Trump and restore this treaty. Originally President Eisenhower had conceived of the idea in the 1950s. The treaty was […]

Hot news about Trump’s scam about Hydroxychloroquine

May 19, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Trump has been VIGOROUSLY promoting Hydroxycholoroquine  REPEATEDLY in his official presidential TV broadcasts. Recently it was reported that Trump owns part of a company that makes the snake oil medicine he has been VIGOROUSLY promoting. He was using his power as President of the U.S. to make presidential briefings on nationwide TV networks about the Coronavirus pandemic that is devastating our nation.  But — instead of providing truthful information — he turned these nationwide broadcasts into “INFO-MERCIALS” in which Trump (a notorious liar and pitch-man for his many fraudulent business scams) promoted what could be called a “snake oil: medicine made […]

U.S.’s democracy and social justice are worse than many nations. U.S.’s corruption is very high.

May 19, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Americans — especially politicians — brag that the U.S. is the best nation in the world.  They brag that our democracy is a shining beacon of liberty for the rest of the world to emulate.  The truth is VERY DIFFERENT from that propaganda.   This article documents the facts that the U.S. ranks low in worldwide assessments in democracy – and high in corruption: https://thefulcrum.us/big-picture/american-democracy-corruption   Social Justice Index ranks U.S. 36th out of 41 developed nations: The five Nordic countries (Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland) ranked ahead of all other nations. The U.S. ranked 36th out of 41 […]

U.S. ranks low among rich nations on several measures of well-being, so we were already weak when COVID-19 hit — and are slow to recover from it.

May 19, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Four months after the November 2016 election, it was clear what Trump and Congress’s Republicans would do.  Here is what I had written in March 2017 to expose the “Make America Great” baloney: The new administration and Congress want to weaken or abolish many laws and regulations that have been protecting the environment. This would cause more pollution. A polluted nation is not “great.” A polluted nation is dirty, and it makes people sick. If we want our nation to be “great,” we must demand that governments at all levels – federal, state and local – take strong actions to […]

During our TWO CRISES (the pandemic and Trumpism), we can use this HUMOR …

May 19, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Cartoon: Coronavirus and November’s election: http://ragingpencils.com/2020/4-3-20-coronavirus-2020.html     Cartoon about Trump’s latest miracle cure: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/4/27/1940495/-Cartoon-The-press-briefing?detail=emaildkre#comment_77159553     Cartoon: A Calvinesque and Hobbesian look at fighting a pandemic: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/4/16/1937471/-Cartoon-A-Calvinesque-and-Hobbesian-look-at-fighting-a-pandemic?detail=emaildkcc     Enjoy this wonderful song parody on Trump and the Coronavirus: https://youtu.be/TkU1ob_lHCw This 3-minute video is another great song parody by Randy Rainbow: https://youtu.be/DPDPzbLFeP4