Before the end of September I will post to this blog the video of the October 2019 TV program on my series “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” and a thorough summary of what we said during the TV interview. The thorough summary will include many links to additional sources of information. My TV interview guests — three retired Christian ministers — and I focused much of our conversation on the three-page document I’m linking below. It recognizes that the Religious Right and some politicians have basically hijacked Christianity and are perverting it in governmental power. Their abuses are bad for the American […]
Ever since Trump declared his presidential campaign in June 2015 (and actually even before that), he has been promoting fear of racial minorities and anger and injustice against them. He has practiced racism in many ways that are documented elsewhere. Now this has come to light: Trump’s A.G. Barr and their Dept. of Justice hid an important 2018 report on white supremacy and domestic terrorism: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/8/10/1878102/-Barr-Trump-DoJ-hid-2018-report-on-white-supremacy-and-domestic-terrorism?detail=emailLL And this: Trump’s Justice Dept. often sends white nationalist and hate propaganda to immigration court employees: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/8/26/1881500/-It-turns-out-the-Justice-Department-has-been-emailing-out-white-nationalist-links-for-months-now?detail=emaildkre And this: House Judiciary can warm up for impeachment by starting with racist […]
The U.S. Constitution created a nation with CHECKS AND BALANCES in order to prevent any part of the government from grabbing more than its fair share of power and abusing us. Our TV program about impeaching Trump explains this further — and builds a solid case that Congress must impeach Trump for seriously violating those CHECKS AND BALANCES and committing impeachable offenses against the Constitution and the rule of law. Here is the link to watch the interview and/or read a thorough summary of what we said and see links to additional information: http://parallaxperspectives.org/tv-impeach-trump-to-protect-the-constitution-and-the-rule-of-law Trump hired William Barr to […]
Trump and the Republicans do NOT want an honest government that will function properly and serve the public interest (by protecting consumers, the environment, social justice, constitutional rights, etc.), Trump and the Republicans DO want government to perform the bad functions (military violence, cruelty to immigrants, violations of human rights in the U.S. and worldwide, massive imprisonment, etc.). Accordingly, Trump has refused to fill many vacancies for high-level federal positions that serve diplomacy, the environment, and other useful functions. Now the Federal Elections Commission — which is responsible for making sure elections are fair — is prevented from functioning because […]
Political conservatives and “centrists” keep saying that spending money to deal with the climate crisis would be too expensive. ACTUALLY, FAILING TO TAKE STRONG ACTIONS will COST MUCH MORE!!! A friend sent me the article linked below. My friend thought it is a good article – and she especially urges “fiscal conservatives” to read it. Read the article — “The Green New Deal Costs Less than Doing Nothing” at this link: https://newrepublic.com/article/153702/green-new-deal-costs-less-nothing
See this interesting article: Christian left is reviving in America (002)
See this smart, insightful article: Conservative Christians and Republicans are abusing religion. They hurt people, democracy, and religion itself.
I wrote this short insightful article to explain some aspects of our nation’s current political crisis: After conservative Christianity merged with the Republican Party, everyone has been hurt
This article provides interesting insights: Deepening Crisis in Evangelical Christianity
This smart 3-page article provided some of the content for our October 2019 TV program: reclaiming_jesus This short follow-up item is relevant too: Call to Prayer, Fasting and Action
See the short article at this link: The Heresy of Christian Nationalism
Trump and the Republicans lied about their 2017 massive tax cut for extremely rich people and big business. They said it would help the middle class, and that it would stimulate investments that would help poor people. Of course, the opposite is what turned out. Extremely rich people and big businesses reaped huge savings and profits, but the rest of us suffered. This new report provides additional information: https://www.alternet.org/2019/09/report-reveals-that-like-everything-else-about-gop-tax-scam-program-purported-to-help-the-poor-really-just-another-handout-to-the-rich/?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=1324
After the 2016 election I wrote a thorough essay about how we got into our nation’s current political mess. This “mess” had already existed before Trump came along as a politician. The “mess” has several component parts. One of the problems leading to our current crisis is that right-wing Christianity merged with the Republican Party in the 1970s. This corrupted both Christianity and our nation’s political and societal realities. Here is a VERY SHORT SUMMARY of this: In the 1970s several right-wing Christian TV preachers and junk mail organizers mobilized millions of right-wing people around “culture war” issues. They worked […]
Every year several holidays celebrate war and militarism: Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, and Veterans Day are national holidays. In many, many ways militarism is honored and celebrated, but peace and people with religious and conscientious objections to war are ignored, if not vilified. On September 4, 2019, the Port of Olympia announced that it will celebrate military troops on Sept. 6 with sirens and flashing lights. I’m still waiting for nearly 50 years for any local governments to celebrate Conscientious Objectors – the many people in the U.S. and elsewhere whose consciences or religious faiths prevent us from […]
Our society is suffering in many, many ways. The problems are all around us — and they are interconnected. They are rooted in a worldview that has been dominating the U.S. (and some other nations) increasingly in recent decades. I wrote a long article about this. Here is a very short article that summarizes a few of the main points. I published it in a recent issue of Works in Progress (www.olywip.org): This currently dominant worldview is hurting us.