EXTREMELY URGENT DANGER: Trump is rigging the 2020 election. Prevent his Supreme Court nominee from clinching the deal. Take strong actions now!

September 23, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

4 more years of Trump would be horrible for all of the issues we care about:  peace, climate, economics, race, social justice, etc. In many ways Trump has been rigging the 2020 election.  You’ve read about various schemes to suppress voting by minorities and poor people, interfering with voting by mail, causing people to distrust election results, etc. It’s VERY LIKELY that the election will be decided by the Supreme Court (as in 2020, when the Supreme Court stopped Florida’s vote counting and simply appointed George W. Bush to be President). Now Trump and McConnell are RUSHING ANOTHER TRUMP NOMINEE […]

Recent actions by Trump & Republicans validate what I wrote and posted here about their mania to PREVENT government from functioning well.

August 31, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

In 2017 I wrote a thorough essay explaining that Trump, the Republican Party, big business, and other conservatives are hell-bent to PREVENT the government from solving problems.  Their whole “worldview” supports their mania to enable their elites (whites, rich people, big business, “patriotic” Americans, etc.) DOMINATE EVERYBODY ELSE. Although decent people want fairness and justice throughout our society and in the economy, and fairness and peace in our nation’s dealing with other nations, Trump, Republicans, etc., reject that and are RADICALLY DESTROYING humane governmental, social and economic policies in order to enable rich, racist, cruel people to PREVENT the government […]

A few recent articles about democracy and our current crisis

August 29, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Many people recognize that the U.S. is suffering a crisis that is seriously jeopardizing our Constitution, our democracy, and our freedom. Here are just a few articles from August 2020 that will remain relevant:   Our stressful times tempt people to “escape from freedom” and seek conspiracy theories, authoritarian leaders, etc.  When you open this link, be sure to click through all pages of this interesting article: https://www.opednews.com/articles/Mechanisms-of-Escape-from-by-Blair-Gelbond-Advertising_Alienation_Buddhism_Capitalism-200823-598.html   A few giant corporations have amassed huge wealth and political power — and are pushing the U.S. in wrong ways: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-08-18/monopoly-power-lies-behind-worst-trends-in-u-s-fed-study-says?emci=3e848430-6ae2-ea11-8b03-00155d0394bb&emdi=da0563eb-70e2-ea11-8b03-00155d0394bb&ceid=3273229   America is descending into fascism because this serves the […]

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 […]

Many of Trump’s hard-core supporters are like CULT MEMBERS.

June 30, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

This two-part article explores the mindset of a typical hardcore Trump supporter. Part 1 of this article is here:  https://www.nationofchange.org/2018/11/26/exploring-the-mindset-of-a-typical-hardcore-trump-supporter/ Part 2 is here:  https://www.nationofchange.org/2020/01/03/exploring-the-mindset-of-a-typical-hardcore-trump-supporter-part-two/ “Other-blamers” — Psychology expert explains how Trump hijacks voters’ brains with his abusive personality style: https://www.alternet.org/2019/07/other-blamers-psychology-expert-explains-how-trump-hijacks-voters-brains-with-his-abusive-personality-style/?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=531   When a racist mass shooting occurred in the summer of 2019 experts and lawmakers said we should call it what it was: ‘Trump-inspired terrorism’: https://www.alternet.org/2019/08/experts-and-lawmakers-say-time-to-call-racist-shooting-what-it-was-trump-inspired-terrorism/?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=1012   Conservative journalist George Will says the Republican Party has ‘become a cult’ of Trump: https://www.alternet.org/2019/06/veteran-conservative-journalist-george-will-the-gop-has-become-a-cult-of-trump/?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=297   Trump’s true believers are hard to deal with: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/1/5/1823854/-WHY-THOSE-WHO-LOATHE-TRUMP-FIND-IT-SO-HARD-TO-ACCEPT-HIS-SUPPORTERS?detail=emaildkre   14 distinct cognitive flaws leading people […]

Trump’s re-election goal is to keep the pandemic danger high and prevent voting by mail. Then sensible people STAY HOME and his loyal cult followers will turn out and vote.

June 30, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Put these few facts together: Democratic candidates are more likely to win when large numbers of people vote. In a number of states ruled by Republicans, those states do several things to reduce voter turnout — and to make it hard for racial minorities, young people, and poor people to vote, because those people tend to vote for Democrats. Voting by mail significantly increases voter turnout.  Trump and Republicans strongly oppose this, because they want to SUPPRESS voter turnout. The Coronavirus pandemic makes it dangerous to vote in person (in the 45 states that do not have voting by mail). […]

What Erich Fromm wrote about Fascism in 1941 pertains to the U.S. under Trumpism now.

June 28, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

In 1941 Erich Fromm wrote this about the Fascism that had emerged in Europe: “When Fascism came into power, most people were unprepared, both theoretically and practically. They were unable to believe that man could exhibit such propensities to evil, such lust for power, such disregard for the rights of the weak, or such yearning for submission.” Fromm wrote this about the Fascism that had emerged in Europe by 1941. He could scarcely have imagined that Trumpism would repeat those evils in the U.S.A. with the 2016 election. See this blog’s section on “Trump and Trumpism.”  

Trump, Republicans and conservatives keep making the pandemic WORSE AND WORSE!

June 28, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Republicans are NOT “pro-life.”  They keep sacrificing people’s lives to the Coronavirus pandemic in order to help businesses produce and sell. Trump, Republicans and conservatives show horrible negativity and denialism against the honest science that we need in order to save our lives. Here are just a few examples from late June 2020: This article explains the late June 2020 surge in new Coronavirus cases: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/the-us-s-new-surge-in-coronavirus-cases-explained/ar-BB162ob2?ocid=spartan-ntp-feeds   Trump’s crazy psychology: Zero empathy for victims. Coronavirus victims are simply “losers.” And more … Although we know a lot about Trump’s bizarre psychology, this article provides more information: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/6/25/1955974/-Trump-believes-anyone-who-dies-from-Covid-19-is-a-loser?detail=emaildkreicymi   New COVID […]

These interesting items show that the U.S.’s democracy and government are NOT functioning adequately.

June 23, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The U.S.’s government and democracy are SERIOUSLY DYSFUNCTIONAL in several ways. Ordinary people need to understand the problems and organize from the grassroots up to solve these SYSTEMIC PROBLEMS. Both political parties have been negligent and have caused the problems, and neither political party is solving them.     See this information about problems with the U.S.’s democracy, and how to solve them: See this article — https://thefulcrum.us/big-picture/american-academy-of-arts-and-sciences — and see this thorough 84-page report:  https://www.amacad.org/ourcommonpurpose/report     Instead of “checks and balances” — and instead of accountability — Trump is FIRING THE WATCHDOGS that we need in order to […]

Trump’s seriously dysfunctional psychology keeps getting worse — with VERY DANGEROUS implications.

June 16, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

I keep seeing more and more information about Trump’s serious psychological problems.  Trump’s bizarre, reckless, hate-filled rhetoric and behavior are alarming — and DANGEROUS for our nation and for the world.  Also, many psychologists and psychologists keep writing and speaking about his psychological disabilities and dangers. He is absolutely obsessed with bragging about himself and what an excellent job he is doing as President.  He said his performance regarding Coronavirus would rate 10 on a 10-point scale.  Even when he is supposed to be honoring somebody else, he exploits that occasion and focuses largely on praising himself.  He wasted taxpayers’ […]

We can recognize our political angers and frustrations — and harness them to SOLVE the problems.

June 15, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Much of our nation – across the entire political spectrum – is very angry right now. This is a reality. Instead of escalating in back-and-forth escalations (or circular firing squads), we can recognize the reality that much anger exists. If we recognize that reality we can harness our own anger and move toward solving the underlying problems.  See the practical information below. (FULL DISCLOSURE: I myself have been angry about political matters for more than half a century. But instead of wallowing in anger and cynicism, I keep learning, keep sharpening my analysis, and work with other people to actually […]

Locally and nationwide, we must CHANGE THE POLITICAL CULTURE. Sign up for these practical workshops.

June 15, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Governments 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 1960s Congress passed civil rights legislation only because the Civil Rights Movement forced them to. President Obama opposed LGBTQ rights to marriage until the grassroots movement forced him to support equal rights. The list goes on and on.) Our local community includes a number of people who want to protect the environment – and protect […]