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 […]

Let’s build savvy grassroots movements to expand the range of what is “politically feasible.”

September 18, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Elected officials, newspaper editorial boards, and other official power-holders shy away from making the bold, humane changes for social and economic justice because they say those bold reforms are not “politically feasible.” Our job is to organize strategically from the grassroots to build movements that expand the range of what is “politically feasible,” so our demands will become obviously necessary instead of dismissed as unrealistic.   Instead of lamenting “ain’t-it-awful,” let’s change the awful realities by organizing strategically savvy grassroots movements! I encourage you to SIGN UP NOW for the series of 6 weekly workshops starting on YOUR CHOICE of […]

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 Boldly Create the Future We Really Want”

August 29, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The June 2020 TV program for the “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series addresses the serious problems that we are experiencing and encourages people to boldly envision solutions. People know the status quo is bad – and they want to solve the problems. But nearly everybody is bogged down in feeling powerless.  They don’t feel empowered to solve the problems, and they don’t know how to proceed. This TV program — and the transcript I have posted at this link,  2020.06 BOLD FUTURE — TRANSCRIPT with MORE INFORMATION and RESOURCES — start by confronting the serious problems in our world, our nation, […]

Trump is manipulating the 2020 Census AGAIN for his political purposes

August 25, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Several times I have posted information to this blog about Trump’s cruel, racist, partisan manipulation of the 2020 Census.  Now he is doing it again in a different way. See background here in this post from July 30, 2020:  http://parallaxperspectives.org/trumps-latest-scheme-to-use-the-2020-census-to-hurt-immigrants-and-democrats See this NEWER INFORMATION: In early August 2020 the Coalition on Human Needs (www.chn.org) reported this: The Trump administration is planning to end the constitutionally required U.S. Census before it is even completed. Missing children and vulnerable people throughout our country would have a devastating two-fold effect for the next decade: cutting funding for a wide range of programs that have […]

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 […]

You can SIGN UP NOW for a series of FREE ONLINE workshops on Nonviolent Grassroots Organizing

July 3, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

We care about a variety of issues but we are not making as much progress on them as we could. I’m providing FREE ONLINE WORKSHOPS to increase your skills and your toolbox of strategies and methods to HELP YOU MAKE MORE PROGRESS on the issues you care about. You can still sign up now.  See this:  http://parallaxperspectives.org/locally-and-nationwide-we-must-change-the-political-culture-sign-up-for-these-practical-workshops I can e-mail you an essay with the substance of Session #1 in essay format, and then you can catch up with Sessions #2 and beyond.  Contact me at glenanderson@integra.net if you want that or if you have any questions. Also, if you […]

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.”  

Voters are much more progressive than the institutional Democratic Party and its timid Joe Biden.

June 23, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Public opinion polling shows majorities of the public — especially Democrats but also large numbers of Independents and Republicans — urging VERY BOLD public policies, such as: Getting big money out of political campaigns Providing a nationwide system of good quality health care for every person Strong actions to protect the climate Protecting ordinary people from big business’s abuses Sharply reducing police violence And much more … During the 2020 primary election season, Bernie Sanders campaigned on boldly progressive issues, and he won huge numbers of votes from many kinds of people, including the working class, minorities, and other segments […]

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’ […]

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 […]