The U.S. has been leading the world in escalating military violence using DRONES as weapons and militarizing space to assign targets for the U.S.’s drones to attack. The U.S. has TARGETED INDIVIDUALS AND KILLED THEM without ever charging them with crimes, allowing any fair trials or due process. The U.S. President’s say-so is enough to murder individuals. The U.S. has been using drones in this way — and also attacking groups of people, civilian buildings, and more — for a number of years. President Obama radically and recklessly escalated his drone wars beyond what Bush/Cheney had done, and Trump is […]
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 […]
This article provides useful information: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/8/16/1879574/-Why-North-Korea-Wants-Nuclear-Weapons?detail=emaildkcc Also, I wrote this to explain clearly why North Korea wants their nuclear weapons: When North Korea conducts a missile test, or when North Korea’s nuclear weapons get into the news, it is typical for the American people — and our media and our politicians — to assume that North Korea is up to no good, that North Korea is an aggressive threat, etc. Actually, we would do much better thinking — and much better public policy-making — if we were to understand WHY North Korea wants nuclear weapons. The American people — […]
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 […]
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)
I wrote this powerful, inspiring essay because we have much more potential for solving problems and creating a better future than most people realize. Regardless of which issues you care about, I encourage you to read the essay at this link: Let’s Boldly Create the Future We Really Want
See this smart, insightful article: Conservative Christians and Republicans are abusing religion. They hurt people, democracy, and religion itself.
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
The Trump regime’s attacks on immigrants have motivated many liberal and progressive religious people (Christians and other folks) to become more active. See the short article at this link: Christian left is reviving in America
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
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.
In general, the American people want our criminal justice system to protect us from harm, and also to be fair and effective and efficient. Instead, our system is the OPPOSITE in many ways. It is ineffective, cruel, unfair, and wastes tax dollars. For example, research keeps proving that PRISON SENTENCES ARE FAR TOO LONG. The Justice Collaborative (www.thejusticecollaborative.com) provided this information: More than 2.2 million people are incarcerated in our country – many serving extreme sentences that don’t advance public safety. These sentences comes at a great cost to taxpayers and our society as a whole. To advance justice […]
The September 2019 interview on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series builds a solid case for protecting our constitutional democracy by activating the part of the Constitution that our founders created in order to correct the kind of crisis our nation is experiencing now. Two knowledgeable guests — Bonnie Jones and Steve Rubicz — discuss what impeachment means, how it works, the compelling reasons for impeaching Trump immediately, and what the American people can do now – instead of waiting for the November 2020 election. Bonnie and Steve are active with Puget Sound Communities for Impeachment. Our nation’s founders wanted to […]