ONE BATCH of new information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Trump’s grossly inadequate response

March 7, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Cronyism and Conflicts of Interest in Trump’s Coronavirus Task Force: https://theintercept.com/2020/02/29/cronyism-and-conflicts-of-interest-in-trumps-coronavirus-task-force/?utm_source=The+Intercept+Newsletter&utm_campaign=4e4f8d3913-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_03_07&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e00a5122d3-4e4f8d3913-132037737   Trump escalates his war against science while the Coronavirus pandemic spreads https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2020/03/the-trump-administration-is-enshrining-its-anti-science-policy-in-the-midst-of-an-epidemic/?utm_source=mj-newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=political-mojo-2020-03-06   Here Are 17 Ways the Trump Administration Bungled Its Coronavirus Response.  (This list does not include Donald Trump Jr.’s utterly false and reckless claim that Democrats wanted the virus to spread and kill Americans.)  This article really is a damning indictment of HORRIBLE INCOMPETENCE! https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2020/03/here-are-17-ways-the-trump-administration-bungled-its-coronavirus-response/?utm_source=mj-newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=political-mojo-2020-03-06   Trump is undermining the U.S.’s response to Coronavirus: https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/how-trump-undermining-us-response-coronavirus   TWO articles about Trump’s utterly dangerous incompetence about Coronavirus: https://a.msn.com/r/2/BB10MMRK?m=en-us&referrerID=InAppShare https://a.msn.com/r/2/BB10NJK5?m=en-us&referrerID=InAppShare   VIDEO info about Coronavirus and Trump starts […]

Republicans’ policies make Coronavirus (COVID-19) spread more — and make people die from it

March 7, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

I’ve been studying the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in detail.  I’ve posted some information to this blog, and I will post more. Our nation needs to take smart actions, but Republicans’ policies are actually SPREADING the pandemic further and MAKING PEOPLE DIE from it. Here — briefly — are FOUR EXAMPLES: 1.  It is highly contagious, so when people have symptoms they should STAY HOME FROM WORK.  However, Republicans keep opposing legislation that would require employers to grant PAID SICK LEAVE from jobs, so people working at low-wage jobs without decent benefits GO TO WORK EVEN WHILE THEY ARE SICK AND […]

Trump is RECKLESSLY MISLEADING PEOPLE about Coronavirus — and ENDANGERING our population!

March 5, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Trump is RECKLESSLY MISINFORMING people about Coronavirus (COVID 19).  Trump’s INCOMPETENCE and LIES are ENDANGERING our population!   TWO articles about Trump’s utterly dangerous incompetence about Coronavirus: https://a.msn.com/r/2/BB10MMRK?m=en-us&referrerID=InAppShare https://a.msn.com/r/2/BB10NJK5?m=en-us&referrerID=InAppShare   Trump is undermining the U.S.’s response to Coronavirus: https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/how-trump-undermining-us-response-coronavirus   Short VIDEO clip about Coronavirus and Trump: Info about Coronavirus and Trump starts just before 1 minute into this and goes until 11:30 https://tyt.com/watch/5Rz3k3CD7yyU488YokUoWi/7sWfj5RLFHuVXDTDBGdG5C/episodes/2Qh1JLP4v7Ao3Qj3F9VUk7   Another short VIDEO clip showing the Trump regime’s utter incompetence regarding Coronavirus: The video coverage starts at 16:41 in this video and runs for just a few minutes until 21:20: https://tyt.com/watch/6e6Xst82zYACGGyweSOkMg/M0muyJxYz3lnFewanTLHc/episodes/2ki7xxKKWLelgsicBuou1e         […]

Trump is mismanaging the Coronavirus pandemic in several ways

February 27, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Trump says Coronavirus will end soon by itself (just like he says the climate hoax is only a temporary blip from which temperatures will soon return to normal all by themselves). Trump and the Republicans have been VIGOROUSLY trying to take away people’s health care. “How Can the US Confront Coronavirus With 28 Million People Uninsured?”  That’s the headline of this article:  https://truthout.org/articles/how-can-the-us-confront-coronavirus-with-28-million-people-uninsured/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=15b13ca9-b4b1-4b7e-8943-c7940ab56757 Also, Trump’s decision to put Pence in charge of Coronavirus is utterly stupid and wrong.  See this:  https://a.msn.com/r/2/BB10tK6y?m=en-us&referrerID=InAppShare   I have found informative, science-based, understandable videos about the Coronavirus at www.peakprosperity.com.  There’s other stuff on that website too, but […]

“Let’s Boldly Create the Future We Really Want”

February 21, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The June 2020 episode of my TV series “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” is already on my blog, and is watchable at any time from now into the distant future.  You may also read the transcript, which ends with many links to additional sources of information.  (SEE BELOW) It will air on Thurston Community Television’s channel 22 for cable TV subscribers in Thurston County WA three times a week throughout June 2020:  every Monday at 1:30 pm, every Wednesday at 5:00 pm, and every Thursday at 9:00 pm. This TV program and the transcript start by confronting the serious problems in our […]

Universal Single-Payer Health Care — New information!

January 26, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

For a long time the excellent, highly competent statewide organization Health Care for All — Washington (www.healthcareforallwa.org) has been working for Universal Single-Payer health care.  Their quarterly newsletter is an excellent source of information, so I urge everyone to sign up to receive it in the mail.  I also urge people to donate so they can continue publishing, organizing, and lobbying at the State Legislature. Their Winter 2020 newsletter includes some interesting and useful information, which I’m summarizing very briefly here. Seven years ago (Dec. 12, 2012) the United Nations passed a resolution urging all nations to work for universal […]

How could we move our whole society higher on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs?

January 26, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

In 1943 psychologist Abraham Maslow wrote that people have five categories of needs.  Our most basic needs are for our physiological (air, food, etc.), and the next higher category is for our safety (personal security, employment, etc.).  The next step up in the hierarchy is our need for love and belonging (friendship, connections, intimacy, etc.).  Above that is our need for esteem (respect, positive self-image, freedom, etc.), and the highest level of need in Maslow’s hierarchy is the need for self-actualization (becoming the very best person you can be). His theory states that only when a person has sufficiently satisfied […]

I warned the Democratic Party in 2016 and now again for 2020.

January 19, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Throughout 2016 I kept telling the national Democratic Party and its various front groups that Bernie Sanders was the VERY BEST on the issues, and he RESONATED WITH THE PUBLIC’S DEMAND FOR STRONG PROGRESSIVE CHANGES, and he was INSPIRING NEW PEOPLE TO VOTE, so if Bernie Sanders would become the nominee, he would WIN IN A LANDSLIDE, and he would have long coat-tails that would elect Democrats all the way down the ballot, including Congress and state and local offices. Instead, the national Democratic Party TRAMPLED OVER THE VOTERS’ INTERESTS and crammed Hillary Clinton down our throats, despite the fact […]

Here is a solid case for REAL “Medicare for All” — UNIVERSAL SINGLE-PAYER!

December 22, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Now politicians are finally talking about “Medicare for All,” but SOME politicians are weakening the concept by pretending that a “public option” would suffice, or by protecting the health insurance companies’ role in the system. Obama’s Affordable Care Act still left many millions of people with NO health care, and the ACA gave MORE POWER AND CONTROL to insurance companies.  The ACA also PROHIBITED the government from negotiating with Big Pharma for lower prices. Now is a good time to understand what REAL “Medicare for All” would be.  It is UNIVERSAL SINGLE-PAYER! My December 2015 TV program explained it very […]

The 2020 election may hinge on universal healthcare

December 8, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Public opinion polls keep showing A MAJORITY OF VOTERS demand UNIVERSAL SINGLE-PAYER health care! But the institutional Democratic Party is NOT LISTENING TO VOTERS! Biden, Buttigieg, and other “centrists” are really CONSERVATIVES who OPPOSE WHAT THE VOTERS WANT.  Their ANTAGONISM TO THE VOTERS is REPELLING VOTERS away from the Democratic Party. In order to win, DEMOCRATS MUST INSPIRE VOTERS WITH BOLD PROGRESSIVE PLANS – such as Universal Single-Payer – that will inspire new people to come out and vote Democratic. Instead, the institutional Democratic Party is ANTAGONIZING AND REPELLING VOTERS by letting conservatives (Biden, Buttigieg, etc.) dominate the party.  “Centrists” […]

Why the national Democratic Party keeps losing — and will likely lose again in 2020

November 30, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Here is how democracy is supposed to work:  People with their “ear to the ground” listen to what the voters want.  They campaign for office with platforms promising to accomplish what the voters want. Most of the 2020 presidential candidates are NOT doing that.  Several of the front-runners (Biden, Buttigieg, and other “centrists” — who are really conservatives) are running for President by INSISTING that voters can NOT have what they want!!! Voters want to get big money out of politics, but the national Democratic Party and the “centrists” fall short. Voters want HEALTH CARE FOR EVERYBODY, but the most […]

Joe Biden actually is a weak candidate: Little grassroots enthusiasm — too conservative and out-of-date on issues

November 26, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

The institutional Democratic Party’s “corporate” wing (now often called “centrist”) wants to continue serving Big Business and the Military-Industrial Complex.  Bill and Hillary Clinton are prominent, and Obama continued that trend, which actually FAILED TO SUPPORT the working class or progressive issues.  Now — as in 2016 — the real voter enthusiasm is for Bernie Sanders, and for another progressive (on economic issues, but less progressive on peace and some other issues), Elizabeth Warren. The institutional Democratic Party is searching for a “corporate” Democrat it can support.  Joe Biden has been pushed forward, and a few billionaires are offering to […]

Olympia’s people want to CUT the Pentagon budget and INCREASE funding to serve human and environmental needs!

November 5, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Twice in late summer 2019 the Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons organized and staffed information tables at public events. Six jars were labeled with different possible uses for our federal budget. We handed each visitor a stack of ten pennies and invited them to put the pennies into the various jars to show how the visitor would choose to spend the federal budget. The results (listed below) were similar for both events, except “Environment and climate” and “Health care” exchanged places for 1st and 2nd priorities. Military has rated lowest priority every time I have conducted this game over […]

Sign up now for 6 practical workshops in Nonviolent Grassroots Organizing in Olympia

November 3, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

People who have taken my series of 6 workshops on Nonviolent Grassroots Organizing have found them inspiring, informative and practical. I am offering them again in early 2020 at a convenient location in downtown Olympia:  sessions 1 and 2 on SAT JAN 18, sessions 3 and 4 on SAT JAN 25, and sessions 5 and 6 on SAT FEB 1. Space is limited, so PLEASE SIGN UP NOW, and I’ll provide the address. See this flyer: 6 workshops on NV Grassroots Organizing — Jan. 2020 FLYER For EVERY issue you care about (peace, climate, economics, democracy, social justice, human rights, […]