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 […]

Military weapons could NOT save us from Coronavirus! We must REDUCE weaponry and care for people instead!

June 21, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

If your only tool is a hammer, you will treat every problem as if it were a nail. The U.S. is SO HEAVILY MILITARIZED that our REAL SECURITY is SUFFERING!!! Congress keeps wasting our tax dollars on military weapons that DID NOT PROTECT US from Coronavirus. Trump eliminated two federal offices that had been planning to deal with pandemics because he wanted to spend that money on militarism. Read this one-page article that I wrote a few days ago: Military weapons could not save us from Coronavirus Ordinary people need to organize a powerful grassroots movement to SLASH the Pentagon […]

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 […]

Trump and Republicans are hell-bent to PREVENT government from solving problems!

June 12, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Our nation, our people, our environment, our health — EVERYTHING — is suffering under the weight of a HUGE NUMBER OF PROBLEMS! But Trump and the Republicans are HELL-BENT TO PREVENT GOVERNMENT FROM SOLVING the problems! A while ago I wrote a thorough article that examines and criticizes the worldview of the conservatives that has been hurting us in many ways.  The article is long but full of insights.  I encourage people to read it here:  This Currently Dominant Worldview Hurts Us in Many Ways — and PREVENTS Governments from Solving Problems The Coronavirus pandemic, massive unemployment, racial injustices, police […]

Besides the rising suicide rates, Americans are dying from DESPAIR

May 26, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

I have been reading articles lately saying that — even before the Coronavirus pandemic caused even more stress — suicide rates in the U.S. have been increasing.  Working class people and small farmers are under extreme financial stresses.  Many other systemic problems have been worsening. Now with the Coronavirus pandemic, suicides are increasing even more. But EVEN BEFORE that, I was also reading articles saying people are dying from DESPAIR. This article linked below came from January 2020.  The article includes this paragraph: U.S. life expectancy dropped three years in a row, America’s suicide rate is at a record high, […]

Here is the link to Gov. Inslee’s plan for a phased recovery from Coronavirus distancing, etc.

May 24, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Washington State was the first state to be hit by the Coronavirus.  Fortunately, we have a competent state governor and health department, so they took prompt, smart, effective actions.  This is very different from states that are run by Republicans and science deniers.  Here in Washington State we “leveled the curve” effectively.  As a result, the numbers of active cases in Washington State have peaked and declined. Governor Jay Inslee took actions and recently released a four-stage for slowly, reasonably reducing our “social distancing” and other precautions. Here is a link to Gov. Inslee’s plan for a phased recovery.  It […]

Republicans are NOT “pro-life.” They keep doing stupid, cruel things that hurt our nation and our people

May 23, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Do NOT let anyone tell you that Republicans are “pro-life.”  Their actual decisions are the OPPOSITE! Republicans define “life” so narrowly that it pertains only to fetuses.  But once the child is born, Republicans are TAKING AWAY HEALTH CARE and TAKING AWAY FOOD from children who need them.  Also, Republicans keep TAKING AWAY HEALTH CARE and keep TAKING AWAY FOOD from pregnant women, so Republicans are KNOWINGLY HURTING FETUSES too. Jesus fed hungry people and healed sick people.  Republicans do the opposite, but they pretend to be Christians.  On many, many occasions Jesus strongly criticized the HYPOCRITES who pretend to […]

Hot news about Trump’s scam about Hydroxychloroquine

May 19, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Trump has been VIGOROUSLY promoting Hydroxycholoroquine  REPEATEDLY in his official presidential TV broadcasts. Recently it was reported that Trump owns part of a company that makes the snake oil medicine he has been VIGOROUSLY promoting. He was using his power as President of the U.S. to make presidential briefings on nationwide TV networks about the Coronavirus pandemic that is devastating our nation.  But — instead of providing truthful information — he turned these nationwide broadcasts into “INFO-MERCIALS” in which Trump (a notorious liar and pitch-man for his many fraudulent business scams) promoted what could be called a “snake oil: medicine made […]

U.S. ranks low among rich nations on several measures of well-being, so we were already weak when COVID-19 hit — and are slow to recover from it.

May 19, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Four months after the November 2016 election, it was clear what Trump and Congress’s Republicans would do.  Here is what I had written in March 2017 to expose the “Make America Great” baloney: The new administration and Congress want to weaken or abolish many laws and regulations that have been protecting the environment. This would cause more pollution. A polluted nation is not “great.” A polluted nation is dirty, and it makes people sick. If we want our nation to be “great,” we must demand that governments at all levels – federal, state and local – take strong actions to […]

This context explains Trump’s refusal to protect us from Coronavirus and Trump’s destruction of governmental functioning

May 16, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

You already know that Trump and his entire Executive Branch have utterly refused to deal effectively with the Coronavirus pandemic. The reason is NOT ONLY because they are stupid and incompetent. Another crucially important reason for their failure is that Trump and Republicans believe the government should NOT solve problems and should NOT help people. They have been SYSTEMATICALLY DESTROYING GOVERNMENT bit by bit. We see it especially now.   I wrote a SHORT ARTICLE explaining this: Our society is suffering in many, many ways. The problems are all around us — and they are interconnected. They are rooted in […]

A Department of Actual Defense in a Time of Coronavirus

May 12, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The U.S. wastes our tax dollars on militarism and nuclear weapons, when we should be funding better health. You cannot defeat Coronavirus with nuclear weapons or any kind of military violence. This article by David Swanson urges us to think differently – and to push our government to act more wisely and effectively: A Department of Actual Defense in a Time of Coronavirus By David Swanson https://davidswanson.org/a-department-of-actual-defense-in-a-time-of-coronavirus/                  

PART 2 of “Choose a Better Worldview to Build a Better World”

April 15, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The December 2018 episode of “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV program is PART 2 (following up on the November episode) of the topic, “Choose a Better Worldview to Build a Better World.”  The November program focused especially on problems with worldview that has been dominating the U.S., and the December program focuses more on solutions and how to achieve them. Cable TV subscribers in Thurston County WA can watch the December program on TCTV channel 22 three times a week all month long:  every Monday at 1:30 pm, every Wednesday at 5:00 pm, and every Thursday at 9:00 pm. Links for […]

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 […]