The Religious Right hijacked Christianity and government. This “Reclaiming Jesus” document sets the record straight.

September 14, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

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 […]

Trump appointed MANY, MANY judges — young right-wing extremists who will enforce Trumpism for MANY DECADES into the future.

September 14, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Trump and the Republicans do NOT want an honest government that will function properly and serve the public interest (by protecting consumers, the environment, social justice, constitutional rights, etc.), Trump and the Republicans DO want government to perform the bad functions (military violence, cruelty to immigrants, violations of human rights in the U.S. and worldwide, massive imprisonment, etc.). Accordingly, Trump has refused to fill many vacancies for high-level federal positions that serve diplomacy, the environment, and other useful functions.  Now the Federal Elections Commission — which is responsible for making sure elections are fair — is prevented from functioning because […]

Let’s Boldly Create the Future We Really Want!

September 9, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

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                

More than 1,100 Congregations Have Agreed to Provide Sanctuary to Migrants

September 9, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

One paragraph in the article linked below provides a few brief biblical quotations.  Providing sanctuary for immigrants is deeply rooted in both the Old Testament and the New Testament. Leviticus 19:34 states that “the foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native born.” Likewise, Mark 12:30-31 advises us that there is no commandment greater than loving our neighbors. Exodus 22:21 emphasizes the point further: “You shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.” Then there’s Deuteronomy 10:19, “You shall love the immigrant.” The article mentions examples from different parts […]

Short article: The currently dominant worldview is hurting our society in many ways.

September 4, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

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.            

Solid info + smart insights: Psychoanalyst says Trump’s ‘mental pathology’ means he ‘hates reality.’

August 17, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

The quotations I have included here include some links to source materials.  Those links are live in the full article, which I have linked at the end of this blog post. The article I have linked at the end of this post starts with this paragraph: Donald Trump is a living, breathing national emergency. Our president has repeatedly encouraged violence against his perceived enemies — and at least some of his supporters are following his lead. These are not isolated incidents. There are dozens of court cases where Donald Trump has been cited for “inspiring” acts of violence and other […]

Trump does something that Nazi Dr. Mengele did at a concentration camp: separate family members from each other

August 13, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Today I posted a blog item comparing Trump’s rhetoric and policies with Hitler’s when Hitler was gaining power.  Although those two differ in their cruelty, the similarities are striking. One similarity is that a high-ranking Nazi official, Dr. Mengele, worked at a Nazi concentration camp where many thousands of Jews and other “undesirable” people arrived, and Mengele broke families apart. He sent some family members to suffer in the camp, and he sent other members of the same families to die in the ovens. Although Trump is not conducting mass slaughter like Trump did, Trump has deliberately and hatefully targeted […]

Trump reportedly employs MANY undocumented immigrant workers

August 13, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Voters hate hypocrisy in their politicians! Since Trump’s inauguration I have read several news articles reporting that Trump has been employing MANY undocumented immigrant workers.    Yet another article was posted on August 12, 2019, with the headline “Top official refuses to say if Trump is also being investigated for exploiting undocumented labor.” The link is at this URL:  https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/8/12/1878481/-Top-official-refuses-to-say-if-Trump-is-also-being-investigated-for-exploiting-undocumented-labor?detail=emaildkre      

TRULY ALARMING comparisons between how Trump and Hitler gained power!

August 13, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

An experienced and prominent civil rights lawyer lists 20 ways Trump is copying Hitler’s early rhetoric and policies. This is not a trivial rant, but rather a VERY SOLID AND SUBSTANTIVE comparison that is TRULY ALARMING! The title of the article I linked below is “Civil rights lawyer: 20 ways Trump is copying Hitler’s early rhetoric and policies.” The subtitle is “Civil liberties lawyer Burt Neuborne questions whether federal government can contain Trump and GOP power grabs.” The author’s book says our nation’s checks and balances might not be enough to protect us from Trump’s Hitlerian rhetoric and policies based […]

Thom Hartmann’s 10-minute video says TRUMP IS SERIOUSLY MENTALLY ILL.

August 9, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

The problem is not just that Trump is wrong on the issues.  The more serious reality is that TRUMP IS SERIOUSLY MENTALLY ILL. Trumps serious mental illness has made the U.S. a MUCH WORSE place than before he took office. He is deliberately provoking racism and violence against vulnerable people.  He has targeted and abused Muslims, Latinos, African Americans, LGBTQ people, poor people, the working class, and other vulnerable people because he is a bully, and bullies attack vulnerable people.  His mental illness and corruption have hurt our economy in many ways. His serious mental illness has RECKLESSLY ENDANGERED PLANET […]

Supreme Court rejected Trump’s census question — and after wanting to add it anyway he finally he gave up

July 19, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

I have been tracking the news of the deliberately racist, anti-immigrant, and highly partisan question about citizenship that Trump has been pushing hard to include in the 2020 census.  I have posted updates several times to my blog’s section on IMMIGRANTS (http://parallaxperspectives.org/category/immigrants-and-refugees).  See those previous posts for background on the controversy and why Trump’s citizenship question is such a horrible idea. Even after the U.S. Supreme Court explicitly rejected it and exposed the Trump regime’s blatant lies, Trump wanted to find some way to add it anyway, but he could not.  He even considered delaying the 2020 census (despite the […]