Military drone weapons kill and injure many people. Stop drone wars now!

September 14, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

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 […]

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 and his A.G. William Barr support white racism and white nationalism

September 14, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Ever since Trump declared his presidential campaign in June 2015 (and actually even before that), he has been promoting fear of racial minorities and anger and injustice against them.  He has practiced racism in many ways that are documented elsewhere.   Now this has come to light: Trump’s A.G. Barr and their Dept. of Justice hid an important 2018 report on white supremacy and domestic terrorism:    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/8/10/1878102/-Barr-Trump-DoJ-hid-2018-report-on-white-supremacy-and-domestic-terrorism?detail=emailLL   And this: Trump’s Justice Dept. often sends white nationalist and hate propaganda to immigration court employees:  https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/8/26/1881500/-It-turns-out-the-Justice-Department-has-been-emailing-out-white-nationalist-links-for-months-now?detail=emaildkre   And this: House Judiciary can warm up for impeachment by starting with racist […]

Trump’s Atty.Gen. William Barr grabs power for Trump and reduces congressional oversight.

September 14, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

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 […]

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 […]

Should “Artificial Intelligence” be authorized to START A NUCLEAR WAR?

September 9, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

The 1964 movie “Dr. Strangelove” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Strangelove) was a dark political satire about nuclear weapons. The USSR devised a system that would automatically retaliate if the U.S. were to strike first, but a crazy U.S. general launches a first nuclear strike through a B-52 bomber, and there was no way for the leaders of the U.S. and USSR to prevent an all-out nuclear war. Since then, both nations have moved ahead with dangerous technologies that would mimic this wacky movie. Daniel Ellsberg’s 2017 book The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner said “Dr. Strangelove was not fiction; it was […]

Right-wing Christianity merged with the Republican Party and is hurting America.

September 4, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

After the 2016 election I wrote a thorough essay about how we got into our nation’s current political mess. This “mess” had already existed before Trump came along as a politician. The “mess” has several component parts.  One of the problems leading to our current crisis is that right-wing Christianity merged with the Republican Party in the 1970s. This corrupted both Christianity and our nation’s political and societal realities. Here is a VERY SHORT SUMMARY of this: In the 1970s several right-wing Christian TV preachers and junk mail organizers mobilized millions of right-wing people around “culture war” issues. They worked […]

A landmark case exposes rampant racial bias in the death penalty.

September 4, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

North Carolina briefly had the “Racial Justice Act” as part of its law, but the Legislature repealed it, and racial bias is rampant again. Racial bias in jury selection, for example, is rampant. See this article: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/24/landmark-us-case-to-expose-rampant-racial-bias-behind-the-death-penalty   MORE INFORMATION about North Carolina’s “Racial Justice Act” — 6 death penalty cases are being appealed now. See this article: https://www.naacpldf.org/press-release/ldf-to-argue-death-penalty-cases-before-north-carolina-supreme-court?track=DE20H30&utm_source=1908supporterupdate&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=fy20supporterupdate    

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.            

Prison sentences are TOO LONG — and therefore, cruel, ineffective and wasteful.

September 4, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

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 […]

TV: “Impeach Trump to Protect the Constitution and the Rule of Law”

August 26, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

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 […]

It is POLITICALLY SAFE to impeach Trump. Most House Dems want to impeach him now.

August 26, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

As of August 26, 2019, a clear majority of House Democrats — 130 — want to impeach Trump.  A majority was reached at the beginning of August 2019.  See this article:  https://www.huffpost.com/entry/house-democrats-majority-impeachment-inquiry-donald-trump_n_5d4316c4e4b0ca604e2ebeca?ncid=newsltushpmgnews__Politics__080219     This article from August 13, 2019, says that it is POLITICALLY SAFE to call for impeaching Trump:    https://www.thenation.com/article/democrats-impeach-donald-trump/ This article says House Democrats should not worry about impeaching Trump – and pundits should stop trying to make Democrats worry about taking that action. The article says worrying about “swing districts” exaggerates the actual Trumpiness of those districts. The 2018 midterm election showed that Democratic voters […]