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.
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 […]
The July 2018 episode of my new TV series, “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” clearly explains the scientific method so anyone can understand it. My guests and I urge governments at all levels to use honest science as an important foundation for viable public policy. People can watch the interview – and/or read the thorough summary I wrote – at this link: http://parallaxperspectives.org/tv-base-public-policy-on-honest-science Also, some other postings on my blog deal with science in various ways. One recent program explained why local governments do such a bad job of protecting the environment. My guests provided a number of smart insights. To watch […]
Just now I responded to an e-mail survey sent out by a prominent nationwide non-profit org that works to reduce gun violence throughout the U.S. They asked what their top priority should be. I said they should work to stop all of the U.S.’s war’ and de-militarize our foreign policy. I told them that the U.S.’s addiction to war and military violence create a culture that assumes shooting people is a good way to solve problems. The U.S.’s persistent militarism sets the tone for gun violence within the U.S. This really is “the elephant in the room” that the anti-gun […]
Oppressors like to use “divide-and-conquer” strategies to disempower the 99%. The Olympian published an op-ed I wrote in May 2019. Here is the article as a Word document: BOC — 2019.05.16 FINAL version — We’re All in This Together Here is the article as it appeared on the editorial page on May 23, 2019: https://www.theolympian.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article230676584.html?
I wrote an insightful article in 2017, and it is still valid, so I updated it only a little and posted it here. I’ll write another proposing remedies for how to get out of this crisis. Look for that within the next few weeks. How We Got into Our Current Crisis
For much of the U.S.’s long war in Vietnam the mainstream news media obediently reported the official propaganda that the war was necessary and going well. Only when the truth became blatantly obvious did the news media start covering it more thoughtfully and accurately. Mainstream news media obediently promoted the propaganda that the older George H.W. Bush and the younger George W. Bush promoted in order to justify their wars against Iraq. The same pattern happens over and over, and this pattern is persisting in support of Trump’s utterly unjustifiable efforts to overthrow Venezuela’s democracy by severe economic disruption and/or […]
In early May 2019 Trump is still pushing for a coup against Venezuela’s democracy. He and his top foreign policy appointees have explicitly said they want the oil of this oil-rich nation. On May 6, 2019, World Beyond War (www.worldbeyondwar.org) sent this information: The United States is openly violating the U.N. Charter by threatening war on Venezuela. Read the latest report from activists who are protecting the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington. If you’re in the U.S. email Congress. I urge people to watch this very short video (only 1 minute, 14 seconds) from World Beyond War, calling upon people […]
This 3-minute video is funny and timely. It does include some foul language. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/george-clooney-donald-trump-jimmy-kimmel_n_5cd28489e4b0e524a47cf276?ncid=newsltushpmgnews_Politics_050819&guccounter=1
The article at this link provides insights into the effectiveness of RIGHT-WING MEMES — and why the Left falls short in that: https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/04/right-wing-groups-are-training-young-conservatives-to-win-the-next-meme-war/?utm_source=mj-newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=econundrums-2019-04-08 The Left had raised the issue of “globalization,” but the Right stole the issue and converted it into right-wing nationalism, racism, and anti-immigrant hysteria. This allowed Trump and right-wing extremists to gain power in various countries that used to be “liberal democracies.” This article provides insights: https://fpif.org/sieg-heil-deja-vu-understanding-the-global-rise-of-the-extreme-right/ In the U.S and elsewhere, the dominant economic and political systems are not working, so mainstream (“white”) people feel victimized. The right wing has promoted the current conservative […]
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Julian Assange, the Australian computer expert, journalist, and founder of Wikileaks, became well-known for publishing information about the U.S.’s wars and other information that embarrassed the U.S. government and other governments. Under Obama, the U.S. government tried to take legal action, but Assange lived in sanctuary in Ecuador’s embassy in London. Now Trump has taken strong action to extradite him. If he is brought to the U.S., we can expect the Trump regime to vigorously prosecute him for more crimes than the “hacking” charge that they are using to extradite him. This is a major escalation on Trump’s war against […]
For many years some people have arisen within the Democratic Party and tried to push it toward becoming TRULY PROGRESSIVE. Whenever this happens, some other people — both within the mainstream Democratic Party and within the mainstream media — urge the Democratic Party to be more moderate instead of progressive. This is happening now again after the November 2018 midterm election. Progressives achieved great victories. Progressives want a Green New Deal, Medicare for All, a $15/hour minimum wage, and other strong reforms. But middle-of-the-road Democrats and mainstream media are pushing back. They think bold progressivism is too bold. But bold […]
Watch my April 2019 TV program on your computer or on TCTV. This month’s episode is: “Understand Venezuela. Respect its Sovereignty.” To watch the interview, CLICK THIS LINK. To read a very thorough summary of what we said (and many links for more information sources at the end), CLICK THIS LINK: 2019.04 Summary of Venezuela interview. The April 2019 interview on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” series (see below for info about watching it through your computer or TCTV channel 22) provides fresh information and insights into the crisis in Venezuela. Venezuela is a sovereign nation – a real democracy – […]
During 2015-2016 mainstream news media gave Trump billions of dollars of free publicity. They treated his campaign as entertainment and utterly failed to hold him accountable. Except for some fact-checking, they still let Trump dictate what issues they will cover, and his statements always are in the lead paragraphs. Now that the Mueller Report has been completed, mainstream news media are obediently repeating the deceptive propaganda voiced by Trump’s Attorney General William Barr. Barr has a LONG HISTORY OF COVERING UP REPUBLICAN CRIMES, going back to the Reagan era. That’s why Trump appointed him to be A.G. Barr “summarized” more […]