To reduce gun violence, the U.S. must STOP THE WARS and CREATE A NONVIOLENT FOREIGN POLICY!

January 19, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Overwhelmingly huge percentages of the American people support various proposals for reducing gun violence (background checks, denying guns to domestic violence abusers, banning assault weapons, etc.). Several nationwide, statewide and local groups keep promoting these worthy proposals.  I support them. But they are OVERLOOKING THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM! The U.S.’s VIOLENT, MILITARISTIC FOREIGN POLICY assumes that shooting people solves problems!  Our federal government spends BILLIONS OF OUR TAX DOLLARS to promote that mistaken notion.  The federal government SETS A BAD EXAMPLE for ordinary people who follow the government’s bad example that SHOOTING PEOPLE would solve their problems! If the […]

Every time you mail a letter, attach a sticker saying “ABOLISH nuclear weapons!”

January 2, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The movement to abolish nuclear weapons needs to grow from the grassroots – and be visible everywhere. One way is to attach a sticker to every envelope you mail. I’m attaching a page that you can print onto labels (the typical 1” high by 2 5/8” wide format). Stick one onto every envelope you mail. In order to avoid distracting the USPS’s automated address-reading equipment, put this on the LEFT side of the envelope so the address will still be clearly readable. In case your printer can’t print these fonts, you might want to change the fonts so your printer […]

THESE should be Articles of Impeachment to remove Trump!

December 29, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Trump has committed MANY, MANY violations of the Constitution and MANY, MANY violations of federal law. But the House Democrats have given him a FREE RIDE — negligently EXONERATED him — for NEARLY ALL of those violations, which REALLY ARE IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES! THESE ITEMS IDENTIFY SOME TRULY IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES.  The House should create Articles of Impeachment for these:   Ted Rall, who — besides being a skilled cartoonist — is also a savvy political analyst, urges these impeachable offenses:   https://www.opednews.com/articles/The-Articles-of-Impeachmen-by-Ted-Rall-Articles-Of-Impeachment_Bipartisan_Conviction_Senate-191228-892.html   Paul Blumenthal urged impeaching Trump for these reasons:  https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-impeachment-impeachable-act_n_5de6edb3e4b0913e6f872731?ncid=newsltushpmgpolitics   One of the strongest, most consistent non-profit organizations urging […]

The U.S. has many monuments glorifying veterans and war. We need just as many supporting peace and peace organizers.

December 29, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

A society creates special places and builds statues to express what it values.  The U.S. has many monuments glorifying militarism, so it’s obvious that the U.S. clearly values war. We would be a better society if we were to honor peace — and the courageous peace organizers who have sacrificed much (sometimes their lives) in order to resist war and create a nonviolent world. See this article:  https://beyondnuclearinternational.org/2019/12/08/where-are-the-national-anti-war-monuments/        

This is TRULY ALARMING! MANY, MANY psychologists and psychiatrists are alarmed about Trump’s deteriorating mental condition!

December 28, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Mainstream media and both big political parties picture Trump as a politician and fail to recognize the EXTREME DANGER he poses to the entire world because of his SERIOUS MENTAL DISORDERS.   MORE AND MORE psychologists and psychiatrists are alarmed about Trump’s deteriorating mental condition!   Here are some RECENT assessments and warnings:   Yet one more psychologist calls for an intervention because Trump is increasingly sociopathic: https://www.alternet.org/2019/12/its-time-for-an-intervention-with-the-increasingly-sociopathic-president-psychologist/?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=3302   Psychiatrists sent an urgent warning to Congress about Trump’s deteriorating mental state.  The article I linked below starts with these short paragraphs and continues: A petition signed by at least 350 […]

This smart strategy could help REDUCE GUN VIOLENCE

December 22, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Public opinion polls keep showing OVERWHELMING PUBLIC SUPPORT for several kinds of strong, common-sense laws and policies to reduce gun violence.  The laws propose such remedies as: • Restricting access to high-capacity magazines • Requiring background checks for ammunition sales • Addressing the intersection of alcohol abuse and gun violence • Keeping kids safe from guns where they learn and play • Supporting community-based violence prevention programs All of those are good ways to reduce gun violence.  But all of those focus on THE GUNS THEMSELVES and IGNORE THE LARGER CONTEXT in which the U.S. government PERSISTENTLY SUPPORTS SHOOTING! The […]

Trump and the right wing have built him a cult of fanatic “true believers” who reject truth and democracy — and might become violent anarchists if he loses in 2020

December 22, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Since 2017 I have posted a number of items to this blog explaining the amazing rise of Trumpism and his fanatic “true believers” in the extreme right wing and the Religious Right. The Republican Party has purged its moderates and replaced them with grossly ignorant and cruel people who reject truth and reject democracy in order to blindly, ignorantly support the Great Leader who trusts his “gut” about the climate instead of respecting honest science. The list goes on and on.  Who could have imagined such extremism just a few years ago? Kidnapping thousands of immigrant children and imprisoning them […]

Support the Mar-a-Lago Dump for Fossil Fuel Sludge and Nuclear Waste

December 15, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Trump is persisting with his OBSESSION to massively increase oil drilling, coal mining, nuclear power, and nuclear weapons. All of these would MASSIIVELYL INCREASE the amounts of sludge and wastes from those nuclear and fossil fuel operations. The wastes will need to go somewhere. Since Trump is so enthusiastic about those, I’m proposing a gigantic toxic waste dump right next door to his Mar-a-Lago luxury resort in Florida. Before the Trump era, the Environmental Protection Agency would have prevented such a project. But Trump and the Environmental Protection Agency — which now under Trump PUSHES TO ABUSE THE ENVIRONMENT — […]

How to achieve peace and true security

December 13, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

People keep worrying about “national security.”  But that is a dead end — and a misleading distraction — unless we understand that MILITARISM ITSELF IS THE PROBLEM and that our nation can be secure ONLY if we help the rest of the world to be secure in more profound ways than mere militarism can accomplish. See the insightful article I wrote at this link: Article on peace and true security            

The Democratic Party ALSO suppresses voters, but unwittingly and in different ways.

December 8, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Many people denounce the Republican Party for DELIBERATELY INTERFERING WITH PEOPLE’S RIGHT TO VOTE. State and local governments that are dominated by Republicans pass laws and regulations that make it hard for the “wrong” kinds of people (people likely to vote for Democrats) to vote.  Republicans DELIBERATELY remove polling places in minority neighborhoods, purge voting rolls, limit early voting, require excessive ID, prevent returned felons from voting, etc., etc., etc.  Republicans DELIBERATELY SUPPRESS voters because Republicans’ overall policies are so cruel and unjust that they cannot win on the issues, so they resort to restricting voting rights so their true […]

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 […]

Trump keeps attacking science. We must PROTECT HONEST SCIENCE from Trump and Trumpism!

November 26, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Why We Need to Protect Government Scientists From Political Retaliation:  https://truthout.org/articles/why-we-need-to-protect-government-scientists-from-political-retaliation/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=775d76ee-11c3-497e-8f4d-a5b69482cc42   EPA Career Staffer Says Trump Has Effectively Immobilized the Agency:  https://truthout.org/articles/epa-career-staffer-says-trump-has-effectively-immobilized-the-agency/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=775d76ee-11c3-497e-8f4d-a5b69482cc42   New reports show that science is in ‘crisis’ under Trump!  The article below begins with these two paragraphs: Acceptance of the root cause of climate change — human beings — is growing among the American public. But among policymakers, acceptance is on the decline. That’s the dismal conclusion of a new peer-reviewed study in Environmental Research Communications published on Thursday. Between 2010 and 2017, Washington policymakers became less supportive of the science behind climate change. What’s […]

Neoliberalism dominates our economics and politics. Let’s lift up better moral values and vision to counter neoliberalism!

November 26, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Assumptions and worldviews dominate any society, limit how that society’s people think, and force its public policies in certain directions.  If we do not like the way our society is headed, let’s question the assumptions and worldviews that dominate our society. “Neoliberalism” has been dominating American and Western society for several decades.  “Neoliberalism” is a worldview that assumes economic markets (capitalism, etc.) are the best way to solve public problems.  it rejects the role of strong democracy empowering governments to solve problems.  It promotes the kind of anti-government rhetoric and policies that the U.S. saw with Goldwater, Reagan, and all […]