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Society and politicians need to recognize the SYSTEMIC PROBLEMS that cause homelessness

November 22, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Too often we hear ordinary people and politicians blame the victims of our economic system.  Trump specialized in this.  He kept calling people “losers.”  He did not mean that they were losing because capitalism is unfair – or that they were being hurt by systemic social injustice and discrimination.  No, Trump’s accusation of “loser” was personal blame against the individuals who have been victimized by cruel systems in our society and our economy. In order to solve the problems, we must recognize that OUR POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC SYSTEMS cause the problems and make people poor. Also, OUR POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC […]

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PREVENT Congress members from trading stocks!!! They have CONFLICTS OF INTERESTS!!! This is CORRUPT!!!

November 22, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Congress makes big decisions about many issues:  Economics, energy, climate, military weapons, and on and on. Many of those issues involve BIG BUSINESSES in which Congress members OWN STOCK.  Their inside information about what Congress will be deciding will influence whether certain business corporations’ stocks will increase or decrease.  THIS IS CORRUPT.  This problem has been going on for many decades, and Congress keeps failing to STOP THIS CORRUPTION.   People who want HONEST DEMOCRACY are demanding that Congress PROHIBIT stock trading.  I have an article about this from June 30, 2018, regarding Congress members who own stock in companies […]

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URGENT! Congress must take these actions NOW!

November 22, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

The November 2022 election results show Republicans with a small majority in the House and Democrats with a small majority in the Senate.  WE MUST URGE CONGRESS TO TAKE A NUMBER OF ACTIONS NOW in late November and December 2022 before the new Congress convenes in January 2023, when all legislation that is pending now will die.   I have been urging ALL THREE of our members of Congress to PASS MANY good pieces of pending legislation: – Stay in session past the scheduled adjournment date – Work evenings and weekends to PASS the bills – Use the “Budget Reconciliation” […]

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Republicans are an ongoing, EXTREME DANGER to the Constitution and honest democracy!

November 12, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Here are some ideas from mid-November 2022 and some articles, etc., from July to early November 2022.  This is only a small part of the massive information that exists about this crisis for American democracy.   #1. In many parts of the U.S., voters in the November 2022 election were smart enough to rebuff some of the worst Republican candidates and defeat some of the worst ballot issues — and to actually elect a number of progressive Democrats and to pass a number of progressive ballot issues.  BUT REPUBLICANS REMAIN AN EXTREME DANGER to our nation.   #2. For a […]

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“Christian Nationalism” is HISTORICALLY FALSE — with bad politics and bad theology

November 11, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Increasingly in recent years, the FALSE claim that the U.S. was designed to be a “Christian nation” has been gaining strength among right-wing Christians and people with right-wing political beliefs. “Christian Nationalism” is HISTORICALLY FALSE, and it is very dangerous to our nation and to people’s human rights.  It also has perverted many people’s religious beliefs.   This article explains how “​Christian Nationalism” fueled the January 6, 2021, violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and is threatening democracy itself:  https://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/how-christian-nationalism-fueled-the-insurrection-and-threatens-democracy/   One of the loudest voices comes from David Barton, who is NOT a real historian, but pretends to be.  […]

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GRASSROOTS ORGANIZING can help us MAKE MORE PROGRESS on issues we care about!

November 11, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Governments keep FAILING to take the bold, progressive actions that are necessary.  Entrenched “politics-as-usual” and Big Money and constraining assumptions about what is “politically feasible” keep limiting people and preventing the progress that we need.  The public is far ahead of the politicians, so we must ORGANIZE GRASSROOTS MOVEMENTS to make the big changes in public policy that the people want!     Many people feel overwhelmed by the many serious problems.  But that causes many people to feel overwhelmed and disempowered.  Instead of lamenting how bad the problems are, we can organize to solve them.     The November […]

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STOP this right-wing scam: PREVENT an “Article V” convention to replace the Constitution!!!

November 10, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

One of the MOST DANGEROUS scams the right wing is promoting is to use our Constitution’s Article V to convene a convention to rewrite (and very likely replace) the U.S. Constitution with one that the right wing wants.  This movement has gained enormous support, but it is EXTREMELY DANGEROUS.  It could result in these being written into the U.S. Constitution and enforced by law: Abortion is prohibited by the Constitution Conservative Christianity is the U.S.’s official religion; others — if allowed — would have fewer rights Men are the head of the household; women must be subservient to them White […]

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“Choose a Bold, Humane Future” — Glen’s November 2022 TV program

November 7, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

The November 2022 program on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series provides many fresh insights that can inform and empower you to take bold, positive actions on issues you care about. The American people know serious problems exist.  Public opinion polls keep showing that increasing majorities say our nation is “on the wrong track.” So what do we do about it?  Take small steps only?  Or solve the big problems? Our November 2022 TV interview is positive, upbeat, creative, and encouraging.  Besides working to stop what we oppose, what if we also worked equally hard and skillfully to accomplish what we […]

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Here are many QUOTATIONS to help you create a BOLD, HUMANE FUTURE

November 7, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

We all know the status quo is dysfunctional in many ways. We want to create a much better future for every sector of society. We REALLY CAN do that! Over the years I have accumulated (and written) a great many short quotations that can inform and inspire us. I sorted them into 13 categories (Democracy, Peace, Environment, Nonviolence, etc.). I invite you to read these great QUOTATIONS in the document I compiled: 2022.11 BOLD HUMANE FUTURE — QUOTATIONS                  

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Rethinking nuclear security for a world free of nuclear weapons

October 2, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Rethinking nuclear security for a world free of nuclear weapons The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists posted this article by Kennette Benedict on November 2, 2020. https://thebulletin.org/2020/11/rethinking-nuclear-security-for-a-world-free-of-nuclear-weapons/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=MondayNewsletter11022020&utm_content=NuclearRisk_RethinkingSecurity_11022020 The article linked above urges us to think about “human security” and to prioritize democracy and related values.  One short paragraph near the beginning says: “These two approaches—emphasizing human security and democracy—could help shift the frame of reference and provide the basis for a world free of nuclear weapons.” The article mentions the ways the powerful nuclear nations have used technical methods and traditional kinds of negotiating, and it says those are not […]

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The U.S. Senate is horribly undemocratic: States with small populations are over-represented.

September 28, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

The U.S. Constitution gives an equal number of senators (2) to each state, regardless of population.  This means that the states with very small populations (e.g., Wyoming, Alaska, South Dakota) have the same power in the Senate as do the states with very huge populations (e.g., California, New York, Illinois).  The small-population states tend to be more white and more Republican, while the bigger states tend to be more diverse and more Democratic.  The correlations are not perfect, but the tendencies are strong.   Republicans have half of U.S. Senators, but represent FAR LESS than half of U.S. population.  The […]

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CIA’s long history of extremely serious abuses

September 28, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

In 1947 President Truman created the Central Intelligence Agency in order to provide HONEST, ACCURATE intelligence about international issues.  He did this because the intelligence agencies that had existed (in the Army, Navy, etc.) provided BIASED information that was largely propaganda serving the selfish interests of those agencies (Army, Navy, etc.).  The new CIA would be HONEST and ACCURATE. Also, the CIA promptly started producing BIASED information that served its own extremist political positions — and the CIA started conducting military activities (e.g., the 1961 Bay of Pigs attack on Cuba) and secret wars in many countries.  The CIA started […]

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Supreme Court is considering an EXTREMELY DANGEROUS right-wing threat to honest elections

September 27, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Our Voting Rights Are at Stake in Upcoming Supreme Court Ruling This is the case that will decide the “independent state legislature” theory.   U.S. Supreme Court will rule on Moore v. Harper by June 2023. I urge you to read this article: https://truthout.org/articles/our-voting-rights-are-at-stake-in-upcoming-supreme-court-ruling/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=ae8ecac9-3460-4387-a7dd-f254f36c6139     Some of the efforts to overturn the 2020 election through state legislative efforts might become federal law if the Supreme Court agrees with the right-wing extremists that are promoting a bizarre theory.  See this:  https://www.alternet.org/2022/09/supreme-court-election-changes/?utm_source=123456&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=11459&recip_id=22838&list_id=2   For half a century, Common Cause (www.commoncause.org) has worked to protect honest government and fair elections from the powerful […]

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U.S. is a “rogue nation” in failing to take humane, ethical actions that other nations have taken

September 13, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

The U.S. is the only (or almost the only) modern industrial nation that fails to help its people and the world in these important ways:   The U.S. health care system keeps ranking LAST among rich nations. The U.S. does not offer paid leave for new mothers, but 186 other nations do. The U.S. has not ratified the Cluster Munitions Treaty. The U.S. is one of only 14 members of the United Nations that have failed to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The U.S. is the only nation in the U.N. that has failed to […]

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YES! We really CAN organize grassroots movements to solve big, hard, scary problems!

September 1, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Many important issues (climate, nuclear weapons, etc.) are big and scary to think about, so many people do not want to think about them.  Many people feel that those problems are so big and are imposed upon us by powerful forces (big businesses, the Pentagon, etc.).  This power imbalance causes many people feel that they are powerless to solve the problems because the problems were created and are perpetuated by forces that are so big and powerful, and that we are too small and weak to oppose them.  It’s easier to simply avoid dealing with them.  As a result, the […]