Here is a smart T-Shirt message about science:
All of our progressive movements (for peace, the environment and climate, for human rights and social justice, etc., etc., etc.) need smart ways to reach out to other people with messages that they will be able to hear and understand. Creativity, the arts, and humor can be more powerful than hard logic and facts, because they go over and around and under the barriers that prevent some people from hearing and absorbing new ideas. Here are some examples and resources: Watch this excellent 7-minute video: Why it is best to listen to political satire. Mainstream news media have legitimized […]
Government officials SAY nice things about the climate, but they keep failing to take meaningful actions to fix the climate crisis. Also, they try to avoid being held accountable for their negligence. CONSIDER THIS ANALOGY: Someone with a serious addiction to alcohol says he wants to cure his addiction. He says he will reduce his alcohol consumption 20% by the year 2035. He also refuses to be held accountable if he fails to reach that target. This is what most of the politicians in the polluting nations are doing about the climate.
Most of our anti-nuclear organizing efforts rely upon hard facts (often scary, alarming facts). But other methods (art, music, etc.) can reach people in deeper, more personal ways that hard facts can’t. We do not use humor often enough. It has great potential to cut through what is entrenched and open people up to see things in totally fresh ways. We need such freshness in order to escape the deadening oppression that the nuclear arms race has imposed upon society. Let’s consider how we might use humor to reach out to the public, the media, and politicians, and the military-industrial […]
Betty Bowers publicly stated: “Texas doesn’t have a hotline if you see a man go into a kindergarten with an AR-15, but it does have a hotline if you see a woman go into a Planned Parenthood parking lot with her car.” The Republican-dominated government of Texas does not seem to understand the irony — or appreciate women’s rights.
Mohandas K. Gandhi (the Mahatma) said this: “I claim that human mind or human society is not divided into watertight compartments called social, political and religious. All act and react upon one another.” Thich Nhat Hanh, the great Zen Buddhist mystic, said this: What we need is not another doctrine, but an awakening that can restore our spiritual strength. What made Mahatma Gandhi’s struggle a great success was not a doctrine—not even the doctrine of nonviolence—but Gandhi himself, his way of being. A lot is written today about the doctrine of nonviolence and people everywhere are trying to apply […]
#1: In the 1940s my Dad built a SOLAR clothes dryer. Mom operated it for decades. In the 1950s when I was growing up, I remember at home we had a SOLAR and WIND clothes dryer. It used no fossil fuels and no electricity. Dad built it in the 1940s. Mom operated it for decades. It was called a “clothesline.” Every home’s back yard had one. It was an upright metal pole with a smaller horizontal metal crossbar at the top. 30 to 40 feet away was another one with the same design. Stretched between them were four long metal […]
The U.S. government keeps promoting more nuclear weapons in order to make Americans secure. Instead of that, I propose that we ABOLISH NUCLEAR WEAPONS and INSTEAD, SIMPLY LEAVE OUR SHOES UNTIED. NEITHER POLICY PROTECTS OUR NATION, but my alternative policy offers two benefits: We will save many billions of dollars. And although either policy – nuclear weapons or untied shoelaces – could cause an accident, if an accident occurs, tripping on shoelaces will cause much less damage than a nuclear war. PLEASE SHARE THIS MESSAGE – and share my reasoning – with other people. Also invite people to join the […]
Many members of Trump’s cult still believe he is their savior. Some of them want to honor him in various ways. See this photo titled, “waiting for the new Trump statue.”
A friend shared this with me, and I thought you might like it too: Donald Goes To The Vatican Donald took a quick trip to Rome to show his concern for the Pope: “I met with Pope Francis today. He’s a really great pope — great, great pope. You know he’s the leader of the Catholic Church — big church. “I couldn’t believe it when he told me how many Catholics there are. Way more than I thought. They have churches all over the world; some are very, very close (so close) to my hotels and golf courses. “He tells […]
One of the most effective ways to deflate egotistical tyrants is to RIDICULE them! The first one of these short anti-Trump parody songs is AMAZINGLY GOOD. The second one also is worth watching – especially if you like Randy Rainbow’s parody songs about Trump. “Crime after Crime” parody: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=trump+true+colors&docid=608022675720765869&mid=9CF7BE242AE8EC30D1C89CF7BE242AE8EC30D1C8&view=detail&FORM=VIRE Randy Rainbow’s video: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=youtube+trump+parody+songs&docid=607991545880645158&mid=98BD5062A579455ECFCE98BD5062A579455ECFCE&view=detail&FORM=VIRE
One smart way to deflate the egos of egocentric persons and entities is to RIDICULE them with humor and satire. In our current crisis — actually our MULTIPLE CRISES — we have many opportunities to disempower them through humor and satire. Watch this short video, which encourages this: https://trlib.kanopy.com/video/send-clowns-humor-weapon
Cartoon: Coronavirus and November’s election: http://ragingpencils.com/2020/4-3-20-coronavirus-2020.html Cartoon about Trump’s latest miracle cure: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/4/27/1940495/-Cartoon-The-press-briefing?detail=emaildkre#comment_77159553 Cartoon: A Calvinesque and Hobbesian look at fighting a pandemic: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/4/16/1937471/-Cartoon-A-Calvinesque-and-Hobbesian-look-at-fighting-a-pandemic?detail=emaildkcc Enjoy this wonderful song parody on Trump and the Coronavirus: https://youtu.be/TkU1ob_lHCw This 3-minute video is another great song parody by Randy Rainbow: https://youtu.be/DPDPzbLFeP4