Saturday, December 30, 2017


Occupy 1932

The Bonus Expeditionary Force, a.k.a. the Bonus Army, combined with Socialist labor organizers, are largely responsible for forcing Congress and President Roosevelt to implement socialist programs like Social Security and Medicare. Two of these veterans--occupying the U.S. Capitol lawn--were shot dead by U.S. Army soldiers sent to clear out them and their families, who were encamped in D.C. while seeking relief from the ravages of the Great Depression.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017


Reason for Hope

Saddled with Puritanical conservatives, the Republican Party is handicapped from the outset in its dogged pursuit of institutionalizing American fascism. In order to do that, they would need to put people to work, as the Nazi Party did in Germany. Punishing the downtrodden, by withdrawing social program support, only creates resentment among those who might otherwise have been their most loyal recruits.

As it stands, the only employment offered is mercenary work in the military, and while that poses its own problems, it also provides a sub-group of sociological misfits, trained in the science of killing. What could go wrong?

Saturday, December 23, 2017


Society in Ruin

In the zero-sum game of taxes and budgets, Congress decides who pays and who benefits. Mathematically, if some get tax cuts, then others have their taxes go up to cover the shortfall. In the world of the Puritanical conservatives now dominating Congress, however, we will more likely see social program cuts and public health service reductions. In plain English, society in ruin.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017


The LaRouche-Bakker Connection

Lyndon LaRouche began his jail sentence in 1989, serving it at the federal medical center in Rochester, Minnesota. For a time he shared a cell with televangelist Jim Bakker. According to Bakker, LaRouche believed their cell was bugged. In Bakker’s view, “to say LaRouche was a little paranoid would be like saying that the Titanic had a little leak.”

Tuesday, December 05, 2017


Privatization is Theft

As the Native American Rights Fund notes, privatization of Bears Ears National Monument is theft. For the Hopi, Navajo, Zuni and Ute, the many structures, sites and artifacts comprising their ancestral heritage at Bears Ears--now being looted--are worth fighting to protect. President Trump's revocation of Bears Ears National Monument--the first revocation in U.S. history--is "taking public lands that belong to the American people and selling it to the highest bidder."

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