What You May Have Missed
Complete the jigsaw with Thom's articles you may have missed this week
They Don't Want Us Looking Up...
But there's never been a more important time to look up, wake up, and get active. Read More . . .
Neoliberal Parasites Now Want Public Libraries as Profit Centers for Wall Street
Privatization is a YUGE con perpetrated on the American people, run not by “the best minds” but by the greediest -- Now threatening to turn Ben Franklin’s libraries into corporate profit centers. Read More . . .
America Must Awaken From the Big Lie of “Rugged Individualism”
Hunger in the USA — which stalks the lives of 1 in 5 American children — could end with just $25 billion a year, while this year Congress gave the Pentagon $25 billion more than they requested. Why? Read More . . .
Will America Be Torn Apart Again By Wealthy White Men?
Or will we avoid the horrors of Americans killing each other in another futile effort to protect wealth gained by evil and destructive business practices, this time in service of fossil fuels? Read More . . .
Do Americans Have the Will to Battle a Wealthy Rightwing Authoritarian Movement
The GOP has put fascism on the ballot in 2022 and 2024: will democracy survive? Read More . . .
Sunday Excerpt: The Hidden History of Big Brother in America - How the Death of Privacy and the Rise of Surveillance Threaten Us and Our Democracy
An early look at the next Hidden History book (out in March) which explores how Big Data has not only invaded our privacy but also left us vulnerable to domestic predators & foreign threats. Read More . . .
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She or he with the most votes wins! Period! End of story!
What part of that do Americans not understand?!
Kill the Electoral College. Kill the two-senator-per-state gross misrepresentaion. Kill the Senate filibuster. Kill House gerrymandering that doesn't reflect the true census demographic changes. Kill the states' individual ability to implement minority rule. Kill the First Amendment double standard for lying -- if the People knowingly lie before Congress, they will get charged with a crime and face prison time; if Congresspeople lie before the People... well, chances are, in this dystopian age of double-fake social media, they will get reelected. WTF!
To borrow Republican metaphorical phraseology, there's a whole lot of "killing" that needs to be done. Yeah, yeah, yeah, blabbity, blabbity, blah -- you can't do it because, you know: the Constitution; the impossibility of change; hyper partisanship; and on and on...
But you know what, if we keep SAYING that we can't reform our election system, then when will we ever arrive at the point where we think it can actually be reformed? Perhaps, by constantly repeating that it CAN and MUST be reformed, future generations may finally come around to the realization that, indeed, it can. Perhaps, someday, Americans will have a real democracy instead of a fake one.
After all, people will believe the BIG LIE if it's repeated loudly and often. So why not repeat the BIG TRUTH even more loudly and more often? Why allow despicable lies to rule the day, to spread so easily on social media, and not objective, scientific truth, which, since truth is stranger than fiction, can be even more engaging, attracting even more eyeballs? And, dang it, presented with all the bells and whistles and spashy colors, the simple truth of things CAN be even more $$$PROFITABLE$$$ (if that's what it takes to perk interest in the goddamn "free market" corporate news media).