2021 Archives

Posted at Medium on Feb. 2, 2021

The “Freedom” Billionaires & the GOP Are Selling Americans Is Deadly

Will Americans wake up to how bizarre and toxic this rightwing ideology actually is? What is freedom? Earlier this week, a group of “freedom fanatics,” shut down the Covid vaccination operation at Dodger Stadium, slowing down the process for hundreds of people before the police stopped them. They called it an “Anti-lockdown Freedom Rally and March,” saying “We’re not going to stop until we get our freedoms back.”
Posted at Medium on Feb. 1, 2021

Is This the Smoking Gun of Trump’s Treason?

Trump’s trial may have to shift from insurrection to treason Probably the largest question that the Trump impeachment trial must answer is both simple and straightforward: “Did the President lead or participate in a conspiracy to overthrow the government of the United States and install himself as a strongman dictator-for-life?” Proving this first requires connecting Trump to the traitors who actually, physically tried to seize the Capitol and murder Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, killing five other people in the process.
Posted at Medium on Jan. 31, 2021

There’s a Straight Line from a Child-Murderer to Donald Trump’s Treason

The roots and brutality of the January 6th coup attempt grew in the soil of libertarianism and Ayn Rand’s writings Many Americans are baffled by the Republican Party’s embrace of a billionaire sociopath and elected Republicans’ willingness to overlook the death of five Americans, including a police officer, in an attempted coup. (Particularly after they spent over 2 years and tens of millions of dollars obsessing on 4 dead Americans in Benghazi.) But it’s not just power politics; the roots of this movement in today’s GOP run from a 1927 child murderer, to a real estate lobbying group, to Ronald Reagan putting both of their philosophies into actual practice.
Posted at Medium on Jan. 30, 2021

6 Steps to Defund the GOP and Restore Democracy

Reagan Defunded the Democratic Party in 1981: It’s Time to Return the Favor Forty years ago this month, Reagan and his buddies decided they’d strip the Democratic Party of most of its funding. And their audacious plan worked. Now that Democrats control Congress and the White House, they have an opportunity to turn the tables and defund the Republican Party with six simple steps.
Posted at Medium on Jan. 29, 2021

“GameStop” & Donald Trump Are the Same — Both Hijacked a Rigged Game

Is America Up to the Task of Reforming Both the GOP and the Options Markets? GameStop and Donald Trump are the same thing. In both cases, outsiders saw a decaying, billionaire-run and corrupt insider-only system, figured out how it worked, and used that system’s own corruption against it.
Posted at Medium on Jan. 27, 2021

We’re at the Threshold of a Fascist Authoritarian Takeover & January 6th Was Our Kristallnacht

The work of 245 years & millions of lives dedicated or given to defend the American ideal could vanish Today is the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, and is also the day after 45 Republicans in the Senate voted that Trump’s attempt to turn America into a fascist state was just fine with them. How does this kind of horror happen in otherwise civilized, advanced countries?
Posted at Medium on Jan. 26, 2021

The Filibuster Was Grounded in Slavery and Now Threatens All Life on Earth

It has to end, and you can help It’s time to end the filibuster and bring democracy to the US Senate. The filibuster was invented by “the Grandfather of the Confederacy” John C. Calhoun, and its only purpose is to block legislation that otherwise has broad popular support but is opposed by racists and big corporate special interest groups.
Posted at Medium on Jan. 25, 2021

Merciless Republican Traitors Beg for Mercy While Many Still At-Large

Don’t give it to them: the moment demands justice For many Americans, it’s just now starting to seriously sink in that on January 6th Donald Trump’s allies killed five people in an attempt to violently overthrow the government of the United States and replace it with an strongman oligarchic dictatorship. Their violence was so severe that additional dozens were hospitalized and the Vice President, members of Congress and their staffers spent hours hiding in terror. One policeman was murdered, a second committed suicide, and dozens of others were viciously beaten. The traitors brought into our Capitol building the battle flag of the insurrection of 1861, smeared feces on carpets and walls, stole classified documents, and trashed government offices.
Posted at Medium on Jan. 24, 2021

If America Doesn’t Implement the “Buy American” Vision Now, the 21st Century Will Be the Chinese Century

Technological independence and repudiating “free trade” are key A technological arms race is underway right now between China, the United States and Western Europe. The stakes include military superiority, economic prosperity, and the status of being the political and economic system the world wants to emulate. China’s most urgent priority is to become independent of American technology, as Fareed Zakaria highlighted on his January 24th CNN show.