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I am a veteran anti-fracking and Occupy Scranton PA activist, most recently founder of the True Blue Democrats progressive revolt movement. However, currently revamping my political strategy in light of experience, I've folded up True Blue Democrats, switching my energies instead to building an "Occupy for Bernie" movement supporting a 2016 Bernie Sanders run for president. Besides supporting one of the few electable, thoroughly satisfactory progressives, we hope, in backing his outspoken candidacy, to attack the rampant truth-censoring hypocrisy that dominates U.S. news media and political discourse.

In my nonactivist life, I'm a happily if belatedly married man, a generally freelance editor and proofreader, a lover of Shelties (whom my wife brought into my life), and a bit of a bohemian individualist who loves reading, especially political philosophy and history and philosophy of religion, science for laymen, and fiction. I also love travel, studying French and Spanish (when activism gives me time), playing chess and Scrabble, and writing poetry and song lyrics. To give my poor body a break from all that sit-down mind-work and a probably excessive fondness for cholesterol and alcohol, I (in decreasing order of frequency) walk, bicycle, and play tennis badly.


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Friday, July 11, 2014      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
With a Planet to Save, Let's Elect a Uterus!
(2 comments) Martin Luther King's REAL dream--which our pols and press conspire to make us forget--is that ALL people should be judged not by the color of their skin, but the content of their character. Liberals' failure to apply King's true vision to Barack Obama was an EPIC fail and, given his Biblical universalism, he would presumably wish us to apply the same "character" standard to Hillary Clinton. But will we just "vote uterus"?

Wednesday, July 2, 2014      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Police State Populism: The Absurd Lipstick on Hillary's Capitalist Pig
(7 comments) Despite focusing on Hillary Clinton, this article IMPORTANTLY follows up my attempt to build an Occupy for Bernie movement. Indirectly, it's a near-manifesto for that movement, sharpening its focus to not merely electing Bernie Sanders, but to making his outspoken candidacy the ideal pretext for popular revolt against the lethal hypocrisy of U.S. public discourse. As embodied by Hillary--who merits a lipsticked-pig mascot.

Saturday, June 7, 2014      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
"Occupy for Bernie" Could Literally Rewrite History
(25 comments) Here's an article of grandiose ambitions; it seeks to create--at least on paper, until grassroots supporters make it REAL--a much-needed reincarnation of Occupy Wall Street from thin air. Read here how "Occupy for Bernie" is not only Occupy's best way forward--but the key to a corrective rewrite of history totally vindicating the movement. And exposing the illegitimacy of the police state that crushed it.

Monday, June 2, 2014      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Left's Dangerous, Self-Defeating Lie: Democrats = Republicans
(135 comments) The political left has, in recent years, compiled a regrettable history of shooting itself in the foot. If we wish to end that pattern and strategize successfully, we must see reality as it is--and above all, avoid basing our strategy on LIES, like saying "Democrats are the same as Republicans." While FAR from perfect, they're simply NOT, and failing to see this may stymie strategic exploitation of REAL fissures among Dems.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
"Lesser of Two Evils" Voting: Progressives' Most URGENT Debate
(20 comments) No strategic question seems more urgent for progressives than the validity and usefulness of "lesser of two evils" voting. I here attempt a badly needed honest appraisal of the LOTE question--and arrive at a novel solution involving BOTH LOTE voting and peaceful street revolt. And I drop a hint--to be pursued in future articles--about the nature and aims of that revolt. CLUE: It's called "Occupy for Bernie."

Tuesday, May 20, 2014      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Thom Hartmann's Insane Political Strategy: Whitewashing Cancerous Democrats
(81 comments) Today's Russians frequently say Marx was right in everything he said about capitalism, and wrong in everything he said about communism. Thom Hartmann's recent popular OpEdNews article is similar: penetratingly insightful in everything it says about Republicans, but MISLEADINGLY IRRESPONSIBLE in everything it OMITS to say about Democrats. I here seek to correct his DANGEROUS imbalance.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Republicans' Unconscious Ideology: God Is a Sadistic Prick
(4 comments) Here I explore the possible basis of Republicans' heartless social ideology--that behind their social and political beliefs is a God not of Jesus but of the Protestant ethic, who is NOT a loving Father, but a sadistic Cosmic Prick. And therefore unworthy of worship. If the Left took religion seriously enough to question the religious validity of Republicans' God, we might undermine the harsh ideology this God supports.

Sunday, May 11, 2014      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Piketty, Meet Orwell: Why Modern Oligarchy MUST Turn Fascist
(12 comments) Though an essay of ideas, this op-ed is really NEWS. I'm the first writer I know of to publicly argue that Orwell is the other side of Piketty--that only logical conclusion to the encroaching global oligarchy Piketty portrays is Orwell's nightmare vision of "a boot stamping on a human face forever." It's all a question of legitimacy--and sadly, our U.S. oligarchy retains enough supporters to carry out its fascist designs.

Thursday, May 8, 2014      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Methane Stench of Today's Corrupt Democrats
(2 comments) Despite not being Republicans, Democrats are hardly innocent. In fact, they're part and parcel of the endemic corruption of U.S. government by Big Money, as amply documented by such diverse experts as legal scholar Lessig, economist Piketty, and political scientists Gilens and Page. But worst of all, corruption by fossil-fuel interests has made Democrats "climate Eichmanns" who may condemn our species to the "gas ovens."

Wednesday, April 30, 2014      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
In Our Illegitimate System, Will Democrats Remain BASTARDS?
(7 comments) Piketty changes everything. As do other hard-core academic studies like his, demonstrating irrefutably that our political system is in the iron grip of oligarchs--and therefore ILLEGITIMATE. Today's Democratic Party is clearly a constituent part of that system--and therefore itself illegitimate. The key question--even for humanity itself--is whether Democrats will remain bastards. We the People mustn't allow them to.

Sunday, March 9, 2014      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Democracy Heads, VOLDEMORT Tails: The High-Stakes Keystone Coin Toss
(1 comments) A new, truly radical way of looking at the Keystone XL pipeline decision: not just the climate and civil rights are at stake, but democracy's future itself. The consequences of building the pipeline are so evil and demoralizing--and the process and propaganda supporting its construction so corrupt--that its approval will be like the triumph of Lord Voldemort, and kill the hope and moral energy democracy needs to survive.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Essence of U.S. Fascism: Crippling Dissent vs. Planned ATROCITIES
(19 comments) Eureka, I've nailed it!--here's a brief, convincing "executive summary" of why America's now a fascist nation. However free daily life now seems, we're systematically crippling the dissent DESPERATELY needed to break the grip of propaganda paving the way for ATROCITIES. This is the central, deeply pernicious feature of fascism today's United States shares with ALL historic fascist regimes.

Friday, February 28, 2014      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Fascism without Totalitarianism: America's Present Plight
(26 comments) Challenged by commenters on my recent articles, I here justify using "fascism" to name our present U.S. plight. What's possibly original here is my distinguishing "fascism" from "totalitarianism"; our failure to distinguish the two, I argue, blinds us from seeing we actually live under a form of fascism, even without TOTAL government control. But I see HOPE in our living under MERE fascism: enough freedom left to fight back.

Monday, February 24, 2014      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Spineless “Vichy Democrats” Will Abet Fascist Pipeline Crackdown
(3 comments) The Keystone XL pipeline is perhaps America's most important CIVIL RIGHTS issue. Say what? Yes, with no intended slight to crucial issues like racial profiling or voter exclusion, Keystone XL may be more important. Why? Because ALL civil rights causes demand an atmosphere where dissent, freedom of assembly, and even CD are honored. If Obama OKs the pipeline, repression of CD will BRUTALLY chill all dissent. Will Dems OK this?

Monday, February 17, 2014      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Holy Grijalva, Batman!--A DEMOCRAT with Climate Guts
(5 comments) As Glenn Greenwald's new venture in adversarial journalism isn't yet fully functional, I thought I'd do an important bit of adversarial journalism myself--you might also wish to call it "rogue" or "gonzo" journalism--and break the earth-shaking story of a Democrat(gasp!) publicly standing up for our climate. But besides enjoying the style, please sign Rep. Raul Grijalva's daringly COURAGEOUS petition--almost risqué from a Dem

Thursday, February 13, 2014      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Modeling Climate Revolt: My Reply to Rep. Grayson's Contribution Plea
(7 comments) I just e-mailed the letter that's the main body of this article to Rep. Alan Grayson in reply to a latter from Rep. Grayson urgently requesting funding to overcome the Koch brothers' early, well-funded attack ads. While I strongly desire Rep. Grayson's reelection, as he's a rising progressive star, I even more strongly desire Obama's rejection of Keystone XL, and in this ELECTION YEAR, we'd be fools not to apply voter muscle.

Sunday, February 2, 2014      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Keystone XL Pipeline: the Act of Tyranny Gun Nuts Love
(5 comments) An urgent plea for leftists and environmentalists--with truth and religion on their side--to match the propaganda-fueled "passionate intensity" of right-wing gun nuts, America's model fascist citizens. Especially in regard to stopping approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, for if it's built and civil disobedience occurs, our "oiligarch's" gun-toting lapdogs will show their teeth, at least by supporting its brutal put-down.

Thursday, January 30, 2014      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Godly Denialists Won't Be Raptured from Climate Hell
(24 comments) A timely--and sobering--reflection on the freak TWO-INCH(!) snowstorm that paralyzed Atlanta in the light of both the more frequent extreme weather triggered by climate change and Bible Belt climate-change denial. The take-home message: climate Armageddon won't descend all at once, but the road there will be littered with devastating human suffering. Unless we read the enigmatic climate handwriting on the wall and REPENT.

Sunday, January 26, 2014      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Right-Wing Gun Nuts—Our Tame Second Amendment Lapdogs
(15 comments) Likely, the most thoughtful, radical article on the Second Amendment you'll ever read. I raise the question why, if the right wing will never invoke it against pretty plain instances of tyranny--and moreover, would side with the tyrants against left-wing patriots who tried to invoke it over, say, tyrannical government climate policy, we still have it on our books. It only allows tyranny's rightist lapdogs to block gun control.

Friday, January 24, 2014      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Die, Kochs, Die!—Here’s Why I Stirred That (Pol) Pot
(6 comments) Here, I more deeply justify the case I began making in my provocative, widely read OEN article, "Frankly, Kochs Deserve the Death Penalty." Of particular importance here is that the vastly wealthy hold their power and privilege ONLY as part of an implied social contract, and that their betrayals of that contract should be visited with the severest criminal penalties. ESPECIALLY when many right-wingers worship them as gods.

Saturday, January 18, 2014      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Frankly, Koch Brothers Deserve the Death Penalty
(146 comments) For success, a climate-action Tea Party demands consciousness-raising, even by SHOCKING people out of accepting an intolerable status quo if necessary. If we really were a nation of just laws justly enforced, criminals against humanity like the Koch brothers would be facing CAPITAL PUNISHMENT, or some suitably dire sanction fitting their crime--which, in the case of financing climate-change denial, is worse than genocide.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Logic of Emergency: Strategy for a Climate Tea Party
(23 comments) WARNING: If you're not (a) open-minded and (b) deeply focused on saving the climate, do NOT read this article. Being my strategy for a climate-action Tea Party, it's simply unsparing in trampling the pet convictions of all for whom saving the climate isn't their guiding concern. But if it's YOURS--and so you'll read without bias--I'm eager to hear your reactions and critiques.

Saturday, January 4, 2014      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Liz Warren's Litmus Test: Support the Climate Protection Act
(12 comments) I mean, in an upcoming article, to sketch out a full-blown strategy for a climate-action Tea Party. But first, I had a suggested first action for that climate Tea Party TOO IMPORTANT not to share immediately: let's make support for the Sanders-Boxer Climate Protection Act a climate-action litmus test for Liz Warren (and for ALL Democrats). And for Eric Zuesse, who dared depict COSPONSOR Bernie Sanders as "all talk" on climate.

Monday, December 30, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Sabotaging Climate Struggle--Eric Zuesse as Neville Chamberlain
(1 comments) I started this as a follow-up to my OEN article unveiling the concept of a climate-action Tea Party as the desperate, essential weapon to reform Dems' gravely irresponsible climate policy. I meant to lay out a complete battle strategy for that climate-action Tea Party. But in light of new evidence, I first must expose Eric Zuesse as the Neville Chamberlain who'd seduce us from battling Dems on their climate treachery at all.

Saturday, December 28, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Only Climate-Action Tea Party Can Reform Dems
(3 comments) Eric Zuesse, in a highly popular OEN article, recently reported the IMPORTANT news of Elizabeth Warren's first pro-climate action. But Zuesse's framing of that action as climate change heroism, rather than a hopeful first sign (especially given the climate irresponsibility of Warren's Democratic Party) strike me as very irrational--wishful thinking based on his touting progressive Democrats. Realists want a climate Tea Party.

Sunday, December 22, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Of Cincinnatus and Mary Poppins: Why Sanders Must Be President
(3 comments) For real, across-the-board progressives--the type who DEMAND climate action, Bernie Sanders is our Cincinnatus. That is, a truly rare pol personally unambitious for highest office, but willing to take it if the common good demands. But lacking the Roman Senate's dictatorial mandate, he is importantly, an ELECTABLE Cincinnatus. Why? Because he, like Mary Poppins, offers the populist sugar to make the climate medicine go down.

Thursday, December 19, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Is McKibben Ready for Hillary? The Climate Sure as Hell Isn't
(6 comments) Since Bill McKibben has begun to sing a saner tune on Obama's climate negligence (or perhaps better, treachery), I relent and acknowledge him for the climate hero he is. BUT we must keep up the pressure on McKibben, for he's one of the few climate activists with a large enough following to make climate action possible. He must NOW get more political--and above all, stab a lethal electoral knife through climate vampire Hillary.

Sunday, December 15, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Hillary Clinton: Democrats' Second Straight Trojan Horse
(8 comments) In Obama, we've already witnessed a Democratic Party Trojan horse. To wit, a member of a politically correct oppressed minority who'll put on a good show, based on that group membership, of representing the interests of the oppressed--increasingly, most Americans. But who will, based on oppressed-group cloaking, be a far more effectively tool of plutocrat designs. Hillary, I warn here and after, is another such Trojan horse.

Friday, December 6, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Will Billionaire Omidyar Save His Soul--Or Just Corrupt Greenwald's?
(3 comments) In an evident desire to "fight fire with fire" and pit billionaire dollars favoring free speech and truthful pro-democracy journalism against the vast billionaire dollars already thwarting it, top-notch investigative journalists Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, and Jeremy Scahill have joined forces with eBay billionaire Pierre Omidyar. I argue that the sheer moral vileness of being a billionaire should make us distrustful.

Monday, September 16, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Let's Leverage War Outrage--to Stop TPP from Colonizing Us
(4 comments) Syrian war was perhaps deviously concocted to distract us from something FAR more sinister: Congress's intent to fast-track the horrific Trans-Pacific Partnership. But distraction value aside, the war and TPP are linked as "Intolerable Acts": perhaps graver attempts to exploit Americans as second-class colonial citizens than the ones that mobilized our founders' revolution. Let's leverage widespread war outrage to end the TPP.

Thursday, August 29, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
WMDs Justify All-out War--Against Obama and DINO Democrats!
(2 comments) As Obama plots a trumped-up "humanitarian" war in Syria worthy of George W. Bush, it's time for progressives--by which I mean America's genuine political Left--to stand up and say we've had enough. We urgently need to declare a war of own against Obama and his style of DINO (Democrat In Name Only) Democrats. In fact, as I argue in this article, the very survival of America's genuine Left may depend on it.

Monday, August 5, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
If Manning Deserves Life, Bush Deserves Torture and Death
(4 comments) Few current issues are hotter for Americans committed to justice than securing deserved leniency for Bradley Manning. And I find no firmer ground for pressing Manning's case than Obama's unconscionable differential leniency toward George W. Bush and his war-criminal mob. If Manning deserves life, Bush deserves torture and death. Also, a "Pardon for Manning, Justice for Bush" movement would usefully reignite class-war issues.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Fossil Fuels + Security State = Perfect Fascist Storm
(7 comments) In advocating a new mass movement to counter our corrupt Democrat-Republican duopoly, I've long promoted a wiser Occupy movement that includes an electoral strategy and demands. Though acting on the single demand of purging Big Money's undue influence would be great for nonpartisan unity, I try to show here why two dire instances of undue influence--fossil fuels and the security state--need taming for democracy's sake.

Thursday, July 18, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Let's Treat Mainstream Pols as Guilty Till Proven Innocent
(3 comments) This VERY practical article follows up my earlier OEN piece proposing a "Democracy Unchained" successor to Occupy--expressly targeting the corporate-corrupted Democrat-Republican duopoly. This article reveals how that movement would enforce a "guilty till proven innocent" strategy: namely, by having participants pledge NEVER to vote for a mainstream pol--Republican or Democrat--unless that pol gets explicit movement approval.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Progressives Must Face Their Shameful Political Goiters
(1 comments) In religion, there's no path forward for sinners who haven't acknowledged and repented of their sins. Similarly, I see no path forward for progressives without acknowledgment of Democrats' reprehensible role in rubber-stamping Bush's Iraq war. Or, if we need a more recent inexcusable sin, of the support debater Obama shamelessly, irresponsibly gave a potential Romney war in Iran. Proving the deep dangers of selective memory.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
WARNING: Why Fossil Fuels Are Necessarily Fascist Fuels
(2 comments) Perhaps my most passionate--and chilling--article, I wrote this piece in a white heat after reflecting on Josh Fox's must-see documentary, "Gasland 2." My conclusion is that the modern fossil-fuel industry is by its inner logic fascist, and its being greedily embraced by our fascist-leaning government makes it likely the leading edge of "jackboot in your face" U.S. fascism. And of dissenters being "Othered" as ecoterrorists.

Sunday, July 7, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Obamaheads, Be Decent Enough to Call Yourself Centrist Democrats
(29 comments) My shortest but perhaps most incisive OEN article, this one points out the real harm resulting from Obamaheads' Orwellian usurpation of the word "progressive." Not only are many voters deceived but, what's worse, genuine progressives--the pro-democracy left--have others steal their own most effective rallying banner and are thereby crowded out and marginalized. I offer "centrist Democrats" as an honest alternative for Obamans.

Friday, July 5, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Calling Obamaheads "Progressives" Out-Orwells Orwell
(4 comments) I here argue that the term "progressive" could play a vital role in today's U.S. political discourse, deriving historically from a homegrown populist pro-democracy and anti-corporate movement that was pragmatic in its approach and free of the scary ideological character represented by many foreign-born "isms." Obama supporters' Orwellian theft of this honorable term is a fascist-style language perversion we need to resist.

Monday, July 1, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Obama's Turning Progressives into Model Fascist Citizens
(11 comments) Citing my alarming experience of circulating a petition defending Ed Snowden's right to political asylum on supposedly "progressive" Facebook pages, I point out precisely how close Obama's government is to the monarchical tyranny OPPOSED by our Founders. Or, based on its more modern tools of tyranny, to fascism. And I above all point out the sheer scariness of Obama's turning Democrat "progressives" to model fascist citizens.

Thursday, June 27, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
"Climate Hawk" Obama Is Really Fracking's Bird of Prey
(2 comments) In considering Obama's recent climate speech, I take issue with leading climate-change blogger Joe Romm over whether Obama IS a "climate-change hawk" or instead a psychopathic "bird of prey" who relentlessly promotes the humanly unjustified and environmentally dangerous--indeed, probably deadly--process of fracking.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Against Duopoly's "Twin Towers," Democracy's ONLY Defense Is Full-Court Press
(3 comments) Using an analogy derived from pro basketball, I point out that the "Twin Towers" of the Democratic and Republican parties have become such dominant, relentless players for their corporate owners against the "people's team" that only the political equivalent of a basketball full-court press--a mass movement like Occupy but with a political strategy can "get the ball out of their hands" and hope to defeat them.

Sunday, June 23, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Totally Purple Partnership: The Lethal Bipartisanship behind TPP
(1 comments) My last OEN article promoted a revitalized Occupy movement--called Democracy Unchained--that targets the corrupt Democrat-Republican duopoly. This article provides some incentive by exposing one of the worst instances of that corrupt duopoly at work--the Trans-Pacific Partnership. In fact, the TPP should have us angrily, rebelliously opposing the Totally Purple Partnership, the harmonious, pro-corporate blend of Red and Blue.

Sunday, June 16, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
"Democracy Unchained"--Blueprint for a Revitalized Occupy
(14 comments) Perhaps my most important--and ambitious--OEN article proposes a new but logical reincarnation of the OWS movement, Democracy Unchained, that aims to make Occupy's ideal of a society for everyone, not just the 1%, a political reality. Just as Occupy focused its criticisms on the 1% and corporatocracy, Democracy Unchained attacks the corrupt Democrat-Republican duopoly that maintains corporatocracy. D.U.'s strategy's included

Friday, June 14, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
What about a Blue-Green Revolt Movement?
(1 comments) Faced with burgeoning fascism that excludes progressives' desperately needed voice, we progressives need to build a "big tent" revolt that combines the passionate "movement" aspect of Occupy with a real--and menacing--electoral presence. I offer here a new proposal, a Blue-Green Revolt movement that lets Greens and progressive Dems keep their identity while still collaborating, and offers Dems VERY flexible pressure tactics.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
If Obama REALLY Values Transparency, Let's Debate Fracking and Keystone XL
(4 comments) Recent revelations of massive NSA spying and DOJ attacks on the press--along with Obama's continued attacks on whistleblowers--have caused legal scholars to brand his administration one of the LEAST transparent ever. If he'd like to redeem his credibility, let him perform one of the greatest services to transparency imaginable: sponsor nationally televised debates on the gravely important issues of fracking and Keystone XL.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Radicalizing the Mainstream: Pragmatism versus PRIGmatism
(6 comments) Following up on my rather snide, snarky article about the Green Party, I provide its deeper strategic justification: that the political solutions that have always worked best in troubled times have always involved PRAGMATISM--adopting as much of radical ideas and institutions as the political climate would allow. In a sense, "radicalizing the mainstream." I contrast this with "PRIGmatism"--insistence on purist political dogma.

Monday, June 10, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
"Homeboy Security"--the Foundation of Uncle Tom's White House
(3 comments) With the rash of recent NSA scandals--and more soon to come--I think it's important to properly understand what's motivating the growing tyranny and overreach by NSA, by Homeland Security, and by Obama generally. As I deem Obama the Uncle-Tomming savior of corporate fascism, his political need to don jackboots should be clear. Here, I consider his personal, psychological need to do so.

Thursday, June 6, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Perfect Symbol for Green Party: A Patiently Boiling Frog
(5 comments) A typically scathing (for those who know me as author) denunciation of the Green Party, predominantly on target in its views, for a standoffish political self-righteousness that never seeks to recruit--or, more importantly, cooperate with--fellow progressives, whether Democrats of progressive independents.

Monday, June 3, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
"44" Is NOT "42"--the Tragic Inevitability of Uncle Tom's White House
(8 comments) A fervent critic of Obama, I was deeply provoked by Robert Parry's interesting--but in my view misapplied--comparison of Obama to the heroic Jackie Robinson in his OEN article "42 and 44." I contend that the proper comparison is a purely speculative one: a consideration of the overwhelming pressures Robinson would have faced NOT as a player, but if he'd been 1st black baseball commissioner after major (lucrative) scandals.

Saturday, June 1, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Obama Is "White Power" Tool--of Carpetbaggers, Not of KKK
(1 comments) In a provocative application of history that's a radical shift of perspective from my previous OEN article, which came down pretty hard on political "rednecks," I point out that, like these tragic poor Southern whites after the Civil War, we are all prey to political "carpetbaggers," who exploit the erosion of proper government after a "civil war" to make it the tool of their predatory self-enrichment.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
With Second Amendment Dead, We Need CHARACTER Assassination
(5 comments) Justifying the provocative, morally abusive language of my previous OEN articles, I point out that character assassination--of the same sort that brought down Boss Tweed but using powerful modern media--should be our weapon of choice when the Second Amendment remedy of ACTUAL assassination or armed revolt is now, due to modern weaponry, far too dangerous to risk.

Thursday, May 23, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Obama's Real Legacy: Savior of Corporate Fascism
(23 comments) A bold assertion that--in wake of the deep disrepute Bush and Co. brought to corporate fascism--Obama may find his real legacy in proving its savior. Also, a clever (and I hope, insightful)analyis of Obama's timing, speculating that he's starting to show signs of open fascism (and hence normalize it) for an event where it will be needed most--his almost guaranteed, wildly irresponsible approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Friday, May 17, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Barack Obama--and the Sick, Twisted Dynamic of Racism
(7 comments) Perhaps the edgiest progressive political analysis you'll ever see published, a scathing--and penetrating analysis of the deep evil (a "vampire's kiss") that happened when Barack Obama met his "fairy godmother" Penny Pritzker. Little "bad language," but CERTAINLY for adults only ...

Tuesday, May 14, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
To Save the Democratic Party, We Must Risk Destroying It
(40 comments) A desperate plea that in our desperate circumstances--cicumstances CONFIRMED desperately by the popularity of alarmist writers on OpEdNews--we must risk splitting (and thereby possibly destroying) the Democratic Party for the sake of at last giving REAL progressive values a voice in our government. Before it's too late!

Sunday, May 12, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
News Buried by "Idiot Wars": Unchecked Globalization WILL Destroy Us
(16 comments) A follow-up to my recent popular article, "Obamaheads--like Extreme Right--Are Useful Idiots for Corporatocracy," this piece identifies the BIG STORY that our two major parties' angry "idiot wars" are driving off the front page. Namely, their criminal abdication of the responsibility to manage economic globalization, and the guaranteed "race to the bottom" that means for us and our environment.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Dangers of Liberals' Repressed Reptilian Brains
(2 comments) A supremely daring dissection of standard PC liberals' unacknowledged primitive unconscious motives for accepting the most unprogressive poliicies, whether from Bush or, more especially, from Barack Obama.

Monday, May 6, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
350.org and Pipeline: Bill M. Needs 12-Step Obama Rehab Program
(3 comments) Another scathing Patrick Walker exercise in iconoclasm, this time skewering 350.org's Bill McKibben for his masochist support of Obama in the face of evidence screaming that Obama intends to approve the Keystone XL pipeline

Saturday, May 4, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Obamaheads--like Extreme Right--Are Useful Idiots for Corporatocracy
(9 comments) A scathing analysis of how "useful idiots" of both the Republican and Democrat stripe dominate the news with their mutually hateful "idiot wars," keeping the far more important story or corporation domination off its rightful place on the front page. Also stresses how much liberal idolaters of faux-progressive Obama block political progress as much as the "right-wingnuts" they vilify.