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Joel S. Hirschhorn is the author of Delusional Democracy - Fixing the Republic Without Overthrowing the Government and several other books, as well as hundreds of articles. His current political writings have been greatly influenced by working as a senior staffer for the U.S. Congress and for the National Governors Association. He advocates a Second American Revolution to convert the current status quo, corrupt political and economic system.
There Really Are Alternative Facts
Alternative facts have gotten a very bad reception because of political controversy. In truth, nearly all writers, researchers and analysts have always dealt with alternative facts. Here the question of what is the size of the federal workforce is examined to show the common sense aspects of alternative facts.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016(11 comments)
Media and Democrats Un-Stupid Yourselves
Time to face the truth about need for profound change in the American political and economic system. It is the best way to understand the Trump victory. Give him time to get us back on the right track.
Friday, October 7, 2016(14 comments)
It Comes Down to This: Risk Rather Than Lesser Evil
The best way to think through this presidential election is to try and ignore all the many negative aspects of both Clinton and Trump and, instead, focus on what you believe the US most needs: Disruption of the political system or continuation of the status quo.
Friday, September 9, 2016(24 comments)
Now You Have the Proof: We Have a Delusional Democracy
The proof has finally arrived, sufficient to convince Americans that the US is a delusional democracy. Learn what you should do in this presidential campaign to fix our democracy. It is simple: boycott the presidential election.
Saturday, April 30, 2016(9 comments)
Disruption to Fix American Democracy
A new analysis of presidential election data will likely surprise you. It offers implications for the 2016 presidential election. You will learn a lot.
We Need Disruptive President Trump
Take a breath and face reality. We really do need a disruptive President like Trump. Our corrupt, dysfunctional two-party plutocracy is so far gone that only someone like The Donald can change the course of history that has given us our delusional democracy.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015(14 comments)
A new book on climate change deserves a wide readership because it is so comprehensive and readable. The threats to the survival of humanity as we know it are incredible. If public support for stronger government action is not broadened, we are willingly asking for planetary suicide.
Sunday, July 6, 2014(65 comments)
Lifeboat USA -- Sinking from Illegal Immigration
Time to end unthinking support for illegal immigrants flowing in great numbers over our border. Time to recognize that the US cannot become the haven for the millions of suffering kids and adults all over the world. Uncontrolled illegal immigration can and will sink our nation.
Saturday, April 26, 2014(4 comments)
American Democracy Replaced by Oligarchy
Time to drop delusional thinking and recognize that US democracy has been replaced by oligarchy. Economic inequality is the inevitable impact of a political system serving the interests of the most wealthy. Republicans have willingly destroyed American democracy. They practice domestic political terrorism. To restore American democracy constitutional amendments are needed.
Thursday, March 27, 2014(1 comments)
How to Stop Medicare Madness
For those who want to improve Medicare and reduce the considerable financial risks for those hospitalized, there is something easily done now.
Hate the Super Rich
There are many reasons why nearly all people should hate the super rich, especially because intense economic inequality undermines American democracy.
Saturday, January 11, 2014(23 comments)
Fat Man Talking, Governor Christie Sinks
Anyone who can apply logical thinking to the current Governor Christie bridge scandal must come to some very negative conclusions. These negate any support by independents for Christie.
Sunday, December 8, 2013(2 comments)
Lessons from My South Africa Visit
My sadness over the death of Nelson Mandela has been magnified because of my trip to South Africa earlier this year. Mandela accomplished so much more than most people can imagine.
Monday, October 14, 2013(68 comments)
Tea Party Terrorists
Time to face reality. Tea Party Republicans in Congress are best seen for what they are: political terrorists. Forget governing. They want to overturn the government, the whole system, no matter who suffers. Less public confidence in government: Fine with them. These terrorists are revolutionaries using political violence instead of guns.
Friday, October 4, 2013(6 comments)
How Stupid Are Limbaugh Listeners?
Legal action against Limbaugh is called for; he has no right to use public airways to intentionally misinform Americans as a tactic to accomplish far right political objectives.
Friday, September 27, 2013(11 comments)
Replace Third Party Delusions With A Political Boycott
Those who felt good voting for a third party presidential candidate in 2012, perhaps more than ever, need to face reality. This action merely sustains the corrupt two-party system that they reject. A better solution is a political boycott.
Thursday, June 13, 2013(10 comments)
Limbaugh Mocks Free Speech
Limbaugh is not just entertaining, he is destroying the US political system and our democracy. He continues to make extreme statements that have no factual basis, the latest being we are in a coup d'etat.
Monday, May 20, 2013(1 comments)
African Safari Trip of a Lifetime
No matter how much foreign travel you have done, going on an African safari trip will be a uniquely spectacular experience. Learn from my recent trip.
Sunday, January 6, 2013(17 comments)
Technology Addiction and Servitude
People have lost their freedom, time and money because of technology addiction that puts them in servitude. Time to rethink digital dependence and delusion.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012(1 comments)
Gun Patriotism or Hypocrisy?
Gun lovers always invoke the noble cause of the Second Amendment to protect the nation from tyranny. But even now those on the right make it sound as if the US has already stolen their liberties. So, with all their guns why have they not rebelled and restored American democracy. Where is their patriotism? Or is the gun lobby just protecting the gun industry?
Saturday, November 10, 2012(3 comments)
Lies and Liars Lost
Romney has proved that lying to yourself can be even worse than lying to the public.
The 1 percent have waged a successful revolution and are siphoning off the nation's wealth; the 99 percent suffer in hot water. What we need is a counter-revolution to take back our country and restore our democracy.
Sunday, March 4, 2012(3 comments)
Losing Constitutional Competition
Americans should awake to the ugly reality that the US Constitution is no longer seen as the gold standard for constitutions worldwide. It is out of date and desperately needs reform amendments.
Sunday, February 19, 2012(5 comments)
Romney, Severly Awful
Time to learn exactly what Mormon beliefs Mitt Romney adheres to, especially the obnoxious one of proxy baptizing of non-Mormons.
Thursday, February 2, 2012(8 comments)
No Matter Who Wins, Americans Lose
For Americans fed up with both major parties and their presidential candidates there is something smart, patriotic and courageous to do.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012(1 comments)
Cruise Ship Vacation Wisdom
When contemplating a cruise ship vacation there is one key factor to consider, especially in light of the recent Costa Concordia ship disaster in Italian waters.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011(1 comments)
Don't Mute Newt
Think creatively and you will see how electing Gingrich president could accomplish the impossible: motivate Americans to rebel and overthrow the two-party plutocracy.
Thursday, December 1, 2011(3 comments)
Occupy Movement: Next Step Convergence
The US Occupy movement is at a critical point. To succeed it must develop a message of specific solutions to fix our broken system. People are seeing the next step as advocacy for constitutional amendments proposed through an Article V convention.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011(1 comments)
What makes a successful revolution? The current Occupy movement has some critical features that successful revolutions had.
Sunday, November 6, 2011(2 comments)
Jobless And Clueless
When unemployed Americans do not understand that upward social and economic mobility has largely disappeared things are really bad for reforming the political system.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011(2 comments)
Numbers Justify Occupy Movement
The remarkable success of the Occupy movement masks the error that only one percent represent those who have unfairly raped the economy. In fact, making political headway requires understanding that more like 20 percent define the wealthy upper class.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011(5 comments)
Occupy Wall Street Visited
My visit to the Occupy Wall Street protest in downtown Manhattan filled me with pride and hope that there still may be hope for a much needed Second American Revolution.
Thursday, September 29, 2011(6 comments)
Class War Stupidity
For some thirty years a class war has been waged successfully in the US. And the winners are clear: the rich and powerful. Considerable data clearly prove the truth of this. What will it take to turn this class war around?
Tuesday, September 13, 2011(1 comments)
Two Paths to Reform: Violence or Convention
With so much evidence that the U.S. political system, government and economy are in a death spiral, more Americans are correctly looking for an alternative to regular elections. Would you rather have violent revolution or peaceful use of what the Constitution offers us?
Saturday, July 23, 2011(7 comments)
Semantic Propaganda Feeds Stupidity
Rich and powerful elites are not generally job creators as Republicans assert as part of their propaganda to get government spending cuts and prevent higher taxes on the rich.
Monday, June 20, 2011(10 comments)
Good and Bad Capitalsim
To fight the economic downturn we need a national discussion on the two forms of capitalism. Unlike other nations, the US has adopted a bad, immoral, greed-driven form that benefits the rich and powerful.
Sunday, June 5, 2011(2 comments)
Pick Your Poison
The combination of weather and economic calamities is a double whammy that should disturb anyone who does not succumb to political propaganda and fights delusional thinking.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011(7 comments)
Thank You Cornel West
Someone who helped elect President Obama has told the truth and been viciously attacked for doing so. But his views about Obama are correct.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Inflation Hits Money and Lies
In addition to propaganda lies about unemployment, the government is also lying about inflation hitting all but the rich very hard.
Despicable Lies, Delusional Recovery
The government continues to lie about unemployment and the recovery. Time to wake up to the bitter truth. Unemployment is much worse and housing market will not recover. Only the rich continue to do well.
Friday, March 11, 2011(14 comments)
Explaining Obama Hatred
A new explanation is given for why so many people hate President Obama. It is based on two historic inflection points that cause people to blame Obama, wrongly, for the loss of American greatness.
Monday, February 21, 2011(4 comments)
Revolution Handbook for Americans
Can Americans apply the wisdom and strategies of Gene Sharp which have been used successfully to overthrow dictatorships? All they have to do is recognize the corporate dictatorship that controls the US political and economic system.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011(1 comments)
Tourism Boycott for Egyptian Reforms
Major uncertainties remain for Egypt, so now is the time to wage a tourism boycott to put maximum pressure on the military to actually produce a genuine democracy.
Saturday, February 5, 2011(7 comments)
Egyptians Ready, Americans Unready
Egyptians fighting in the streets for reform and democracy put Americans to shame, who lack the guts to rebel against the unique form of American tyranny.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010(2 comments)
Hacktivism for Cyber Democracy
The WikiLeaks controversy sheds light on the use of hacktivism to not merely defend WikiLeaks, but more importantly to serve as cyber tool to protect and defend democracy.
Sunday, December 5, 2010(2 comments)
Mental Ghettos Weaken the US
Combine delusion with denial and you get psychological stupidity, which leads to creation of like-minded people in mental ghettos. The result is a nation rotting from the inside.
Friday, November 26, 2010(1 comments)
Truth About Global Economic Crisis: Book Review
Most of the global population has been sacrificed so that the rich and powerful can satisfy their greed. This book is must reading if you seek greater understanding of the causes of the global economic crisis.
Thursday, November 4, 2010(1 comments)
Despair Follows Delusion
The ugly reality of the midterm elections is too painful for most Americans to accept. Power can shift without, however, producing any genuine government reforms. Maybe people will finally wake up and finally see that new strategies are needed.
Saturday, October 9, 2010(8 comments)
Loud Talk, Small Minds
The country is not benefiting from the fraction of the population idolizing a number of loud mouth, right-wing celebrities. They sell stupidity to stupid Americans; it makes the idols rich and powerful. It does nothing to make the country better for all its citizens.
Sunday, September 19, 2010(7 comments)
The tide may be turning; in recent days three new publications support using the Article V convention option in the Constitution. Why? It has far more promise than elections to generate the true reforms to fix our broken government. See whether you are a constitutional hypocrite or traitor.
Friday, September 3, 2010(5 comments)
Why Americans Elect Awful Presidents
The quality of recent US presidents leaves much to be desired. Why do Americans keep electing such rotten presidents? Even worse, why do they keep reelecting them?
Sunday, August 15, 2010(2 comments)
Wake Up Obama
Most of the nation seems to know what President Obama does not: The USA is in terrible shape and nothing the government is doing deserves public respect and confidence.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010(1 comments)
Rachel Maddow Misses Journalistic Opportunity
Unlike a normal high level of scholarship and insight, Rachel Maddow ridiculed those seeking constitutional amendments through the normal process. But she missed a big opportunity to inform the public about the unused constitutional option of an Article V convention that Congress has shunned because it is the way to truly reform our government.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010(3 comments)
9/11 Truth Truth
With yet another 9/11 anniversary approaching it is appropriate to objectively examine the state of the 9/11 truth movement. All is not well.
Friday, July 30, 2010(4 comments)
Beware Rich Political Saviors
Americans have every reason to want to vote out incumbents, but the sad truth is that most of those running against incumbents are just awful. What to do? Maybe stay home and de-legitimize our corrupt, dysfunctional government.