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Retired organizational psychologist.
Author of The Devil's Marriage: Break Up the Corpocracy or Leave Democracy in the Lurch; America's Oldest Professions: Warring and Spying; and Corporate Reckoning Ahead.
Blog spot: democracyorcorpocracy.blogspot.com I may be aged but I am still an indefatigable foe of any and all wars! Americans need to be good ancestors for future generations so there will be future generations!!!
The Peoples' Capitalism
This article is the last of a ten part series on "economic sanity and alternative economic systems."
Part 10 presents a proposal for a new form of socially responsible capitalism called by the author the "peoples' capitalism."
Wednesday, May 30, 2018(13 comments)
Four More Forms of Alternative Capitalism
Traditional capitalism is a disaster for anyone other than the power elite of America's corpocracy. This article present for more alternative forms of capitalism beneficial to everyone except the power elite.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018(16 comments)
This is Part 5 of my series on Economic Sanity and Alternative Economic Systems. This article is my adaptation of a book written by a genius who is as good a thinker as Aristotle. She's a must read!
Counterpunching the Corpocracy?
This article is a review of the literature on ways in which Americans victimized by the corpocracy can fight back, if they should be plucky enough or sure enough.
Sunday, April 29, 2018(14 comments)
This article is an adaptation of one of my book reviews. I am adapting it for this venue because I want to share far and wide with readers what corporate citizenship and social responsibility are not versus what the corpocracy and its allies would have you think they are.
Thursday, April 26, 2018(11 comments)
The Underworld of Banksters
This article takes readers underground for a tour of the world of "banksters" A bankster is a bank or banker that uses illegal or unethical financial dealings to the detriment of others.
Friday, April 6, 2018(27 comments)
Inside the War Industry
Looking inside the war industry is not a pursuit of idle curiosity. There can be nothing idle about the work of serious peace and social justice activists. There is no leeway for any ignorance about the enemy of peace and justice. The enemy must be thoroughly known from inside out, what it is, how it operates, and, most importantly, exactly what its lifeline is that gives it sustenance and unbridled growth.
Monday, April 2, 2018(10 comments)
The Leaning Ivory Towers of America's Corpocracy
With due respect to the citizens of Pisa and their landmark bell tower, I am using it loosely as a metaphor for the permanent tilting of America's institutions of higher learning to the corrupting influences of America's corpocracy ever since the beginning of those institutions.
While I've written several times about the corruption of American education, this article limits itself to an overview of the corruption of Amer
Sunday, January 14, 2018(12 comments)
On Being a Social Justice and Peace Activist
Browsing the Internet, one can find a deluge of entries on social justice and peace activists, but very little about their own introspections on how they see and feel themselves as activists.
Seeking to fill at least partially that void I aim to explore in this article what it is like to be an activist in America for social justice and peace. I will do this in four ways.
Wednesday, January 3, 2018(98 comments)
Corporate America Unmasked
When corporations are unmasked their leadership is found to be morally depraved, and their organizations dysfunctional. This conclusion is an overarching simple truth that subsumes many other simple truths. The primary intent of this article is to unmask corporate America by telling you about these simple truths.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017(83 comments)
The Childhood of America's Power Elite and its War Addiction
This article fills in the gap in my analysis of the US war habit by focusing briefly on the childhood of war, the formative years before adulthood in which various influences have their greatest and long-lasting effects on those being formed, or as we shall see, being "deformed."
Two-Fisted Democracy Power Revisited
America's corpocracy is literally risking the future of our species. Two-fisted democracy power is an idea for how to end the corpocracy and build a new and a better America. Readers are asked to suggest qualified people who might be willing and able to carry the author's torch further.
America's churches, synagogues and mosques can be thought of as places of business as well as worship. Individually and collectively they are Religion, Inc. and not really all that different from Corporations, Inc. This short essay makes some sweeping generalizations that nevertheless should be self evident about the commonalities between the two entities.
Thursday, March 9, 2017(31 comments)
An Evil Root
There are many roots of evil, but the one most invasive and destructive is America's corpocracy. It is the mother root with two branches that are slowly snuffing out America and the world with it. Those two branches are corporate America and government America. This essay is about the first, corporate America, and specifically, evil corporate leadership, defined here as profoundly immoral,socially irresponsible and harmful.
Monday, February 27, 2017(171 comments)
Governing Smaller Americas
As a long-in-the-tooth, organizational psychologist, I have noticed that my field generally knows little about the organization of government or the art of governing, concentrating as it does on the other part of the corpocracy, corporate America. In this short essay I define governing, list its various forms throughout the ages and in America, and then close by proposing a model for governing in America that is definitely dif
Thursday, February 23, 2017(55 comments)
This essay highlights two unparalleled groups of bloodletters in America's 240 years of history, U.S. presidents and the captains of America's industries. These two groups are part of the power elite of America's corpocracy, the incestuous marriage between Government America and Corporate America, with the latter in charge.
Thursday, December 8, 2016(12 comments)
A Letter to President-Elect Donald Trump
This article presents a letter to President-Elect Donald Trump once the article is published. A similar letter was rejected by Barack Obama prior to his first inauguration. The letter proposes that Mr. Trump chart a course of peace for America.
America's Corpocracy and its Finite Power
America's corpocracy is a power house threatening the very existence of humanity. This article explains the nature of power and then proceeds to review failures to derail that power and closes by discussing some possible ways to replace the corrpocracy with a true democracy.
Sunday, November 6, 2016(4 comments)
America's Corpocracy: World's Public Enemy Number One. An Interview with Dr. Gary Brumback
A few weeks ago I granted a request for an interview by Moshen Abdelmoumen to answer 12 questions. He is an Algerian independent journalist based in Belgium who publishes in English and in French in several newspapers online. Among his interviewees have been Dr. Edward S. Herman, Dr. Noam Chomsky, Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, Marjorie Cohn, Dr. Henry Giroux, Dr. Andrew Bacevich and Mr. Bruce Riedel, a White House official.
Saturday, August 20, 2016(21 comments)
Iceland: Exemplary Nation in a Troubled World
A small land situated between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean, Iceland minds her own business and minds it very well. This short piece is a tribute to her people and their history and gives a lesson that needs to be learned and practiced by the greatest trouble making nation of all time during only 240 year of her existence, The United States of America.
Monday, August 1, 2016(5 comments)
Spinning the Legacies of America's Presidents
The purpose of this article is threefold: to shed the slime light on the whitewashing by America's corpocracy of five of our nation's truly despicable yet revered presidents; to show how legacy spinning is but a microcosm of the power elites' broader agenda; and to point out the overall implications of that agenda.
Monday, July 11, 2016(24 comments)
Soaking the Public: The Insurance Industry and Captive Government
This is another occasional article in the author's crusade to put venal corporate America and its pawn, corrupted, captive government, in their well deserved slime light, one that can't be missed by anyone who is observant and not fooled. Nevertheless, this article may shed some further slime light.
Monday, July 4, 2016(51 comments)
War, Other Organized Violence and Human Nature
I will tell you why I have written this article. I told a friend recently that I was going to give him a copy of my book, America's Oldest Professions: Warring and Spying. "Isn't war just human nature" he asked? Dear readers, what is your answer? Mine can be found in this article.
Thursday, June 23, 2016(12 comments)
Life is a Crap Shoot
It's said that two certainties in life are death and taxes. Baloney. The second is mostly escaped by people and organizations living on tax welfare, or tax havens and tax breaks. But there is another certainty, the focal point of this essay.
That certainty is the unreliability of life, which is a crap shoot. We take our chances every day aware or unaware, especially when we deal in one way or another with organizations.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016(20 comments)
Investing in Death
There are roughly 15,000 publically traded companies and countless millions of people who invest in them. Each of these companies belongs to an industry of companies in similar businesses. Three industries are the subject of this short article; the funeral service industry, the gun industry, and the war industry.
Friday, June 3, 2016(59 comments)
America's Corpocracy: Conspiracy Theory or Conspiracy Reality
"Our" government is accountable to no one, a scofflaw committing all sorts of wrong doing daily up to and including ordering deadly drone strikes. This government, moreover, in good faith as a conspirator, rarely holds corporations accountable for all sorts of their wrongdoing, including defrauding and gouging the government. Is it any wonder then that the two parties to the marriage made in Hell conspire to raise Hell?
Tuesday, March 29, 2016(18 comments)
Real America, an Endangering and Endangered Ruination
Real America is not the window dressing of a nation posed by her government or by the corporate dominated mass media. Behind that pose is an endangering and endangered "ruination." She already is a sociopathic and fascist state led by a string of psychopathic presidents. If she never reverses course her future is very dark to empty. Can an Alter America campaign rescue her?
Friday, February 12, 2016(12 comments)
Coalitions of Religious Organizations on War: Rationalized, Hypocrisized, and Compromised
There are coalitions of major organized religions that one might think because of their size if nothing else could conceivably mobilize and organize their members into launching a strategic confrontation of the political/military/war industrial triumvirate in America. Read the author's letter to the leaders of these coalitions, what their reply was, and the author's discussion about it all.
Friday, February 5, 2016(13 comments)
Hollywood: "Reel" War and Not Enough Peace
Hollywood is the source of "reel" war and peace, giving the most screen time to glorifying war out of deference to its patron, the U.S. political, military, and industrial complex. This article proposes striking back with a new antiwar movie.
Thursday, August 13, 2015(1 comments)
Twittersod, America's Corpocracy and Endless Warring
What might happen if millions of Americans tweeted President Obama, leaders of Congress, and presidential hopefuls on the same day with the same message of freeing government from corporate rule and making peace, not war? This article is a step forward in finding an answer to that question.
Thursday, April 9, 2015(3 comments)
A Different GDP
America's GDP, or gross domestic product, is nothing more or less than a numerical figure representing the health or sickness of the nation's economy. There's a different GDP that tells far more about America's condition, the gross domestic pillage.It accounts for the ongoing robbing of America by her corpocracy.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014(5 comments)
America's Oldest Professions: Warring and Spying
This is a preview of my new Kindle e-book, America's Oldest Professions: Warring and Spying. The preview gives the table of contents and a portion of the preface telling about the book.
I am providing this preview to announce that beginning on Sept. 8 and lasting until Sept. 12, 2014 readers of OpEdNews who have Kindles can get a free copy of my book. I am doing this free promotion in appreciation of the opportunity
Monday, August 18, 2014(5 comments)
A Different D-Day
America is paying a heavy price to indulge her addiction to warring with a much heavier price yet to come unless and until she starts making friends instead of enemies on foreign soil. I call that heavier price "a different D-Day." It means "doomsday," and it will very likely show itself in the decades to come in one or more of different forms; a nation beyond a failed state, armed revolution, escalating blowbacks, Armagedd
Sunday, August 17, 2014(5 comments)
The Militarization of American Education
When America's kids go to school it's almost like sending them to a military or spy academy.
Grade school: Learn the elementals of warring and spying
Middle school: Learn some more.
High School: Become more skilled in warring and spying
Higher Education: Get and MS (Master Spy) and PhD (Doctor of Drones)
Thursday, August 14, 2014(4 comments)
Wars' 11 Litmus Tests
War is becoming increasingly dangerous to humanity at large. We saw what happened with the nuclear blasting of two Japanese cities. Einstein later lamented that he had signed a letter to FDR urging the bomb's development, saying it was the one great mistake in his life and that he had always condemned the use of the atomic bomb against Japan. Einstein would undoubtedly agree with this article.
Thursday, January 16, 2014(9 comments)
The U.S. Corpgress
Congress has been bought out by Corporate America. Getting elected and reelected requires “trolling for tricks” and once elected into the “Chambers of Ill Repute” their behavior nosedives even farther below the universal bottom line of behavior, most notably acquiescing to corporate touts and passing corporatized laws that need to be flushed and replaced by a few good laws serving the public’s interests.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013(22 comments)
This article reviews some landmark verdicts of injustice favoring Corporate America, recounts the true story of a "tobacco road lawyer" who got to wear the big robe and revived the then moribund corpocracy, and ends by spotlighting verdicts favoring the "perilous" industries.
Saturday, September 28, 2013(8 comments)
Tyranny's Hush Money
The corpocracy, the collusion between corporations and government, is a tyranny that daily degrades the ruled at home and extends its rapacious and deadly grasp throughout the rest of the world. Yet there has been no rebellion against it at home and no serious retaliation from away. A major reason why is tyranny's hush money. This essay journeys through the land of hush money.
Monday, September 2, 2013(12 comments)
Corporate Charades: Part 3. All the Rest
Take away all the corporate charades and see a corporate monster. It's far worse than just saying, "Look, the emperor wears no clothes." The monster is slowly devouring America and the world.
Corporate Charades: Introduction and Part 1. Ethics Programs
A corporation is made up of many parts. Some of them are charades. One of them is the corporate ethics program. This article is about it. Other articles will eventually follow on the other parts. The next essay will be about corporate social responsibility programs.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013(2 comments)
Inside the corpocracy: Big pharma and servile government
This article begins the second in a series that takes an inside snapshot of American industries along with their control of a servile government. The present article overviews the pharmaceutical industry along with a servile government that supports the industry in various ways. Additional overviews of the other components of the healthcare industry will be written next before going on to other industries.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013(7 comments)
America's Chronic War Habit
The aim of this short essay is to analyze America's chronic war habit, what its nature is, what sustains it, and what can be done to end it before it leads to America's destruction some time in this century.
Monday, March 18, 2013(1 comments)
The Model Corporation. Part Six of Six-Part Series. Up Against Ominous Realities
This article shows how a real corporation might reform itself even though that may never happen because of ominous realities the model is up against. Some of those realities are reviewed. A few possible scenarios of what might happen if those realities are left to follow their course are pondered. Finally, a model of confrontation proposed for keeping any of those scenarios from happening is summarized.
Thursday, March 14, 2013(1 comments)
MOJO and Amnesty International: Two cases of acquiescence?
I was asked by MOJO and Amnesty International re "deadly drones" to "Urge the US government to follow the "rule book" on lethal force that already exists: international human-rights law and, in the exceptional circumstances where it applies, international humanitarian law as well."
I replied with two sentences. I will not tell you what they were. You should have the opportunity just as I did for a spontaneous reaction.
Monday, March 11, 2013(1 comments)
The Model Corporation: Part Five. Managing Total Performance Properly
We have been following so far in this series of six articles the building of a model corporation; one that is a small lowerarchy; is owned, governed and led responsibly; and has an uplifting culture. In this fifth article a final feature is added. In the model corporation and in a real corporation if it is to be a great one, total performance must be managed and managed properly.
Saturday, March 9, 2013(1 comments)
The Model Corporation. Part Four: An Uplifting Organizational Culture
So far in this six-part series a model corporation has been described in comparison to real corporations as one that is shorter and smaller and is responsibly owned, governed and led. In this fourth article another required feature is added, an uplifting organizational culture, one that helps to lift up, not drag down the people within and their performance for the corporation.
The Model Corporation. Part Two: Shorter and Smaller are Better
Why should a model corporation matter? Great corporations don't exist. One reason is that corporations get hand fed and pardoned by our government. Another is that they are too tall and big. Another is that they have several other bad features to be exposed in coming articles. Be patient. The last article in this series will wrap it all up nicely by telling why the first five articles matter one wit and what to do next.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013(3 comments)
The Model Corporation: Part One. Introduction
If there were no corrupt corporations there would be no corpocracy, or the collusion between big corporations and big government. But corrupt corruptions in every industry are the norm, not the exception. Are there any truly great corporations doing business that could be role models? Can you name one? This article is the first of a series that describes what a model corporation would look like and do.
Sunday, January 20, 2013(1 comments)
An Inaugural Dream
If President Obama would give this second inaugural address the world could breathe a sigh of relief.
A deadly monster. Part 2: Its outmatched and divided opposition
America's military-national security, industrial, political triumvirate goes on killing, maiming and torturing while tolerating the fragmented opposition to it as a safety valve for preventing pressure to build for creating a really strong and unified opposition. The current status of antiwar, peace and nonviolent groups; foundations promoting peace and security, and social movements are briefly reviewed.