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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.
Americans Unready to Revolt, Despite Revolting Conditions
The latest NBC/Wall Street Journal national poll results vividly show a population incredibly dissatisfied with their nation's political system. In other countries in other times such a depressing level of confidence in government would send a signal to those running the government that a major upheaval is imminent. But not here in the USA. Why?
Wednesday, December 19, 2007(49 comments)
9/11 Truth Manifesto
For evidence that America's political system is a criminal conspiracy, open your mind to piles of new analyses that prove beyond doubt that the official 9/11 story is a lie. Years of a bipartisan cover-up of 9/11 lies make it much more than one horrendous past event. It endures in infamy as a symptom of a corrupt and dishonest government. The 9/11 truth movement must be a political movement to help us take back our nation.
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.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008(10 comments)
The Most Powerful People in America
Now is the time for all the millions of Americans that make up the 81 percent who see the nation on the wrong track to take action, to think like patriotic revolutionaries and take the power that now only exists with their spending. The most powerful people are US, American consumers that account for over 70 percent of the economy. It is exactly now, when the economy is in the toilet, that consumers hold the maximum power.
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.
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.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008(9 comments)
McCain Considering Conceding Election Soon
In highly secret discussions John McCain is seeking feedback on the bold, historically unique idea of conceding the presidential election BEFORE Election Day! McCain believes This is the way for him to achieve a lasting legacy as a true American patriot. This and other arguments are happening in conversations with his closest, long-time supporters, including his wife, but not current campaign staff.
Thursday, September 28, 2006(5 comments)
Kinky Friedman Can Devastate Bush
There is a great way to punish Bush and also send a much needed message to the Democratic and Republican establishments. If you are a Texan, vote for Kinky Friedman for governor. If you live elsewhere, contribute to Kinky's campaign and get Texans you know to get out and vote for Kinky. Don't just be mad, get even.
Wednesday, January 17, 2007(9 comments)
Runaway American Brainwashing
Politically engaged people have no good reason to side with power elites. They have every reason to support the nation's second constitutional convention. The first convention was a runaway and was totally successful. A second convention could revitalize American democracy.
Sunday, June 15, 2008(5 comments)
The Key Question About Tim Russet's Death
I hope it finally gets revealed whether Tim Russet ever got an angiogram. Nothing I have heard about his treatment for coronary heart disease makes complete sense.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, October 15, 2009(2 comments)
Amazingly, most Americans say they love and respect the US Constitution, yet so few know how and why Congress has stubbornly refused to obey a part of it, the part that could produce major reforms of our political and government system. Corruption blocks the path to killing the corruption.
Friday, June 26, 2009(8 comments)
Delusional Health Care Reform
The only real health care reform requires replacing the inefficient and profit driven private health insurance industry with a government run single payer insurance system. Problem is that this industry has corrupted Congress and the Obama administration.
Saturday, October 14, 2006(4 comments)
Progressive Civil Disobedience
Two forms of civil disobedience suit these times and the nature of the political and economic repressive forces that now reign supreme in America. First, Americans should NOT vote in any election for either Democraps or Republicrooks. Bipartisanship is just a ploy to make the two-party conspiracy more palatable. Second, millions of Americans should suspend their discretionary spending for critical times.
Saturday, January 2, 2010(2 comments)
The American Dream is rightfully replaced by the American Disappointment as we finished a decade of zeros and nothings. Can Americans accept the ugly truth and find their national roots in revolution?
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.
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.
Monday, November 20, 2006(7 comments)
Third Parties Fight for American Democracy
A great democracy offers citizens sharp political choices. That's what gives political freedom meaning. With two-party control of America's political system, political options and discourse are stifled. We badly need more visible third-parties that can fully participate and reach the public with information about their platforms and candidates.
And BTW, third party candidates helped the Dems win the congress.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008(31 comments)
A New Political Party Is Needed
Set aside any Obama euphoria you feel. The other important news is that third-party presidential candidates had a miserable showing this year, totaling just over one percent of the grand total with 1.5 million votes nationwide, compared to some 123 million votes for Barack Obama and John McCain. Americans are not willing to voice their political discontent by voting for third-party presidential candidates.
Wednesday, February 21, 2007(11 comments)
Economic Inequality Is Real (Bad)
Rising economic inequality has received attention by Senator Jim Webb, presidential candidate John Edwards, CNN's maverick Lou Dobbs, and others. The middle class has not shared in rising national prosperity, because the nation's wealth has been siphoned off to the richest Americans. Some elites are nervous. Why would Democrats attack those fighting economic inequality?
Economic Apartheid Kills
To be successful in overturning our elitist plutocratic system we should add economic apartheid to our semantic arsenal. Every day, according to UNICEF, 30,000 children die due to poverty that's over 10 million children killed by poverty every year! Global economic apartheid is killing people. As compulsive consumers, Americans are spending their way deeper into economic apartheid.
Thursday, February 18, 2010(2 comments)
Real, Uglier American Unemployment
Political propaganda uses the national average for unemployment to hide the severity of the problem; joblessness rises sharply in lower income households and hardly exists in the rich, upper class. Economic inequality rules.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010(16 comments)
9/11 Reconstruction: Mental Before Physical
You would think that with 100 million Americans rejecting or questioning the official government story we would see more media investigations and calls for a new government investigation. But no, despite a large 9/11 truth movement, reconstructing our mental condition lags as much as rebuilding ground zero in Manhattan.
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.
Sunday, November 30, 2008(7 comments)
George W. Bush Belongs In Prison
There is a compelling case for indicting George W. Bush and putting him in prison, not to get revenge, but to obtain justice and show the world that we truly believe in the rule of law that even presidents are not above.
Friday, November 7, 2008(4 comments)
The Anti-Incumbency Movement is Dead
Voting out congressional incumbents failed this year, showing the anti-incumbency movement to be a clear letdown. For some years many groups and their websites have been advocating voting out congressional incumbents as an effective means to reform government and make it work better. This year the retention rate was typical at 95.6 percent overall. Our political system is so rotten that anti-incumbent voting cannot succeed.
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.
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.
Thursday, October 26, 2006(2 comments)
We the people once owned our democracy. It was foreclosed by wealthy and power elites that corrupted our "representatives" who literally sold us out. Our current new twist on Foreclosure USA: Millions of Americans have experienced, or will soon experience, foreclosure on their homes. Money and greed have ruined our country. Money and citizen re-engagement can save it.
Saturday, November 22, 2008(2 comments)
Unjust Deserts: Book Review
Research shows that inherited knowledge mostly explains why some people become rich, not their personal efforts. Public policy implication is that higher taxes on the rich are justified.
Monday, August 21, 2006
The Populist Paradox
Populist is often being used as a slur because we have forgotten the true, positive meaning of it. America will only be restored to greatness when true populist politicians win elections. Together with distractive consumerism, corporate controlled mainstream media and dishonest politicians create a culture where populists working for we the people are unable to achieve mass popularity.
Monday, September 29, 2008(3 comments)
Eat Your Cats and Dogs
Still more lies and deceptions will surely hit us as the fear-selling two-party plutocracy works hard to convince us prior to the coming election that things have turned better. In reality, there is no reason whatsoever for thinking that the nation is back on the right track. Of all the many narcotic delusions filling people's heads the most dangerous and self-defeating is that we can vote our way out of this mess.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011(1 comments)
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.
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.
Saturday, April 7, 2012(2 comments)
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.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015(46 comments)
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.
Saturday, October 3, 2009(5 comments)
Will Obama Have Veto Courage?
Odds are pretty good that after some tortuous meetings and awful compromises by House and Senate bigwigs whatever health reform law is passed by Congress will not be close to what most thoughtful people want. Especially not what progressives and liberals wanted from a Democrat controlled Congress. Will President Obama act with integrity?
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.
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, December 4, 2006(7 comments)
Honest Centrism for Populist Democracy
The United States has lost its center through destructive centrifugal politics. America seems spinning out of control. It has become a non-populist, dollar-driven, elitist democracy. Centrism can be a powerful metaphor and tool for national renewal, if it is also populist. The majority of Americans have decided. A democracy with too little political competition provides too little incentive to vote.
Saturday, January 5, 2008(44 comments)
Change Yes, Ron Paul No
Americans want a real political leader, a real change agent. Ron Paul has never been a change agent. He is a change-talker. His claim to fame is voting against legislation, not writing bold legislation to produce change that actually became law. Despite Paul being flush with money and having a large number of workers in Iowa, he was solidly rejected as the leading change agent.
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.
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.
Friday, September 22, 2006(4 comments)
Forbes 400 Richest Americans No Embarrassment!
No one seems angry that for the first time all 400 are billionaires. In the streets of America there are no mobs of unemployed and low-paid workers demanding government action and economic justice.
Monday, April 23, 2007(9 comments)
Economic Armageddon Is Coming
Unjustified and mounting economic inequality is planting the seeds for global economic conflict. What the future holds: Lower Class economic slaves fighting to survive in a medieval, ugly and bleak world that so many science fiction stories have portrayed. In that hell their best option will be to rise up and revolt against the rich and powerful Upper Class.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017(47 comments)
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.
Monday, December 18, 2006(7 comments)
Class War Weapon of Choice For the Holidays and All Days
The motto of the United States of Consumption is "In More We Trust." The contribution of American culture to humanity is consumption obsession. Mass consumption is a distraction from the self-inflicted defeat facing working- and middle-class Americans in the class war they are losing. Americans are enslaving themselves with their spending and delusional prosperity.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008(6 comments)
Deception and Delusion: Dummies for Democracy
Democracy for dummies is what we have and what the majority deserve. For the rest of us the difficult challenge is to find ways to fight the political system that are not marginalized and only satisfy our egos. As long as you are an enthusiastic supporter of any Democrat or Republican you are a willing participant in our fake democracy.
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.
Wednesday, March 5, 2008(2 comments)
Mending Broken Hearts with Cardiac Rehab
The odds are great that you or someone you care about will have a heart attack and survive it. But until I had a heart attack I was totally unaware that after surviving one there is a critically important option that far too few survivors take advantage of. It is called cardiac rehab, a medically supervised and monitored program of exercise with counseling, dietary and other features.
Thursday, August 17, 2017(1 comments)
Freedom of the Press Abused
Though difficult to accept, the time has come to seriously question whether all the obvious anti-Trump media coverage harms the future of American democracy.
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.
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.
Monday, September 18, 2006(2 comments)
POLITICIZING CONSUMER POWER
The most potent political power of Americans to provoke major reform is not through their votes anymore, but as consumers. That means as spenders not just consumers of things, but also as consumers of services and borrowed money. Consumer spending must be made a political tool by which to obtain political and economic concessions to fight the plutocracy and the economic inequality it fosters.
Sunday, May 23, 2010(3 comments)
Oily Obama: Lousy Response to BP Oil Invasion
BP deserves all the anger and disgust Americans are giving it, but it is also necessary and appropriate to condemn President Obama for his lackluster leadership on this catastrophe. He has utterly failed to mobilize countless federal resources to assist or replace the ineffective actions by BP.
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.
Monday, September 25, 2006(1 comments)
Political Fallout From The Housing Bubble Bust
The hot news is that the much talked about housing bubble has finally burst. So what is this housing bubble bursting saying about the political fortunes of Republicans and Democrats this November? Bottom line: the net economic story is a positive for the Republicans this coming November, because many more Americans will benefit from lower gas prices.
Democracy Battle in Florida
If the bad guys win in Florida, all Americans lose. Circumventing corrupt state legislators with direct democracy threatens the corporatist state. Business interests want to up the percent of votes required to pass citizen ballot initiatives from the current majority requirement to a supermajority of 60 percent. If this tactic succeeds in Florida, corporate interests will work to do the same in other states.
Wednesday, February 7, 2007(8 comments)
Delusion Destroys Democracy
The delusional Bush has survived because delusion runs rampant across the nation. When a political system no longer deserves trust, citizens must trust themselves. Considering how doggedly our unrepresentative democracy stays under the grip of moneyed special interests, more direct democracy is desperately needed. ALL WILL NOT BE WELL AFTER BUSH IS GONE. AS AWFUL AS BUSH IS, HE IS A SYMPTOM OF WHAT AILS OUR NATION.
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.
Tuesday, January 30, 2007(4 comments)
Healthy Political Faith
Dissidents exist because placing faith in mainstream politicians is as delusional as George W. Bush believing that sending more American soldiers into the Iraq cauldron is justified. It flies in the face of reality, experience and sanity. The great paradox is that so many people still desperately place faith in politicians. There are better things to place your political faith in.
Thursday, June 21, 2007(29 comments)
Are Americans Unready to Boil?
Sometimes the greed and arrogance of Ruling Classes makes them careless and social waters heat too quickly. Sensing doom, alert citizen-frogs escape or revolt. Or they stay complacent and boil. In colonial America the greedy British motivated our Revolutionary War, but with oppression now coming from within, will Americans wait too long?
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?
Saturday, September 23, 2006
Economic Inequality in the Nation's Wealthiest County
The lead story in today's Washington Post Style section is about the many desperate people living in Loudoun County, Virginia that go through the agony of getting free food. I hope that New York Times idiot-columnist David Brooks also absorbed the economic horror of people interviewed for the story
Friday, May 15, 2009(12 comments)
Americans need a civics lesson. And so do politicians. Of all the wrong and delusional thinking about the US Constitution the one that is most thoroughly incorrect and routinely used for political propaganda purposes is that there are three coequal branches of the federal government.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, December 29, 2006(3 comments)
A New Year's Resolution for ALL Presidential Candidates
Our Founders were acutely aware of the need to create a mechanism for we the people to, when necessary, circumvent the political power of the federal government. They built in a critically important form of direct democracy that our elected MISrepresentatives in Congress have refused to implement. It is the option for states to obtain a constitutional convention to consider proposals for amendments.
Tuesday, October 24, 2006(1 comments)
Bill Clinton's Integrity Challenged
Louisiana Congressman William J. Jefferson, a Democrat, has been under a black cloud since it was revealed that the FBI videotaped him accepting $100,000 from an FBI informant and then found $90,000 in marked $100 bills stored in Jefferson's freezer. In our culture of corruption, when so many Republicans have been nailed, let's see top Democratic politicians condemn the scum in their own party - especially Bill Clinton.
Tuesday, October 31, 2006(8 comments)
The Election to Nowhere
Even worse than a taxpayer financed bridge to nowhere is a much ballyhooed election to nowhere. If we have an election to nowhere, then why contribute to the legitimacy and credibility of the political system by voting? There are alternatives worth considering.
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.
Monday, January 8, 2007(1 comments)
Open Letter to John Edwards
Congress has steadfastly ignored a clear provision in Article V of our Constitution that empowers the states to have Congress call for a convention of state delegates to consider proposals for constitutional amendments. Become the first presidential candidate to take a stand on this issue, defend OUR Constitution.If as you say "tomorrow begins today," then take on the Article V convention issue.
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, 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.
Wednesday, October 4, 2006(4 comments)
When Winning Is Losing - Democraps Are A Political Placebo
All the momentum for revolt built up during years of the Bush disaster is about to evaporate. When one of our two-party demons goes to extremes the duopoly partner stands ready as a pressure release valve. The biggest downside of Democraps winning this November is how it will diffuse and deflate all the public pain and disgust generated because of the outrages of Republicrook control of our government.
Sunday, November 12, 2006(6 comments)
Direct Democracy Lost in Florida and Colorado
With all the hoopla about the big Democratic win, little attention has been given to the assault on direct democracy. A ballot measure in Florida to make it more difficult for citizen-driven ballot measures to pass was victorious. A measure in Colorado to expand citizen initiatives failed. In both cases, corporate money fueled the war against direct democracy.
Friday, February 26, 2010(2 comments)
Corporate greed and pillage keep surfacing with the diabetes drug Avandia just the latest death blow to Americans. Toyota car owners also have much to be stressed about. Better government not less government is the critical need.
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.
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.
Tuesday, September 12, 2006(10 comments)
Criminally Negligent Federal Officials
If no person is above the law, then I would like to see a special federal prosecutor investigate President George W. Bush and many others in his administration for criminally negligent homicide. The anniversaries of Katrina and 9/11 have made me think again about what is sorely missing in our nation holding senior federal officials truly accountable for their worst actions, misdeeds, and errors.
Thursday, July 12, 2007(3 comments)
Seeking Political Reform Through Solidarity
All over the Internet are sincere efforts to reform and improve America's political-government system. The downside is fragmentation of the subpopulation that has escaped brainwashing, cultural distraction, and self-delusion. Strategy solidarity is missing.
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.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008(3 comments)
How to Celebrate Constitution Day
Today, September 17 is Constitution Day, but very, very few Americans know this or will celebrate it. If you think of yourself as a politically engaged, civic-minded and patriotic American, then I urge you to celebrate today by expanding your mind about a critically important but never-used part of our Constitution.
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.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Film Review: The Reflecting Pool
Whether you see yourself as a truth seeker, patriotic American, independent thinker or voter, or just someone with bad memories of 9/11, you should make an effort to view The Reflecting Pool, a new independent movie. It is not about 9/11. It is about the credibility of the official government story about 9/11.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008(9 comments)
Working Poor Unready to Revolt
Once upon a time when governments no longer served most of their citizens it was the most economically disadvantaged that could be counted on to rebel against tyranny and injustice. Times have changed, for the worse, despite the spread of democracy. Forget all that nonsense about the proletariat. Most Americans use their faith in God or religion or conventional politicians to cope with bad economic times.
Field of Screams - The Real Election Winners and Losers
Forget political correctness. The revolution has NOT arrived! Bush is still president. The corporate state is safe. The Upper Class has little to fear. Lobbyists will be writing different names on checks. Winning Democrats will entertain more than they will produce historic restorative reforms. Did Republicans deserve to lose? Of course! Let us not forget that a MAJORITY of Americans did NOT speak with their votes.
Tuesday, March 6, 2007(2 comments)
Taking Democracy Seriously
Voting is the heart of a healthy democracy. With our persistent low voter turnout, the heart of American democracy is barely beating. Five reforms can dramatically re-energize voting in America. They could be placed in one constitutional amendment and ratified by the states in time for the 2008 presidential election.
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.
U.S. Corporate Mafia Fighting Chinese Efforts to Help Workers
Greedy and powerful American companies not content with using economic inequality to devastate working- and middle-class Americans are now using their clout to fight efforts in China to combat economic inequality there. They want to keep wages low there so they can drive wages down here and everywhere else. Big-time American corporations are threatening to shut down their extensive Chinese operations.
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?
Thursday, October 5, 2006(20 comments)
Think Strategy and Tactics for a Second American Revolution
Please, stop already with all the bitching, ranting and screaming about all the screwed up aspects of our current national calamity. Anyone that is ready to join a revolution already knows about all the political, economic and social crap that has brought our beloved country down. Start to focus on strategy and then on specific tactics. We must fight a war and win it with smart strategies and tactics.
Monday, September 15, 2008(4 comments)
Can 2.5 Million People Be Wrong?
All kinds of liberals, Democrats, progressives and independents will slide willingly right down the delusion-tube thinking that they have discovered the Truth in Obama. I say: never have so many deluded themselves about so much so quickly based on nothing more than a whole lot of slick, smiling rhetoric. Making all this so easy is that McCain hardly looks honest, smart or competent; here comes lesser-evil voting to the rescue
Monday, September 22, 2008(14 comments)
Our Republic Raped and Still No Revolution!
Ousting Democrats and Republicans is more justified and needed than removing the tyranny of the King of England. Our elected domestic tyranny operating as a plutocracy masquerading as a democracy has been raping our nation. Yet middle class victims seem more than willing to keep bending over and asking for more pain and insult as they fall hook, line and sinker for the lies of both Barack Obama and John McCain.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009(11 comments)
Consumer Power Wasted
Americans must depend on themselves, not the government, to turn the rotten economy around. Consumer spending is the key. With nearly $9 trillion in cash sitting in bank and money market accounts, consumers have the power to be the fix they've been waiting for.
Thursday, April 22, 2010(4 comments)
Americans Deserve Recall Power
If you want to reform the federal government then you should fight for a constitutional amendment giving citizens the right to recall top federal officials, especially members of Congress.
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.
Progressives are complaining about President Obama but not using very strong language. Worse, they do not have the courage to create conditions that would allow a true progressive to run against Obama in Democrat primaries in 2012.
Thursday, October 2, 2008(3 comments)
Book Review: No Innocent Bystanders
It is never easy to communicate wisdom. Even more difficult to do so in an engaging way that makes it very, very easy to read and understand. Mickey Z. has accomplished this difficult task in his new book No Innocent Bystanders. This book is designed to reach deep into a person's consciousness, pierce normal psychological defenses, and overcome a lifetime of facile rationalizations.
Friday, December 12, 2008(2 comments)
Illinois Citizens Deserve Corrupt Government
When Illinois voters rejected having a state constitution convention in this past election they believed the lies of corrupt status quo political forces. Shame on them. Like most Americans they have the delusional belief that they can keep electing Democrats or Republicans that will reform government. But all we get are more liars and criminals.
Monday, October 2, 2006(1 comments)
House Democraps Helped Pass a Terrible Bill
An amazing 37 House Democraps voted in favor of HR 4772 Private Property Rights Implementation Act of 2006 that passed on September 29. In a nutshell, the legislation serves corporate interests with significant financial resources who are unhappy with unfavorable local zoning decisions.
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, September 14, 2006(1 comments)
A Fat Tax For Fat Cats
A few years ago a wonderful little book Top Heavy caused considerable angst among Republicans. A compelling case was made for the federal government attacking economic inequality by imposing a wealth tax. A well designed wealth tax will have no effect on most Americans, but it would raise a large amount of money. The next congress should make a fat tax a high priority. And progressives should get behind this idea.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009(7 comments)
Rule of Law Vetoed by President Obama
Without looking backward the rule of law cannot be respected and implemented, making President Obama's logic unacceptable. Americans want political and financial sector rascals prosecuted. If not now, then when?
Wednesday, September 5, 2007(35 comments)
Painful 9/11 Truth
Analyses by many experts reveal the collapse of three WTC buildings was not caused by the two airplanes exploding into the two towers. The general view is that the buildings were brought down by controlled demolition. Can Americans support a reinvestigation and rethinking of the 9/11 event? Or would they rather avoid even more pain and preserve the official account that places all blame on Al-Qaeda?
What makes a successful revolution? The current Occupy movement has some critical features that successful revolutions had.
Saturday, August 30, 2008(7 comments)
Sometimes A Great Notion: With Palin McCain Ups Chances of Beating Obama
Though I could never vote for McCain, I applaud his choice of Sarah Palin as his vice president nominee. In many ways this choice was far more impressive than Obama's selection of Joe Biden. the selection of Biden was a betrayal to some very important positions and claims of Obama. In contrast, except for one relatively minor position, the selection of Palin was in sync with McCain's political philosophy and positions.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010(2 comments)
To Tea or Not To Tea
Surely there are many other political dissidents and rebels who, like me, are not attracted to the national tea party movement for some good reasons. Is the Republican Party using this movement to advance itself, rather than to get true reforms of our dysfunctional political system?
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.
Sunday, July 4, 2010(3 comments)
US Economy Stuck In Misery
Solid data show that the US economy is kaput and will stay miserable for most people for a long time, but the Upper Class rich are doing just fine and the middle class has morphed into a large Lower Class. Follow the data and you follow the money.
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 31, 2010(2 comments)
Fixing a Bad Supreme Court Decision
There is a constitutional solution to the terrible Supreme Court decision in favor of more corporate political spending. We need a constitutional amendment, but Congress will never propose what is needed. What then do we do? We demand the first Article V convention.
Monday, April 12, 2010
Easy to Avoid Paying Income Tax
Making little enough money to avoid paying federal income tax appears to be easy in our economy. Being rich and becoming rich is far more difficult with our high economic inequality.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007(6 comments)
First Woman, First Black, First Latino, or First Honest President?
The phrase honest politician has become an oxymoron. We should not be impressed by the prospect of having the first woman, first black or first Latino president. What would be far more radical would be to have the first honest president. Time to stop voting for liars. Better to not vote at all. Voting for liars only encourages more lies.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Blockbuster richly deserves to go bankrupt because it never responded well to clever, cheaper alternatives for renting videos. Now we have to hope that the government does not bail it out.
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.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Thank You Mr. LeMunyon for Constitutional Truth
A state legislator has made a compelling case for using the Article V convention option in the Constitution. So, why are some people against it? They are constitutional hypocrites just trying to hang on to power.
Friday, May 2, 2008
How to Get Universal Health Care
Both Clinton and Obama believe that Americans have a moral right to universal health care. If this is correct and if this is what you believe, then achieving universal health care that covers absolutely everyone by making health care affordable to absolutely everyone, as it is in many other nations, requires a different kind of government action.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Understanding Toyota Sudden Acceleration
Learn the truth about the terrible Toyota runaway car problem that is hurling drivers into crashes and sometimes death. Forget gas pedals and floor mats, it is a very subtle defect in a critical electronics component. Usual failure analysis is NOT being pursued by the government or Toyota.
Obama: Say One Term Is Enough
How wonderful if President Obama would have the courage to announce he would not run for a second term so that he could pursue true reforms without worrying about losing support from the usual wealthy and corporate elites. Otherwise he will continue to pursue terrible policies.
Thursday, January 17, 2008(16 comments)
False Gods Create False Hope
When people rally behind false change agents something worse than being disappointed and having their hopes killed happens: the national energy for real change is wasted. In the end, false change agents protect the status quo political establishment.
Monday, February 2, 2009(7 comments)
Tax Solution to Wretched Greed
A law should be immediately passed that imposes a new special federal income tax of 99 percent on all income in excess of $500,000 annually for single taxpayers and $1 million for couples, starting for 2008 income. Call it a greed tax. Call it justice. Call it getting even for too many years of uncontrolled greed that has given the nation nothing but economic injustice and inequality, and given capitalism a very bad name.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008(1 comments)
When the Federal Government Fails the People
The hardest thing for Americans to do right now in this presidential election season is to fight distraction and, instead, focus on the failure of all three branches of the federal government. And also to resist the propaganda masquerading as patriotic obligation that voting will fundamentally fix the federal government.
Monday, January 22, 2007(7 comments)
Obama: The Democratic Messiah?
Is Obama, the self-professed progressive, the real thing? Is he something other than a conventional politician? I have read many of his speeches and other statements. Obama says "America is a land of big dreamers and big hopes." Then please tell us soon what are YOUR big dreams and big hopes hopes for America and be specific. We do not need another political false idol, from the left or the right.
Obama the Stalker
You cannot escape the Obama sales pitch wherever you are, whatever you watch, whatever you read. His campaign will go down in American history as the most successful advertising and marketing effort to sell a product. All that will be proven with the Obama presidency is that you can have a very intelligent person in the White House and not just an idiot like George W. Bush who ends up protecting the two-party plutocracy.
Sunday, September 10, 2006(1 comments)
David Brooks: Spokesman for Economic Elitists
There are many reasons for the New York Times to be ashamed of what it publishes. A major one is giving space to columnist David Brooks. His values, opinions and worldview should be despised by most Americans. His latest attack on objective truth was the column "The Populist Myths on Income Inequality." Brooks has a knack for turning reality upside down, inside out and getting away with it. Time for the Times to stop it.
Tuesday, September 5, 2006(3 comments)
Do Democrats Deserve Your Vote?
Keep asking yourself: Is your deep confidence in Democrats driving you to vote for them or is it your hatred of Republicans? Consider ten reasons for resisting the "lesser evil" temptation. Bipartisan incrementalism will not restore greatness to our country. Tweaking by Democrats will not do the necessary job.
Friday, August 24, 2007(13 comments)
Why Has Congress Failed Americans?
Hundreds of members of Congress in the House and Senate are mental midgets, embarrassing blowhards, chronic liars, outright crooks, corporate lackeys, and elderly buffoons. They are plutocracy protectors more than democracy defenders.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009(3 comments)
What Physicians Know
Physicians seem to better appreciate than most citizens how awful private health insurance companies are. They like Medicare and think that it should be available to all Americans.
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?
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.
Saturday, June 2, 2007(23 comments)
The Evils of Lesser Evil Voting
With many progressives regretting giving Democrats a majority in Congress and many conservatives regretting putting George W. Bush in the White House, it is timely to refute lesser evil logic. The deadly decline of American democracy results in large measure from lesser evil voters electing lesser evil politicians. We will only get the best government by voting for the best candidates. Otherwise, we get what we deserve.
Saturday, September 30, 2006
Post-election Recession More Republican Chicanery
Right now you are being fed a load of economic propaganda by both the Bush administration and most mainstream media. The goal of the establishment is to keep American consumers happy about the economy so that they keep doing the patriotic thing SPENDING AND BORROWING. In reality, many sharp people see a likelihood of serious economic recession coming soon. When will you hear the truth? After the coming elections!
Saturday, April 26, 2008(8 comments)
Obama's Crotch Itch Problem
Considering that Obama has made his candidacy more about himself than ideology or policy positions, it is fair to be concerned that he is too cerebral. I want a president that knows how to scratch his itch. If he cannot act on his pain, how can he act on my pain and the pain of many millions of other Americans?
Tuesday, August 1, 2006(1 comments)
Kinky Politics to the Rescue
Molly Ivins has stimulated excitement about Bill Moyers for president. This is a bad idea and is inconsistent with progressive politics. Kinky Friedman would make a better candidate.
Friday, June 27, 2008(14 comments)
The Audacity of Arrogance
The ruling class and the politicians that serve them exhibit horrendous hubris. Can suffering citizens rebel against the plutocratic political and economic system? Apparently the ruling class does not fear this. They should.
God Bless Ralph Nader
In many ways, the Nader candidacy is not about him becoming the best president possible, but rather in pushing any Democrat who becomes president to be a far better one by serving the public interest in the noble Nader tradition. A vote for Nader is always a vote for rebooting American democracy.
The Grand Delusion
Keith Olbermann was praised when he called the Bush presidency a criminal conspiracy. That missed the larger truth. The whole two-party political system is a criminal conspiracy hiding behind illusion induced delusion. Virtually everything that Bush correctly gets condemnation for could have been prevented or negated by Democrats, if they had had courage, conviction and commitment to maintaining the rule of law.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008(4 comments)
Poisonous Plutocracy Pushes Economic Inequality
The biggest political issue receiving no attention by the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates is the powerful plutocracy that has captured the government to produce rising economic inequality. Both major parties have enabled, promoted and supported this Upper Class plutocracy.
Thursday, August 13, 2009(1 comments)
9/11 Mind Swell
As the eighth anniversary of 9/11 approaches it is worth examining the 9/11 truth movement and whether it is accomplishing what needs to achieve.
I can understand the considerable passion to hand Republicans a defeat this year. But we have a whole lot of "neo-progressives," people who have no hesitancy in supporting mainstream Democrats in the name of defeating Republicans. What troubles me is the outright excitement and vocal support for Democrats, as if they will be the salvation for the nation.
Monday, March 9, 2009(1 comments)
Four Integrity Tests for President Obama
A great smile does not make a truth teller. A talker of change does not define a reformer. What if he is just another untrustworthy politician? What if he does not keep his promises? With these questions in mind, I have examined four areas where I find President Obama's behavior disappointing.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008(12 comments)
Time to Fight Junk Mail
The U.S. Postal Service is our enemy. While countermeasures have been created to deal with the invasion of telemarketing phone calls and spam emails, we continue to be bombarded by junk mailings. The solution that the USPS is opposing is a do-not-mail list or registry that households could choose to join.
Thursday, February 21, 2008(16 comments)
Delusional Hope: The Obama Rapture
Barry Obama has accomplished semantic alchemy, turning justified but grim distrust and outrage with government and politics into hallelujah hope. But most hope never materializes and is a terrible predictor of reality. Obama has produced an epidemic of contagious delusional hope for a population rightfully disgusted with ordinary politics and politicians. Welcome to the Obama rapture.
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.
Thursday, May 10, 2007(2 comments)
Finding Hope In A Dismal World
For so many, hope is down the drain. Hard to fault them. Abundant evidence shows our insane world sliding down a global cheese grater.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007(12 comments)
Voting as Political Narcotic
Voting became a political narcotic when it stopped working to improve government and became used to legitimize a corrupt, two-party failed government. Voting lets politicians claim that they represent the sovereign people. It tells the world that our elected government has public support. Voting sends the wrong message to everyone. No matter who you vote for, voting says the political system is fair. It is not.
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.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008(1 comments)
Unintelligence in Federal Intelligence Agencies
About $3 billion annually is being provided to private contractor businesses that could be avoided by hiring government employees. This is incredible Bush administration fiscal insanity. Republicans used to focus on shrinking the federal government and its spending. But then it shifted because they saw how increased federal spending could be used to increase revenues to the corporate sector.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014(2 comments)
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.
Friday, March 27, 2009(1 comments)
From Populist Rage to Revolution
Americans clearly are capable of being outraged. Missing, however, is a sustained, vibrant demand for deep reforms of our political and government system. All the venom aimed at AIG and its bonus-receiving employees served more as a distraction than a viable political strategy to reform our government.
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?
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
How to Interrogate Terrorists: Colonoscopy
The Bush administration obviously lacks true out-of-the-box thinkers. There is an absolutely creative way to get the truth out of captured terrorists. Give them a sophisticated medical procedure designed - a colonoscopy - as an early detection measure for colon cancer. is highly unlikely that terrorists have had the good fortune to have had a colonoscopy and so we would be performing a terrific service at no cost to them.
Friday, February 1, 2008(10 comments)
The Evolution of Evil
Perhaps a global political apocalypse has already arrived. Evil forces and tyrannical governments have evolved. By learning from history and using new technology they have smarter tools of tyranny. The tools of real rebellion are weak. Most corrupt and legally sanctioned forms of tyranny hide in plain sight as democracies with free elections. The toughest lesson is that ALL elections are distractions.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008(8 comments)
We Need More Direct Democracy
Should we be content to put our faith in elected representative or should we put it in ourselves? Haven't we been disappointed enough in those elected? We have less to fear from the will of the majority than from the actions of dishonest, corrupt and plutocracy-serving elected officials. For political reform seeking Americans the litmus test for presidential candidates should be whether they support more direct democracy.
Shame! Shame! Come Back Shame.
Shame on them (the politicians) and shame on us (the public). We live in the United States of Shame. Why? Because everywhere we see nothing but disgrace, dishonor and infamy, yet a complete absence of shame. In a nation where religion supposedly plays such a big role, people seem to have used it to suppress shame and avoid blame.
Thursday, February 14, 2008(1 comments)
Obama Hope Beating Clinton Help
Hillary Clinton is selling Day-1 help to victims and sufferers. Barack Obama is selling effervescent hope to yes-we-can dreamers. This media hyped horse race is like a fight between diet Coke and diet Pepsi, artificially sweetened candidates devoid of real nourishment.
Thursday, December 27, 2007(28 comments)
As A Dissident, Why Am I Not A Ron Paul Supporter?
It's as if a whole lot of people have caught a virus that I have escaped. People that I thought had correctly rejected the current corrupt two-party controlled political system have flocked to Paul. This is what I most look forward to in coming weeks and months: Enough sanity among Americans so that Paul does not win any caucus or primary and never gets close to winning the Republican nomination.
Sunday, October 8, 2006(2 comments)
Untapped Citizen Power
Just 15 percent of eligible voters went to the polls for primary elections. Fine. We cannot vote ourselves out of our current delusional democracy. We will not produce major change simply through writing and protesting. That leaves other strategies to be pursued, including de-legitimizing the current corrupt, delusional system by not voting for Democraps or Republicrooks, and turning consumer spending into political power.
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.
Sunday, December 9, 2007(2 comments)
Foreclosure USA Revisited
I bet most Americans believe the current mortgage crisis came on suddenly and might even be wondering how so many smart people in the financial sector could be so shocked by the enormity of it. In fact, all of it was seen and predicted by many honest people.
Wednesday, June 6, 2007(12 comments)
Open Letter to Congressman Ron Paul
In last night's debate among Republican presidential candidates you proudly described yourself as a "champion of the Constitution." However, you are missing a major opportunity to demonstrate your courage and allegiance to our constitutional republic. More than virtually any other member of Congress, you should appreciate the wisdom of the Framers in giving us the Article V convention option.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Mesmerized by Melodic Rhetoric
Writer Hirschhorn speculates that worry about economic disaster is prompting Americans to arm themselves against future chaos. He advocates structural reforms through constitutional amendments.
Friday, March 21, 2008(7 comments)
Open Letter to John McCain
Every few days I get yet another mailing begging me for money for your campaign. There is always explicit language about my being one of your supporters. But I do not support you for president. You are an abomination, because of your support for President George W. Bush and his unjustified, immoral and illegal Iraq war.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007(4 comments)
America was given a representative democracy within a constitutional republic where laws that protect all people trump majority rule. Standing between majority-won elections and government power are elected representatives: writing, overseeing and implementing laws. But when you can no longer trust the elected representatives what happens to American democracy? It becomes an oxymoron.
Thursday, October 11, 2007(7 comments)
Illegal Immigration Spurs Constitutional Amendment
Americans that laud the Constitution and the rule of law, and want more effective actions to address illegal immigration surely a super majority of citizens should tell their state legislators that they support South Carolina's Senator McConnell's call for the nation's first Article V convention.
Friday, November 30, 2007(4 comments)
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Disappoints
Kennedy's endorsement of Hillary just shows how the status quo political establishment can rig the system to get what it wants. Hillary Clinton represents the worst of the Democratic contenders. She is totally committed to take all the corporate money she can get. She really is a hawk when it comes to the Iraq war and even voted the wrong way recently when it comes to Iran. She is incredibly dishonest and phony.
Sunday, June 24, 2007(2 comments)
Political Attention Deficit Disorder New Psychiatric Condition
According to a report not yet released, the Council on Science and Public Health of the American Medical Association has recommended that a chronic and widespread affliction of Americans be officially declared a psychiatric disorder. It has been named the Political Attention Deficit Disorder (PADD). The psychiatrists unanimously concluded that George W. Bush is a PADD victim.
Friday, October 26, 2007(12 comments)
Ron Paul Reality Check
As self-professed champion of the Constitution presidential candidate Ron Paul has missed a monumental opportunity to educate Americans about the criminal behavior of Congress in violating their oath of office. He has not taken advantage of his 15 minutes of fame to promote the nation's first-time use of what the Founders gave us in case the public lost confidence in the federal government use of the Article V convention.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007(1 comments)
Maria Made Me Cry
I unexpectedly found myself crying over the Iraq war as I read the obituary of Capt. Maria Ines Ortiz, a highly praised Army nurse. What I read broke my heart. I don't know what Maria thought of the Iraq War. But her death has done more than anything else to make me despise what our disgraceful, delusional and dumb President George W. Bush has done.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Disdain Versus Democracy
The victory of Scott Brown in Massachusetts shows that angry Americans can only elect people from one of the two corrupt major parties to punish politicians they correctly see as dishonest, corrupt and useless.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Convention USA: Confronting Unconstitutional Inaction by Congress
Americans have a wonderful opportunity to test drive the Article V convention option the Founders gave us in the Constitution. Convention USA will create a virtual convention with the aim of putting more pressure on Congress to convene a real convention. Check it out if you want to seriously see how constitutional amendments can fix the government.
Thursday, August 2, 2007(10 comments)
A Metallurgist's Insights Into the Minneapolis Bridge Disaster
The incredible collapse of the Minneapolis bridge will send a message to the nation that has been repeatedly sent for decades, but that our political system has refused to effectively respond to. America's physical, engineered infrastructure has been in desperate need for massive spending to repair and replace, but the multi-trillion-dollar cost has been rejected by local, state and federal politicians.
Wednesday, April 11, 2007(2 comments)
Time to Write A Gingrich Wrong
Few Americans have heard of the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment. In 1995 under pressure from the pompous and nefarious Newt Gingrich the small agency was de-funded. Clearly, Gingrich wanted to eliminate good science and objective thinking from policymaking and George W. Bush has carried on that mindset. Spend a few minutes looking into OTA and then tell your Senators and Representatives to restore OTA.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Up In The Air: Film Review
In addition to being a marvelous film, Up In The Air provides a powerful message about the sorry state of American corporate culture.
Friday, November 23, 2007
Most Americans have succumbed to tradition and advertising and stuffed their bellies with unhealthy food and their shopping carts with unnecessary stuff. Now, here are some tough facts about the sad state of the American economy. Research has documented that only 6 percent of children born to parents with family income in the bottom fifth of the income spectrum move to the top fifth. The rags to riches story is garbage.
Warming Up to Heating Up
Public distraction is a terrific way to understand why real problems are not solved. The people most engaged with American politics are too distracted by a host of terrible conditions to give priority to a looming super-problem. Set aside your passion or depression about the sad state of American politics to make room for a global catastrophe. Two courts will be making profoundly important decisions about carbon dioxide.
Friday, August 10, 2007(4 comments)
Why the Government Tests Few Chinese Imports
Cheap Chinese products are a powerful and insidious destructive force. Free trade globalism more than violent terrorism or military attack is bringing America to its knees. The Chinese have us by our budget-deficit balls. Our government depends on China for loaning us money and for not dumping the vast hoard of over one trillion dollars it has accumulated by financing our huge deficits and selling us virtually everything.
Monday, July 30, 2007(14 comments)
Americans Stuck In Political Stupor
There is historic political pessimism and cynicism. But something is more troubling than new data on the dire views of Americans about their elected representatives and government. It is that 72 percent of voters still believe that "voting gives people like me some say about how the government runs things." Unbelievable! Such confidence in a system that has failed them.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Vacation You Always Dreamed About
Learn about the best beach all inclusive resort: the Royal Plantation in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. I had the very best vacation ever at this small but most luxurious resort. Incredible service, food and pampering in lush tropical garden setting with peacocks running around.
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.
Thursday, November 15, 2007(26 comments)
Sane Bush Hatred
The Wall Street Journal gave the top half of its opinion page yesterday to a long essay by Peter Berkowitz titled "The Insanity of Bush Hatred." If anything, it deserves a gold medal for political propaganda make that political lies.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008(3 comments)
How Hillary Can Knock-Out Obama
Now is the time for Hilary Clinton to take a bold position that in one brilliant, courageous stroke shows the nation that she is more willing to pursue true reforms of the two-party plutocratic political system than Obama is. With this single position she can transform herself from status-quo politicalestablishment candi date to a true believer in what the Founders gave us in the Constitution.
Monday, June 9, 2008
NYU Invades Brooklyn
The giant and arrogant New York University wants to acquire the much smaller Polytechnic University; it wants the land it owns in downtown Brooklyn. Only the New York State Board of Regents can stop this travesty.
Sunday, August 5, 2007(9 comments)
Removing A Failed President
We no longer can trust Congress to impeach and remove a terrible president. The Washington Post has published an op-ed piece that proposes a constitutional amendment to allow "ouster by the people" for removing a president other than by impeachment or because of incapacity. Considering the dismal performance of George W. Bush and his administration and the difficulty in obtaining impeachment, this is a fine idea.
David Brooks Almost Said Something Smart
What I first thought smart was the statement that "some would rather remain in control of a party that losses than lose control of a party that wins." But then I started thinking. What both major parties really fear is a nominee for president that would actually work to overturn the political establishment by eliminating the two-party stranglehold.
Friday, July 6, 2007(13 comments)
Senator Specter Fights for Constitution
On the Friday before July 4 Republican Senator Arlen Specter showed his respect for the U.S. Constitution and his anger about President Bush's repeated pissing on it by introducing the Presidential Signing Statements Act of 2007. What happens to this crucial bill will test both congressional integrity and courage.
Thursday, January 3, 2008(4 comments)
Following the current endless news coverage of this presidential primary season makes me sick. I have never seen and heard so much empty-minded hype and over-exaggeration of so much unimportant political crap. The sole function of the mainstream media seems to be to convince us that we actually have a competitive political system, which is a lie. Welcome to vomit politics in the world's greates
Friday, May 9, 2008(11 comments)
After Hillary, Voting With Conscience and Pride
This general election more than most will test the courage of voters to avoid lesser-evil strategic voting that has propped up our two-party plutocracy. People with intelligence and conscience must resist peer pressure and the temptation to vote against John McCain by voting for Barack Obama. if you feel compelled to vote, then vote for Ralph Nader. He has a distinguished record of working solely in the public interest.
Thursday, December 6, 2007(2 comments)
Washington Post Misses Opportunity
If a city bus driver must serve one year in prison for killing two people, then imagine what jail time Bush criminals should receive for the many thousands murdered in Iraq because there were too few of them and because they did not have adequate body and vehicle armor, for example. Then why haven't we heard any current Democratic presidential candidate publicly reveal their intentions to pursue felony criminal charges?
Monday, October 1, 2007(21 comments)
Time to Boycott Voting
Stop playing THEIR game. Take back control. Take back YOUR nation. Time to boycott voting. Just imagine if voter turnout was cut to 25 percent or less! Let the whole world see Americans boycotting a broken and corrupt political system. To keep voting in an unjust political system makes us willing political slaves that the rich and powerful elites exploit.
Saturday, September 22, 2007(1 comments)
Next Step to 9/11 Justice
Everyone thinks of terrorism and homeland security for lessons learned from 9/11. There is another opportunity. Make our government trustworthy and truthful. The 9/11 truth movement is stronger than ever, though it is generally derided by politicians and ignored by the mainstream media. It is fueled by people passionate about sensible alternative explanations to the official 9/11 story.
Too Old and Brain-dead
Imagine McCain aging as all other presidents have in office. It is a frightening prospect. Something akin to some horror movie that shows a transformation from a normal human being to some frightening alien life form. It is time for more Americans to face the truth about the two-party plutocracy that has robbed our political system and weakened our democracy: both McCain and Obama support it.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007(5 comments)
Obama versus Clinton versus Plutocracy
Whenever you hear more chatter about the tight Democratic primary race take a breath. Get back in touch with your cynicism. Talk about change is for campaigns; protecting the status quo is for winners. Plutocrats know who they want and what voters can be conned into voting for. They want Hillary and Obama is needed as VP to offset her negatives.
Monday, May 19, 2008(5 comments)
What Are We Waiting For?
A huge fraction of Americans have bought into the Obama candidacy because of his polished and effective rhetoric. But Obama does not offer the changes I have been waiting for, or the ones the public needs. A great speaker does not necessarily have the courage or intent to fight for deep political reforms. The right question is not whether this African American can win the general election, it is SHOULD he be president?
Friday, March 30, 2007(5 comments)
How Bloomberg Can Become President
Running as an independent, third party candidate and relying solely on his own money, Michael Bloomberg definitely can win the presidency in 2008 if he follows my advice. With his own vast wealth and honesty he can single handily revitalize America's political system. We need a breath of fresh air after the bipartisan stink that has fouled our nation for far too long.
Thursday, March 13, 2008(1 comments)
The Real Spitzer Lessons
Once you accept as normal the dishonesty of politicians you have defined our delusional democracy. Simply saying that all politicians lie and have always lied is no justification for keep believing their lies.
Thursday, April 5, 2007
From Economic Apartheid to Political Revolution
Do most Americans really believe that the game is not rigged by rich powerful elites to preferentially benefit them? As certain as the law of gravity, the game IS rigged, and more than ever. When will the stranglehold of the Upper Class on the political system that criminally distorts the economic system be busted? When will Lower Class consumers that drive the economy revolt?