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Egberto Willies is a political activist, author, political blogger, radio show host, business owner, software developer, web designer, and mechanical engineer in Kingwood, TX. Egberto is an ardent Liberal that believes tolerance is essential. His favorite phrase is "political involvement should be a requirement for citizenship". He believes that we must get away from the current policies that reward those who simply move money/capital and produce nothing tangible for our society. If a change in policy does not occur, America will be no different than many oligarchic societies where a few are able to accumulate wealth while the rest are left out because it is mathematically impossible to catch up.
(13 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 27, 2018 What happens when Trump supporters realize they've been had?
There is a reckoning that will occur. And it may be closer than most think. And when it happens it won't be pretty. There are some crazy Trump supporters out there. And the 'sane' ones will not likely have the sway to mitigate the carnage.
SHARE Wednesday, November 29, 2017 O'Donnell turns Trump stunt into GOP excoriation & Democratic narrative win (VIDEO)
Donald Trump screwed up again with a failed stunt, and Lawrence O'Donnell made him pay for it. O'Donnell turned the table on the empty chairs stunt in Trump's attempt to disparage Minority Leaders Nancy Pelosi, and Chuck Schumer. O'Donnell's analysis flipped the narrative. He showed what analytical journalism looks like in one well-designed segment.
SHARE Monday, October 30, 2017 Roland Martin's wake up call to Democrats: Republicans ARE NOT imploding (VIDEO)
Democrats continue to play prevent-defense instead of aggressively telling Americans why they believe they are better stewards of the country. Worse, their push back on Republican catastrophically evil legislation is at best timid. They act as if 2018 is a shoo-in. Roland Martin says it best as he busts their bubble.
(5 comments) SHARE Friday, October 6, 2017 Trump Effect: Minnesota mayoral candidate shocking racial rant (VIDEO)
Nothing shocks me these days with the level of racism still prevalent in America that is a part of the Trump effect. But this one sent chills down my spine with the matter-of-fact nature with which this politician said what he said about trains and 'the coloreds' that should embarrass the country.
SHARE Thursday, November 29, 2018 Pathology Explained: Why poor whites support Trump & Right Wing
There are various reasons why many poor whites support Donald Trump and the Right Wing. It is not as simple as just racism or fear. There is a perfect narrative that the Right Wing has honed in on that explains the pathology. The thing is countering that narrative is not difficult once one earns their trust. Progressives can reach these people. How do I know? Even as a black man who many of them fear, I have been able to enter
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Evangelicals, the death of their morality and decency & path to degeneracy
Trump's most reliable and consistent supporters are the Evangelicals. It is hard to explain how a group that so went after President Obama, a man with a saint halo when compared to Donald Trump, would support such a degenerate president. It speaks more about them than it does about the president.
(4 comments) SHARE Thursday, November 21, 2019 Amy Klobuchar joins Chris Mathews to slam Progressives with GOP talking points
Amy Klobuchar joined Chris Matthews after the debate to slam Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren with Republican talking points on free stuff and socialism. Amy tried to temper the attack with midwestern charm but showed she like most centrist politicians are there to protect the plutocracy no ensure the best outcomes for their constituencies.
(22 comments) SHARE Friday, September 14, 2018 Single-Payer Medicare for All will increase taxes but you should want that
I got a call from a Politics Done Right listener who said he heard that Single-Payer Medicare for All would increase the taxes of most people and it would increase government expenditures. I told him that in fact, it would raise taxes for most but that is not the whole story. To be clear, every individual will be better off for precise reasons.
(12 comments) SHARE Monday, July 9, 2018 Trump chose corporations over the health of your babies and those around the world
Many countries around the world consider America, a bully. Many Americans find that a display of strength. This behavior is okay in business when taking positions on capital and contracts. When it comes to humanity, said action is immoral and evil. The Trump Administration placed the profits of corporations over the health of all the world's babies.
(6 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 1, 2018 This is how privileged white people get black men killed (VIDEO)
I usually do not blog when I am mad. But I am doing so now because I do not want to be calm when writing this. As a black man, this story makes me sick. I am tired of those of us trying to make a difference being called out for race-baiting when we are exposing the clear and present danger racial bias is to people of color but specifically black men.
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, February 4, 2018 20 Big Broken promises Trump voters must be reminded of now!
Donald Trump made a lot of promises to his supporters. It is crucial that we continue to point out these 20 broken promises to Trump voters, whether they like it or not. As their realities start to misalign with his failed promises, some will turn against what is mostly a fraud.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, November 20, 2017 This analysis of GOP tax cut scam should terrify every American
We still have time to stop the latest insanity in Washington. This crop of Republicans has taken the madness to the next level. This one could destroy the future of an entire generation. It is time for us to stop fighting among each other and keep our eyes on those that are pilfering us with a smile. But you can stop it.
SHARE Sunday, February 9, 2020 Bernie schools Chuck Todd on counteracting Trump socialist attacks
Bernie Sanders appeared on Meet the Press with Chuck Todd. Chuck tried to make an issue with the problem Bernie would have with his self-ascribed Socialist moniker if he became the Democratic Party's nominee. Bernie illustrated how easy it will be to flip the argument.
(5 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Junk health insurance is the new weapon being used to kill Obamacare (VIDEO)
Donald Trump and the Republicans are using a back door, an ACA loophole to bring back junk health insurance policies. These insurance policies only work when you are not sick, providing you with a false sense of security. Here is what they are and why people are fooled into buying them.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, November 10, 2018 Democrats in this lying preacher's congregation must rise up lest they're the problem
If one wants to know the origin of hate in this country, one does not need to veer very far from leaders of some Evangelical churches like the Second Baptist Church of Houston's leader Dr. Ed Young. He made derogatory statements about Democrats, many of who are in his congregation. They must force him out for creating discord and hate speech. He has the right to say as he pleases but as the leader of a Megachurch lyingly calli
(6 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 22, 2015 Reaction to France's 9/11 in Paris is dej- vu
ISIS has no Air Force. ISIS has no Navy. ISIS has no standing army. They buy weapons from the West. A war is simply a marketing bonanza for weapons manufacturers, who supply both sides as families on all sides are destroyed. Will we allow ourselves to be played again?
(15 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 19, 2017 A message to Bernie supporters, a 2018 win is in your hands
For the most part, I've stopped following the machinations of the DNC. It is true that they purged Bernie supporters from senior leadership positions. If one remembers that a party is but a conduit to deliver a payload, that should not matter as long as we have a large percentage of the grassroots.
SHARE Sunday, March 1, 2020 Dr. Eddie Glaude: Shocked by black 'status quo' but Latino bomb exploded.
Princeton Professor Eddie Glaude shares the shock many shared for the overwhelming support black voters gave to Joe Biden in South Carolina in support of the moderate wing of the Democratic Party. He acknowledges as well that the Latino time bomb may have exploded. He recently appeared on Meet the Press with Chuck Todd.
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 19, 2017 Betsy DeVos greeted by protesters as she visits Houston Area High School (VIDEO)
Phones calls, tweets, texts, and Facebook messages started flying between Houston area activists as they got wind that President Trump's Education Secretary Nancy DeVos was coming to town. She did not visit any of the Harvey Hurricane damaged schools in Houston proper. She went to the flooded upscale Kingwood High School in the Houston suburbs for a photo-op showing her painting the walls.
(32 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 14, 2018 Black men arrested @ Starbucks for trespassing? Am I next? (VIDEO)
While sitting in my second office, Starbucks, I got the following tweet from a dear friend. "@EgbertoWillies Here's one to look into involving your favorite workplace." Two black guys peacefully sitting down in a Philadelphia Starbucks were arrested after an employee apparently called the police because they hadn't ordered anything.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, July 9, 2018 Trump Effect: I'm more concerned about police behavior than racist ranter (VIDEO)
Most people would look at this video as yet another racist ranter emboldened by the Trump Effect. But what evolved in this video is much more dangerous and should give every person of color pause. When we express concerned about police, many diminish our feelings as unwarranted fear. This video should dispel that notion entirely.
(11 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Steve Bannon fesses up: Trump Tower meeting "treasonous" & "unpatriotic"
The wheels may be coming off the cart. And it does not look good for Donald Trump Jr. Steve Bannon did not mince his words of contempt for the President's son in Michael Wolff's new book. Could this be the reason Bannon believes Trump only stands a 30% chance of finishing his first term? Bannon had much to say.
(6 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 13, 2018 Five minutes that illustrates Republican ideology's affront to humanity
There is a distinct difference between the Progressive ideology and the Conservative Republican ideology. The Right takes advantage of the ignorance of a large plurality of Americans whether Conservative or otherwise to get their inhumane policies enacted. This panel, graciously hosted by Jon Saltzman at the Political Storm, illustrates the point.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 8, 2020 Andrew Yang slams hyper-corporate capitalism on opioids' blood-money
Andrew Yang must be admired for making the connection between hyper-corporate capitalism and the opioid epidemic in ABC's Democratic Debate in New Hampshire. He acknowledges that the blood-money must be recovered from these corporations responsible for infecting and addicting Americans with their poison.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 20, 2018 More jobs under Democrats: Stephanie Ruhle exposed Trump/GOP's job lies
Stephanie Ruhle exposed the lie that Republicans have been telling for decades about jobs. It isn't like it is a hard truth to prove. Why do Democrats always seem to lack the message discipline to ensure reality sticks in the heads of the masses? Does this not seem like an easy sell? Repeat. Repeat. Repeat with facts and how it affected different group's personal economies is key.
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 8, 2019 Chuck Todd frazzled Ted Cruz for his insane support for Trump
Chuck Todd gave Ted Cruz more than he expected as he did not get the normal treatment he was used to on Meet The Press. He kept Cruz off balance for the entire interview. At the interview's closing, Cruz did not even respond to Todd thanking him for the interview.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 4, 2018 Texas woman's healthcare ordeal is the future if Republicans win Midterm 2018
Those of us who are continually debating our country's health care flaws seldom personalize the issue in a manner that illustrates the vile inhumanity of our system. At any given time millions of Americans are under stress and duress, While those with a semblance of health insurance security can look from afar or antiseptically, the pain and financial crisis our system create are real.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, March 16, 2020 CNN gives Biden Social Security lifeline, Bernie pounces
The corporate mainstream media continued to play favorites even in the one on one debate. CNN's Dana Bash tried to stymie Bernie Sanders' Social Security challenge of Joe Biden's past positions. Bernie would have none of it.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, March 28, 2020 Government is not the problem The financial sector is.
The government is a good boogeyman. But understand what it means because it is the confusion that the plutocracy wants. The government is "we the people" which means if the government is the problem then we are the problem. That simply isn't true.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 19, 2019 Defend Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. They are concentration camps - Chuck Todd wrong.
Chuck Todd attempted to slaughter Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 's integrity on MTP daily for defining the housing of refugees at the border, concentration camps. He did an excellent job of it for uninitiated. For this reason, it is imperative that we counter attacks on AOC from the Right Wing GOP, some Democrats, and the mainstream media.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 11, 2019 Stock Market booming. Unemployment low. Yet there's another sad reality for most.
I received a meme in my Facebook feed recently about the record high stock market as it relates to what real people are going through. I addressed it on my Politics Done Right on KPFT 90.1 FM Houston show with input from our millennial engineer Lupita. Watch this snippet with her input which gives a good perspective.
SHARE Wednesday, March 11, 2020 How I handled the most recent caller to my show who called me a nigg$$r.
People use the N-Word because they expect it to have a hurtful effect allowing the user to feel empowered. I have been saying for the longest time that I wish people would learn to accept selective words as simply hot vibrating air. Doing so disempower the user and can server to neutralize them altogether. That's what I did with a recent caller.
SHARE Thursday, May 30, 2019 Trump Supporter: We don't care about the bad things he does because "
A Trump supporter called into the show today and said something we all surmised, but his articulation made it that more poignant. I get quite a few Conservative callers, and interestingly, they stick around because while they know that I disagree with them, I give them a hearing. And you know what? They listen too.
SHARE Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Mnuchin to Pelosi: You're quoting the Pope I'll quote the markets
If you want to understand the callousness of our economic system and those in charge of it, this Pelosi interview should be probative. Inasmuch as I know this stuff, just hearing her saying not only made my blood boil but increased my resolve to expose our form of antiseptic slavery to the corporations and a government they so influence.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 26, 2018 Discussion with black Trump loyalist illustrates their willful confusion
Recently I participated on a panel on the show Conscious Mindset at KPFT 90.1 FM Houston. The discussion got a little heated when a black Republican attempted to defend Trump and disparaged black people supporting the Democratic Party. This discussion after the program shows his delusion.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 5, 2016 This is why white Americans are angrier
Chuck Todd gave some results of an Esquire Magazine poll that to many seemed shocking. The angriest Americans are white Americans. Latino and black Americans were not nearly as angry.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 25, 2018 Right-Wing anti-abortion man called my show and it went mostly well (VIDEO)
My Politics Done Right show targeted Evangelicals on Wednesday for their hypocrisy and outright evil. Misinformation weaponized them into a clear and present danger to the well-being of America. A Right-Wing anti-abortion guy called into the show and I think by the end, there was some common ground. What do you think?
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, February 5, 2020 Almost went bankrupt with private health insurance, $160K hit in a year
A caller to Politics Done Right told his story about having to spend $160,000 of his savings even with private health insurance in one year for a brain condition. He would still have his money if we had Medicare for All but instead, he was forced to transfer it to rich shareholders.
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 10, 2018 The tale of three Cubans. Don't buy into the hypocritical political crap
I spent two days in Havana Cuba. I learned a lot speaking to three Cubans from a political perspective with points of views that were different but that intersected. It illustrates that the political discourse about Cuba by politicians and wealthy ex-patriots is hypocritical, shallow, and at best lacking. These Cubans should make you think.
SHARE Friday, July 27, 2018 Kansas Democratic AG Candidate being dissed by cowardly Democratic Party Establishment
There is a different kind of Democrat running for Democratic AG in Kansas in the 2018 election. She has no primary opponent. And the Democratic Party Establishment wants her out of the race because of a poster? Why would the Democratic Party Establishment cowardly and irresponsibly wish to cede the head of law enforcement to Republicans in a state where the Republican Party headed by Governor Sam Brownback has been a total fai
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, May 12, 2017 Progressives: Russia must not cloud the suffering of working class America (VIDEO)
The Trump/Russian story is very important. But my fear is that Progressives massive concentration on Russia, a delightful topic for the Liberal Intelligensia is leaving our working class and poor brothers and sisters no better off for yet another election cycle. It is time to win them over, and Russia isn't it. This is what we should be doing.
SHARE Thursday, May 16, 2019 Democrats: Stay on the offensive and force Republicans to defend their putrid record
We are still in an economy ultimately created by Reagan's trickle-down economics. We must not be on the defensive for the ills it has inflicted on poor and middle-class America. The Republicans must defend its putrid outcome for many.
Democrats tend to be less than aggressive in pointing out the reality of the failed Republican economy in the terms necessary
SHARE Monday, March 23, 2020 President Trump, Sen. Cornyn, & GOP have Chinese Problem
President Trump came out in a conciliatory manner at a recent press conference urging support for Asian Americans. Unfortunately, his previous Chinese Virus statements may have been the catalyst for what he is now speaking out against.
SHARE Saturday, December 15, 2018 Panamanian American: Why aren't we in the streets for this?
This week's Politics Done Right on KPFT 90.1 FM was titled "We are owned by the 1% because they stole it from us. Reassert Ownership." We received a lot of calls but one from a Panamanian American really got to me. He reminded me of our approach to government in Panama that I think would put the fear into U.S. Politicians.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, September 1, 2018 President Barack Obama eulogy at Senator John McCain's memorial service
President Obama gave a eulogy at John McCain's memorial service that illustrated the kind of man John McCain was. It also shows what a real president looks and sounds like for the world to see. We so miss the days where the Presidents of the United States were statespeople or at minimum acted like statespeople.
SHARE Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Rep. John Culberson (R-TX) did not expect a town hall like this (VIDEO)
Congressman John Culberson (R-TX) conducted his town hall at the Spring Branch Middle School auditorium Houston Texas. Given the results, he may not recognize his district much longer. It is likely a far cry from the Country Club meeting with his benefactors he had a few weeks ago which drew a large protest at the entrance of the country club.
SHARE Wednesday, December 6, 2017 This Republican deserves respect for this but scorn for something else
It is easy to have courage when one no longer has to answer to a sect within one's party that has lost all sense of morality and decency. Republican Jeff Flake's symbolic act required little coverage but may convince a few Republicans to stop for a second to see if their moral compass will reset and not vote a pedophile into office.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Michelle Wolf at White House Correspondents' dinner in under 5 minutes (VIDEO)
Michelle Wolf gave a hell of a performance at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. She made a lot of people uncomfortable. The question is why? Wasn't Seth Meyers just as blunt? Well, we know that women who execute outside of the rails tend to get criticized from both men and women. But Michelle Wolf did more than that. She went after the entire political/media cabal with a touch of how it operates within this corrupt econo
SHARE Sunday, May 24, 2020 Sam Seder had the best response to the latest Biden black-folk gaffe
I heard poor and superficial spinning on Joe Biden's gaffe with Charlamagne Tha God on "The Breakfast Club" all day. I mostly remained unengaged on the issue until I was pleasantly surprised that Sam Seder, host of The Majority Report, took the appropriate and substantive take on what was actually missing from the context of the exchange.
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 6, 2016 Fareed Zakaria: Trump 'is a cancer on American democracy. That is why I will vote against him.'
CNN's Fareed Zakaria made the case why it is imperative that Donald Trump must not be elected President of the United States. Anyone who listens to him or reads the transcript cannot truthfully dispute his conclusion. "Your view of Hillary Clinton is irrelevant. Donald Trump is not a normal candidate. He is a danger to American democracy. And that is why I will vote against him on Tuesday."
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 7, 2017 CNN sticks it to the president where it matters most to him
Trump had the signing of his signature Muslim Ban Executive Order in private, in hiding. Following, he released the photos. CNN threw a wrench in his gears. They did not acquiesce to Trump's cowardliness and refused to air any of the pictures.
SHARE Friday, October 5, 2018 Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) co-chair removes fear of the word (VIDEO)
This interview with the co-chair of the Houston Chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) should dispel the haunting fear many on the Right and some on the Center-Left have of the group and specifically the word. When what it stands for is articulate, it garners majority support as I have written about before.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 22, 2016 Conservative columnist's mea culpa: No, Not Trump, Not ever
Those who know that Donald Trump is an aberration may enjoy David Brook's recent column. It is an elitist mea culpa that stinks of anti-democracy. Brook's column, "No, Not Trump, Not ever" is the perfect read to understand the elitist nature of the mainstream media.
SHARE Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Immigration could be a fatal Achilles heel for Progressives in 2018
I always think through many degrees of indirection. One must do that to ensure that they are not succumbing to groupthink or a false belief of being right on any particular issue or occurrence. Immigration is an issue that while Progressives seem to be winning the hearts and minds of many, it may be wind pie, a mirage.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, March 7, 2019 Why does the Establishment fear these four women
The Establishment and the Plutocracy know it is easier to put out a brush fire than an outright forest fire. And that is why they are after Ilhan Omar, Pramila Jayapal, Rashida Tlaib, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
SHARE Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Republican caller had to admit to more in common with this Progressive than his party
A Republican caller called into Politics Done Right because he took exception to my statement that political parties are not responsive to their constituents. He said the Republican Party represents him well. By the end of the discussion, he agreed with this Progressive that we, citizens, have more in common than our commonality with any party.