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Climate Reality Project Advocate, author, writer, video blogger and retired educator and empowerment consultant. I have a deep belief in participatory democracy, the value of ordinary people and finding a path to a sustainable future..

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Takeover, From GoogleImages
(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 21, 2016
The Hostile Takeover of America The election of Donald Trump can be seen as a typical hostile takeover of a vulnerable organization or corporation.
Series: Democracy in America (38 Articles, 40631 views)
Bullets, From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 22, 2019
Three Bullets: Political Assassination in America The assassination of JFK set in motion an entire series of events that has nearly destroyed American democracy.
Series: Democracy in America (38 Articles, 40631 views)
Democratic Donkey - Caricature, From FlickrPhotos
(28 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 4, 2019
The Democratic Party at a Crossroads The Democratic Party is being dragged, kicking and screaming into the 21st Century
Series: Democracy in America (38 Articles, 40631 views)
.Our Pledge to America's Workers., From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 23, 2020
Working America This nation's disregard for its workers has spelled the downfall of democracy and the Democratic Party. Recovery is just a matter of realizing their central role in making things function well.
Series: Democracy in America (38 Articles, 40631 views)
Democracy!, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Self-Determination and Democracy Self-determination is at the heart of what makes democracy work. It is nearly impossible to have much of a semblance of democracy without it.
Series: Democracy in America (38 Articles, 40631 views)
VOTE!!!, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 13, 2019
Political Choices-Election 2020 Our political choices in the 2020 election will determine the fate of our nation and perhaps the fate of the planet.
Series: Democracy in America (38 Articles, 40631 views)
Greta Thunberg p Mynttorget, Stockhom, From FlickrPhotos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Children are Messengers The focus of our attention must be on a sustainable future for our children and future generations. Will we step up to do the right thing and make the necessary sacrifices?
Series: Democracy in America (38 Articles, 40631 views)
in wonder, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 20, 2019
Coming of the Light-Hope for Humankind Recognizing the symbolism of solstice and Christmas as encouragement for human action to save humanity and the planet
Series: Democracy in America (38 Articles, 40631 views)
Donald Trump, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 4, 2019
Impeachment: Playing Their Game The impeachment process keeps us distracted from the urgent business of protecting our democracy and plays into the hands of the ruling oligarchy.
Series: Democracy in America (38 Articles, 40631 views)
Looking up at trees, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 28, 2019
Thanksgiving Time to remember, and be thankful for our connections to all the forces of the universe and nature that are beyond our understanding and control
Series: Democracy in America (38 Articles, 40631 views)
Climbing Rose, From PixabayPhotos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 27, 2020
We Need Each Other Quite Desperately--- This pandemic is also an opportunity to bring us back to some of our most humane instincts and will lead to great transformations if we choose to work together for the salvation of the human race.
Series: Democracy in America (38 Articles, 40631 views)
can't be rescued?, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 9, 2019
Dealing with Climate Change Dealing with climate change will require a cooperative community response.
Series: Democracy in America (38 Articles, 40631 views)
coronavirus, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 18, 2020
The Coronavirus and a Shift in Priorities The Coronavirus is taking us back to our most humane democratic heritage.
Series: Democracy in America (38 Articles, 40631 views)
The George Floyd mural outside Cup Foods at Chicago Ave and E 38th St in Minneapolis, Minnesota, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 12, 2020
Catalyst The death of George Floyd may be the necessary catalyst to bring the human spirit forward and create the necessary social changes to provide a humane and sustainable democracy and a viable world.
Series: Democracy in America (38 Articles, 40631 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Secrecy and Cyber Vulnerability How Stuxnet has made us less secure and how secrecy is keeping us from any real solutions.
Series: Democracy in America (38 Articles, 40631 views)
.The Justice. - San Francesco di Paola Church in Naples (1817-1836), From FlickrPhotos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 10, 2021
The Soul of America on Trial This is a clear opportunity to confront and correct this nation's history of racism and racial injustice. What will the verdict be?
Series: Democracy in America (38 Articles, 40631 views)
Biden11, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 19, 2020
First Things First Although the election is crucial, it is not enough by itself. There is a need for continuing grassroots action before, during and after the election to make the necessary corrections to this nation.
Series: Democracy in America (38 Articles, 40631 views)
''Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.'' - Stephen Hawking, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Did We Learn Anything from the Pandemic? Now that restrictions are being lifted and the virus is still out there, how will the American society react? Will it be mindless celebrations and a return to pre-pandemic realities or will it choose to confront the problems of the future with the lessons learned from the pandemic?
Series: Democracy in America (38 Articles, 40631 views)
All Empires Crumble, From FlickrPhotos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 15, 2018
Something's Coming A new democratic vision is emerging and will not be stopped by the old and dying system. It is a time to re-empower the ordinary citizens to understand that they do not need the old system leaders to give them permission.
Series: Democracy in America (38 Articles, 40631 views)
Trump, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 9, 2017
Trump: Polluting the Political Stream Although Donald Trump is a significant source of political pollution, the rule of the 1%, economic elite, is the real cause.
Series: Democracy in America (38 Articles, 40631 views)
Broken Christmas Hopes, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 23, 2017
Time for a Christmas Pilgrimage At a time for giving the economic elite seems to be taking rather than operating in the spirit of Christmas.
September 17 2001., From WikimediaPhotos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 22, 2021
9/11: The Learning Curve After 20 years of our devastating choices about how to respond to the events of 9/11, perhaps we are finally ready to choose democracy and the sacredness of human life to extricate ourselves from the mess our earlier responses have created. Global warming and the pandemic should speed up our learning curve. .
Series: Democracy in America (38 Articles, 40631 views)
2016 Presidential Election, From GoogleImages
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 10, 2016
Trump-Bashing In this crazy presidential election endless attacks on Trump have become self-indulgent and counter-productive. It is merely infighting with the family of the oligarchy of the financial elites.
Series: Democracy in America (38 Articles, 40631 views)
WIZARD FALLS ON THE METOLIUS_DESCHUTES, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 8, 2018
2017: An American Watershed The last election was the culmination of where the neoliberal economic system was leading us to a dystopia future. It is time to make the choice of changing back to a humanized democratic system that is sustainable.
Series: Democracy in America (38 Articles, 40631 views)
Mask, From PixabayPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 3, 2020
Masking Common Sense A common sense solution to this bickering over masks in the midst of a pandemic.
Series: Democracy in America (38 Articles, 40631 views)
Image from Twitter User MelvinNudelman, From TwitterPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 17, 2020
Rededication to Democracy Rereading the Declaration of Independence is clarifying and brings out eerie similarities to what our nation is devolving into.
Series: Democracy in America (38 Articles, 40631 views)
JFK limousine., From WikimediaPhotos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 1, 2020
The JFK Assassination: In Context The JFK assassination was only one part of a plan to shift power back to an American economic aristocracy, which nearly played out with the autocratic leadership of Donald Trump.
Series: Democracy in America (38 Articles, 40631 views)
Money, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 12, 2021
American Economics 101 This article identifies out-of-control capitalism as a threat to democracy and any real recovery. We must change our economics to survive, bringing capitalism back under the control of democracy.
Series: Democracy in America (38 Articles, 40631 views)
George Floyd Portrait, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 4, 2021
Ratifying Democracy This is the last part of a trilogy of the events surrounding the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis a year ago. This segment is about the possible societal outcomes of the verdict.
Series: Democracy in America (38 Articles, 40631 views)
Leeds castle portcullis, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 8, 2016
2016 Election-Barbarians at the Gate Attempts to save the economic elite empire has led to another challenge of the barbarians at the back gate led by one of their own.
Series: Democracy in America (38 Articles, 40631 views)
3D Blue Question Mark, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 28, 2020
Solutions A perspective on how to find democratic and humane solutions to existential challenges.
Series: Democracy in America (38 Articles, 40631 views)
Donald Trump, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 18, 2020
"No Trump," is Not Enough The Democratic Party needs to up its game with more passion and bold leadership for change.
Series: Democracy in America (38 Articles, 40631 views)
Coronavirus, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Occupying Army If Covid-19 is an existential threat to survival, how should we respond? Should we do nothing and rely on herd immunity to take its course of should we be proactive?
Series: Democracy in America (38 Articles, 40631 views)
September 11, 2001, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 10, 2020
9/11 Revisited: The Phoenix or the Dark Gods A revisiting of 9/11 with new perspectives, allowing for new conclusions and directions.
Series: Democracy in America (38 Articles, 40631 views)
election-2016-us-400--225 | Counter Information, From GoogleImages
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 15, 2016
How It Happened The manipulations of the economic elite, in their attempt to stay in power, opened a Pandora's Box of very negative outcomes.
Series: Democracy in America (38 Articles, 40631 views)
42-16677239, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 12, 2020
9/11- A Poem A poem about 9/11 and other human options besides violence and vengeance.
Series: Democracy in America (38 Articles, 40631 views)
Three Within, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 22, 2021
This is Not a Game Time to stop playing childish games and get serious about the challenges we face, knowing that we are humanly limited and need help.
Series: Democracy in America (38 Articles, 40631 views)
True Stories - A fresh Start, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 19, 2020
Fresh Start Through all the chaos and in the face of the new realities, we are provided with an opportunity for a fresh start and a rededication to the principles of democracy to find our way back to a sustainable reality.
Series: Democracy in America (38 Articles, 40631 views)
pile of corruption, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 15, 2021
Democracy: Bought and Paid For Defining the issues of the corrupting influence of money to democratic governance and describing a way to resurrect a renewal of democracy by creating a new politics of action.
Series: Democracy in America (38 Articles, 40631 views)

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