Category: Opinion

Climate Collapse is a real possibility

We are living in a time of real human challenge due to the climate crisis. We seem unable to deal with a long-term existential threat because we prefer to be distracted by smaller issues. Our modern media does not handle trends well because we are too focused on money and our personal lives, not where we are heading. The scientists have told us all they can about COVID and the climate crisis, but many don’t want to hear it. Catastrophe is not something we want to hear about, we claim we don’t believe in it, or it is a hoax. Reality, nature, and science don’t care about what we want to believe. We are either ready to minimize the bad outcomes, or we are not. The UN says that climate change will take place at a level that will be devastating for current human societies by the end of the century. Does anyone care? Research, vote, and act for the best possible future possible.

Retaking the Republic

The Republican attack on democracy has had a run of high energy among the minority of Americans in their base. The California recall is hopefully the beginning of the end of amoral Republican denial of truth, and science, in their lust for power. Republican politicians must be made to realize that cruelty, criminality, amorality, and authoritarianism are not a winning mix. Coming elections must send a clear message to the Republican Party that madness and Trumpism are losing ideas. Research, act, and vote as if living a decent life on this planet depended on it.

Big vote in California

America continues to experience lack of respect for citizens as Republican politicians realize they can lie to avoid accountability at will. Racism and tribalism have provided Republicans the ticket for a large train to hell. The liars will not only take themselves to a hellish place, they will take everyone along for the ride if we do not stand up to them. American media has been weak so far in the struggle to define our current reality, but they may be changing. More media seem to recognize the enormous threat that we face, but it remains to be seen whether truth will triumph over lies, and liars. The recall vote in California tomorrow will be an indicator of our future, but only at a minimal level. California is a blue state that should reject foolish liars and their plans for a state of idiocy. California is a large state with many problems that Democrats must tackle more effectively, but right now they are the only party with a grip on reality. Research, vote, and act to protect a decent future for America!

Biden lays down the law

President Biden said what most Americans are thinking about COVID vaccine and mask deniers; enough already. People who continue to deny science despite overwhelming evidence that vaccines and masks work is idiocy. The question that this behavior brings up is why are they doing it? Liars and idiots many times are haters of reality and truth; they want the world to bend to their will no matter who gets hurt. The Biblical story of Cain and Abel sheds light on this mentality. Selfishness and laziness are at the heart of the flat-earth, conspiracy driven, fascist-loving movement afoot in America today. President Biden is right in his belief that to protect America he must get tough in his defense of truth and science. Let’s support the President and all leaders who put the health of the people first, and never forget those Republicans who push selfish “freedom” policies that jeopardize life for political gain. Research, act, and vote to promote a better America with respect and dignity for all.

Pro-Life, or Pro-Control

Many people want to impose their will to control the lives of women without regard to the impact on their lives or desires. The people who claim control over women’s reproductive decisions say they are Pro-Life, but typically support the death penalty while being against universal health care. People claiming to be conservative and Pro-Life typically tilt toward controlling other people through fear, punishment, and assaults on dignity. We sadly live in a time where the mask of religious pretension slides off to reveal a lack of empathy, with a proverbial unfitness to judge. The conservative drive towards autocracy and tribalism is a threat to our republic. Women are the current target in the news, but there will be others if people of good will do not rise up humble Republicans. Research and act to protect democracy and dignity.

What is Journalism?

It is Labor Day 2021 and many Americans are concerned about a NY Times front-page article attacking Joe Biden. We call it journalism because they are supposed to keep a record of what is taking place, but for what; are they journalists or scribes? You rarely see “journalist” hold people accountable for the truth, so do they look at their journals after the fact, or just write and agree with what they are told? Many Americans noticed when Trump lied regularly and “journalists” moved on to the next question with a lie for an answer. The media was cowardly with Trump, and now they demonstrate anger as they question the Biden Administration about issues that have little impact on average Americans. We need good journalists who pursue and defend the truth, while pushing back on lies. We, as citizens, have to demand journalism be held to a high standard and not just defend their tribe or class. Do high-paid journalists attack Biden because he wants to raise taxes on those making more than 400k (to pay for the Build Back Better plan)? Do they overlook Trump’s madness and massive criminality because he offered tax cuts with renewed systemic white supremacy? Why don’t we know the names and faces of the persons who wrote and introduced the Texas bounty on women pursuing reproductive rights? Research and demand journalism that informs and respects American citizens.

Has America lost it’s way?

Many are wondering if America has lost it’s way in the middle of COVID, insurrection, attacks on women’s rights, civil rights, voting rights, and Climate Crisis. American media focuses on Afghanistan while American rights are under assault and citizen’s health consistently threatened. It is hard to understand what Republicans want for America besides fascism and white supremacy, while the republic is threatened with many institutions seemingly oblivious. President Biden will not be able to build a better future for America by himself, as other politicians play a political game that is based on the past rather than the future. Contact your representatives and tell them to quit playing games and plotting for their individual success over American prosperity. Krysten Sinema, Joe Manchin, and other politicians (Republican and Democrat) must be held accountable for their actions. Act, vote, and work to get America working for a brighter future.

Women in Afghanistan? What about women in Texas?

The American Taliban has struck in Texas. Not only are masks to fight COVID a bad idea, but there should be a bounty on anyone helping a woman seeking an abortion for any reason. Grandpa rapes his 13 year old granddaughter; it doesn’t matter – don’t you dare help her. The American Taliban is not about decency, or logic, or anything but power. Selling your soul to feel good about yourself is nothing new, but we are living in a time where running away, or avoiding reality is not rational. Whether it is killing children with COVID, not allowing people to vote, denying healthcare, or trying to overthrow elections; Republicans represent a threat to democracy and decency. The evil is growing and there is no escaping what is taking place. Research and act to hold Republicans and Trumps accountable.

Leaving Afghanistan

The last flight left Kabul, Afghanistan today and we will hopefully win the fight against terrorism and fascism here at home. The American Taliban (most current Republicans) will try to impose it’s will on freedom loving Americans, but must be defeated here. As with any fight against terrorism we must win the hearts and minds of the people, and get Americans to commit to democracy. Democracy gives us the chance to enjoy the wisdom of the crowd if the people have access to the truth. The American Taliban have been lying or using deception regularly to avoid accountability and gain power. The next big fight for the American republic is right here at home and it is for the continued existence of a multicultural democracy, not a tribal autocratic police state. Every citizen will have to stop hiding, or pretending, and stand up for what they really believe in. The future of America is not certain; vote and act to protect our republic.

Payback

President Biden recently made it real clear that the US has a variety of tools and leverage to use against it’s enemies. On August 27, 2021 the US military showed the capability to attack and destroy bad actors who are enemies of the republic. The next move for the US government is to track down and hold accountable those who seek to undermine and destroy our way of life at home. The insurrectionists who attacked the Capitol, and those who sent them, must be dealt with in the near future with clear determined consequences. The Republican partisans who seek to steal the civil rights of citizens must be defeated and shown the error of their ways. The only way we can reach the potential of our republic is to tap into the wisdom of the crowd, and empower all of our citizens. Trump and his cronies must be held as accountable as ISIS. or any other threat to the republic. Payback should be just and transparent; so that any persons who want to believe lies are obvious, and have no place to hide from the truth.