ISO, SWP, and Sects Appeal

I have sometimes thought it might be a hit if the doings of political groups distinct from and to the left of the Democratic Party could be variously portrayed as a soap opera or a play.  Were I to provide a title I think aptly contemporaneous, I might choose “As The World Burns.”  The idea…

Yes, Democrats Would Rather Lose

    This article is reasonable and its logic is sound; the problem is that it is based on a major assumption that is false.  The author believes that the effective rulers of the Democratic Party are willing to go against their corporate base, if the alternative means losing office.  From the standpoint of the …

Diannesaurus Meets The Little Mammals

“Screeee!”* the Senator (aka “Big Liz”) was reported to have emitted on being confronted by a host of scurrying little creatures.  The diminutive critters were heard to squeak “We want to live,” and “Climate threatens our survival.” “Kree Gawk!”** Big Liz exclaimed.  After milling around a bit and posing for a photo op with Liz,…

The Zero People

The “personal worth” of the very wealthy is always a report of how many zeroes there are following the initial numbers in their financial records.  In itself, this is a commentary on what has become a routinely accepted convention of social discourse.  If someone asks “what is their personal worth,” it is immediately understood that…

Steadfast

Tell Chelsea Cherry trees are blossoming, their Perfume fills the air. Tell her Tenderness falls from their breath, With beauty forms a pair. Tell Julian Tendrils unfurl each branch, The flag of nature waves in spring. Green freedom, nature newly spreads In steadfast hope, to heart will bring. Tell Edward Seasons mark the whole, Do…