Lifelong activist now slowing due to age and its attendant challenges, though care about issues is undiminished. Long-time student of philosophy, sometime poet, living in a facility for older people–dubbing this The Old Bolsheviks Unrest Home. Marxist with an anarchic twist, identifying more with Debs than Lenin. Some call this perspective libertarian socialism; in Old Left parlance, the term most commonly used is anarcho-communism.

A Marge Piercy Poem – Offered for Black Lives Matter

    The mouth of empire eats onward through the apple of all. Armies of brown men are roasted into coffee beans, are melted into chocolate, are pounded into copper. Their blood is refined into oil, black river oozing rainbows of affluence.   _________________________________________________________ Reading this poem, I immediately thought of Black Lives Matter, and…

Glimpses of Freedom

  It was in sixty-eight in France they wrote, “Beneath the cobblestones, the beach.” Across that time, another clime, it comes to us To teach the mystery of history, its reach From yesteryears to what appears today, on streets Where the hardy flower, freedom, breaks through stone.   We are not lone in this, longing…

It’s Time for a #DemExit

This article from Naked Capitalism is the single best summation and argument I have read to date, about why the “Democratic” Party should be shunned now and for all time by those who have any intention of promoting progressive policies and values for our nation and planet.  I commend it to you as the go-to…

He Didn’t Even Wait Until The Convention

    The same Senator Bernie Sanders who spoke of the need for “political revolution” has now endorsed the arch-centrist Joe Biden, ensuring the Convention is utterly irrelevant and moot.  He made this endorsement irrespective of the very current and active charge that Biden sexually assaulted Tara Reade; notwithstanding Biden’s repeated misrepresentations of his own…

#BeyondBernie

  Bye bye, Bernie–it always was a long shot, an uphill struggle, and I for one did not believe the “Democratic” Party would ever allow another progressive to obtain the nomination.  I well recall the McGovern campaign of 1972, and how the mask came completely off the Dem Party.  Democrats for Nixon, labor leaders proclaiming…

The American Spring

  We could with justice call it the Sanders Spring, for this advent of new life, the sense of hopefulness and possibility that accompanies it, is substantially bound up with the campaign of Senator Bernie Sanders for the presidency of the United States.  Like the Arab Spring, and other eponymously named springs of recent history,…