What If Bernie Sanders Had Died?

  What would you do if Senator Bernie Sanders had died?  What could you do–what would be your options, pathways to express your concerns and promote governmental actions you deem necessary?  The recent heart surgery undergone by Senator Sanders–though relatively minor, by the standard of such things–brings into bright focus questions of mortality, the limitations…

The Danger We Face

  The reason Nancy Pelosi does not act to impeach our patently criminal President is twofold:  first, she correctly believes that Trump represents the best possible opponent for any Democratic nominee attempting to achieve the White House in next year’s national elections; second, the base of the Democratic Party is divided about Trump.  He has…

Rule of the Mediocrities

  Names that loom large in history do not always betoken exceptional intelligence or character.  To mention Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini, for example, is to invoke three murderous mediocrities–for not one of them was a person ever noted for marked intelligence.  Their characters are of course shrouded in the funereal history of their many victims,…

These Lift Our Spirits

So much weighs upon the committed activist; the emotional toll of simultaneously feeling urgency and the limitations of one’s own actions, can be disabling.  Accordingly, it is imperative that we remind ourselves–and be reminded by others–of recent actions taken by comrades across the world in our shared struggle for survival and liberation.  Accordingly, here are…

No, That’s Not Socialism

  Red flags?  Sure…  Call me “comrade”?  Okay.  Give the closed-fist salute?  Can do.  Inter your Muslim population in “reeducation centers”?  Uh…nope.  Well, how about universal surveillance of the population by government security agencies everywhere possible, especially in large cities?  Forget that!  Well, arrest a man for authoring a manifesto critical of an allegedly socialist…

I Live In The Hottest U.S. Housing Market

  The most current edition of The Tacoma Weekly informs us via its lead story that our modest village is currently the hottest housing market in the United States.  The reasons given for this refer to nearby Seattle, where there are so many “highly paid” persons in the tech industry and other fields, that people…

Our Problems Don’t Come From “Out There”

    It’s not the Russians.  Nor the Chinese.  Not the Venezuelans.  Not Syrians, not Iraqis, not Cubans.  None of the variously shifting and steadily growing lists of names where “our interests” are supposedly threatened tell us the true source of our difficulties.  The United States is not threatened with invasion, attack, subversion, or denial…

We Leave You

The columns of death glow faintly white Within the forests of this destroying planet. Here gleeful beasts track each other Through lanes of winter and rotting heroes. Of late, it has been impossible to caricature the kind of nation the United States has become; the deaths of migrant children in custody, the packing together of…