The Lesser of Two Monsters?

In the wake of this unprecedented presidential election I think we all need to take a deep breath and with as little emotion as possible consider what has just transpired. In this interminable Sophie’s Choice of an election season we were faced with two nearly equally distasteful candidates one of whom – like it or […]

Get Out There and Legitimize Our Fascist, Plutocratic System!

So we’re finally almost there. Decision Time 2016. The lines have been clearly drawn. On the right we have Trump – the unhinged, egomaniacal, sexist, racist, pumped-up contractor-cum-reality-TV-host. Also on the other right… we have Hillary Clinton – heir apparent to the Establishment’s 30+ year reign, protector of the American Empire and faithful servant to the its corporate, […]

Dear Bernie and Trump Supporters: Now that the Machine has Destroyed Your Candidates, What Will You Do?

The corrupt political machine which controls our elections has done an amazing job this season. It has masterfully executed its pre-election plan to have Hillary Clinton become President of the United States – this in spite of the unprecedented and unanticipated challenges posed by the Sanders and Trump campaigns. But in spite of all of the Bernie and Trump drama… it was […]

The Lesser of Two Weevils

So it’s official… the 2016 Presidential Election will be a choice between Hillary Clinton & Donald Trump… or, as I like to call it, the lesser of two weevils. One’s an ethically challenged apparatchik of the neofascist regime that has destroyed our country, while the other is narcissistic political neophyte with a god complex. As Trevor Noah, […]

Why The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be

I grew up in the sixties. In the beginning of that decade, the “future” was a fantastically hopeful concept. It contained the promise of amazing technological advances; a push-button world of flying cars and robot servants, where automation would save us from the drudgery of work, where science would overcome the scourge of disease and […]

What Does Your Vote Really Accomplish?

“If voting made any difference… they wouldn’t let us do it.” Mark Twain One of the most persistent follies of the American people is our stubborn insistence that our vote makes a difference – that by voting, we decide who our leaders will be and what policies they will enact. But no matter who we vote […]

Don’t Be Fooled by the Strawman

Remember when John McCain was supposed to be a viable Presidential candidate? Or how about Mit Romney… remember when he was considered a legitimate contender for the oval office? Somehow in both cases, these two Republican politicians were presented to us as valid Presidential candidates…  right up until election day. After that, it became obvious that they were deeply […]