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On Father’s Day: Poor Alphonse

“But other men were not my father. He never once stopped loving me his entire life.”

No, Not Nixon, Not China

“I will make only one prediction: the Nobel Peace Prize committee will emphatically not offer that to Trump nor Kim.”

Inequality social dysfunction and misery

Income and wealth inequality is not simply a monetary issue, it is a complex social crisis that supports and strengthens notions of superiority and inferiority, and was described by President Barak Obama in 2013 as “the defining challenge of our time.”

Killing the dream 50 years on

Perhaps conspiracy theories had been put on ice for awhile, but the nation only became more divided over Vietnam.

Big Man politics, Africa to America

“Elect a Congress and Senate of Democrats next fall. Articles of impeachment are already in hand.”

Conflict theory and biosphere annihilation

If you are not able to emulate Gandhi (at least ‘in spirit’) by living modestly, it is your own emotional dysfunctionality – particularly unconscious fear – that is the problem that needs to be addressed.

To protect and serve… The empire

All those who are there to ‘Protect and Serve’ this empire will give us are more of the same: Hype, spin, lies and half-truths!

Creating right relationship

Collective harmony relies on there being right relationship with all living forms and the complex ecological patterns of life of this most beautiful world.

Benito Trump

Will we stand up to the Swampiest one ever?

No sympathy for the devils

The old adage (I’m lying. I just made it up) of “If you believe there is a devil, then you must believe there is a God too.”

500 years is long enough! Human Depravity in the Congo

For more than 500 years, the Congo has been brutalized by the extraordinary violence inflicted by those who have treated the country as a resource – for slaves, rubber, timber, wildlife and minerals – to be exploited.

The pawns of war

Memorial Day is here again, and it seems ‘The Dogs of War’ are at it as always.

The shame of injustice

Everything that causes injustice must be uprooted, within the structures under which we live, but also, and perhaps more importantly, within the consciousness of the individual.

He can dish it out

Transactional Trump gives offense without thinking about it, lies when it’s handy, and of course when any of that is pointed out he fumes and strikes out.

Twilight Zone Amerika: Woody Allen meets Rod Serling

The ‘Big Lie’ can only work when too many of us continue to lie to ourselves.

Tip was right

Will voters awaken in California’s 49th? Will there be a wave of Democrats to replace the corrosively corrupt Republicans in a Congress stuck on stupid?

Crisis in consciousness: Change and the individual

Remove the psychological clutter and Love will shine forth, bringing clarity and lasting change, within the individual and by extension society.

Fake news is fake Amerika

Isn’t it time for the majority of our fellow citizens to stop believing in the lies and disinformation that passes as truthful news?

The anti-empire report #157: Unpersons

In his desperation for approval, our dear president has jumped on the back of increased military spending.

Dirty tricks vs. democracy

If we fail to rise up we fail to do our civic duty to protect our very democracy.

Challenges for resolving complex conflicts

If we do not dramatically and quickly improve our individual and collective capacity to resolve conflicts nonviolently, including when we are dealing with individuals who are insane, then one day relatively soon we will share the fate of those 200 species of life we drove to extinction today.

Totalitarian dream: Fatherland/homeland

Of course,  the embedded with empire mainstream media only allows discourse from writers and citizens who express within the spectrum of the Republican & Democratic parties.

Binary pablum for the masses

The use of simplistic binary rhetoric has been the modus operandi of Populist leaders throughout history.

A ‘Bolt’ (ton) from the past

With that nasty smirk on his face, Bolton actually publically has come out for the pre-emptive attacking of both Iran and North Korea... going on years now.

It’s all over now baby red, white and blue

How many Apple Annies must there be on the street corners of our nation before we all get wise?