All over the country, we see monuments to those who, under any other conceivable context would be defined as traitors, criminals or, in our modern parlance, terrorists.Read More What Was the Deadliest Terrorist Group the U.S. Ever Faced?
Group closure and ideological tunnel vision are an impediment to political progress that especially hurts the left
WHEN WE STAND ALONE, WE FALL. WHEN WE STAND TOGETHER, WE RISE. It’s been a while since I’ve posted a Music Moment. This was a pretty powerful statement.Read More Don’t Stay Silent
Now, with President Trump as the role model, there’s no reason to think that his success will be interpreted as anything less than an invitation for the Monstrous Deplorables to act on their hatred.Read More The Trump Effect
ICONIC SIXTIES MOVEMENT LEADER REFLECTS ON HIS LIFE Tom Hayden was a founder of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and one of the authors of the inspiring Port Huron Statement. As such, Hayden was instrumental in redefining American Liberalism as a movement dedicated to equality, peace and justice. Those dedicated to these values, […]Read More RIP Tom Hayden
“ANTI-ABORTION” IS ABOUT CONTROLLING FEMALE SEXUALITY It always has been, and remains, my thesis that the rampant Trumpaphobio among the right-wing establishment has little to do with the Donald’s actual policy positions. That is clearly not the case, as Trump is a stalwart defender of the corporatocracy. The problem that the corporate elite have with […]Read More Trump, Abortion and the Puritan Ethic
ON THE STAR WARS UNIVERSE, SLAVERY AND R2D2 THE MASTERMIND! All right, so it’s the end of the quarter, and thus a difficult time for me to post regularly. I’ve had some serious commentary on the blog lately, and have a few more serious pieces in draft form, almost ready to go. It’s just been […]Read More The Sociology of R2D2
ONE OF THE GREAT BIG SCREEN WRITERS IS NOW ON THE BIG SCREEN IN HIS OWN RIGHT Dalton Trumbo wrote, what I believe to be, the greatest anti-war novel of all time, Johnny Got His Gun. When I was teaching high school literature, this was on my required reading list for both stylistic and intellectual reasons. […]Read More Dalton Trumbo on the Big Screen