• Fake News

    Fake News

    In 2012 I wrote an entry about Julian Assange and Russia Today (RT). At the time, observing activism...

  • A Theory of Peace

    A Theory of Peace

    “Those love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those who love war.” Martin Luther King J...

  • War with Me

    War with Me

    I’m built backwards.  I have legs for arms, hands for feet.  No, that’s not the right.  I was wise b...

  • VFP Convention 2015: A Reflection

    VFP Convention 2015: A Reflection

    VFP Convention 2015: A Reflection By Michael Bassett I am grateful to Veterans For Peace (VFP) for t...

  • Best Practices for Helping our Homeless Veterans

    Best Practices for Helping our Homeless Veterans

    They sleep under bridges and hide in vacant door ways We once armed them and told them to: Defend Us...

Anonymous Sends Strong Message to Police

Sorry for the inconvenience. We are trying to change the world. Released to Occupations in San Diego, Chicago, and Oakland, this latest video by the infamous Internet group Anonymous sends a strong message to police officers around the United States. The video calls for the police to honor their oath and protect the people they swore to serve.  It states ... Read More »

Being Heard Without Saying a Word

From the moment I woke up yesterday I closely watched the weather in anticipation of glorious thunderstorms to wash over Central Oklahoma. Unfortunately, the storm I had been tracking was slow moving into Oklahoma City but was active none the less. The news reported of a tornado touching down in the southwestern part of the state in the late afternoon. ... Read More »

Veterans Affairs Closes Its Doors

Have you ever heard of a governmental organization closing its doors? Not answering its phones? That is exactly  what I observed this summer with the Philadelphia VA. In the spring I had received a letter from the VA informing of their intentions of recruiting me.   Unfortunately, this all amounted to nothing and when I called the VA (over and over again) the number ... Read More »

Unmarketable Skills

Being employed without pay. We used to call it indentured servitude, and then slavery, now we call it an internship. I have had a job since I was too young to have one, I was never overworked, but I was also underpaid. But that is beside the point. In reality, nobody ever feels like they are being paid enough. I ... Read More »

No Honor in Hurting Unarmed Civilians

Currently this video has over two and a half million hits. If this is not proof of the emotional power that a veteran in support of the Occupation can garner I don’t know what is. Most of us don’t claim to be any more honorable than anyone else. It is other people’s expectation of our honor that makes us go ... Read More »

So What Exactly is Occupy Wall Street?

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“So what exactly is Occupy Wall Street?” I have had countless friends and family members ask me that question recently. Read this and you will see what the movement is and why every single one of you should be a part of this revolution. Occupy Wall Street (OWS) is a metaphor. The protesters in New York are not occupying Wall ... Read More »

Phillip Spooner: Equality Maine

Philip Spooner is a WWII vet and a born and bred republican. His speech on gay marriage became an Internet sensation. When veterans speak in this country people listen. It’s a responsibility never to be taken lightly. Read More »

No Movement in Movement

Sidelined by Those on the Sidelines “The discarded and rejected are the raw material of a nation’s future. The stone the builders reject becomes the cornerstone of a new world. A nation without dregs and malcontents is orderly, decent, peaceful and pleasant, but perhaps without the seed of things to come. It was not the irony of history that the ... Read More »

The Art of Occupy

People must escape suppression of themselves and of society. They must raise the bar of thoughts and ideas that have been set so low. Authority sets acceptable levels of behavior so society runs smoothly, and it does run smoothly. Smoothly down hill. Ideas of peace and equality, freedom and justice are an uphill struggle but one that raises the value ... Read More »

War Fever

I’m built backwards. I have legs for arms, hands for feet. No, that’s not the right. I was wise beyond my years, isn’t that the term your elders use when the first signs of intelligence spark in your eyes, and the grey mush inside your skull begins to take on some form? Yeah, I think that’s it. So the mind ... Read More »

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