• Transition Soldier

    Transition Soldier

    As of Friday evening the Trump administration issued a memo instituting a specific ban on transgende...

  • 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...

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 »

The Sacred Freedom of Speech

The article linked below references the Vancouver riots and how police around the world mishandle crowds by preempting violence. Dr. Clifford Scott is the world’s foremost expert on crowd psychology. His abridged point is that the moment police start to treat the crowd made up of different individuals as a mob, it becomes a mob. The interviewer misses the point ... Read More »

Obama’s Jobs Plan

When President Obama and J.P. Morgan introduced the 100,000 Jobs Mission I was extremely excited because I was planning to propose to my girlfriend soon and the idea of career opportunities would make that possible. (I’ve since proposed in light of the fact that I don’t have a job). I immediately called the J.P. Morgan recruiters and sent over my resume. ... Read More »

The Death of Democracy

As the imminent fall of the birthplace of democracy looms on the world stage, it is important to keep in mind that it was not democracy that orchestrated its crash. It was the neoliberal banking practices perpetuated by the belief in hyper-capitalism as a world end game. That, due to the end of the Cold War, the West’s victory, and ... Read More »

Cartoons of the Occupation

I just finished looking at the U.S. News and World Report articles covering Occupy Wall Street and as I have watched various trolling and making fun of the protesters, I am saddened with how cruel humans can be to each other. The political cartoons themselves are comparable to xenophobic cartoons before the great wars.  Some of the trolling, I think, is ... Read More »

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