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Tracking the Growth of American Authoritarianism

“Can There Really Be Fascist People In A Democracy?”
Fascism in America

Since the 1971 Powell Memo, America has moved closer and closer to Fascism.

 

It’s All About Voters Who Are Angry at the Establishment.

The BREXIT surprise resulted from a broken political system burdened by an austerity driven, neoliberal, economic system under the EU that drove angry voters to the polls. Is this a precursor for a surprise in the US presidential election? Aren’t … Continue reading

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More Than Ever, Dems Need Progressive Independents to Win – Two Perspectives

Based on two different graphics about voter preferences, one for party and one for progressive vs conservative, Dems will win only if they inspire the progressive base and progressive independents to vote. According to results of the above Gallup poll, … Continue reading

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November election – How to Minimize War and It’s Fuel: Greed

The Powell Memo of 1971 formalized our path to this point in our corporatocracy. Since the corporate plan laid out in this memo has: been funded by the likes of Koch, Coors, Olin, Bradley, Scaife, and others; has constructed a … Continue reading

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The New Socialism and Bernie Sanders, #FeelTheBern

From Bernie Sanders is a democratic socialist, but what does that term mean?: There are essentially two types of socialists in modern Western democratic politics. Social democrats are effectively what the left is in nearly every Western European and North … Continue reading

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Lawrence Lessig’s “The USA is Lesterland” – But It Take More Than Spreading the Funding Influence

Lawrence Lessig: We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim Please watch the video first.   Lessig ends by saying, “We have lost that Republic. All of us have to act to get it back.” I agree with that … Continue reading

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I guess the only thing left to do IS VOTE.

– First they came for the unions, but I didn’t vote. – Then they diverted pay raises for my increased productivity to corp profit and my spouse went to work to help pay the mortgage, but we still didn’t vote. … Continue reading

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Success of 50 Years Of Fighting to End Poverty Minimized by 30 Years of Neoliberal Economics, But …

… social change is happening and growing inequality is the great enabler. Relative to Bill Moyer’s 8 stages of successful social change and postings in Popular Resistance, we are in Stage 6, “Majority Public Support.” According to the review of … Continue reading

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Move the “Center” Back to the Left – Where America Is

The following is a slightly longer version of my letter to The White House. Mr. President, I’ll be 65 in a few days. I’ve seen and experienced parts of America’s history which you may have only read about. Also since … Continue reading

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Chief Justice Roberts Affordable Care Act (ACA) decision: Winning Battle – Losing the War?

Based on comments made by Thom Hartmann last week, Roberts has handed the extreme right another rallying cause. Just like Roe v Wade, this decision will be used for decades to rally the right-wing authoritarian base. It will inspire ALEC … Continue reading

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War on Deficit/Debt – Sharing the Pain

If we are going to be forced to deal with the deficit/debt and ignore the economy and jobs, then getting the deficit/debt under control must be shared by all. Everyone must sacrifice, but some more than others. It must be … Continue reading

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The Lipstick Applied by the White House is not Making this Pig Pretty

The following are my two rants sent to the White House on their tax break stimulus package. To Anyone who cares: I’ve watched the White Board video to explain the infamous tax break agreement and I’m not convinced. Something about … Continue reading

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As a Texan, Im Ashamed of Congressman Joe Barton

Mr. Barton, You’re ashamed of BP suffering through a meeting with the President and having to honor their promise to pay “all legitimate claims?” As a homegrown Texan, I’m ashamed of your apology to BP. What could have made you … Continue reading

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DEMOCRATS – It’s Time To Stop Playing by Their Rules

The following was sent to leaders of the Democrat Party: ————————– Why are Democrats so afraid of the Republicans? Why are Democrats so afraid of standing up for their progressive values? Why are Democrats so afraid of a Republican filibuster? … Continue reading

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Pro Life Discontinuity – At Birth Life/Health Is Subjugated to Profit

Conservatives without conscience (CWC) want life protected at all costs while it exists in the womb. Once you are born, however, CWCs believe “you’re on your own.” Your life after birth and your health are totally up to you – … Continue reading

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Restoring the Rule of Law or Complacency to Apathy to Bondage – Mr. Holder’s Choice

Mr. Holder, Every time the executive branch of our federal government erodes the rule of law, our nation takes one more step toward its end. To delay that end, there must be a thorough and complete investigation of any laws … Continue reading

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Indefinite Detention Rates only a “Huge Pause”

Mr. Presidnet, I am writing to you concerning indefinite detention of suspected criminals/terrorists. On July 3, you told the Associated Press that the idea of indefinite detention gave you” huge pause.” However, huge pause does not mean you oppose it … Continue reading

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The Public Health Care Option – Conservative vs. Progressive Views

  Add your name: WeWantThePublicOption.com   After asking others to support the above effort, I got this one response: You mean the public option which is the government supplied option that will be offered if you still want to use … Continue reading

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Inside the Beltway – A Bad Barrel Produces Bad Apples

Mr. President, There was an exclusive news report on MSNBC tonight. The main point was that instead of reemphasizing what you have said in public about letting the Justice Department decide about prosecuting wrong doings of the previous administration, you … Continue reading

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Release of the Four Torture Memos by President Obama

Mr. President, I agree with not prosecuting the lower level CIA employees for their part in bad policies produced by Bush II and company. These torture policies built a bad barrel that took these good people and made them do … Continue reading

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President Obama – Continuing the Clean Up After the Bush Administration?

Mr. President, Thank you for authorizing the release of the CIA torture guidelines from the previous administration.   This is another step toward undoing the wrongs of the past. I also agree that the hands-on implementers of those guidelines are … Continue reading

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Employee Free Choice Act – Ron Paul and I Disagree

In late March, I received the following response from Congressman Ron Paul to my request to support the EFCA: Dear Mr. Hailey: Thank you for contacting my office regarding my position on collective bargaining. Please be assured, I do support … Continue reading

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Dear Conservative Without a Conscience – A Post Inauguration Letter

Your conservative worldview has held sway for many years. Your conservative cognitive policy has changed the minds of many and perpetuated many unfortunate ideas, values and principles. But we the people have started to recognize what has happened, what has … Continue reading

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Please Support Sound Science in the Texas Classroom

Jim normally provides the postings under Bad Deeds. Now, however, he is trying to prevent future bad deeds from the Texas State Board of Education: Would you like to be part of a statewide grassroots network of mainstream Texans who … Continue reading

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“You’re On Your Own” with John and Sarah

Senator Obama made the following during his acceptance speech on August 28, 2008: For over two decades, he’s [John McCain] subscribed to that old, discredited Republican philosophy – give more and more to those with the most and hope that … Continue reading

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Secretary of State Asked To Declare Candidate Ineligible

The following was provided by: Mary Vogas Volunteer for the Ewing Campaign 281-482-5423 or 281-250-8204 Texas Secretary of State Hope Andrade has been asked to declare long-time State Board of Education member David Bradley ineligible to serve on the Board … Continue reading

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Hate Can Divide Us – We Must Unite Against A Common Enemy

Labels divide us and some of our fellow Americans are unknowingly using them to help bin Laden implement his plan to destroy us. At the start of this conflict, bin Laden committed a horrendous crimial act and murdered almost 3,000 … Continue reading

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State Board of Education Member Bullies Teachers and Other Board Members

The most important race in Texas for our students’ education is in State Board of Education District 7 between David Bradley and Laura Ewing. David Bradley is the incumbent. Mr. Bradley is in insurance for a business while Ewing is … Continue reading

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I’m So Close to My Goal – Please Help Me by October 24, 2008

I’m only $130.00 away from my Grassroots Finance Committee commitment to Senator Obama’s presidential campaign. Since, I’m matching contributions dollar-for-dollar, I only need contributions totaling $65.00. Please watch the videos below and consider making a small contribution toward that $65.00. … Continue reading

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How To Select a Second in Command – The non-Political Way

The draft letter below was submitted to readers of the H-NET List for Discussion of Women & the Military and Women in War on 9/9/2008. I think the process used to select Palin, as compared to the process described below, … Continue reading

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A Form of Government Similar to What Our Founding Forefathers Rebelled Against With Great Britain

The following was sent to Jim Lehrer of PBS. He needs to get Senator McCain to talk about his health. Senator McCain’s health is critical to the future foreign and domestic policy of this country. The voters need to understand, … Continue reading

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Let’s Put Our Students First

There is an extreme faction on our State Board of Education (SBOE) that has a specific agenda that is not in the best interest of our children’s education. Incumbent board member David Bradley is a member of this extreme faction. … Continue reading

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