If Facebook is any measure, in a single day a new, strong trend has begun among progressives. Bernie is getting at least as much love as Biden, and I am afraid that there is an overwrought expectation that, as Chair of the Senate Budget Committee, Sanders will magically deliver the funding for the progressive programs he has been fighting for.

Many already believe that with Biden in the White House activists and their allies will relax their efforts, reckoning that Democratic control of government will automatically produce benefits for the people and environment. …


Rebellion and insurrection is the natural and necessary way people change their government structure. To protect themselves governments typically organize so that they cannot be removed using the sanctioned institutions they create, such as elections. They also pass laws against rebellion and insurrection. As a historic example, after the Boston Tea Party Britain passed the Coercive Acts to discipline the Colonies. The “Intolerable Acts”, as they were called by the Colonists, only heightened the resolve of the rebels.

The truth of the matter is, our nation was birthed in insurrection. The New Deal was birthed in insurrection. Laws of a…


Most Americans were struggling economically before COVID hit. It is fair to say that the pandemic added catastrophe to calamity for the people and small businesses. Predictably, the US government has done nothing of substance to help its people, in contrast to all other developed nations.

What enabled those less wealthy nations to support their people and their economies is their now traditional emphasis on social welfare, as opposed to the priority the US government gives to the well-being of corporations and the 1%. In the US, the New Deal reforms and their focus on the well-being of the people…


It conceptualizes a conscious and united working class positioned to take on the 1% — the ruling class — and win!

OWS was aware of the many divisions among the working class fostered by the rulers, their mass media arm and by duopoly politicians. They understood that those divisions had to be largely removed before the working class could move forward to claim its rightful democratic leadership of the nation.

Removing those divisions is, in itself, is an enormous task. And that’s because, aside from the arrayed forces that are deliberately promoting social divisions, there are other forces and individuals…


Exposing politicians by demanding they vote on an issue is a tired old tactic that rarely works. Those people are beyond our reach. They are totally unaccountable to us. The duopoly Congress shows disdain for the people in their every decision and action. An inevitably failed vote will be turned around and used against progressives one way or another. We cannot shame or embarrass duopoly politicians. They do not depend on voters for their positions. Their job security comes from solid oligarch support. They have an agenda and care not one whit what we think about it.

We have empirical…


Recent line at Texas foodbank

Our Government’s Grand Betrayal of the People

Our national government has, by law, the ability to create an unlimited quantity of dollars for any purpose Congress deems fit. Creating new dollars is routinely the way it pays its bills. Tax receipts and borrowing are not involved in any way in federal spending.

Now, of course, that is NOT what the government tells us. It claims that federal spending is constrained by the amount of taxes it takes in, and that if it needs to "deficit spend" (spend in excess of tax receipts) it must resort to "borrowing". The fact that it regularly…


Fairness for Presidential Debates

The carny sideshow billed as the first 2020 presidential debate was entirely predictable. The increasingly exposed ruling elites and their duopoly Party lackeys have no interest in staging a substantive treatment of the issues affecting the American 99%. How better to avoid real discussions of policies and issues than through created chaos? As far as the Partys and their bosses are concerned, either candidate would be acceptable in the White House, hence there is no urgency for either to present a compelling case for their election. Any apparent competition between the two is meaningless.

Would the…


The Centers for Disease Control is a major component of the US Department of Health and Human Services, a public agency funded by public dollars. Like every part of a monetarily sovereign federal government it ought to, and can be fully funded to the level required to accomplish its mission. There is no fiscal reason for any part of its budget to be cut, yet that has repeatedly happened to this and other agencies throughout government.

Our self-funding federal government creates new dollars as needed to cover all of its obligations. "Need" however, is determined by Congress, which writes the…


The Nation’s Dormant First Responders

Imagine please, for the sake of illustration, a situation that could never possibly happen. Imagine that every first responder in the nation, along with all their equipment, suddenly and permanently disappeared. Consider the compounding chaos that would ensue.

That scenario already exists on a national scale for the American people.Think about the uncontrolled compounding economic, social and psychological chaos that has been the everyday experience of the 99% over the last 45 years. Over that period successive Democratic and Republican governments created and maintained those conditions as the handmaidens of the ruling class. We obviously…


Don’t Vote Duopoly! Fine, Then What?

Progressives generate innumerable valid criticisms of Biden and the Democrats, Trump and the Republicans, the duopoly Congress and the electoral process.
They give us excellent reasons to not vote for EITHER candidate, and they paint a dire picture of our future under the Administration of either. Progressives skillfully refute the cases made by supporters of Biden and Trump.
Those of us convinced by the compelling case against the two men may reasonably wonder what we can DO, what affirmative action we can TAKE, instead of engaging in the duopoly electoral farce. Curiously, progressives offer no viable alternatives to voting for Biden…

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