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Posts from ‘December, 2011’

What is to be Done?

I am so very impressed with Michael J. Smith’s online book, Stop Me Before I Vote Again. I’ve encountered much opposition to my decision to vote for Ron Paul in the Republican primary (how dare you!!) and for my decision to vote for a third party in the general election next fall. But I’m unmoved […]

Voting Against Our Self-Interests

I’ve posted before on this topic, asking why people consistently vote against their own self-interests. My conclusion in the past has been the same as that of Annie, in the following article. Lots of liberals and progressives have shared our opinion. I never had an answer to my own question – my response was an […]

Documentary on Iran

With all of the saber-rattling going on vis-a-vis Iran, I thought that I’d provide a link to what I thought was a balanced view of the country of Iran. I don’t know a lot about Iran, other than that it is a Persian country whose language is Farsi, not Arabic. Steve Ricks, the narrator, is […]

Jill Stein for President

Happy Holidays!

A Deviously Brilliant Idea

There is a movement building for progressives to temporarily change their voter registration from whatever party they are registered as to Republican, so they can vote for Ron Paul in the Republican primary. The idea is that if Ron Paul is the nominee, Barack Obama will be forced to defend his war mongering and unconstitutional […]

Thoughts on Third Parties

When I tell people that I refuse to vote for Obama, they somehow think that I am going to vote for Ron Paul or some other moral cretin endorsed by the Republican Party. What is it about this country’s people that they think their options are so limited that they can only pick between two […]

Ahhhh, Excuse Me?

Would anyone care to educate me as to who appointed President Obama chief judge, jury, and executioner?? For those who don’t know what I’m referring to, please read Glenn Greenwald’s opinion on the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012. Be sure and read the comments, too – they are quite illuminating. Oh, and after reading […]

Second Thoughts

As furious as I am with the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (93-7 in the Senate and 322-96 in the House) and as unimpressed as I am with Obama’s pledge to veto the bill, I overlooked one thing until I read Paul Craig Roberts’ incisive analysis of the Machiavellian scheming of the Obama […]

Christ and the OWS Movement

I’ve been waiting for a column like this from some well-known writer for a long time. Perhaps Chris Hedges isn’t well-known to you, but he has an audience on the left, where I live. For a long time, I have asked myself why those on the left have such a problem with the message of […]