The Big Fake

In basketball it’s called a fake, in war a smoke screen, and in magic we call it slight of hand


Just recently the Congress hammered-out a bi-partisan compromise spending bill.  At the heart of the bill is a massive increase in military spending.

The leaders at the Pentagon were elated.  Let us not forget to mention those who will profit the most, feeding off the government ‘gravy train’.

Ever wonder how much of that increase for the military goes toward multi-million dollar salaries for the weapons manufacturers. Continue reading “The Big Fake”

Republicans Have Completely Gone to the Dark Side

Are Republicans so completely obsessed with the conservative domination of American politics that they will use any tactic, or tell any lie at their disposal to possess complete control of the American people? Continue reading “Republicans Have Completely Gone to the Dark Side”

Big Government Is Owned By Big Money (Video)

I’ve got a lot of right wing friends that have a, well justified, contempt for government, which I share.  But… what makes me and others like me different is the fact that we know the government is owned by an unsavory group of wealthy elite.  Continue reading “Big Government Is Owned By Big Money (Video)”

America Has No Dress Code

Too often these days we see people telling others what to ware, what language to speak, what to think, and what it means to be a patriot. That’s not patriotism; it’s better known as nationalism.  That can easily lead to, narrow-mindedness, exclusivity, and bigotry of all kinds.

Sometimes I think the strongest advocates of freedom are the most afraid of it.

“Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception.”~ George Orwell

No Dress Code


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Confronting Poverty with Clarity (Video)

I openly admit that I’ve met people who game the social services system; but in reality, they are a very small percentage. This women’s clarity exposes a cultural distortion that only perpetuates the impoverished conditions of many hard working Americans who are trying to raise families on insufficient incomes. Continue reading “Confronting Poverty with Clarity (Video)”

For Those Who Philosophize DISGRACE


DISGRACE… comes in all forms when it comes to our flag, our values, and how we honor those who gave the full measure of their existence to defend our noble principals. Yet, at the same time, we need to make sure we DON’T engage in hypocrisy and SELECTIVE OUTRAGE


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The Illusion of Liberal vs Conservative Values

This posting is a public letter, made in response to an article: Conservative Values vs. Liberal Values, by Star Parker for WND (World Net Daily), a conservative news website. The author prefers anonymity at this time.

Hello Star Parker,

I read your article outlining the difference between liberal and conservative, published back in 2006. Maybe I misread the intent of your comparisons. However, I thought I’d share my own positions as a progressive independent. And deflect some of the assumptions, made in the press about what is presumed to be liberal. The divisions you discussed, when you published your article, are even deeper now. The rhetoric has become Continue reading “The Illusion of Liberal vs Conservative Values”

Culture War, Guns, and Insanity

Are we on the verge of civil war? 

With the increasing number of politically motivated incidences of gun violence, its easy to think so.  At the same time the public is being bombarded with “vitriolic” discourse from the media.  For example, Bill O’Reilly has written a book called Cultural Warrior.  He and many other media pundits, both left and right, stir up the public’s emotions with fear.  But mostly, I’m compelled to accuse the right-wing  mouth pieces of sounding a lot more like leaders of a lynch mob.  Continue reading “Culture War, Guns, and Insanity”

What is a Free Country?

“Together, we can seek a common destiny… or share the consequences of an undesirable fate.”

There is a universal desire to a secure a prosperous life at the core of all human existence.  That’s why we form communities in a united effort to ensure our survival.  Human cooperation is intrinsic; it’s a characteristic at the heart of all civilization.  A shared identity and a shared purpose are the key principles that bond tribes, communities and nations.

So what is a free country? 

Continue reading “What is a Free Country?”