Summary: The TV show Designated Survivor shows Hollywood's response to Trump, envisioning a good liberal President facing a devastating vast right-wing conspiracy seeking to overthrow the Republic. This tells us much, as fiction provides a mirror to people's beliefs and values. It reveals the shallowness and poverty of our dreams. Perhaps that is why the reform of … Continue reading In “Designated Survivor” Hollywood dreams of a good president, the anti-Trump
Summary: Here is a summary of the latest sensational Trump fiasco. But more important, here is why the media chatter misses its significance. No matter how significant (or insignificant) the intel given to Russia, it brings the Republicans in Congress one step closer to impeaching him to save the GOP. However tactical their reasons for … Continue reading What Trump told Russia, why it matters, and why journalists ignore the smartest man in Washington
Summary: In this remarkable essay Ian Welsh goes to the heart of Western political conflict. Many posts on the FM website discuss the social dynamic driving western political evolution for centuries. This simple, clear description cuts thru the fog cast by the news media and points the way to a better future for America. If we … Continue reading The middle class will choose who wins America’s class war. We have two choices.