In “Designated Survivor” Hollywood dreams of a good president, the anti-Trump

Designated Survivor - the good ones

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

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How the Left sees its political violence: as innocents victimized

Black Bloc in Milan

Summary: Slowly the Left begins to grapple with the cycle of political violence they have begun and realize that this might end badly for them and America. That is not enough and is too late. Stopping the escalation requires the Left to see their role in it as other than pretty protesters with a tiny … Continue reading How the Left sees its political violence: as innocents victimized

Our Right & Left have lost their way. Saul Alinsky points to a better politics.

Let's reimagine the rules

Summary: As US politics becomes a cacophony of lies and nonsense (now descending into street violence), we need to know that it can be better. This post reminds us of Saul Alinsky's famous "Rules for Radicals", which will work for any political movement. "Let them call me rebel and welcome, I feel no concern from … Continue reading Our Right & Left have lost their way. Saul Alinsky points to a better politics.