Should we risk using anger to arouse America?

Summary:  Anger can be a political tool, motivating both an organization's cadre and its mass audience. Too risky or the other available tool? Today we examine both sides of the issue, and end with a question for readers. . "As for those American soldiers asking, “Was our sacrifice in Fallujah worth it?,” one is at … Continue reading Should we risk using anger to arouse America?

Re-envisioning the FM website, becoming soldiers in the war for American’s future

Summary:  The FM website has changed in recent months.  This is an annoucement of that change.  This is what they call in serial fiction (e.g., TV,  comic books) a retroactive continuity (retcon). This site was born as one providing analysis.  It's readers were not satisfied, demanding solutions -- and rightly so.  After months of evolution, … Continue reading Re-envisioning the FM website, becoming soldiers in the war for American’s future

Attention fellow sheep: let’s open our eyes and see the walls of our pen

These are self-explanatory, and would arouse rage in any but the most domesticated of subjects. These are brief excerpts. I esp recommend reading the first in full. Then doing something about it. Do something, anything. Passivity is our greatest enemy. Contents "Who's in Big Brother's Database?", by James Bamford, New York Review of Books, 5 … Continue reading Attention fellow sheep: let’s open our eyes and see the walls of our pen

About Goldman Sachs, the exemplar of our financial system

The stories about Goldman Sachs seem to be arousing outrage, as deeper but more abstract analysis has not.  As the saying goes, "It's Goldman's world; we just live in it". While Goldman is just one firm, it is first among equals in the financial sector and among the most successful of exploiting the current US … Continue reading About Goldman Sachs, the exemplar of our financial system

Please read this. For the sake of yourself, your children, and their children

It is not too soon -- or too late -- to become angry.  Evidence continues to pour in that our government needs to be shaken like a dirty rug.  Are we weaker than the people of Iran?  How much evidence do we need to spark outrage? To jump-start this process, please read this article:   "The … Continue reading Please read this. For the sake of yourself, your children, and their children