Trump and the 1% lead America back to its past, to its dark roots

Summary: Look to the past to see the future of the Trump revolution. That means seeing through the half-truths of both the doomsters and the panglossians. Here's a brief look at the bad news and the good news. Draw your own conclusions. The Trump "revolution" is a moment in the wave of history carrying the … Continue reading Trump and the 1% lead America back to its past, to its dark roots

On the day after Memorial Day celebrate Plutocracy Now!

Summary: The enemies of America's democracy have stepped into the light. Yesterday we remembered the sacrifice of those who fell defending America. Today let's see how we betray them through our apathy and disinterest in working the political machinery of the Republic, putting it at risk. Here are harsh facts essential for us to see. … Continue reading On the day after Memorial Day celebrate Plutocracy Now!

American politics isn’t broken. It’s working just fine for the 1%.

Summary: Political commentary often reveals more from its blindness than its insights. For example, a widely-cited analysis at Salon by journalist Andrew O'Hehir tells us some entertaining harsh truths -- but avoids deeper, useful insights that would disturb his Outer Party readers (i.e., politically passive managers and professionals). "Two despised frontrunners, two dying parties & … Continue reading American politics isn’t broken. It’s working just fine for the 1%.

Despair: so common these days, so good for the 1%

Summary:  Despair at the confident predictions of doomsters has become an almost defining characteristic of both Left and Right in America, as documented in so many posts here. Nothing but abject servitude serves the 1% better.  Here's an example, looking at the effects of the quarter-century-long campaign predicting doom from climate change. Assessing the record, … Continue reading Despair: so common these days, so good for the 1%