The Screeching Mob, a.k.a. Kavanaugh Protesters

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Senators on both sides said at the SCOTUS nomination hearing that demonstrations come with democracy. But Trump & co. portray Kavanaugh protesters as an existential threat.

American Democratic Values are Now Officially Meaningless

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

(October 6, 2018)  Brett Kavanaugh is on the Supreme Court. The majority can do what they want, and for this GOP the end justifies all means. An independent judiciary, due process, democracy itself? They weren't convenient, so they threw out the rule book. It's gone. That's how fascism begins.

The Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

(September 24, 2018)  During the confirmation hearing, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh came across as a sincere, conscientious man who would honestly departmentalize his personal opinions (for the most part) and be an independent, impartial Supreme Court justice who understand the importance of the separation of powers between the three branches of government. 

Black Incarceration: Johnson’s War on Crime, The RDL, and More

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series How Whites Hold Blacks Back

(05-29-2018, updated 07-16-2018)  Crime in inner-city black neighborhoods and law enforcement response over time have seemingly made it a chicken-egg matter. Seemingly. I explained how inner city  black neighborhoods came into being to begin with. From the start cities responded to crime in black neighborhoods differently than in white areas.

The Racial Wealth Gap: Two Reports on Income and Asset Disparity

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series How Whites Hold Blacks Back

(05-27-2018, updated 08-02-2018) Segregation held African Americans back until the Civil Rights Movement. There has been no institutional racism since, so they have no excuse for being less well off today, do they? And what about poor white people? Well, it just so happens that two recent reports dispute the myths about the wealth gap between whites and people of color.

Talking Fascism With Militia and Homeless at Fake Anti-Trump Demonstration

At the anti-Trump demonstration that wasn't, I chatted with a militia guy about the Constitution and Antifa, and with two homeless guys about racism v personal responsibility.

Propaganda, Censorship and Other Suppression of Dissent

This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series Fascism in America

Book bans are censorship, gag rules are a form of suppression of dissent, and Fox News is a propaganda outlet for Trump. American freedom of speech isn't that great.

Government Violence, Militias and Intimidation in American History

This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series Fascism in America

Trump's calls for aggression seen in America's long history of government violence, government-sanctioned violence and intimidation by militias, KKK and other hate groups

American Totalitarianism: Authoritarianism and Christian Dominionism

This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series Fascism in America

Both authoritarianism and Christian dominionism are powerful forces in America. Theocracies are among the severest examples of totalitarianism. Will democracy prevent a Christian States of America?

Land of the Free and Home of the Brave

(09-26-2017, updated 07-12-2018) What Are American Values? What Is Patriotism? NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem!They're  disrespecting the troops! The country! The flag! You are confused, but I understand. The symbols have become so important to you that you forget what they stand for. Do I need to remind you what your ideals are? Well fine, if you insist. Here's a little refresher, from an immigrant. You're welcome.