Dear Trump Voters, If This Isn’t You, Prove It!

Trump voters, if American democracy fails, you will be responsible. Some day you will be held accountable. If you don't want to associate yourself with what's happened and what will happen if Trump's allowed to continue, prove it in the midterms.

Fake News, Real News, Custom News: Facebook Information Bubble v. Flipboard

From Facebook to Flipboard. Nowadays, everyone has a custom news feed. We live in an information bubble, many in a fake news bubble. A fake news coccoon is dangerous.

Hitler and Trump: Propaganda for the Poorly Educated in Mein Kampf

"I could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and I wouldn't lose any voters," Trump said. He focuses on the poorly educated, who he sees as useful idiots. Hitler's thoughts exactly.

Propaganda, Censorship and Other Suppression of Dissent

This entry is part 10 of 11 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.

Fascism and Its Language: America is the Greatest Country on Earth!

This entry is part 3 of 11 in the series Fascism in America

Language is a powerful tool for fascists. Propaganda and demagoguery use mythologizing language: "America is the greatest country on Earth!" and dehumanizing language: "They're all animals!"

Trump and Fox News and Fake News and Sweden

Trump doesn't understand that when the President of the United States tweets Fox News fake news about Sweden (and on Presidents Day), all of Sweden lets us know it's fake news

Lies, Disinformation and Conspiracy Theories on the Internet

(10-13-2015, updated 07-14-2018)  Conspiracy theories and other craziness, what to do about the disinformation and lies on the Internet. Previously I wrote that I believe that in the long run humanity is getting better, in part due to the ready availability of information. In the short term, though, easy access to information has it's downsides as well.

Small Town America and the Real Issues

(08-12-2015, Updated 07-15-2018)   What's more important, Real Americans, staking out exactly where your Real America is or solving some of your real problems? One response to my open letter to police chief Mark Kessler by Steve Harmon includes the following line: "The Chief, God bless him, is simply trying to unpussify my America." I'm not sure he thought that through

There Should Be Gun Restrictions For People With Mental Health Issues

(01-12-2013, updated 07-15-2018)   Point in Case, this guy Piers Morgan tries to chat with about gun rights. When Dickens visited America in 1842, he was shocked  at the pride Americans took in carrying weapons. A few days ago, another Englishman attempted to confront an American who just loves his right to bear arms. . . Okay, forget the awkward segue from Dickens to second amendment rights. Honestly, I just want to show this video.