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Dear Greta: How Did We Get Here

Dear Greta, How did we get here? What events led to this out-of-control spiral? It seemed that America was the strongest and smartest nation in the world. So, what caused this dangerous back-stepping, this decimation of the American Dream, the unraveling of the American Middle Class?

How We Got Here

In the 1920’s, the excess of capitalist

2019-10-26T21:32:50+00:00October 22nd, 2019|

16 Tons: American Poverty

Today, more than 30% of Americans live in or near poverty.

In 1955, Tennessee Ernie Ford had a #1 hit that defined the poverty of the era.

” … You load 16 tons and what do you get? Another day older and deeper in debt. St Peter don’t you call me cause I can’t go; I owe

2019-10-17T18:25:07+00:00October 17th, 2019|

Adventures With Depression

I’ve had a few adventures with depression.

My campaign running for U.S. Congress in 2004 ended in defeat. After a 12-month full time effort, I was physically exhausted. Even though I believed that second place in an election very well might have been better than first place in our dysfunctional political world.

Over the years, I have

2019-10-09T16:12:35+00:00October 9th, 2019|

Dear Greta

Dear Greta,

You ain’t seen nothing yet. Thank you for saying that the established generations were not bad people; no, we’re just dumb and infected with greed.

We think that we will live forever – if we have enough.
We think that we can hire people to service all our needs, even if no workers exist.
We

2019-10-07T16:08:31+00:00October 7th, 2019|

Impeachment 1.0

I recall President Harry Truman saying that the only history that is new is history we’ve not read. The impeachment process has started and is shifting to high gear. It is a two step process; first an almost certain vote in the House of Representatives followed by a trial in the Senate, which is less

2019-09-30T14:53:38+00:00September 30th, 2019|

US & Saudis Joined At The Hip – Part 2

In the late 90s, George Bush 43 was running for president, but he had a few problems; one was that an oil company he mismanaged was headed toward bankruptcy. Low and behold, the Saudis bought the company and provided a profit to the investors.

Then comes the War on Terror with 9/11 – 90+% of the

2019-09-28T11:23:45+00:00September 28th, 2019|