How Politics is Making us Drink the Kool-Aid

When the truth threatens our fantasies, we're quick to disassociate, and it enforces the truths we are told.

Why America is Not a Country Club

and why we should look to our board of directors to straighten it out.

Not Radicals, but Self-Propagandizers & Fashionistas

This analysis may seem pessimistic or cynical to some. It isn’t. It is merely a description of a specific phenomenon: life at the center of the Empire, life in what used to be called “the belly of the beast.”

Progressive Poetry: 'Syria'

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Progressive Poetry: 'Untitled (Austerity)'

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Progressive Poetry: 'It's Not The Time (Lost Causes)'

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State of the System

When I say “the system,” I’m not talking about just one aspect of it. It isn’t just politics or economics, but everything that has an overarching control on our lives.

Why I Am a Real Progressive

I decided to become a Real Progressive so I could tell the truth about the things the elite don't want us to know.

What I've Learned At Real Progressives

We are a family. A family of people who learned to work, to strive, to dream, and to succeed or fail together. A family of people who answered a call.

Why I Call Myself a Real Progressive

You cannot stand for progress if you are unwilling to change things that need to be changed.

Discard the Fiction in the Coffin --- Find the Real MLK

But King wasn’t killed for being a dreamer. He was killed for being an uppity mass movement leader dedicated to transforming society by confronting white supremacy.

The Plunder of the Golden Years

Senile Dementia, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and other age related diseases are increasingly likely to touch all of us, from one side or another. ...And maybe from multiple sides.

The Truth About 'Printing Money'

If government spending is just "printing money" then taxing is simply "unprinting money". It's a circuit.

Rage Against Austerity

Voters are easily distracted and politicians gleeful of our short memories.

How I Came to Learn MMT

The truth about how money actually works, and the road to the truth...

Let's Talk About The Word 'Theory' For A Moment

This is how everyday miracles are thwarted by a lack of faith and foresight

MMT Works Today

So let's save the planet now instead of tearing down the system first!

How Progressives Can Win Big

Casting out the Spirit of Defeatism, One Keystroke at a Time

Semantics Regarding 'Taxes Do Not Fund Spending'

So stop wasting time and lives by arguing that the statement is not true!

No Time to Waste

We have to act like we are diving in front of a bullet shot at our child when considering how important it is to learn and educate others about #MMT.

MMT is Reality

Diagnosing economic problems without MMT as a guidepost is like a guy who stayed at a Holiday Inn pretending to be a doctor.

A Message to the Green Party National Committee and Howard Switzer Regarding Monetary Reality

So, as progressives, we need to recognize that we ought not be sidetracked by distractions or false causal theories about our ills being primarily due to our economy being based on "private bank debt money" rather than "public bank-sovereign money." In both cases, it's the high-powered public money created by the Federal Reserve System that is at the foundation of the economy.

Incarceration, INC.

Nobody should have a vested interest in anybody else's incarceration.

Identity and Politics: Building Bridges

One of the big buzzwords tossed around these days is identity politics. Something I’ve noticed is that these words essentially have two meanings and thus it can be an issue if someone discusses the topic while using one meaning but someone else is approaching it from the other side.