There’s a question I meant to raise a few weeks ago about the budget debate in Washington and President Trump’s Great Wall idea. “What would you prefer Congress to fund — $5 billion for border security or $5.7 billion for a border wall?” Yeah. That was a debate. In real life. Sure, I think paying […]Read More Democrat lawmakers agreed with Trump’s wall — 25 percent of the way
The 16-year old son of a suspected terrorist who made the US government’s assassination target list was killed by a US drone strike one evening — two weeks subsequent to an American missile tearing apart his father’s body. The boy — up to the the point where he was enjoying a outdoor, roadside meal by […]Read More Separating families through border prisons or African drones — how US policies can make parts of the world unsafe for children
The Fourth Book of Funkadelic, chapter two, verse three saw the hollow howls against totalitarianism years ago: You say you don’t like what your country’s about (yeah) Ain’t you deep In your semi-first class seat You picket this and protest that And eat yourself fat Ain’t you deep In your semi-first class seat. The chapter […]Read More Sure, Protest the Muslim Ban. Then Protest This.
My Trump piece from yesterday about his Muslim nation immigration ban followed mentalunrest’s editorial policy — one major idea at a time, with few exceptions. But it’s time to give you the other part of this story. With the exception of Syria, Trump’s executive order never identified the specific countries subjected to the immigration ban. […]Read More How Obama Helped Trump Create the Muslim Ban List
The 2016 National Book Award-winning poetry book, The Performance of Becoming Human by Daniel Borzutzky, describes a depressing and violent world of wars, societal dismemberment from the assault of free trade agreements, migrant crises, inequality, xenophobia, and dictatorial oligarchs. Borzutzky’s prescription for living in this mad world is to take on a “spiritual mission in […]Read More WordCraft: The Performance of Becoming Human by Daniel Borzutzky
I have some unfinished business to discuss regarding my prediction seven months ago that Donald Trump has a shot at becoming the Party of No Brains’ nominee for President. But let’s revisit what I wrote back then: … [I]f Americans saw a President in a man known more for his acting ability than his […]Read More WHAT CAN STOP TRUMP NOW?
The current immigration fight brewing between the Party of No Brains and the Party of No Guts-in-Chief is another example of why I think partisan politics is a weapon of mass distraction from bigger issues like income inequality, oversized bankers and geopolitical risks overseas. The difference between infants and adults is that the former will […]Read More IMMIGRATION GAME GOES ‘ROUND & ‘ROUND…