Let’s Fix a Few Things…

Rather than doing a dance to celebrate the end of the attempted government coup by the “Tea (extortion) Party,” and the fact that their anti-democracy stunts have done nothing to reach their goals, I want to propose a few solutions to prevent this from ever happening again and to make Congress a bit more functional. “We the people…” should demand… Continue reading

Re:public — For the People Alone

Every time I hear Lawrence Lessig speak, I am deeply moved! Participate with Rootstrikers!   Related articles Lawrence Lessig Addresses What is Wrong with American Politics (itsabeautifulearth.com) Lawrence Lessig: We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim | Video on TED.com (tribuneofthepeople.com) Lawrence Lessig: We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim (baddiesboogie.com)… Continue reading

We Need a Populist Movement—Part 2: Governance

Follow the money. I personally think that our nation’s government has never been so broken or dysfunctional in my lifetime. And I completely agree with Larry Lessig on the cause: Congress is beholden to corporate interests above all else because their expensive elections are funded by corporate donations. This is the root cause; therefore, fixing how elections are funded is… Continue reading

The Coffee Party

Well, this is interesting.  I’ve just discovered it:  The Coffee Party. This is a non-partisan community of people who really want change and are not comfortable with the status quo. They want the political process to return to the people and not special interests.  The emphasis seems to be on collective action based on what people find in common not… Continue reading

Lessig @ TED

I have made no secret of my support of Larry Lessig‘s Change Congress effort. In his TED presentation, he clearly articulates the need for it, stating that government of, for, and by the people has certainly withered in our lifetimes. He presents a reasoned case for why changing the way we fund campaigns is essential to the survival of the… Continue reading

There She Blows

Government of the corporations, by the corporations, and for the corporations. Today the Supreme Court (5-4) just handed the Republicans (and a lot of Democrats too) a huge bonus: unfettered access to corporate funding, effectively making a broken political system completely unaccountable the to will of the people. The legacy of George W. Bush lives on to feast on the… Continue reading

Fighting Being Disillusioned

I’ve actually been thinking more and more about leaving the US. I mean: for good. I find myself so disillusioned with what is happening in my native land. My country forces education reform that is destroying creativity, problem solving, deep thinking, and analysis of knowledge to inform carefully considered long term solution-making for the immediacy of factionalized curriculum memorization. My… Continue reading