Category Archives: politics/class inequality

Why Do Working People Vote Conservative?

Dominator vs partnership systems.

Dominator vs partnership systems.

Conservatives tend toward a dominator mindset:

  • Elite Republicans think the rich should rule/dominate
  • Christian conservatives think Christians should rule/dominate
  • Cultural conservatives think white, straight men should rule/dominate

Progressives tend toward a partnership mindset:

  • Equal opportunity for all, regardless of class, race, gender, sexual orientation

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We Get Poisoned Air, Water So Big Oil Can Profit

Welcome to Flint, and poisonous drinking water.

Welcome to Flint, and poisonous drinking water.

As we abandon the Paris Climate Accord and dismantle the EPA Big Oil and Big Coal make more money.

But the rest of us suffer.

  • Kids can’t play outside
  • We may have to wear a mask
  • Drinking water isn’t drinkable
  • Local lakes and rivers catch fire
  • Some die from damaged lungs
  • And more…

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Liberal Outrage = Trump Success?

West Virginia Trump supporters

A number of Trump supporters read my blog and I’m curious about your thoughts on a question I have.

After Trump’s election I had hoped that he would at least help the working class, as promised.

Yet he has sided with the elite on every major issue: Read the rest of this entry

Is the Handmaid’s Tale A Prediction?

Women’s March, New York City

In The Handmaid’s Tale Americans — and women especially — were gradually stripped of their rights, with little protest.

A small march here or there.

Is “The Handmaid’s Tale” a prediction?

Author Margaret Atwood is commonly asked that question. Read the rest of this entry

American Theocracy Devalues, Controls Women

Stop the war on women!

The disturbing Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu April 26) hinges on misogyny and controlling women and their bodies.

The main events of the tale have actually happened at some point in history, as I have written about before.

Unfortunately, the story also reflects our current political moment. Read the rest of this entry

A Wall To Keep Them Out? Or Hold Us In?

Trump and Bannon. Populists? Or dictator wannabes?

I voted for Clinton but when Trump won I thought, “At least he’s a populist” and hoped he would at least help working people.

But over time I’ve worried more and more since he is looking pretty UNpopulist: Read the rest of this entry

Supreme Court Nominee Renders Us Voiceless

Big money drowns out our voices.

Big money drowns out our voices.

Most Trump voters supported him because they felt voiceless.

And the truth is that our government mostly listens to the moneyed elite and ignores the rest of us.

So why did Trump nominate Neil Gorsuch, who will likely add to the problem? Read the rest of this entry

Unfair For Men To Subsidize Maternity Costs?

Men help make babies, shouldn’t they contribute to making sure that their babies are healthy?

Some Republicans say it’s unfair for men to subsidize women’s maternity insurance since only women use it.

Really?!

Is it fair that men’s contribution to making babies is a pleasurable orgasm, and that women’s contribution only begins with an orgasm — if she’s lucky (just 30% of US women always climax).

After maybe having an orgasm women end up with all the burden, varying from discomfort to possibly dying in childbirth. Read the rest of this entry

Why Believe Fake News?

Fake news.

Fake news.

Trump calls the mainstream press “fake.” And the press reports it.

Fake news?

It’s confusing. Read the rest of this entry

Trump, Egocentrism and Morality

Is America morphing into Soviet-style "what aboutism"?

Is America morphing into Soviet-style “what aboutism”?

Is America losing its moral grounding?

Is there no longer any difference between US and Soviet-style morality?

When asked if Vladimir Putin’s killing bothered him (he’s murdered political enemies for instance) Donald Trump retorted,

What, you think our country’s so innocent?

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