Trump and the Republican Party Are Selling Your Internet Privacy at a Corrupt Level That Stuns

When it comes to Internet privacy Trump, and the GOP are adopting the corporate-authoritarian model of China – where the state can not only watch everything you do on the Internet, but can also censor it. And Trump and the GOP add insult to civil rights injury: They want to strip Americans of privacy rights while also letting private companies make money off our loss of rights. Call this the United-Airlines-Mug-A-Paying-Passenger philosophy of consumer "rights"... on a national "legalized" s … [Read more...]

“How have you and you wife Genie stayed together for almost 50 years given that, quite frankly, Frank, you were once such an A-hole?”

"How can I make my relationships and my life work?"Hint:It isn't anything you'll learn about male or female orgasms online.The Alpha Males on Wall Street and running Silicon Valley have nothing to teach you.The Alpha Females at your local Women's Studies program have nothing for you either...A happy life is about......choosing to not be a male or female "Alpha" jerk and put people first, not career, position or income.Be "powerful" if you must... but...in only … [Read more...]

My “Easter Sermon” and Video Rant: Trump is a symptom. We’re losing our souls…

Trump is a symptom. We’re losing our souls. Silicon Valley billionaires think they will live forever by downloading their consciousness to computers. Evangelicals are waiting for Jesus. What all agree on is that our true redeemer these days is Ayn Rand and the cult of money, power and greed. Selfishness and anti-human behavior is the norm. A passenger is mugged on United; a fraud is elected “president”; the rich get richer everyone else loses leg room so to speak, and has to pay to check a bag. T … [Read more...]

Trump Voters And Liberals Can (For Once) Unite! Let’s Join Together To Bankrupt UNITED and Send a “Stonewall” — Type Message to Our Greedy Merciless Corporate Overlord Bullies

Normalizing abuse, violence and tyranny in America to protect corporate greed is now our way of life. Left and Right unite! Let's destroy United Airlines and send a message to our overlords: enough!We are becoming a class-ridden society. Citizens face violence and the threat of the law for exercising their ordinary rights--such as wanting to actually fly when they pay for a ticket.Put it this way: Here is something that members of Black Lives Matter and Fox News fans can unite on. It … [Read more...]

Trump: Will he Fake Terror?

Trump is a man so reckless, so petulant, so full of blind self-regard, it is impossible to know where his presidency will lead. Will he fake terror? Will he go to war to distract us? The unthinkable is now thinkable. That itself is stomach-turning.From Vladimir Putin to Saddam Hussein, Trump has expressed his admiration for a rogues’ gallery of foreign dictators and autocrats. And we know that other “strongman” leaders he admires have gone to war just for the ratings, or to distract from thei … [Read more...]

Trump’s election was just one more nail in the coffin of what was — according to humanistic idealists such as Winston Churchill — supposed to be a secular age of reason

Trump’s election was just one more nail in the coffin of what was -- according to humanistic idealists such as Winston Churchill -- supposed to be a secular age of reason and enlightenment. Instead of reason shaping our politics in 2017, we find ourselves at the mercy of white European nationalists, white supremacists, American white Christo-fascists and Islamo-fascists who may all hate each other but are united in one relentless activity: their global attack on reason per se.Barbarians are a … [Read more...]

“Dear Frank, While I was in therapy recovering from the literal brain damage I experienced due to evangelical fundamentalism plus incest”…

 Hi Frank,While I was in therapy recovering from the literal brain damage I experienced due to evangelical fundamentalism plus incest, my therapist advised me not to read others' stories/work because she wanted me to keep my memories uncontaminated from others'.  SO I just finished your Calvin Becker trilogy (Portofino, Zermatt and Saving Grandma) because I kept the same policy while writing my memoir series.Your trilogy hit me hard because it was so accurate!  I could fe … [Read more...]

Here’s What I’ve Learned from the Experiences Offered by Life In General, And by Fatherhood and Grandparenthood In Particular: Beauty Matters More than Career

Once during a brief visit home while I was on a particularly travel-filled and arduous university lecture tour in 2014, my granddaughter Lucy (then 5) asked me plaintively, “Ba, but why are you traveling so much?”“To sell my latest book,” I said. “I earn my living as a writer.”She thought about this for a few moments and then stated emphatically, “Ba, you should write less!”It seems to me that Lucy had already gotten one thing right: she intuitively knew that our human connections are … [Read more...]