As we watch Trump abuse and debase the office of president we see a spiritual problem unfolding: the loss of the American soul.

In Calvinism, the theological cult of an angry God in which I was raised, humans are created by a God who like Trump, has determined to give them only the illusion of free will. And this God never intends to save them all or even most of them. Most are mere pawns to fuel his fires of hell for eternity-- the Calvinists love to quote St. Paul, who calls them “vessels of wrath”. Trump seems to worship no one but himself. But the angry selfish God of Calvin is waiting for him if Trump ever wants a go … [Read more...]

We Will Resist the Trump Clan of Con Artist Crooks and Win: Here’s Why (Hint, History Is on Our Side Don’t Give Up)

Please WATCH my 6 minute video commentary on just why we Americans will win against the con artist Trump and his family of grifters... HERE … [Read more...]

Trump Voters Were Fact-Free and Now It Looks As If They Are Also Willingly Even Proudly Stupid: A New Poll Shows They’d Elect Trump– Again!

Trump voters have changed the old saying “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me,” to “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice– just fine by me!”A new ABC News/Washington Post poll taken as Trump approaches his 100th day in office (with the lowest approval rating at this point of any president since 1945) shows that 96 percent of those who supported him in November say they’d do so again today.Are tens of millions of Americans proudly, knowingly and defiantly stupid? I … [Read more...]

Free: Read a sample chapter from my new forthcoming book “Letters to Lucy”

 "Letters to Lucy" is a multimedia project I've worked on for 3 years. Now I've teamed up with EJ, a great designer to bring it out as an iBook. We've chosen to publish the book this way because it allows us to show and experience the art, movies, TV and music I speak of. Why the book? Because someone has to try and rebuild our civilization! Look for "Letters to Lucy" in the next few months and click the link below to read, watch and listen to the first chapter FOR FREE on my new … [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...]

“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...]

America Dishonored

I had never thought about ancestry much until Trump was elected. His fanning the flames of hate for the “other” reminded me that my family goes “way back” in America. Far from that being a matter of pride being a white American is one of shame. I was thinking about this as I made a video talking about Trump while standing in a small military graveyard. I was also thinking about my family beginning with my son John who served in the US Marines and was deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq in 2003 and … [Read more...]

I’m a white male in North America’s upper middle class

I’m a white male in North America’s upper middle class.This inglorious inheritance of slaveholders, misogynists, and war-makers shapes what I experience and, just as importantly, do not experience—i.e., what black men undergo in our country’s criminal and judicial system or even during casual traffic stops and what women of all races and classes endure when confronted by our culture’s everyday sexism and what gay women and men face in the daily bigotry (or worse in the all-too-common violence … [Read more...]