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...]

Do Not Miss Andrew Sullivan Saying the Unsayable About Trump: “Then there is the obvious question of the president’s mental health… He’s deranged; he’s bizarrely living in an alternative universe.”

 (Photo Twitter)"Then there is the obvious question of the president’s mental and psychological health," writes Andrew Sullivan in New York magazine.  "I know we’re not supposed to bring this up — but it is staring us brutally in the face. I keep asking myself this simple question: If you came across someone in your everyday life who repeatedly said fantastically and demonstrably untrue things, what would you think of him? If you showed up at a neighbor’s, say, and your host show … [Read more...]

Can the black church rescue Jesus’ reputation from Trump? AME to the Rescue!

Can the black church rescue Jesus' reputation from Trump? Maybe. At least the African Methodist Episcopal Church is bravely trying to. Eighty one percent of white evangelical America handed Trump the White House, put the alt-right white supremacist Bannon in the power seat and trashed the name of Jesus at the same time. Hear the word evangelical now and the KKK comes to mind, not the Middle Eastern brown Jew carpenter.Now as detailed in an important op-ed in the Washington Post ("AME bishops … [Read more...]

read this terrifying news release from media matters, a most trusted news source combating fake news about our slide to outright white supremacy overtaking the Trump White House by stealth and overtly too

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, February 3, 2017 CONTACT Laura Keiter LKeiter@mediamatters.orgHow To Get Away With White Supremacy In Trump's White House Stephen Bannon: White Supremacist Or Just #1 Fan Of White Supremacists? BY MEDIA MATTERS DIGITAL DIRECTOR JOHN WHITEHOUSEWith the appointment of former Breitbart chief Stephen Bannon as a permanent member of President Donald Trump’s National Security Council, white nationalist forces in America have achieved what Jeff … [Read more...]

Bannon’s ‘bible’ explains Trump’s first 2 weeks as president

“Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt,” Tzu wrote. Bannon -- Trump's alter-ego--follows Tzu. As such he is the tormentor of anyone who desires continuity, peace and stability.  To put it mildly Bannon is not working to keep America a democracy much less use open and democratic means to carry out his ideological crusade. In other words picture what any young mother wants as an environment in which to raise her child and what Bannon desires is … [Read more...]

Trump is listening to Bannon/Rasputin: And whether due to incompetence or malfeasance, Bannon is making America less safe

(Photo, Wikipedia) The lies and misdirection has left America in psychological chaos. We are hemorrhaging trust.  Trump’s approval ratings are in free fall. Only 36 percent of voters approve of the way Trump has handled his presidency so far. Stephen Bannon, the Breitbart executive turned White House strategist is pouring the gas on this fire. He's no longer just an adviser. He's Trump's (and America's) Rasputin. Trump’s method is Breitbart's fake news "method:" undermine the mainstream voic … [Read more...]

Proof of Trump’s Corruption? Only Arab/Muslim Countries Where He doesn’t Have Business Interests Have Been Banned. Saudi Arabia Epicenter of Global Terror? No Problem! C’mon in Trump’s Building Towers There!

Proof of Trump’s corruption? Only people from Arab/Muslim countries where he doesn’t have business interests have been banned. Saudi Arabia epicenter of global terror-- no problem! C’mon in! Trump’s building towers there! Who gets banned? Iraqi and Afghan refugees who devoted years of their lives to helping the U.S. war efforts were detained Friday night at U.S. airports due to President Donald Trump’s executive order targeting Muslims and refugees attempting to enter the country.At least t … [Read more...]

Here Is a Deeply Informative—Scary-As-Hell–Sober (and Rare) Truth-Telling About Who Is Really Running the Trump “Presidency” That You Cannot Afford To Ignore

"While Trump lies, the former Breitbart chief seizes the reins of power... Compared to Bannon, Pence and Priebus are out of his league. They want to play with piety and politics. Bannon wants to remake the globe. Pence worries about the morals of gay people. Bannon wants to depose German Chancellor Angela Merkel..." writes Jefferson Morley of AlterNet.  ````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Here's the best inside scoop you'll read on what's really happening in … [Read more...]