Movement for a People’s Party

Last week Nick Braña announced the next stage in his effort–the Draft Bernie movement has become the ‘Movement for a People’s Party’. In a recent interview on the Jimmy Dore Show, Braña explained that although progressives have the numbers, they are ‘too atomized’ to be successful at the polls. He hopes to remedy that situation…

Neoconservatives Against the World

We knew that this election was a contest between two deep state factions, but the most interesting thing in my opinion is the fact that both Trump and Clinton represent neoconservative influences. It was Bill Clinton who allowed the left-wing neocons to take control of the Democratic Party.[1] (Page 36, Location 465) He did so…

Humanity at the Crossroads

I just read the New York Times article about the baby homes in Ireland. Patriarchal ‘morality’ creates a throwaway culture. It turns love to hatred, beauty to ugliness, and human kindness to cruelty. If we really want to make things better we have to let it go. [1] [1] Ireland wanted to forget but the…

Puerto Rico Follows in the Footsteps of Haiti

I was shocked when I read this story about five former presidents raising funds for hurricane relief. [1] I’m not picking on the Chicago Tribune, all of the media handled this story in the same way. I assume this means that the majority of Americans don’t know the aid they sent to Haiti didn’t go…

Misogyny and Politics

As the dust settles from the 2016 election the real misogynists are coming out of the woodwork, and they are not Bernie Sanders. Last week Bill Clinton threw his wife under the bus again and no one blinked an eye. According to the media lapdogs Poor Bill tried to help Hillary with her book, and…

Revising my Opinion on Draft Bernie

Our Revolution participated in last week’s organizing call and the conversation was encouraging.  Then Bernie spoke at an Our Revolution meeting.  These things have led me to conclude that I was too quick to condemn the movement.  We do need a third party and this group is determined to be that party.   We’ll all benefit…

The Trials of Jim Bakker

Update, October 20, 2017:  On second thought, we don’t know if he repented– he didn’t serve his time, he only served five years. [1] Also I forgot about the rape part. Sorry everyone. Hey guys, I wouldn’t have mentioned Jim Bakker if I’d known he was still in the public eye.  He wasn’t really the point…

Recognizing Hermes

  Until recently my understanding of the disagreement between Mormons and Evangelicals was the ‘faith versus works’ debate. Is salvation earned through good works or through faith? But I’ve always understood this to mean that the goal was the same. The real problem didn’t become clear to me until I began to wonder about the…

Mormons on My Mind

I’ve wasted a day trying to write a rationale for the following statement only to conclude that my rationale is irrelevant. While I was praying for help with my schedule I was told to call the Mormon people out of the Mormon Church.

The Many Faces of Revelation

When it comes to the Book of Revelation disagreements can end the conversation before it gets started. I suspect that some of my readers are already up in arms because I cited J. Massyngberde Ford in a previous article. Because her commentary on Revelation is controversial in some circles, I’m also using Craig R. Koester’s…

Puerto Rico Has Not Been Abandoned After All

The Facebook group Puerto Rico’s Recovery Fund “Hurricane Maria” is reporting that there are enough supplies to help half a million people, but they are sitting in shipping containers in the port.  They’ve been there since Saturday.  According to the governor  they can’t find any trucks to distribute the supplies.  Apologies to President Trump–life is good.  Now…

They Called to the Mountains and the Rocks, Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb!

Update, September 27, 2017: Call off the Apocalypse!  It’s been reported that there are 3000 shipping containers full of supplies that have been sitting in the port in Puerto Rico since Saturday.  The governor says they can’t find any trucks to distribute it!  Apologies to President Trump.   When I see ‘President’ Trump sitting smugly…