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Reality Dictionary: trumpist

trumpist (trûm’pist)  (noun): a person who denies his or her compassion, intelligence, dignity and decency in order to join a group or organization designed to increase and normalize fear, anger, hatred, intolerance and indecency in a society;  drawn together by professional propagandists to direct attention away from attacks on democracy through a slow, deliberate erosion […]

Beauty & Menace: The Perils of Rugged Mountain Life (Part One)

You Take My Breath Away I was struggling to survive the ravages of Capitalism for a few years in my home country of the United States and decided to make the formidable move to another continent. I moved to La Paz, Bolivia in February of 2020. Bolivia seemed to have more Socialism and less Capitalism […]

Parasites & Idiots: Ignorance, Blind Loyalty and Obedience Can Be A Deadly Combination

Kentucky, USA: coal miners are in danger of contracting black lung disease and many are forced to travel more than 100 miles for proper medical attention. Families have tried escaping from the ever-present coal dust that permeates the area and causes severe respiratory illnesses by moving away, but end up unable to afford homes in […]

A Warning From Frank Herbert

A warning from the brilliant author Frank Herbert about following the greed-induced insanity of Capitalism: “You cannot go on forever stealing what you need without regard to those who come after.” Yes, it’s insane to gamble the existence of the entire species simply because you figure you’ll be dead before the consequences of your actions […]

The Wisdom Of Bill Hicks

Bill Hicks, much more than just a comedian…

The Megalomanaical Miscreant? Misogynistic Madman? Monstrous Maniac?

I came up with a silly word game and it was so much fun I decided to post the result. I wrote something about the U.S.’s glorious leader and tried to use as many words as possible that start with the same letter. This is what I came up with: A matrix of misused, moronic […]

Have We Missed Our Last Chance?

I’ve been stuck in a tiny village in the mountains of Bolivia for more than 3 months without access to wifi to use my iPad. The only internet access I’ve had lasted an occasional few minutes here and there when I was able to purchase a card that I could use on a phone I […]

What Are We Afraid Of?

I feel disgust every time I hear someone call Bernie Sanders a radical. Needless to say, I feel disgusted every day. It shows how far to the “right” of the political spectrum the people of the United States have been pushed by feamongering whores who are on the payroll of the parasitic executives who run […]

Why This Election Is Different by David Swanson

The world is full of ugly truths and pretty lies. Honest, courageous people fear the potential destruction that can be wrought by the pretty lies while fearful, obedient people fear the ugly truths which could set them free. It’s long, long, long past the time to step back and see not just what’s arrogantly pushed […]

Happy New Year! Who Was The Radical MLK? by The Anti-Social Socialist

The world of the corporate executive in the U.S.: a “booming” stock market; “strong” economic growth; “America” (their version) is great again; an inordinate effect on elections – uh, make that selections; companies that destroy the environment while diverting billions of dollars from the working class to the parasitic class (like Chevron, Halliburton, Kinder Morgan, […]