A Gathering of Fools

By Alberto Pupo

A gathering fools, on October 14th, 2014 before standing before a small coterie of media, a group of miscreants decided to tell us what is wrong. They stood defiant in front of Planned Parent Hood in Washington DC. The sign-ange they carried betrayed the very scientifically sound message that”Abortion exposes children to BDSM”. This is something 1798763_10152726341800873_2905618465992571153_nthat we the people must be aware of.

 

They came up one after the other you, bold, educated, courageous, mainly towing the line about the evils of abortion and how “Obamacare” had made this possible. After an hour of raging against the abortion machine, they broke down and walked off triumphantly heads held high in victory the world better place?

 

The above gathering is an unfortunately a true story. None of the events have been exaggerated and yes there was someone holding the above described sign-age. This anecdote is indicative of what is wrong with our Nation. Instead of trying to help improve the lives of Americans,or finding ways to be rid of inequality, or fight for a more just world, etc. This group of individuals stood against a woman’s right to choose. They stood against Planned Parenthood an organization which is not merely an”abortion factory” but as the name implies it is a clinic helping those who cannot afford it better plan for their future, by providing different health services. Yet this group of miscreants spouted their propaganda without any interruption, without anyone bothering to call them out for Continue reading

Freedom of speech: Is it only for Conservatives?

By Alberto Pupo

Freedom of Speech it is a beautiful concept in America, that holds true if you are a conservative that is. It seems that the ability to use the first amendment to speak on controversial subjects at will seems to be a gift bestowed upon those of a right-wing bent. Taking all mediums of communication into consideration radical right-wing ideas are often given a free pass no matter how outrageous or offensive they can be. The right-wing easily hides behind the first amendment same unfortunately cannot be said about those with a left-wing or more progressive world-view. Thee views are often seen as dangerous 1924396_10152706489705873_1036496952167347166_nand many time freedom of speech may not be a defense when taking a different point of view. Is there truly a right-wing bias.

 

The right-wing in this Nation holds a variety of views and opinions, which to a rational mind are offensive, archaic and dangerous (see picture for an example). Yet these views are commonly passed on to the American people on a daily basis via, Internet, radio, television, and even face to face protests. many times those of a conservative right-wing bent are not subject to police harassment and intimidation. They are able to practically approach anyone they desire and openly an without reservation express their hate. They are not subject to scrutiny of any kind and more often than not people will immediately jump to their defense. This has been seen for example during the Health care Town Hall Meetings in 2010, Tea Party activists were able to get within feet of the President and express their general disdain. There was no such thing as a”protest zone” or buffer. As a stark contrast you then Continue reading

What Economic Recovery?

By: Alberto Pupo

Unemployment drops to 5.9%! Amazingly enough it seems like the economy of our Nation has fully turned around. However despite all of this there is still a general pessimism in American society. President Obama is seen as being the worse president ever by many. There many people who still feel like daily life is a struggle and the situation is dire. What accounts for this numbers disconnect? How is it possible that despite the mathematical evidence of recovery that so many are still feeling pinched? Why do so may economicrecoverypeople despite the economic reports still feel that America is heading down the wrong economic path? Is it a simple mis-perception? Or is there more than meets the eye?

 

The unemployment rate is pretty low, the stock market is rolling along, while corporate profits are soaring! So why is the economic outlook so bleak for most? The secret is in the wages! While all other aspects of the economy are thriving, those who are helping to fuel the boom are not feeling it in the pocketbook. While landing a job has become an easier thing to do, the wages tied to that job Continue reading

End Corporate Media Now!

By Alberto Pupo

War, blood, death, and devastation, America this what we are fed every day. The corporate media as of late has been on a roll talking about the “ISIS threat”. The latest blitz is trying to hammer the point home to the people that the threat is very real and manufacture a new coalition of the willing to engage this new found enemy. This march for war is quite tiresome. The media instead of focusing on how we can improve our Nation, is too busy focusing on the next beheading video or sensationalist bombing escapade. indexThere seems to be a concerted and coordinated effort to keep us from asking about how to improve the issues that plague us

 

 

If one were to follow the reporting from corporate media outlets one would think that the United States is in a very precarious situation. Many will believe that there is a vicious group of terrorists ready to storm and attack our shores. In order to boost the media propaganda right-wing politicians like (Lindsey Graham of South Carolina for example). Will get on the air and start to spout out apocalyptic theories. The push to an all out ground war against Continue reading

There is No Denying It!

By Alberto Pupo

There is no denial this time. 400,000 thousand strong, with one single message “We must stop Climate Change”. September 21st, 2014 the largest march against regarding the issue of climate change occurred. The turn ut was unprecedented and those in attendance, a mixed variety of individuals marched forth with a hope that the policymakers got the message. The march is an indicator that the people of this nation are finally coming around to a reality, which right-wing leadership has been trying so desperately to deny. The truth is plainly evident the people have become sickened by the 140921_peoples_climate_march_msm6_3281fact that there is no action taken, so now the people are standing up in order to change this.

 

Last time they marched in the streets in New York en masse we witnessed the birth of Occupy, and the struggle against Wall St. Yet while the message in 2011 was to call inequality, this new message is to call out those who deny reality in an attempt to save our environment, The people of this Nation feel that not only are Corporations ruthlessly digging Continue reading

Thank You Congress!

By Alberto Pupo

Dear Congress,

 

Thank you for gracing us with your presence. We the people feel honored that you have served us well and delved into a very difficult two week period of attempting the process of legislating us into a brighter future. We are grateful to have have diligent public servants who are in no way obstruction will in the process of governance. Because you work so us-congresshard in governing it is understandable that today you have ended your session and will now embark in an arduous 6 week break in order to “campaign” for the opportunity to retain your job after the election.

 

The work you accomplished these past two weeks has been amazing In fact it has been so amazing that it seems that after an almost 8 week summer vacation our legislative body had not missed a beat During this two week period rather than dealing with issues of inequality, environment, or Continue reading

NEWS FLASH: WE ARE ALL SCREWED! How Everyone is Stuck on the Same Lonely Floating Rock in Space

By Leane Pupo

I woke up today and heard the news that Scotland is sticking with the rest of the United Kingdom. Some may ask, after hundreds of years of bloodshed, culture clash, and visionary differences, why would Scotland vote to stay? Is this another re-count issue? Was the election rigged by the Evil Queen? Is this Stockholm Syndrome?  peace20on20earth20hands

I do not often take political stands on anything or speak openly. Not because I am frightened by my own views, but because I am frustrated by all the bickering around the world. I do not mean to sound ignorant nor naïve; however, when the hell are we all going to put down the pitch forks and pick up the pens? I realized many, many, years ago that we are Continue reading

The True Threat to America

By Alberto Pupo

This past week while the leadership in the United States obsessed with coming war with ISIS. There was a second event with a potential for greater immediate impact that was not quite as heavily reported. The outcome of this event will ultimately have an impact oh the type of political leaders that are elected. Thee was an attempt to introduce an amendment citizensbuckley7-26-12banto overturn the Citizens United Decisions. This particular amendment is something that would have very important ramifications as it can once again allow for the political process to serve the people rather than hurt the people as it has been doing since 2010.

 

While it seems that terrorism was affecting all the political conversation of the day, there was a proposed Continue reading

The Myth of Equal Opportunity

By Alberto Pupo

Equality, that is a “ Communist concept”. Americans are sometimes insulted by the very notion that people should be equal. Should people of varied talents get paid the same? Should those who work harder make as much money as a slacker? The nature of the American people is supposed to reward those who work hard and are industrious, this is the foundation of the so called “American Dream”. When Americans mention equality they EOheadermean equal opportunity. In America it is important that everyone has the same chance to improve his or her life. But the reality is that the very notion of equal opportunity is in itself misguided, as this very notion is nothing more than a pipe dream.

 

We the people should all have the same chance at success, and in America we all do. This is the myth conservatives have been propagating for years. Whenever the see Continue reading

ISIS: Fact or Fiction?

By: Alberto Pupo

The age of Al Queda is over! Introducing ISIS the latest terror group who will be coming after us. Just when it seemed that this “war on terror” has been put to rest, the Right-Wing is busy at work creating our new monster. It seems that every decade or so America needs to engage in some sort of conflict to forget all the inequality and problems that are plaguing us as a nation. In plunging our Nation into a new paranoia the Conservatives are trying to help America forget just how much damage they have done to our Nation. isis_graphic_mgnInstead as we approach the 2014 midterms they want to plunge us into the ignorant dark age and paranoia that was the war on terror, this is being done as a way to justify the very existence of their political philosophy.

 

The conservative mindset has been on a death spiral for quite some time. Since the War on Terror is no longer the grand concern of Americans people are now faced with the reality of the failure of conservative governance. People have realized that all conservatives like to do is fight endless wars to line their pockets and with the focus shifted Continue reading