Monthly Archives: November 2018

BOOK REVIEW (sort of): My contribution to the “Buffalo Books” discussion of Jenny Erpenbeck’s “Go, Went, Gone”

I’m enjoying our discussion, so far, and also the book, Erpenbeck’s excellent writing, the rich characters (especially Richard and Rashid), and the timeliness of the subject, with more refugees in the world than ever previously recorded. Other highlights include Chapter … Continue reading

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Fascists need fall guys… and duopoly-only voters (shall we not call them dupes?)

This couple of minutes from Michael Moore’s flawed but important documentary “Fahrenheit 9/11″ has always broken my heart. Soul-crushing, is it not? Not only did the Democratic Party refuse to fight for the voting rights of thousands of African-Americans illegally … Continue reading

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IT’S ELECTION DAY ! ! !

Yes on Prop. 10 (rent control) in CA! No on Prop. 8 (reduces care for vulnerable patients) in CA! Yes for Robert Daulton and Cullen Tiernan for Fremont City Council! And so far as the U.S. Congress is concerned… Unless … Continue reading

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WHAT IF THE FASCISTS HELD AN ELECTION AND EVERYONE PARTICIPATED… ONLY NO ONE VOTED FOR THEM?

“There’s a big election coming up.” “Yes, I heard.” “An important opportunity to repudiate fascism, yes?” “Definitely, but what makes you think everyone’s going to vote third party?” “Fascism, stupid… what Trump and the Republicans are peddling.” “Agreed. That’s Fascism Brand … Continue reading

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