Rantings and Ravings of An Incurable Misanthrope

Maybe it’s just sleep deprivation, hunger pangs, and the stress of an impending eviction talking, but I think I’ve lost all faith in humanity. Not that this is anything new for me; in fact, it’s pretty much been my default state for as long as I can remember, a hellhound on my trail, my very own personal dark cloud following me everywhere I go, raining misanthropy down on my head in an unending torrent.… [Read more]

Stand Up for Your Rights

Just what, exactly, are you waiting for? Get off the fence! How long are you going to sit on the sidelines wondering why you didn’t get everything you want?

Have you picked up on where we’ll go if the GOP contender gets within sniffing distance of the White House?

Not only will we lose what we’ve gained — we’ll go backwards.… [Read more]

Tips for the Revolution

Yesterday’s May Day protests ended with a bang, or, at least 50 sets of handcuffs.  While many of the demonstrations around the world in support of workers’ rights were peaceful, tensions spilled over — as they often do when right meets…well, the opposition.  We offer this tip.… [Read more]

Talkin’ ’bout My Generation: Stop Bankrupting Our Future

On Wednesday, April 25th, the youth and students of America are taking action and sending a message to big banks and Wall Street: they need to stop destroying our climate and bankrupting our future. It is a nationwide day of action against both crippling student loan debt and Bank of America, the number one financier of the coal industry AND the number one fore closer on American homes.… [Read more]

Talkin’ ‘Bout a Revolution: What America (and the World) Needs

So, while trying to pick a topic for this week’s blog post, I thought of many political things that are annoying me.  President Obama’s support for at least the southern half of the Keystone XL Pipeline, the absence of a viable presidential candidate whom I can get excited about, the lack of political will to pass the much needed Buffett Rule on Taxation (let alone true tax reform), continued legislative attacks on women’s health and rights, and the stalling of the Student Loan Forgiveness Act in Congress all came to mind.  … [Read more]

Do You Really Want A Revolution?

Revolution is defined as follows:

rev·o·lu·tion    [rev-uh-loo-shuhn]

1.  an overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed.

2.  Sociology. A radical and pervasive change in society and the social structure, especially one made suddenly and often accompanied by violence.

3.  A sudden, complete or marked change in something.… [Read more]