Author Archives: Dave Alpert

The un-Terrorist

Since my youth, I’ve heard the term “un-American” tossed around. In the 1950s, we even had the House Un-American Activities Committee, a committee whose responsibilities included weeding out those Americans who were really un-Americans. Continue reading

While America remains silent

It’s encouraging to see the young people take to the streets demanding that the adults in the room do something about the gun violence in this country. But our young people are just that . . . young and in most respects naive. Continue reading

The rise of fascism . . . the rise of anti-Jewish sentiment once again

Approximately 82 years ago I was born in New York City to Jewish parents. Therefore, I am a Jew by birth but an atheist by choice. However, as far as the fascists are concerned, as demonstrated in the 1930s and 40s, I am a Jew regardless of my beliefs or lifestyle. Continue reading

Keeping our eyes on the prize

It is upsetting and angering to see, time after time, so-called “leftists” refer to international banking with the name of the Rothschilds, a Jewish family. Continue reading

It’s nothing more than political theater

“What much of the Left does not sufficiently appreciate is that the two-party system is a SYSTEM, that the parties operate in tandem, that it is the ROLE of the Democratic Party to be the lesser-of-the-two evils, to move to the Left when the masses begin to become radicalized so as to prevent the formation of a true people’s party. In that sense, the theory of the lesser-of-the-two evils is the greatest evil.” Continue reading

The ugly American: It’s not really about Trump

First, let me get this out of the way . . . Donald Trump is a loudmouth, arrogant, narcissistic, racist, misogynist pig. Have I made my feelings clear? Continue reading

What should we be fighting for?

Many years ago, when I was young, vibrant and, I thought, sexy, I learned an important political lesson . . . the powers that be couldn’t care less what we, the people, felt, wanted, or needed. Continue reading

The imperialist’s playbook

All football fans know that every team has its own playbook. Every player on the team gets a copy of the playbook and learns what his role and responsibility is on every play his team runs. Key elements to a team’s playbook is the use of deception and misdirection. This allows the team to attempt to defeat the other team with a well organized, disciplined game plan. Continue reading

Does capitalism work?

In the United States, one of the world’s wealthiest nations, 41 million people are living in poverty. Continue reading

From darkness to light

Donald Trump is a corrupt, dishonest capitalist. So, why isn’t he liked by the moguls of Wall Street? Why did they support not only Barack Obama, but Hilary Clinton? Continue reading

Let’s not ignore a society that accepts misogyny as a way of life

For many years, I have dedicated myself to fighting against racism. I have pointed out that we are all contaminated with this disease, even the decent and well-meaning folks. Continue reading

Now hear this!!

The UN General Assembly was considering a resolution introduced by the Russian Federation to condemn the glorification of Nazism and two countries voted against it . . . Ukraine whose government is dominated by neo-Nazis and . . . the United States of America. Continue reading

Wake up, folks, fascism is back in style again

This past week, in Warsaw, Poland, tens of thousands of young Poles marched in an independence-day procession organized by a nationalist youth movement that seeks an ethnically pure Poland with fewer Jews or Muslims. Continue reading

Donald Trump, the divider in chief

One has to admire Donald Trump. He really knows how to play to his constituency. Continue reading

What else did you expect?

During the 60 years I worked, I came to realize that the tone of an organization was almost always the reflection of the values and behaviors of that organization’s administration. Continue reading

We are our own worst enemy

During and after Donald Trump was sworn in as president, last January, thousands of people took to the streets refusing to accept the openly racist, misogynist, anti-immigrant, and insulting Trump as their president. Continue reading

Did Donald Trump really discover fascism? Part 2

Fascism . . . a political philosophy, movement, or regime (such as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader. (Merriam-Webster) Continue reading

Did Donald Trump really discover fascism?

Donald Trump ran his presidential candidacy to appeal to the racist, fascist, and misogynist elements residing in the United States. Yet, we see so many surprised and outraged at his response to the violence perpetrated by his people in Charlottesville, Virginia, the weekend of August 11th through the 12th. As David Duke, former Grand Dragon of the KKK stated, Donald Trump is fulfilling his campaign promises. Continue reading

‘Fascism is not an opinion’

The title of this article is a quote from Mark Bray, an historian of human rights, terrorism and political radicalism in modern Europe who is currently a lecturer at Dartmouth College. He is the author of the forthcoming book, “Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook.” Continue reading

Hey guys, size is not important

The mainstream media is trumpeting the “FACT” that North Korea has developed a miniature sized nuclear warhead that could be placed inside a missile. Continue reading

Sanctions are an act of war

Hillary Clinton, that great and renowned humanitarian, once stated that what makes us (the US) exceptional is that we’re a kind and caring people. Continue reading

Socialism or barbarism . . . it’s time to decide

Richard D. Wolff, professor of economics emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he taught economics from 1973 to 2008 and is currently a visiting professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School University, New York City, wrote an article that appeared in Truthout, “Beyond the Minimum Wage Debate: Let’s Move Toward a System That Works for All.” Continue reading

This is not a ‘victory’

Every two to four years, we the people are given the opportunity to vote. This is our claim to living in a democracy. Continue reading

Identifying the root of our problems

The environmentalists are fighting their fight, the anti-racists are fighting their fight, those who want universal healthcare are fighting their fight, the anti-imperialists are fighting their fight. I could go on and on but the message should be clear . . . we are divided into pockets of struggle, ignoring the very issue that is the root of all these struggles and around which we should all unite . . . CAPITALISM. Continue reading

While Maduro is under attack, Democracy Now! has a ‘debate’

In 1999, Hugo Chavez was elected president of Venezuela and served in that capacity until he died in 2013. Chavez was a member of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela and, therefore, very unpopular with the US government. Anything with the word socialist is not well received in the US. Continue reading

The core of the problem

I’ve been writing a lot about the evils of capitalism and its very close partner imperialism. Capitalism is central to most of the suffering in our world today and no matter how much we struggle for higher pay, an end to the many wars, universal healthcare, affordable housing, jobs for all who can work, etc., nothing changes until we squash capitalism and its ethos . . . profit and the accumulation of wealth by any means necessary. Continue reading

My mother told me to never lie with predators!

When I was a young boy, I learned that not all animals are soft and cuddly. Some killed and were dangerous . . . they were called predators. Continue reading

Rallying the people

On October 20, 2011, Muammar Gaddafi, the head of the Libyan government, was killed by US and French sponsored “rebels.” Continue reading

A kinder, gentler nation

(A satirical analysis)

It has become obvious to me that the people of our world just don’t understand us Amerikans. As Hillary Clinton said several months ago, what makes us exceptional is our kindness as a people. Continue reading

If not now, when?

“You’re being naïve.” “You’re overreaching.” “You’re being unrealistic.” Continue reading

The hypocrisy of the West

“They are worse!” Bill Maher said of Muslims, branding Islam as “the only religion that acts like the Mafia.” Continue reading

They lie, they distort, they misinform … you and I are expendable

Let me state this once again: beware, we are being used, abused, and lied to. Continue reading