Author Archives: Dave Alpert

Israel is promoting anti-Semitism

The Zionists of Israel have taken another step to promote anti-Semitism among the international community. Continue reading

No matter how hard we run, we always seem to be standing in the same place

Political activism has been a part of my life for most of my adult years. I picketed, I marched, I signed petitions, and I collected signatures. I was fighting for change, for a better, more just life for people, not only for those of this country, but for those around the world. I became very familiar with Washington, DC. It was like a home away from home. Continue reading

Can you top this?

In 1940, the US public was introduced to a radio show, “Can You Top This?” The premise of the show was that the listening audience would send in jokes which were read to three professional comedians. Each comedian would be given the opportunity to top the listeners joke, staying within the same general theme, by telling his own. A “laugh meter” was used to measure the laughing response of the show’s live audience to determine whose joke was funniest. Continue reading

If we don’t stop this insanity, then who will?

There are so many things happening on a daily basis, it’s hard to keep up. Continue reading

Who is crying for the victims of the US?

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the use of chemical weapons and how barbaric it is. I had the same reaction when ISIS decided to go Hollywood and behead their victims while videotaping the execution. Continue reading

‘False flag,’ another weapon in the US arsenal

Now hear this . . . Noam Chomsky, respected intellect and political guru of the “left,” a man that ridiculed and denounced the efforts of the 9/11 Truth Movement, has joined the ranks of the conspiracy theorists. Continue reading

A public, non-profit healthcare system? Really?

Sen. Bernie Sanders has announced to constituents at a town hall meeting this past Saturday that he’ll introduce a single-payer health care bill in Congress “within a couple of weeks.” Continue reading

The silent war

The year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the successful Russian Revolution. In commemoration of that important event, I would like to attend to the continuous class warfare and attacks that the working class of this country have been forced to absorb for decades, if not centuries. Continue reading

The lead up to war

On Friday morning, I turned my TV on and, lo and behold, on MSNBC, they were talking about Jeff Sessions and his treasonous act of actually talking to Russian officials. So, at 8 am I switched to the alternative news, Amy Goodman and Democracy Now!, and predictably found that her “alternative” news reporting was also focused on Jeff Sessions and how he might have conspired with the Russians to ensure Donald Trump’s victory as president of the United States. Continue reading

The issue of ‘fake news’

The term “fake news” can be interpreted in various ways. Are we referring only to information that originates in the minds of those who serve as messengers . . . journalists, newscasters, news analysts, the cinema, government officials, etc.? Continue reading

There are no good guys in either party

Trump is not the ‘peace candidate’

Since last November, when candidate Trump became President Trump, I have been witness to the controversy concerning Trump’s projected policy regarding Russia. After all, he said, very clearly, that he is willing to meet with Russian President Putin and join forces to fight universal terrorism. The Democratic Party and most of the establishment proceeded to attack Trump, accusing him of everything including treason. Continue reading

False-flag operations are a way to get popular support for wars

The term false-flag describes covert operations that are designed to deceive in such a way that activities appear as though they are being carried out by entities, groups, or nations other than those who actually planned and executed them. The goal is to both enrage the people as well as to generate fear. Continue reading

The dangers of liberalism

Most of us on the left began our political activism as liberals. I admit that I did. I wanted to reform a system that had tremendous inequities . . . in income, access to healthcare, access to quality education, access to affordable housing, continuous wars, etc. Continue reading

The nature of things

A scorpion asks a frog to carry it across a river. The frog hesitates, afraid of being stung, but the scorpion argues that if it did so, they would both drown. Considering this, the frog agrees, but midway across the river the scorpion does indeed sting the frog, dooming them both. When the frog asks the scorpion why, the scorpion replies that it was in its nature to do so. Continue reading

It’s not about who sits in the Oval Office; it’s about the agenda for world domination

TRUMP, TRUMP, TRUMP! Everyone is talking about Trump, the man who uses up all the oxygen in any room he enters. Continue reading

Are we going to keep whining or do we want a movement? Stop asking, ‘Where were they when . . . ?’

It is time for us to do some soul searching. Never before in my lifetime have I seen this large and this passionate international, as well as national, response to US policies. Yet, we who call ourselves progressives are not united. Instead, there is constant bickering and denunciation. Continue reading

It’s not what they say; it’s what they do!

“How do you know a politician is lying? His lips are moving.” Continue reading

It’s not about Trump

On January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump will be inaugurated as president of the United States. A large portion of the Amerikan people are justifiably angry and disgusted by Trump’s victory. Tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of the disgruntled will be in Washington, DC, to make their voices heard in their anti-Trump rallies and marches. Continue reading

Capitalism 101

In 1940, Woody Guthrie wrote the folk song, “This Land is Your Land,” a song that is still sung by many well-intentioned folk singers. Continue reading

Socialism is our only salvation

A friend recently asked me what is it I want. I have been writing and criticizing US domestic and foreign policies, its imperialistic agenda, the mainstream media, and the US populace that has stood by passively accepting getting lied to, manipulated, and exploited. Continue reading

Some thoughts on the two major political parties

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between the Democratic Party and the Republican Party? Continue reading

War crimes or liberation?

The use of language usually determines how the listener will perceive the data that is shared. What words that are used and how the data is framed will project the speaker’s biased perceptions re: the data itself. This may or may not be done consciously. Therefore, there is legitimacy to the term, “One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.” Continue reading

The Russians are coming, oy vey, the Russians are coming

I was reluctant to use an ethnic expression but I felt that the Yiddish expression “oy vey” was a better reflection of the panic that has gripped this country. Continue reading

The U.S. defines dictatorship

Fidel Castro, internationally renowned, respected and loved, died on Friday, November 25, at the age of 90. He will always be remembered for his dedication to the well being of the people, not only the people of Cuba but people worldwide. Continue reading

Disaffected America strikes back

Why would the American people elect a racist, misogynist, narcissistic, criminal to the presidency of this country? Continue reading

The making of a patriot

Growing up in the Bronx, I started going to public school in 1941. Every morning before instruction began, the teacher would take attendance. Then we would all stand, face the Stars and Stripes hanging on the wall of the classroom, put our hands to our hearts and say the Pledge of Allegiance. Continue reading

The ‘exception to the rulers’

Below is a letter written by Eva Bartlett, Canadian journalist, who has journeyed to Syria on numerous occasions, including this past July and August. Eva is responding to a Democracy Now (DN) program several days ago in which Amy Goodman focused on Syria. Amy’s star guest was Yasser Munif, an assistant professor at Emerson College in Massachusetts. Continue reading

Men of peace

Robert Fisk wrote in an Independent op-ed, Sept. 28, the day Shimon Peres died, “It was a place called Qana and most of the 106 bodies – half of them children – now lie beneath the UN camp where they were torn to pieces by Israeli shells in 1996. I had been on a UN aid convoy just outside the south Lebanese village. Those shells swished right over our heads and into the refugees packed below us. It lasted for 17 minutes. Continue reading

The Russians did it!

The anti-Russian craze in the U.S. is not a new phenomena. It began in 1917 when the Russian people dismantled the oppressive Czarist government and eventually replaced it with a Bolshevik (Communist) government. Continue reading

If Obama is the best president ever, what does that say about the previous presidents?

In January 2009, the “Yes We Can” kid officially took office.’ It was an exciting time for this country and the hope of change vibrated. After all, this was the first time we accepted a black man into the White House. Continue reading

‘My country, right or wrong’?

“When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.” Continue reading

There’s only one elephant in the room

Late last week, while dining in an Italian restaurant on the Upper Westside of Manhattan, my lady friend began reading a posting she found on Facebook. The theme of this posting was that a survey found that Russians and Romanians overwhelmingly expressed their desire to return to the “good old days,” when communism prevailed in their respective countries. Continue reading