Author Archives: Dave Alpert

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

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