Advanced Political Consciousness—A Key to American Happiness

(Originally published at Examiner.com.)

The Occupy Movement of 2011-2012 created a spectacular spotlight on economic inequality in America. But since then, Occupy has diminished into nearly nothing in terms of occupying public space as of 2013, our economic inequality is still the worst among advanced nations, a trend which follows the decline of other aspects . . . → Read More: Advanced Political Consciousness—A Key to American Happiness

Danny Glover’s Brilliant Idea Expressed at Occupy Oakland

On October 15th, 2011 actor, activist, and American citizen stood up at Occupy Oakland and gave an electrifying, passionate talk about creating changes in America. Halfway through the seven-and-a-half minute talk, he spoke these words:

“We have to be here, tomorrow, the next day, the day after tomorrow, and the tomorrows after . . . → Read More: Danny Glover’s Brilliant Idea Expressed at Occupy Oakland

Draft of Mission and Vision for the People’s Congress

I’ve been cooperating with John Mulkins, the original founder of the website http://peoplescongress.org.

I fully support him and those with whom he has been working. I’ve written a draft of a mission and vision statement for the People’s Congress.

The writing in this draft arises from years of study of electoral systems, and . . . → Read More: Draft of Mission and Vision for the People’s Congress

Will Bernie Sanders Challenge President Obama in 2012?

by Kelly Gerling 12-12-10

After his 8.5 hour Senate speech in which Senator Bernie Sanders detailed the corporate takeover of American, over decades whereby our nation has become a plutocracy, sources inside Vermont have not denied that there is a possibility that he will run for President . . . → Read More: Will Bernie Sanders Challenge President Obama in 2012?

A Solution to Massive Efforts to Cut American Wages

A recent article in In These Times highlights how the corporate regime is cutting wages to increase profits during our great recession. What can be done?

Germany’s solution is elegant: economic co-determination. Investors elect half of the board of directors. Workers (including union members) elect the other half of board seats.

This could . . . → Read More: A Solution to Massive Efforts to Cut American Wages

Lakoff and Westen Miss the Constitutional Elephant in the Room

I am interested in helping to stimulate a dialogue towards ultimate solutions whereby the American people’s will becomes the law of the land.

I believe this cannot happen within the framework of our current government, its constitutional limitations, and the resulting two-party system entirely corrupted by money.

I . . . → Read More: Lakoff and Westen Miss the Constitutional Elephant in the Room

Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Why Were Hiroshima and Nagasaki Destroyed in the Only Nuclear Attack in World History?

The evidence thus far disproves the old propaganda story about saving lives and ending the war. Serious historians no longer even debate whether the nuclear attacks against Japan were used to end the war, prevent the necessity of . . . → Read More: Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Questions for Priest and Arkin at the Washington Post about Top Secret America

by Kelly Gerling

Dana Priest and William Arkin revealed the first of a three-part article about the secret new fourth branch of the US government—the national security state. The article is called Top Secret America.

They asked for questions at the Post, and I submitted some. I doubt they will deal with . . . → Read More: Questions for Priest and Arkin at the Washington Post about Top Secret America

Ted Glick’s Sentencing Statement July 6, 2010

Ted Glick went to court today for the grave atrocity of hanging a banner inside the US Senate building suggesting that “green jobs now” were a good idea and that the Senate should “get to work” on a climate bill.

For this, the Obama “justice” system sought to get him imprisoned for three years. . . . → Read More: Ted Glick’s Sentencing Statement July 6, 2010

Solutions for a Nation in Crisis

© Copyright 2010 by Kelly Gerling

What kind of crisis are we Americans experiencing?

US government military forces and intelligence agencies in Afghanistan and Pakistan select targets with large percentages of civilians and kill them, along with people suspected as being members of militias resisting the US occupation. The US government holds . . . → Read More: Solutions for a Nation in Crisis