The Pornography Of Power
- Oakland, California, United States
- April 04
- Political Commentator And Analyst
- Wright is a long-time political commentator and observer of The American Experience, as well as original author of one of the first online columns of political commentary (precursors to today's blogs), "The Pornography Of Power".
Wright states that we are all political animals, but it appears that even in an ostensible 'democracy' such as ours, "some animals are more equal than others". He writes in hopes of changing that fact of political life.
MY RECENT POSTS
- What Obama Should Have Said At
October 05, 2012 12:14AM
- The Lunatics Are Running The
Asylum In Washington D.C.
August 02, 2011 01:27AM
- Obama Making Biggest Mistake
Of His Political Life
July 26, 2011 06:08PM
- Sleaze Merchant Rupert Murdoch
Getting What He Deserves
July 21, 2011 06:00PM
- Palestine To Bypass Israel At
United Nations For Recognition
May 25, 2011 05:52PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “What America wanted, and
needed, was another FDR. What
was the next
August 02, 2011 02:13PM
- “I agree LibbyLiberal,
that Obama is morally weak.
August 02, 2011 11:57AM
- “Ben Sen, your act is
getting tiresome. You're
writing a lot,
but you're not
July 27, 2011 03:21PM
- “Obama is clearly in over
his head. He's been
July 27, 2011 01:45PM
- “And the longer folks
like yourself blindly support
who smile in your
July 26, 2011 08:57PM
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This is what Barack Obama should have said last night during his debate with Mitt Romney:
When asked what the differences, if any, were between Romney and himself, regarding social security and Medicare, Obama should have said "The difference between Governor Romney and myse… Read full post »
Are the lunatics running the asylum in Washington D.C.? I don't see any other explanation for what is happening there, right now:
Unemployment in the United States is at historic highs. Bu… Read full post »
When radical, right-wing, Tea Party Republican Paul Ryan recently released his disastrous deficit reduction plan, which lavished money on the rich, while breaking the backs of the poor and middle class, he created a huge political opportunity for President Obama and the Democrats.
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If you roll around in the gutter long enough, chances are you're going to stink.
The Great Sleaze King Rupert Murdoch, owner of an empire of gossip rags, and radical right-wing publications and media entities, including the odious Fox News, is finally learning that h… Read full post »
The Palestinians, with nearly inhuman patience, have endured Israeli terror, torture, intimidation, occupation, apartheid, oppression and countless human rights violations, for over half a century, all while being denied their own country, the country of Palestine.
In the aftermath of the attacks of 9/11 in New York, global observers, many our allies, wondered what the response of America's politicians in Washington would be.
Would the world's only remaining superpower respond coolly and cautiously, careful not to… Read full post »
With the news that Private Bradley Manning (of Wikileaks fame) is being held prisoner by the United States government, while subjecting him to sleep deprivation, 23 hours-per-day solitary confinement, removal of his bedsheets, bed clothes, and God knows what else, it is worth exam… Read full post »
The Rabid Republicans in Washington have a plan. Their plan is to enact job-killing, economy-wrecking austerity measures that will destroy the recovery and compel voters to kick Obama out of the White House in 2012.
They are working feverishly, and around… Read full post »
If anyone had any doubt that the morals of our governors in Washington are as flexible and flimsy as a half-chewed rubber band, then they need look no further than Obama & Co.'s disparate, polar-opposite approaches to the twin tyrants of Egypt and Libya.
Radical Republican Governor Scott Walker and his fellow right-wing extremists in the Wisconsin state legislature are completely out-of-control.
Not content to attack hardworking union people struggling to make a living in a tough economy, Walker and his R… Read full post »
Make no mistake about it: the brazen attack on hardworking American union members in Wisconsin by sleazy, billionaire-backed Radical Republican, Scott Walker is part of a nationwide war on working Americans that the Republican Party has just relaunched.
Get this, fellow Americans: the government of the self-described “Greatest Democracy On Earth” is “worried” about too much democracy in the Middle East.
Is this one of those “put ons” culled from the headlines of… Read full post »
Rahm Emanuel is leaving the White House like a rat deserting a sinking s… Read full post »
Like a two hundred m.p.h. tornado tearing through town, radical free market capitalism is wreaking havoc and ruining lives across America:
Here in California, in a story that made national news, a large PG&E gas pipe… Read full post »
President Obama and Joe Biden’s diatribes against the very same Democratic voters who put them into office in the first place, has generated controversy across the blogosphere, including right here at Salon.com and Open Salon.
Some Salon c/… Read full post »
Obama & Co.'s clueless tirade against liberal bloggers like myself, and others who have been forcefully criticizing this administration for being too timid and ineffectual merely illustrates our point: they just don't get it.
Obama apparently feels that it'… Read full post »
Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker, of California, has just ruled Proposition 8 illegal. Proposition 8, of course, is the infamous ballot measure that made it lawful to discriminate against same sex couples in marriage.
Are we masters of, or slaves to, our technology? Is our technology primarily a good thing, or a bad thing, in our society and in our lives? Do we control our technology, or does it control us?
Are the things we create destined to help us, or destroy… Read full post »
Now that Andrew Breitbart has been exposed as a fraud and right-wing smear artist in the ugly Shirley Sherrod matter, it is time to right the wrong that was done to ACORN, by the same sleazy Breitbart, and to stop catering to the lunatic fantasies of crazed conservatives.
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Suspected Groveland, California terrorist, Byron Williams, told authorities, according to a report published in the San Francisco Chronicle, that he was going to the ACLU and to the Tides Foundation in San Francisco, to kill liberals.
(Williams wa… Read full post »