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I ♥ Democratic Socialism: Under cover at the "cleanest country music show on earth"
I keep a close watch on this heart of mine I keep my eyes wide open all the time I keep the ends out for the tie that binds Because you're mine, I walk the line I Walk the Line , by Johnny Cash ...
Galtisalie 05/03/2015 22 54 - -
I ♥ Democratic Socialism: A teachable moment from an ass backward international trade negotiation
Except increasingly for pseudonymous blogging, much of the left in the U.S. long has been intimidated into keeping its heterodox political economic views to itself. Certainly for all the red-...
Galtisalie 04/26/2015 13 35 - -
I ♥ Democratic Socialism: Spare mom-and-pop bowling, and they will come
Yes, I'm for Obamabowl. In fact, I'm for what fairly can be called socialized bowling and other forms of socialized recreational opportunities for working people. It has been twenty years since ...
Galtisalie 04/19/2015 19 16 - -
So I just formed this Daily Kos group called "I ♥ Democratic Socialism"
because I do. ( Here is the group link.) Here is the logo, from a famous book ---------------------> Here is the profile: In "Why I Write" (1946), ...
Galtisalie 04/10/2015 46 32 1 -
Anti-Capitalist Meetup: Weird Al, creative democracy, and our gyro wheels of objective conditions
Freestyle dance with me if you will on what is for many the close of a sacred day. Let us let our hair down, if the shoe fits, so to speak, and embrace what Rosa Luxemburg called "a positive and ...
Galtisalie 04/05/2015 25 9 - -
Fourth grade girl speaks truth to power--again
You read about it before, when she lost her tooth. After evading grownup scrutiny and designing a controlled scientific experiment disproving the existence of the tooth fairy , she wrote a blunt ...
Galtisalie 03/31/2015 4 7 - -
Dangerous resignation: the backfiring of the coronation approach
I am a Democrat and a democratic leftist (democratic socialist, card-carrying member of DSA ) who has openly acknowledged that I will vote for Hillary Clinton if she gets the nomination, mostly ...
Galtisalie 03/11/2015 11 3 - -
Anti-Capitalist Meetup: Camaraderie, reading, and "a queer socialist poet"
Why do we do this? I can only speak for me, but I do it not only to foment revolution--a worldwide peaceful one of justice in the service of love brought about by direct and indirect action--but ...
Galtisalie 03/01/2015 60 14 - -
Mardis Gras Materialism: Dialectical New Orleans, "Rebel" City for Capitalism's Causes
I wrote this aesthetically ugly little diary Sunday morning from New Orleans and first published it Sunday night for Anti-Capitalist Meetup. Now that I have returned to Nowheresville, Deep South, ...
Galtisalie 02/17/2015 3 8 - -
Anti-Capitalist Meetup: Dialectical New Orleans, "Rebel" City for Capitalism's Causes
"I can see that we're going to have a great deal of trouble capturing the conservative rural redneck Calvinist vote." Reilly, I.J., facetiously summarizing the failure of his address to the ...
Galtisalie 02/15/2015 13 12 - -
Thomas Merton's 100th birthday and the dangerous illusion of celibates and other rock stars
January 31, 2015 is the 100th anniversary of Thomas Merton's birth, a fact my Episcopal priest informed me of this past Sunday. He knows that no one, other than Jesus, I have never met has had a ...
Galtisalie 01/30/2015 24 19 - -
Anti-Capitalist Meetup: The Pope's Possible Future Role in Cuba
January 5, 2015, one day later, late at night postlude/preface : I probably in writing this post let my duty to socialism take too much of a backseat to my religious idiosyncrasies and natural ...
Galtisalie 01/04/2015 81 11 - -
Anti-Capitalist Cuba Chat: Support and Recruitment for Granma’s Next Voyage
Why I Write Personally and Plainly About Democratic Socialism Note: This is an excerpt from a lengthy essay on Cuba I wrote around eighteen months ago when, without my knowledge, the U.S. and Cuba ...
Galtisalie 12/17/2014 28 11 1 -
So David Brooks Says Warren Can Win
http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/12/16/opinion/david-brooks-elizabeth-warren-can-win.html It must be a Republican plot to spur a pointless wasteful Democratic primary. Or "sell newspapers." Or ...
Galtisalie 12/15/2014 37 8 - -
"Tough S*** [Racist Epithet Deleted]": Lawandorder, Lake County, Florida, 1972/U.S.A., Today
Surely, great racial progress has been made in the U.S. since 1972. After all, the racial epithet is now deleted. Just looksee above. So, I get some credit, right? Indeed, some of us grow as human ...
Galtisalie 12/14/2014 10 7 - -
"I Live in Fear": When the "Rule of Law" Is Not the Point, Mr. President
First and foremost, we are a nation built on the rule of law. And so, we need to accept that this decision was the grand jury’s to make. President Obama, 11/24/14, Transcript . Thus President ...
Galtisalie 11/27/2014 33 13 1 -
Illusions and "the Least of These" in the Japanese and Wholly Walton Empires
I am republishing a new version of this diary, first published last Sunday night for Anti-Capitalist Meetup before it was ready to see the world. I have extensively rewritten it in light of the ...
Galtisalie 11/23/2014 10 6 - -
Anti-Capitalist Meetup: Poor Lovers Like Us--Illusion, Japan, and the Wholly Walton Empire
Some illusions are not good. Keeping up appearances can be dangerous. We should have the courage to admit that we or those we love or should love are in need. A political party that is too afraid to ...
Galtisalie 11/16/2014 17 7 - -
Make No Mistake, There Will Be Trouble Down at the Hamster Wheel
I guarantee it. I am that trouble. I am making that trouble. And so should you. I feel our pain. I am sorry. It was sad. We try so hard. The deck is stacked. Turnout so low . Lies are told. ...
Galtisalie 11/06/2014 27 10 - -
AC Meetup: Capitalist "Skin and Beat 'Em" Tactics Against Students and Teachers in Mexico
Mexico has a lot more to be fearful of than its rural educators and those rural young people who try to make the best of things and both learn and fight to make a just society where students do not ...
Galtisalie 11/02/2014 94 9 - -
NYT Recognizes Benefits of Cuban Medical Diplomacy
Eight days after urging President Obama to end the embargo on Cuba , the New York Times is giving credit where credit is due in the front lines of the fight against Ebola: with brave Cuban doctors ...
Galtisalie 10/20/2014 5 9 - -
AC Meetup: In Our Hearts & on the Ground: International Solidarity with the Deep Democrats of Rojava
The most compelling socialist message is how we live our lives. In many places, such as the so-called "free" U.S., repression against socialists often effectively prevents us from coming out of the ...
Galtisalie 10/19/2014 10 15 - -
"Christian reconciliation" for dommies
If we want reconciliation in the human family, we need to acknowledge and abandon impediments to this reconciliation. Somewhere between the highly dysfunctional human family and the small units, ...
Galtisalie 09/10/2014 5 8 - -
Why I meditate
I come from an extended family of highly stressed out working class people who typically die young from overeating and resulting high blood pressure and heart disease (although increasingly modern ...
Galtisalie 09/04/2014 70 116 5 -
Anti-Capitalist Meetup: you are not a piece of crap, and your solidarity work matters
“Resist much, obey little.” hello cruel world. take that. and that. and that. leftists look injustice in the eye then look for a stick to poke it with, find lonely leaves of grass, and ...
Galtisalie 08/17/2014 32 17 - -
A Petri Dish for Fascism: Root Cause-Phobic Corn Syrup vs. "Libertarian" Faux Intellectualism
Give the right credit, it is always on message, which is to say, always dissembling in order to always be pounding into our skulls, whether we realize it or not, one simple philosophical message--
Galtisalie 08/15/2014 12 8 1 -
Anti-Capitalist Meetup: Gramsci and Gaza--Getting Palestinians Into Our Inner Space
"We were talking about the space between us all" George Harrison "It's always the same story. For a fact that interests us, touches us, it is necessary that it becomes part of our inner life, it is ...
Galtisalie 08/03/2014 37 15 - -
The Return of the Tooth Fairy
[Written last night before the Tooth Fairy went to bed; published the next morning using newfangled computerized timer device.] I won't make a habit of this. But it's largely Daily Kos's ...
Galtisalie 07/21/2014 6 10 - -
A Scientific Approach to the Tooth Fairy
A member of the next generation just came to me at my computer and sat down in my lap. She told me that last night, about 10:00 pm, after she had been put to bed, she lost a tooth. She decided not ...
Galtisalie 07/20/2014 25 42 - -
A Pseudonymous Requiem for Yesterday in My Radical Life
I thought I should pay a tiny tribute and wave goodbye to yesterday. I think that is something important for me to do. We have to know when to fight and when to retreat and redeploy. We have to ...
Galtisalie 07/15/2014 10 12 - -
Anti-Capitalist Meetup: Part 2 on the Need for Anti-Capitalist Democratic Internationalism
Things are certainly going to crapola for many poor Central American children these days. But at least they are not having their lives ruined by elected socialists. Barbarism is so much better. ...
Galtisalie 07/06/2014 65 26 2 -
Hellraisers Journal Saturday Morning Special: "Waiting for the Signal" to Revolt in the late 1890's
This diary is dedicated to JayRaye, who has rediscovered so many Hellraisers, including Henry O. Morris, radical labor journalist, see, e.g., Hellraisers Journal: Tear-stained Women...Besieged the ...
Galtisalie 07/05/2014 4 10 - -
Anti-Capitalist Meetup: Part 1 on the Need for Anti-Capitalist Democratic Internationalism
[ Note: This is my version of light summer reading (but my nickname's not "Buzzkill" for nothing). Hey, I'm even breaking this diary into two parts. It's not healthy to read while you eat but if you ...
Galtisalie 06/08/2014 30 28 2 -
Huffing for Christ; or Led Zeppelin, Great Amurricans
This is just a simple country diary. Not that you asked, but in my spare time during the next 60 hours I am supposed to be doing something else (writing an intelligent diary for this Sunday's Anti-...
Galtisalie 06/04/2014 6 6 - -
In Praise of a Reckless Non-Institutional "Church" Peacefully Agitating for Democracy
I don't want to give them the kiss of death or be in any way offensive to my allies of various creeds and backgrounds, but I, as a Christian, learn so much about "Christianity," as it should be ...
Galtisalie 05/17/2014 4 9 - -
Taking the Kid Gloves Off With Francis's Street Cred: Poetic Justice
From everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required; and from the one to whom much has been entrusted, even more will be demanded. (Luke 12:48, NRSVCE) I'm glad a global wealth tax has ...
Galtisalie 05/15/2014 6 5 - -
Anti-Capitalist Meetup: Mother's Day and Humane Cat Herding--Know Our Rights and Fights!
"Happy Mother's Day" in many countries in the world. Hopefully you did not have to prepare a hormone-laden turkey dinner for eleven as in Rockwell's "Freedom from Want" painting. I'm not an art ...
Galtisalie 05/11/2014 26 11 - -
"Those hundred lovers are asleep forever."
So ends De Profundis (Tom Clark's English translation) , a short simple poem by Federico del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús García Lorca. The rest of the poem: Those hundred lovers are asleep ...
Galtisalie 04/18/2014 8 12 - -
An Evolving Secular Palm Sunday Sermonette: Direct action is an obligation
purposely made difficult. ( Here's the Wikipedia discussion of "direct action.") Young people, the worker, and the poor correctly sense the sickness of our world, purposely made to seem invincible.
Galtisalie 04/12/2014 1 3 - -
Occupy's Lingering Effects: Top 40 FM Radio in the Deep South
I couldn't believe my ears a half hour ago. I'd promised one of the fine members of the up and coming generation a bribe to go to her piano lesson involving fries and a chicken sandwich from the ...
Galtisalie 04/10/2014 71 157 2 -
Anti-Capitalist Meetup: Final Cuba Jeopardy Answer-- "The Emergence of Marxist Holism"
Sven. Who is Chris Farley? No, I am sorry that is not correct. Your wager, your ...
Galtisalie 03/23/2014 24 16 - -
Carl Sandburg, Karl Marx, and La Cucaracha
I made a field trip yesterday to the U.S. National Park Service-preserved farmhouse and dairy goat farm in Flat Rock, North Carolina where the Swedish-American poet Carl Sandburg lived after World ...
Galtisalie 03/05/2014 16 12 - -
Coping Strategies of Poor Women in the Deep South
I will be brief: A humane society does not effectively force segments of its population to engage in dehumanizing coping strategies under the guise of picking one up by one's bootstraps. What ...
Galtisalie 02/25/2014 14 18 - -
My Life as a Dog: I Should Have Told Him Everything
When the loved ones who were there for us from day one get old, sick, and in my dad's case, suddenly stricken by dementia, this film is all I can compare what I feel inside to. I am inside a kid ...
Galtisalie 02/21/2014 19 32 - -
Anti-Capitalist Meetup: What in Tarnation is "Prout" and Why Should We Care?
Introductory Note: As background for this diary, it might be helpful to read Geminijen's excellent and balanced diary from a few weeks ago, Anti-Capitalist Meetup: Fagor Goes Bankrupt - Trouble in ...
Galtisalie 02/16/2014 32 15 1 -
A Socialized Reflection on Repression in the Deep South by and for the 1%
Ah yes, how us repressed masses just love us some "filth." Okay, I have little sense of humor these days. But to save someone the trouble of putting the famous "Help! I'm being repressed" video in ...
Galtisalie 01/31/2014 10 13 2 -
Extra! Extra! "Coercive" Niebuhr You Might Have Missed in CliffsNotes & Partial NSA Protection
Note: When this diary was published Galtisalie was still a separate pseudonym from Francisco Nejdanov Solomin. Here's an explanation for the prior separate pseudonyms and the decision to discard the ...
Galtisalie 01/05/2014 12 7 - -
Angels Against the Machine: Peace on earth "to those of good will." What?
I am a Christian contemplative and, sorry fundamentalists, skeptical about much of what is in the Bible. My religion is a lot about "love being a condition of justice and justice being in the ...
Galtisalie 12/23/2013 15 9 - -
"Praxis Implications of EVANGELII GAUDIUM, Jesuit History, and Jesuit Scholarship"
Note: When this diary was published Galtisalie was still a separate pseudonym from Francisco Nejdanov Solomin. Here's an explanation for the prior separate pseudonyms and the decision to discard the ...
Galtisalie 12/17/2013 27 14 1 -
The Economics of a Humble Fundamentalist Funeral in the Deep South
As I sat yesterday deep in the south (Mississippi) at a Southern Baptist funeral of a dear elderly friend, I was reminded about the importance of the right wing delimiting religion to matters of ...
Galtisalie 11/24/2013 16 34 - -
Jason Whitlock's "Martin walked into twisted world"
Note: When this diary was published Galtisalie was still a separate pseudonym from Francisco Nejdanov Solomin. Here's an explanation for the prior separate pseudonyms and the decision to discard the ...
Galtisalie 11/08/2013 14 4 - -
The Miami Dolphins and Tressie Mcmillan Cottom's "Why Do Poor People 'Waste' Money On Luxury Goods?"
Note: When this diary was published Galtisalie was still a separate pseudonym from Francisco Nejdanov Solomin. Here's an explanation for the prior separate pseudonyms and the decision to discard the ...
Galtisalie 11/05/2013 12 14 - -
Updated: Neocolonial U.S. Blockade of Cuba Should End, and Gitmo Should Close Too
Well the vote is in, and now we have lost Palau. 22nd annual slam dunk contest ends 188:2. The U.N. will vote tomorrow [Edit: now today ] on whether to condemn the U.S. blockade of Cuba . The world ...
Galtisalie 10/28/2013 66 48 - -
A Vow of Semi-Silence
Note: When this diary was published Galtisalie was still a separate pseudonym from Francisco Nejdanov Solomin. Here's an explanation for the prior separate pseudonyms and the decision to discard the ...
Galtisalie 10/27/2013 20 16 - -
Haiti and the Dominican Republic: U.S. "Moralizing," Complicity, and Exploitation
Note: When this diary was published Galtisalie was still a separate pseudonym from Francisco Nejdanov Solomin. Here's an explanation for the prior separate pseudonyms and the decision to discard the ...
Galtisalie 10/24/2013 5 7 - -
Amia Srinivasan's Amazing "Questions for Free Market Moralists"
Note: When this diary was published Galtisalie was still a separate pseudonym from Francisco Nejdanov Solomin. Here's an explanation for the prior separate pseudonyms and the decision to discard the ...
Galtisalie 10/22/2013 11 14 - -
Maybe a Week Ago You Laughed: "Right-wing Nihilists May Want to Hurt U.S. Ability to Borrow Money"
Now that at a minimum our largest creditor is mocking us , maybe it is time to reconsider the mindset of the reactionary subcultures which have rigged the U.S. House of Representatives to act like a ...
Galtisalie 10/16/2013 4 5 - -
Right-wing Nihilists May Want to Hurt U.S. Ability to Borrow Money
Why would we ever doubt that hardcore right-wing nihilists with great clout who were willing to shutdown the federal government may also be willing to bring the U.S. into default? Many important ...
Galtisalie 10/09/2013 14 7 - -
Escape is Illusion: "Mutual Aid in Opa-locka"
Note: When this diary was published Galtisalie was still a separate pseudonym from Francisco Nejdanov Solomin. Here's an explanation for the prior separate pseudonyms and the decision to discard the ...
Galtisalie 10/06/2013 1 1 - -
After the Scams and O'Reilly, Which Winding Path Would Jesus Have Me Choose?
Note: When this diary was published Galtisalie was still a separate pseudonym from Francisco Nejdanov Solomin. Here's an explanation for the prior separate pseudonyms and the decision to discard the ...
Galtisalie 09/30/2013 2 - - -
Jeffrey D. Sachs's "The End of Poverty, Soon" Propaganda
Note: When this diary was published Galtisalie was still a separate pseudonym from Francisco Nejdanov Solomin. Here's an explanation for the prior separate pseudonyms and the decision to discard the ...
Galtisalie 09/26/2013 16 1 - -
I Heart George Orwell's "Why I Write"
8/31/14 Note: This little diary awkwardly reflects a major positive transition in my life. I have found a newfound hope and dedication to what would become my personally authentic socialism soon ...
Galtisalie 06/01/2013 6 4 - -
Is there any evidence that Marx read Turgenev's "Virgin Soil"?
If he had, it might have made billions of lives better, IMHO. I certainly do not know and am no expert on Marx . I know Marx is supposed to have read the works of Turgenev , but this one in ...
Galtisalie 04/18/2013 5 - - -
UPDATED: Three Questions for Uncle Francisco and the Living Scholars of Marx
I have a radical left Cuban-American family heritage that goes back well before not only the most recent Cuban Revolution but even before the Russian Revolution. My great-great uncle Francisco ...
Galtisalie 04/16/2013 15 2 - -
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