Rep John Lewis on our times



Trump’s Fasism vs Populism

Lately, I’ve been hearing some Trump supports claim that Trump is not “Fascist”, but is rather a “Populist”. This is because the word  Fascist has negative connotations that bring to mind such terrible dictators as Mussolini and even Hitler.  Populist brings forth such popular and good leaders as Franklin Roosevelt.

However, fascists are sometimes also populists. It is not a binary, one or the other, black or white, one or zero kind of choice. Hither and Mussolini were both populists, at least in their rhetoric. Both addressed large groups of loud screaming fans who thought their hero was sent to save their nations, or at least save them.  Their appeal was more of a pseudo-populism rather than a real-populism in that their words did not match their deeds.

So too is Trump a blend of fascist as well as pseudo-populism. Trump has a history of going out and saying whatever he thinks will get the crowd’s attention, as though this were just a scene in an unreality TV Show.

To be a both a fascist a populist, or pseudo-populist, is not mutually exclusive.



Video: Why have Conventions?

This is a video I made. I interviewed attendees at the 2016 California Democratic State Convention and asked them “why have conventions” and got some interesting answers. Take a look, and share this video. Thank you,


Salinas Homeless

Salinas is about to harass a bunch of homeless after passing a law essentially making it a crime to be homeless. This video shot by Wes White shows part of Thursday night’s protest at Salinas City Hall.


Trump’s Superior ‘Racehorse’ German Blood

Donald Trump thinks people are like racehorses, some are genetically ‘superior’ to others. See this trailer for a documentary called THE CHOICE.

Watch the entire documentary THE CHOICE on PBS


There’s a REASON Trump is “Fact Checked” more often than Hillary

The trump campaign staff is out complaining that Trump was “fact checked more” than Hillary in the first debate, as though he was being unfairly picked upon.

However, there’s a reason Trump was fact checked more; he lied more.



Meet Alicia Machado

Meet Alicia Machado, brave woman who is standing up and telling her story of abuse and sexism at the tiny hands of Donald Trump.


#ImWithHer #LoserDonald #DebateNight


Trump’s Universal Victim

This is Alicia Machado, the woman whom Hillary referred to during last night’s debate. Trump humiliated this beautiful woman by calling her fat and Miss Housekeeping. What a jerk.


Trump Loses Bigly! Bigly!

trump-crushed-in-pollsTrump has screwed up bigly. The first polls show that he lost the debate.

I watched the debate with a group of friends who were not impressed with how often he just rambled incoherently and rarely answered a question, and lied constantly.

Give me a break! He claims he didn’t do the birther stupidity?

And the biggest laugh of the night came when he claimed he had a better temperment to be president than Hillary.

Still, remember that after Obama’s first debate, he lost to Mitt. The circumstances were different, as apparently he had been involved in presidential duties, and the debate was a the high altitude of Denver Colorado. Still, Trump has two more debates, unless he chickens out, and he might learn from this. Hillary and supporters can’t lie down on the job.