Attention Activists: If you want to win, study what winners do!

So far in 2017, I’ve: Detailed why activism must be rebuilt from the ground up Explained why tactics like marching make things worse Provided a blueprint for creating sustainable social change This time around, I’m here to offer valuable insights into how we get started.    Please click here to read my full article!

Attention Activists: THIS is how you create sustainable social change!

Do you really wanna know what works when it comes to creating sustainable change? Hint: It ain’t flame wars and clever hashtags! Can you handle what it looks like have a vision, an agenda, and the patience to implement it? The template exists, if we have the courage to embrace it. Activist Tip: Success leaves… Continue reading Attention Activists: THIS is how you create sustainable social change!

Behold the power of marching!

*February 15, 2003: THIRTY-SIX MILLION humans, across the globe, simultaneously march to "protest" against a major escalation of the U.S.-led war against Iraq. *March 19, 2003: A major escalation of the U.S.-led war against Iraq commences and essentially continues to this day—with no end in sight.   Please click here to read my full article!

It’s not a level playing field. It’s a jigsaw puzzle with a bunch of missing pieces.

“I am, somehow, less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein’s brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops.” (Stephen Jay Gould) Re-read that Gould quote. Read it aloud, in fact. Breaking news: It’s not a level playing field.  Please click here… Continue reading It’s not a level playing field. It’s a jigsaw puzzle with a bunch of missing pieces.

“Activism”: The conformity of non-conformity

With a bookstore full of self-proclaimed leftist radicals quite pleased by the prospect of breaking with tradition by raising their left hand, I quickly commenced the pledge. “I am a non-conformist.” (everyone enthusiastically repeated that line) “I think for myself.” (everyone enthusiastically repeated that line) “I do not repeat what other people tell me to say.” (everyone started to enthusiastically repeat that… Continue reading “Activism”: The conformity of non-conformity

That time I radicalized (and de-platformed) myself

We currently hear so much about the concept of becoming “radicalized” and it’s usually within the context of “terrorism.” But I’ve never seen anyone explain how within a system of insidious privilege, it requires a dedicated program of constant un-learning and re-learning to become and stay “radical” in a more social-justice-y way.  Please click here… Continue reading That time I radicalized (and de-platformed) myself

SIGN of the times: Cardboard ‘activism’ helps maintain the status quo

We must recognize how ineffective we are and how badly we need new perspectives, voices, and ideas. Until we collectively undertake such introspection and soul searching, our alleged “solutions” are worth even less than the non-threatening cardboard they’re printed on.  Please click here to read my full article!