Tom Hall: We care as little about the legal health of society’s most troubled families as we do for the medical health of society’s most disabled and needy.
ach week, LA Progressive’s editors pick what they regard as a particularly insightful comment from one of our readers, both to draw attention to one particular reader’s thoughts and to encourage more readers to weigh in with their opinions. This week’s pithy “Feedback Friday” response comes from Tom Hall, who commented on the article by Sharon […]
Tom Hall: Less than 48 hours after pulling out of the June 12 summit, the Donald was begging North Korea to put it back on track. The bankrupt dictator of a resource-free, starving nation was leading the dear leader of the U.S. around like a bull with a ring in its nose.
Tom Hall: Buckminster Fuller was correct – to sell a new idea, you need a real, new model, not just the idea.
Tom Hall: Winnie Mandela just didn’t have the gentility of Barbara Bush. She didn’t keep herself at home, away from controversy. She didn’t always say the politick thing.
Tom Hall: The corporate “liberal media” focus on the Federal cabinet-level shenanigans also helps the corporate media agenda of distracting attention from other problems and opportunities. The missed opportunities problem is more important than the ignored problems.
Tom Hall: If there is a rising tide of progressive Latino voters, perhaps it is because they feel unrepresented by the entrenched pols, who assume that they will get certain votes, regardless of how they govern.
With only brothel owners to deal with financial arrangements with the police to keep whiny, complaining ‘girls’ in line, politicians can rest assured of price stability and careful matching of each politician’s predilections with the right ‘girls’.
Tillerson was groomed to believe in the government guaranteed privilege of the corporate wealthy, without need for particular intelligence, and unquestioning of the assumptions of colonial capitalism and corporate management.
Tom Hall: Black Panther repeats sexist tropes about the visual presentation of women while giving them much more substance in the film’s society than is common in sci fi. Progress. Enough? No. But more than a lot of other “Hollywood” fare provides.
Tom Hall: In the sunshine that was nurturing a young Richard Nixon, and turning Ronald Reagan against his co-workers, Graham had a conversion experience. He signed on for a career of explaining why the bible, and “christianity” meant defending the status quo.
Tom Hall: It may be hubris for a privileged white man to conclude that Dr. King would have been disheartened by our current balkanized politics, racial definitions and corporatized churches. But I do.
Tom Hall: The Donald, in attacking the FBI, is just grabbing opportunistically at a Republican Party dream that goes back as far as the Nixon administration.