Terrorists, Not Protestors

Words shape public opinion and even define our perception of reality, so the language we choose to represent people and events matters.  The terrifying assault on our Capitol on January 6, 2021, has been described as protests that turned into riots, an insurrection, an armed standoff, and an attempted coup. Good choice of words. That’s…

“You’ll Submit”

Sending some silliness your way! I rewrote the lyrics to Hamilton’s “You’ll Be Back” and made a video mocking Trump’s refusal to concede.

Cop Shows & Police Brutality Bonds

Lately I’ve been watching Lucifer. Before that, I’ve enjoyed shows like Bones, Dexter, The X Files, Marcella, and Wallander. Law and Order has been running for as long as I can remember, must be at least 20 years now! We hear Trump call for Law and Order over and over again, while sowing the seeds…

Murder in the Streets

On August 25, 2020, a 17-year old named Kyle Rittenhouse went to Kenosha, Wisconsin from his home in Illinois in the wake of the attempted murder-by-cop of Jacob Blake. Kyle, armed with an AR-15 joined other armed men to form a militia with the intention of “protecting property” during the BLM protest. Early in the…

Public Opinion on PDX Protests

Portland has been in the national spotlight for our Black Lives Matter protests, which ran 104 consecutive days. Last night, which would’ve been 105, there were no protests due to the wildfires surrounding Portland at the moment, creating and air quality index in the upper 200s and even well over 300. In other words, hazardous….

The Daily Rose Podcast

Since I found satisfaction in creating my mini-documentary about The Revolution in Portland, I’ve decided to start a regular podcast for political and social commentary, especially leading up to this election. It’s perhaps the most important election since The Revolutionary War. Creating that video helped me feel like I was doing something in the face…

Facebook & Fascism

Facebook is toxic. Yes, they spy on your every online move you make to better target ads related specifically to your interests, but it’s not the privacy policy that has inspired me to leave, as creepy as it is to have a discussion with your partner about something and then immediately start seeing ads about…

Zero Tolerance for Violence

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” ~JFK For the first time in three months, the news is not dominated by the global pandemic. Instead, it’s covering the protests and riots across the country sparked by the latest instance of police brutality leading to the death of yet another Black person….