Category Archives: Blog-Policy

Bye, Bye

The DISSENTING DEMOCRAT is folding its tent and marching away having fought the good fight since September 1, 2009. One of us will continue blogging at WINANSANITY to be found at What’s WINANSANITY? Check out the Blog and find out. Hint: Lawrence WINANS is the blogger.

— A T “80” Cameron, Lev Sinestra & Lawrence Winans, Editors


Recommended Website

The DISSENTING DEMOCRAT heartily recommends the website SENIORS for a DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY, take a look for your edification and entertainment


It Is Not Light That Is Needed, But Fire

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom yet deprecate agitation are men who want crops without plowing up the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. Power concedes nothing without demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.”

“For it is not light that is needed, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake… The feeling of the nation must be quickened; the conscience of the nation must be roused; the propriety of the nation must be startled; the hypocrisy of the nation must be exposed; and its crimes against God and man must be proclaimed and denounced.”

— Frederick Douglass

Colombian Cuties Take a Left Turn


For reasons which are not clear to us, we received a note that the “PrettyGirls” blog has become followers of our Blog. We tracked it down to a facebook site called “Colombian Cuties”. It became clear to us that this is likely a dating site or something similar. We here at the DISSENTING DEMOCRAT like pretty girls and find Latinas very attractive but that’s not what we’re here for. About half of our regular readers are female, they are women who are looking for a more just world and not a date for the evening. Our male readers appreciate female beauty but would also like to know what a woman’s stand on fair trade is. Girls, if you like please stay and read, and hopefully join a global movement for justice but don’t count on too many guys signing up (at least not without questioning the American military presence in Colombia).

Viva Bolivar! Viva Gaitan! Viva Chavez! Viva Revolucion!

101,365 as of January 30, 2014

We were pleased to learn that the DISSENTING DEMOCRAT has had 101,365 “hits” or individual attempts to access one or another article on the web log since beginning in September 2009. Certainly the shout out from Abby Martin’s program gave us a big bump bringing in 16,000 hits alone.

Thanks, folks.


This will be the absolutely last time we will address the Wikipedia-Abby Martin controversey however Amir Thomas’s criticism of RT-TV, the media outlet for Abby Martin’s program, requires comment.

This is what Amir Thomas had to say:

I take issue with the statement that “she IS notable as one who enables unsanctioned news and opinion to be known”. This statement is False.

You’ll see that she is really a tool of the (Russian) Establishment.


Generally, the Dissenting Democrat allows Comments to be published without a reply. This however deserves correction. Abby Martin and the program she produces is legitimate news and opinion journalism. The channel
on which it appears is owned by the Russian Government but that is no more germane than acknowledging that the British Government owns the BBC World Service. The United States Government does not own ABC, CBS or
NBC but they are owned by Corporate interests who make their money by keeping the American people fooled.


The Dissenting Democrat has found that RT TV, and especially Martin’s “Breaking the Set” is a reliable source of news and commentary that one cannot find in the Corporate Mainstream Media.


We also consult, and can recommend, such news sources as The Nation, Progressive Populist, & The Guardian (UK). We also use Common Dreams, Portside news service and the Solidarity news service, all of which are
American owned. We used to be able to recommend Cenk Uyger and Keith Olbermann and Dylan Ratigan but they got fired.


Before Abby Martin started her program on RT, she facilitated “Media Roots”, a citizen journalism project on the Internet and wrote for a variety of American-owned media outlets. She is also a member of the
Board of Directors for “Project Censored”, an academic-nonprofit media watchdog that has been monitoring the failure of many, many American-owned media who neglect to publish important news due to self-censorship, Corporate censorship or undue deference to the United States Government.

We are as grateful to Russia for funding RT as we are thankful that Russia gave asylum to Edward Snowden who would otherwise be languishing in an American-owned dungeon for daring to tell the American people
the truth about those who own the American Government.


MSNBC, the so-called “Left” network, has fired yet another commentator. MARTIN BASHIR has joined the MSNBC Alumni including KEITH OLBERMANN, DYLAN RATIGAN, CENK UYGER and ALEC BALDWIN. “Liberals” favor Free Speech in the abstract but should any right-winger become offended and the Liberals would rather turn on their own than stand up to the Right.

Bashir erred by saying that if SARAH PALIN thought the National Debt was the equivalent of Slavery, she should experience what slaves experienced. That was too much for the milquetoasts that run the MSNBC network.

It is the policy of the DISSENTING DEMOCRAT to be polite and mannerly with those who are themselves polite and mannerly. Those who choose to be rude and crude should be treated as they treat others.

TO-WIT, did you hear that the Government offered to confine Sarah Palin and Ann Coulter in Gitmo as comfort girls for the prisoners. The plan was abandoned, however, as the prisoners claimed that such cruel and unusual punishment was in violation of international law.

Yes, a crude joke and nothing we would ever tell using anyone other than Palin or Coulter. But these women have been so rude as to lose the cloak of courtesy one would normally extend.

Ann Coulter said that the U.S. should invade Islamic countries to kill the men, enslave the women and confine the children to Christian schools. She gets away with that. Rush Limbaugh calls the Pope a Communist and women seeking birth control “sluts”, and he continues unrestricted. Michael Savage opines that gays should be killed, and remains the # 3 wingnut broadcaster.

Liberals  must adhere to a higher standard than wingnuts and tea-baggers. This is one of the reasons why the DISSENTING DEMOCRAT is not Liberal. Liberals are obliged to behave as gentlemen and ladies even in the presence of bullies. We believe Bullies should be treated as such.