LARRY BECK

This is not really my photo, but that of Geronimo, a Bedonkohe Apache leader of the Chiricahua Apache, who led his people's defense of their homeland against the military might of the United States.  He died in US military custody in 1879, far from his Southwest American homeland.  On his deathbed he is reported to have said: "I should have never surrendered. I should have fought until I was the last man alive."

 

HARD LEFT TURN is my best effort to keep on fighting for a better human condition on the planet we share.  I encourage others to use this platform to contribute to this cause.

 

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    WISHFUL NEWS:

    9/11/2019

    US APOLOGIZES 

    A repentant US President Trump apologized to the world today on the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks for now 18 years of indiscriminate killing of men, women, and children in an international effort to make the US feel better about itself.  Trump was quick to add that most of the killings were Obama's fault and that only he had the insight to understand the error of the nation's chosen path to redemption.

     

    CONTRIBUTORS:

     

    • LEO COHEN    

         "Number Games"

    • JUDY CATTERTON   

         "Belgium Poppies"

    • JUDY CATTERTON  "Irony"

    • LUCAS BECK

         "Lamenting Cecil"

    • LUCAS BECK

           "This I Believe"

    • JUDY CATTERTON

          "Separate and Unequal"

     

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    November 7, 2019

    AFTER THE TONE, PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE – “IMPEACH HIM”

    The Washington Nationals won the World Series, suggesting that anything is possible.  More importantly, the Nationals unlikely path to victory showed that if you have a cohesive team that pushes through the rough sp...

    October 18, 2019

    FACTS FINALLY SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS

    The impeachment narrative is going well at the moment.  The Democrats in the House of Representatives are making daily headlines about both substance and process.  They throw in a few Ukraine facts and witnesses that support the nar...

    September 27, 2019

    FINALLY, ENOUGH MAY BE ENOUGH

    With only twenty-four hours in a day and so many people out to get him, Trump is so busy trying to slay his foes that even his faux friends can’t keep up with the effort.  Never has this been more apparent than in the present Trump abuse of...

    September 6, 2019

    AWASH IN A SEA OF HYPOCRISY

    Cradled in the midst of all that is wrong with Trump and his silent and venal Republican accomplices is more hypocrisy than one essay could ever capture.  But I am going try.  To hit the ground running, racism is a good place to start....

    August 13, 2019

    A CORRUPT ENTERPRISE WON THE DAY

    When a government fails to meaningfully respond to the carnage in its streets, every citizen should question the competence and corruption of those charged with the governmental responsibility to act, as well as the legitimacy of the gov...

    July 23, 2019

    DEMOCRATS REMAIN ADRIFT WITHOUT A VISION OR A LEADER

    Trying to make sense of the US presidential election that is still well over a year away is a challenging task.  So much makes no sense at all.  The easiest example of this is trying to figure out why under-educated a...

    July 3, 2019

    A DYING IMMIGRANT CHILD TORCHES AMERICA

    It is surely no secret that a significant portion of the American electorate hopes that the national nightmare of the Trump administration will begin to end in November 2020.  Beyond hoping, many have been moved to activism and ac...

    June 19, 2019

    PERSPECTIVE FROM AFAR

    Imagine a place where people seem to enjoy meeting in cafes, bars, and restaurants to talk with each other, connecting with other human beings to enjoy the moment.  Imagine casual eye contact like it used to be.  Imagine Spain.  I recently got back...

    May 1, 2019

    IMPEACH NOW, ASK QUESTIONS LATER

    When times are bad, it always seems that bad people win.  When times are good, bad people always win.  When bad people win, the rest of us almost always lose.  Of late, bad people are succeeding at an alarming rate, most often with an am...

    April 1, 2019

    THIS NONSENSE HAS GOT TO STOP

    With the Attorney General’s attaboy channeling of Robert Mueller’s investigation results bestowed upon Trump, it is increasingly likely that it falls upon the American electorate to halt the daily governmental carnage in our midst.  The US...

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