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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    8/15/2020

    GOING POSTAL

    Attorney General Barr announced today that President Trump has "gone postal." Trump went ballistic with fear that his own mail-in ballot won't get to Florida on-time.  To ensure on-time delivery, Trump has ordered VP Pence to personally get it there and ordered AG Barr to take over the US Postal Service.  Barr has ordered Dept of Homeland Security "freedom fighters" to surround all US postal facilities.  Jared Kushner is figuring out postal stuff to allow for an efficient and effective electoral process. 

    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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    September 7, 2020

    ALTERNATE REALITY IS ALL THE RAGE IN ELECTION TIME AMERICA

    It should be obvious by now that “reality” has Americans very confused.  This is nothing new.  This happened when the word “reality” somehow became a synonym for fantasy, delusion, illusion, and fake.  I am...

    August 15, 2020

    PANDEMIC VOTING NEEDS AMERICA’S IMMEDIATE FULL ATTENTION

    There is an increasing din in America that this self-congratulatory cradle of democracy is not up to the primal task of planning and implementing a free and fair presidential election in a couple of months.  So su...

    July 29, 2020

    CONTENT, NOT CULTURE, SEPARATES AMERICANS

    It has finally come to pass in America that armed bands of federal government thugs in camouflage gear are taking over parts of selected US cities to serve the interests of the country’s fearful “leader” and autocrat-in-chief....

    July 11, 2020

    A NATION IN DARKNESS CONFRONTS ITSELF

    As America’s 2020 Independence Day fades from memory, many things are clearer.  Americans love to go to beaches and bars as their petri dishes of choice, masks are a better idea than they were before Independence Day, there will nev...

    June 29, 2020

    POLICING IN SEPARATE WORLDS

    Frankly, with all the bad actors in blue uniforms on the public stage in America at the moment, this old white guy would think twice about calling the police.  Which warrior would show up and how prepared would that warrior really be to addre...

    June 9, 2020

    FACING THE PAST WITH EYES WIDE OPEN

    There seemed to be a lot more bright stars in the sky in recent weeks, even over Washington, D.C.  Then suddenly, as national “leaders” slept wrapped in a bubble of delusion while disease was taking its ghastly toll, a black man in Mi...

    May 13, 2020

    THE WORST PRESIDENT AT THE WORST TIME

    A “perfect storm” is an overused expression that often describes what happens when a whole lot of things go wrong at the same time to create a disastrous situation or outcome.*  Welcome to America in the time of the coronavirus pand...

    April 23, 2020

    RETURN TO "NORMAL" IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH

    This is a time in which an invisible virus is stripping us naked, leaving many shivering in the dark and wondering how our society could have ignored so much about so many for so long.  I feel a bit like the proverbial canary in the...

    April 7, 2020

    MARCHING TO THE BEAT OF A MINDLESS DRUM

    It has finally happened.  Trump is all in on saving the world from the Coronavirus pandemic, not just America, but the whole world.  Just so there is no confusion, Trump sees himself as the savior.  And the annual resurrection-fes...

    March 21, 2020

    A NATION CALLED ITS GOVERNMENT AND NO ONE ANSWERED

    I have just finished a couple of weeks on the road in Texas during which time the Coronavirus pandemic blew up across the American landscape.  The best sign that something serious was happening while I was on the road w...

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