June 4, 2020

I opened with Samson and Delilah, then introduced Ava Bird who continued her series of letters from the Family Cat, who’s sick of having the humans around all.the.time. I then played my earlier conversation with Frank Cordaro of the Des Moines Catholic Worker, who talked about the ubiquitous violence in the USA, which he blames on the devil and our traditions.

The second segment as usual featured Philip Farruggio with It’s the Empire, Stupid. His column this week was “I’m the Pied Piper” about the dumbing down of our population and the ongoing disinformation campaigns. We discussed it afterwards.

The third segment had Azzurra Crispino of Prison Abolition Prisoner Support, who talked at some length about policing since bad policing puts people in prison and that’s not helping. She mentioned armored baby vehicles as an example of the craziness in the way we spend money on things that produce corporate income instead of things that benefit human beings. Defunding the police is a phrase that is being bandied about, but the idea is to change the spending; rather than militarizing police, provide programs that address the issues that cause violence. It was an excellent segment.

The final part had Karen Kwiatkowski, who tried to make sense of the wild goings on, the different realities all happening at the same time. She discussed the use of government power to control the people, as demonstrated all over the world, and how the amazing amount of information available to us via the Internet and other sources does NOT include what’s going on in government. The control exhibited by government is out of control.

Great guests!

 

Ava Bird

Ava is a monthly columnist appearing the first week of each month. Ava Bird was our very first guest and we always look forward to her visits. We love to listen to her read. Ava’s books are currently not available but you can see her blog at birdblogblast.blogspot.com

Azzurra Crispino

Azzurra is a monthly columnist, appearing in the first week of each month. Azzurra Crispino is the co-founder of Prison Abolition Prisoner Support (PAPS) a penpal to prisoners and peaceful street demonstration organization which has endorsed the September 9th prisoner strike. She is anĀ Associate Professor of Philosophy at Austin Community College and a contributing author […]

Frank Cordaro

Frank is a weekly guest on our show. Frank Cordaro is a member of the Des Moines Catholic Worker. He is a former Catholic Priest. He has himself spent years and years in federal prison for crossing the line at Offutt, and more recently has been jailed for actions against the drone facility in Des […]

Karen Kwiatkowski

Karen is a monthly columnist, appearing in the first week of each month (previously in 4th week) Karen Kwiatkowski, Ph.D, is a retired USAF lieutenant colonel, who spent her final four and a half years in uniform in the upper echelons of Pentagon. She shared her story about what went on during the run-up to […]

Philip Farruggio

Phil is a weekly guest on our show. Philip A Farruggio is son and grandson of Brooklyn, NYC longshoremen. He is a free lance columnist (found on WorldNewsTrust.com, TheSleuthJournal.com, Information Clearing house, Op Ed News, Dandelion Salad, Activist Post, Dissident Voice and many other sites worldwide). Philip works as an environmental products sales rep and […]

Chuck Gregory

Co-founder and co-host of the show, Chuck lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with his wife Lorraine and assorted exotic pets. He was fortunate to attend Friends Central School in the late ’60s to hone the already strong core beliefs instilled in him by his parents Wayne Lawrence and Marjorie Mock Gregory. His education continued at […]