Forcing People Downtown is Racist

Across America, politicians are doing, as they always have, representing their wealthy donors at the expense of workers, people of color, people with disabilities, and anyone not wealthy. But the so-called return to work movement is not just the usual ableism, classism, and racism we have come to expect from politicians. It’s also the related… Continue reading Forcing People Downtown is Racist

Coronavirus Should Matter More Than September 11

Yesterday was the 21st anniversary of the September 11th attacks. On that day, as many know, more than 3,000 Americans died. Every year since, September 11 is marked with tributes to the dead, the heroes that risked and/or lost their lives, and to America itself. All of the tributes, somber, statements, and moments of silence… Continue reading Coronavirus Should Matter More Than September 11

Queen Elizabeth Shouldn’t be Loved or Respected

The celebrations of Queen Elizabeth and her reign as queen highlight how many have been manipulated into supporting the systems that oppress them. I’m not saying people should celebrate a loss of life, as some are doing, but anyone interested in an equitable world should not be upset by the death of a queen. Queen… Continue reading Queen Elizabeth Shouldn’t be Loved or Respected

Capitalism Needs Brutal Policing

The verdict for this episode is: we must strike at capitalism first. Loose Transcript Hello, and welcome to Jonathan’s Verdicts. I’m Jonathan Simeone . The title of this episode is: capitalism needs brutal policing. The verdict for this episode is: wee must strike at capitalism first. As always, I don’t edit these podcast episodes, and… Continue reading Capitalism Needs Brutal Policing

Unity is a Tool of Oppression

The verdict for this episode is: unity will not result in change. In this episode, I discuss how Biden’s focus on unity is promoting the status quo, refusing to change, and upholding systemic oppression. https://media.blubrry.com/jonathansimeonepodcast/content.blubrry.com/jonathansimeonepodcast/Unity_Oppression.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 9:36 — 4.4MB) | Embedsubscribe to my podcast Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts… Continue reading Unity is a Tool of Oppression

FDR’s Four Freedoms Speech in the Context of 2020

On January 6, 1941, FDR gave his Four Freedoms speech. While the speech would ultimately serve as the basis for the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations, the speech’s historical context tells pieces of the story regularly not discussed.

Athletes Will not Lead Social Change

The verdict for this episode is: police buy sneakers too. In this episode, I discuss the recent NBA players decision to skip some games and why it’s not that important. By discussing their commitment to capitalism, I show how NBA players cannot lead social change. https://media.blubrry.com/jonathansimeonepodcast/content.blubrry.com/jonathansimeonepodcast/Police_sneakers.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:31 —… Continue reading Athletes Will not Lead Social Change

Eat the Rich

The title of this post is based on a hashtag used by folks wanting to destroy capitalism. Even though I have never used the hashtag, I recognize that capitalism has been, is now, and always will be an engine of oppression. I further realize that the destruction of capitalism is necessary for America to even… Continue reading Eat the Rich