Contaminated Drinking Water Tells the Story

Yesterday, I read about the contaminated drinking water injuring and killing the people of Benton Harbor, Michigan. So many of the factors plaguing Benton Harbor are familiar to us.

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

I Don’t Agree With UBI

The verdict for this episode is: UBI is too simplistic to work. While I understand a universal basic income is needed during the pandemic, it is not an equitable solution to our long-term economic discrimination. In this episode, I discuss some of the reasons why. https://media.blubrry.com/jonathansimeonepodcast/content.blubrry.com/jonathansimeonepodcast/UBI.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 16:16 —… Continue reading I Don’t Agree With UBI

Getting Money to Those Most Needing it

With Congress talking about sending every American a check, I thought I should propose an idea that would get money to those most likely to need it, those most likely to be hurt by coronavirus, and would be relatively easy to implement. I will next share the idea. Then, I will discuss its pros and… Continue reading Getting Money to Those Most Needing it

My Lyft Drivers Reminded me why Bernie Must Win

Yesterday was a rainy day in the Portland area. Looking forward to attending a meeting with some fellow members of our local chapter of Democratic Socialists of America, I was distracted from thoughts of website accessibility (the topic we were going to discuss). I was thinking about how I was going to get to the… Continue reading My Lyft Drivers Reminded me why Bernie Must Win

People are Dying

The verdict for this episode is: mean tweets are not the story! In this episode, I use my own story of not having health insurance, being unable to pay for regular heat, and being on SNAP to show how the media’s focus on tweets demonstrates their elitist privilege. https://media.blubrry.com/jonathansimeonepodcast/content.blubrry.com/jonathansimeonepodcast/People_are_Dying.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download… Continue reading People are Dying

It’s Caucus Eve

The verdict for this episode is: now is the time! In this episode, I remind everyone that now is the time for the revolution America has needed for 250 years. https://media.blubrry.com/jonathansimeonepodcast/content.blubrry.com/jonathansimeonepodcast/Now_is_the_Time.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 9:48 — 4.5MB) | Embedsubscribe to my podcast Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | TuneIn | RSS… Continue reading It’s Caucus Eve

Andrew Yang’s Idea’s are stupid

I have been resisting writing this post for months. I kept telling myself Andrew Yang isn’t worth the trouble. But he keeps fooling too many. He distracts from important debate topics by smugly asserting nonsense. So, I can’t resist any longer. Most people know the ever-increasing wealth gap between the rich and the poor in… Continue reading Andrew Yang’s Idea’s are stupid

Reviewing Addicted, Pregnant, Poor

Kelly Ray Knight’s Addicted, Pregnant, Poor is an important read. Addicted, Pregnant, Poor tells the stories of women in San Francisco who are addicted to drugs and pregnant. Their stories tell a spectacular story of government failure, discrimination, and cruelty that far too often defines America.