Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!

This site is about progressive struggle. Struggle for liberty, for justice, for equality.  This is not designed as a public forum. I know what that attracts. I don’t have the energy to sort through hate mail (“Enemy Forever!”, “What about Hilary?”, “Socialist!”), spam vendor postings that  (ads for Rogaine… Viagra… Pocket Fishing Kits… Big screen TVs… etc.).
So, all I promise here is to share my thoughts.
I will also repost news articles, messages, songs, photos that have provided me with inspiration, or which have made steam come out my ears.

Trump is evil. But we must remember that he is NOT the total problem.

There are many forces in our country fighting against liberty and justice. Many who seek to encourage you to “hate your neighbor” (if different than you), hate immigrants, destroy the planet. Keep us from singing, from dancing, from reading and learning.
There is the dangerous fool in the White House. There is the NRA. There are forces fighting against electoral participation who try to limit voting, or who seek to contort the results through gerrymandering and other manipulations.
There are evil forces on the rise in many countries. We see the rise of fascism around the world.
Therefore, today progressive struggle also implies resistance. 

I labored to come up with an appropriate name for this blog. I first thought of “Forward”, but rejected it because it sounded like a task you do with email. The I considered “Keep the faith”, “Si se puede”, “Veneremos”, and “No pasaran”. I liked Venceremos. So emotional. But then I revisited the idea of “Forward”.  It expresses the direction we must head. As for the email connotation, well, that is not so bad actually. Think of it as “pass it on”, or “share”. So “Forward!” it is. Not "forward" in a whisper, but "Forward!" with determination. Move forward with the power of THUNDER!

-Peter