It didn’t take long.

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez is putting out the word she wants conservatives deprogrammed. Of course she calls them “white supremacists,” and “anti-choice extremists.”

But why quibble over words? Even John Kasich couldn’t fool her. White supremacists, conservatives, fascists, Trumpists, Klansmen, anti-choice extremists, Republicans, terrorists, people Antifa doesn’t…


Let’s take a moment to revisit U.S. income inequality beginning in 1969 during the Vietnam War. In inflation-adjusted dollars referenced to 2020, the average family income then was $59,208. The median was $52,097. Fast forward to 2020, The median family income is now $68,400. This would seem like progress, although…


Scissors People: The Edges of the Oligarchies

Years ago, a strange thing happened at a church I used to go to. We lived in Irvine, an uppity city dividing north and south Orange County. Our family was strictly middle class. Some in our church felt God was calling them to…


It might be said today we no longer have fathers, we have oligarchies. An elitist constellation of loosely disconnected interests has no interest in our welfare. …


Let us turn now to the Paper People, people with degrees who make their livings in some manner trading on their expertise. Most grew up far from the countryside in cities or in suburbs listening to classic rock or pop that’s predigested for their children. Most of their parents were…


I am reminded a couple times a day, if not more often, that I am racist, a “systemic racist” the worst kind on the planet. So I decided that before taking on Critical Race Theory, I’d read some books of theirs. No fair criticizing books one hasn’t read.

I was…


A friend told me a riddle that goes like this:

Q: What’s the difference between a conservative and a zombie?

A: The media won’t deplatform the zombie.

An old cliché tells us that 50-million Frenchmen can’t be wrong, but evidently 74-million Trump supporters can’t be right. They don’t know anything…


So let me ask you; we’ve all played the game of Rock-Paper-Scissors. But which one are you? What’s the difference between each of the three narratives? What makes Rocks suck up to Paper? Why are Scissors afraid of Rocks? And why don’t Paper People do well around Scissors?

Our recent…


I turn the news on, and I don’t like what I see. This isn’t new. It’s been going on through most of the pandemic. There are riots today in Portland.

There was rioting there yesterday. There’s been rioting in Washington from both sides of the spectrum. I’m afraid there will…

D.J Phinney

D.J. Phinney is an American writer, passionate about historical fiction and storytelling. Author of “The Red Car Noir” series, now available on Amazon.

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