Forrest Johnson

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Wed. Jul. 29th, 2015

Sports in general and the myths of patriotism

Forrest Johnson

Our myth, our folklore, has more often been created by marketeers than by balladeers. Our poets have labored to influence the conscience of the nation while fear mongers, puritans and profiteers have swept the population

Thu. Jul. 9th, 2015

Flat Earth Economic Society at work in Minnesota and US again

Forrest Johnson

They just don’t make Republicans like they used to. The Elmer Andersen’s and Dave Durenberger’s, the Arne Carlson’s and Al Quie’s of the political spectrum have fallen from grace with these new kids who would deny health care and fair wages to the co

Wed. Jun. 17th, 2015

The free market has me suspicious about the food market

Forrest Johnson

Oh, to be a capitalist, a free market capitalist, in the industrial grade food business. It can’t get any better as long as people still mate and produce more little consumers as blind as their parents when it comes to eating habits.

Thu. May. 21st, 2015

Take populism back from the flim flam man

Forrest Johnson

William F. Buckley is gone and we are left with, in my mind, a hollow rhetorical menu that speaks in terms Orwell so eloquently described.

Wed. Apr. 8th, 2015

Rhetoric of the uniformed revisited-again

Forrest Johnson

The “Rebellion to Stay the Same” continues. I still encourage progressive-minded folks to mingle with those who seem bent on protecting the rich at the expense of the poor.

Wed. Apr. 1st, 2015

It doesn’t hurt to learn a little more - Always

Forrest Johnson

Science and God are everywhere. One is blasphemous and the other sanctimonious according to the many candidates of the New Conservative Neanderthal Party (NCNP).

Wed. Mar. 18th, 2015

Spring Re-information Drive For The Observation Of Land Ethics

Forrest Johnson

How do you protect the land by draining every acre and applying millions of tons of chemical fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides? And you can’t even eat the corn. This isn’t real is it? These people can’t actually believe this can they?

Wed. Mar. 11th, 2015

With sponsors like that, good thing the hockey game came back on

Forrest Johnson

Amidst all the excitement, however, were some disturbing sponsorships for the Minnesota State High School League and the broadcast team as at least four groups vied for the title of “Most Misleading Advertising Ever During a State Hockey Tourney”

Wed. Mar. 4th, 2015

Time for the revolution of logic and reason

Forrest Johnson

An uprising for a sustainable planet and an educated populace that doesn’t fear the boogeyman and doesn’t form its opinions in the vacuum of intransigent thought will begin soon.

Thu. Jan. 8th, 2015

NUFA hopes to find answers to the simple questions

Forrest Johnson

“In the last few years, it was the Tea Party, the squeaky little voice of the Tea Party that said, ‘I will, I will stand up, I’ll defend these great enshrined American values.’

Wed. Dec. 24th, 2014

NUFA hopes to find answers to the simple questions

Forrest Johnson

“In the last few years, it was the Tea Party, the squeaky little voice of the Tea Party that said, ‘I will, I will stand up, I’ll defend these great enshrined American values.’

Thu. Dec. 11th, 2014

We so smart we kill our world and don’t even know it

Forrest Johnson

Man has gone and done it once again. Just when you think you can develop a modern, safe, environmentally pleasing copper-nickel/precious metals mine, the whole thing falls apart and sends a flood of toxic waste downstream.

Thu. Dec. 4th, 2014

(No) Right To Work legislation bad for your teeth

Forrest Johnson

Your right to forty acres and a mule when you retire is out the window if these moneyed skinflints have their way. In short, we need to bolster the ranks to fend off this latest myopia of the collective soul of the nation

Thu. Nov. 20th, 2014

Out of our realm and into cholesterol

Forrest Johnson

The Exalted Shack Master and a single subject recently paid a visit to faraway Camp Cholesterol, and boy, did we have fun. It is deer season, after all.

Thu. Nov. 13th, 2014

Flat Earth Economic Society at work in Minnesota and US again

Forrest Johnson

Surprisingly, a whole batch of working-class Minnesotans seems to ascribe to the hollow rhetoric as well. Plenty of average Minnesota voters proved that last week as they cast their support toward beliefs suited better for the Economocracy

Thu. Nov. 6th, 2014

Blues therapy for the bad society blues in 2014

Forrest Johnson

You see, I heard this fellow on the radio the other day. He’d lost his job. He had to sell his motorcycle. He was listening to Rush Limbaugh and he was going to vote this year

Thu. Aug. 14th, 2014

Flat Earth Economic Society at work in Minnesota again

Forrest Johnson

The Flat Earth Economic Society is back at it again, even in Minnesota, where I thought we were just a little bit above average. Yes, that fiscal wing of the New Conservative Neanderthal Party

Thu. Jul. 17th, 2014

Planet earth and the realities of living in an economocracy

Forrest Johnson

For quite some time I’ve been interested in economic theories that understand those limitations and propose new notions of progress, notions that call for a radical redesign of the “robber baron” capitalist economy

Thu. Jul. 10th, 2014

Better health through hard labor-Part Two

Forrest Johnson

It will be guaranteed that your hands will go through a personal transformation as well, changing from supple, nimble instruments of humanity to brutish, rather primitive tools not quite evolved enough to play a guitar or tie your shoelaces.

Thu. Jun. 26th, 2014

God might be taking a vacation real soon

Forrest Johnson

I tell you, I wouldn’t be all that surprised if God was ready to take a vacation from all of the wackiness that we bring his way on a daily basis.

Thu. Jun. 19th, 2014

Back in Naknek again, where every fisherman’s a friend

Forrest Johnson

I‘m back in Naknek, Alaska putting nets in boats, getting wet and windblown, staying with my Bristol Bay family that has adopted me as I’ve adopted them, enjoying life at the fishing shack with little contact with the outside world

Thu. Jun. 5th, 2014

Sports in general and the myths of patriotism

Forrest Johnson

We spent a trillion dollars or more for a theater of operations in Iraq. No, we borrowed and spent a trillion dollars or more for a theater of operations in Iraq. How quickly we forget that kind of wild spending on a war.

Thu. May. 1st, 2014

The employees lose their jobs when the smoke clears

Forrest Johnson

Stockholders seem happy at this point but employees generally don’t. They know that to pay the money back for the sale is going to mean a loss of jobs. The jobs are gone but somebody is making money during the transaction. It always happens.

Thu. Apr. 24th, 2014

The free market has me suspicious about the food market

Forrest Johnson

Tang was soon gone from the shelf. Gram was a Swede and suspicious of something that seemed too good to be true. She was particularly suspicious of white bread as well, even if it did build strong bodies twelve ways.

Thu. Apr. 17th, 2014

Dancing with old poverty and the new poor-still

Forrest Johnson

Real poverty. Poverty that leaves a family of four living on less than $22,314 per year. That’s not a living wage job supporting that income level, supporting those kids, trying to pay that rent.