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Blase’s Commentary on the Futility of American Militarism

Friends, there seems to be a near-complete disconnect between a presidential circus, which lasts about two and a half years, and the real politics of impending World War III. The circus does not want to deal with this war. That might not be entertaining enough. What is...
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Blase Interviews Mimi Kennedy, Remembers Dan Berrigan

Today I’m privileged to have Mimi Kennedy on our program. She’s a longtime peace activist and is the advisory board chair of Progressive Democrats of America. She’s known to audiences throughout the world for her roles on Dharma and Gray, in the film In the...
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Blase’s Commentary on Misery and Frugality

Well, friends, Fidel gave one of his final talks today – or at least, I’m sure he saw it that way. The congress in Cuba – it’s interesting the reflections that he did make. We would have expected him to talk about the achievements of Cuba under warfare,...
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Blase’s Commentary on Democracy Spring

Well, we’re just so very excited about the Democracy Spring, and we are really impressed with the coverage that Amy Goodman has given to it on her amazing program Democracy Now. She’s surely one of the great journalists of our day. It’s amazing the historic...
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Blase’s Commentary on Taxation without Representation

Here we are: the tyranny of taxation without representation continues. What you have to say about how your tax money is being used – nothing! Oh, your representatives are going to take care of it. Why then do the funds go into a shredder? They go into a shredder because...
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Blase Bonpane’s Commentary on the Peace Movement

Well, friends, here we are. We see that selective sorrow is so sweet. We express new sadness for the attacks in Bussels and Paris. But we must be very careful not to be sorry for our own drone victims. These, you see, are bad guys and they’ve been identified by the powers...
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Blase’s Commentary on US Militarism

Well, we see a letter from Fidel to his brother Obama. He reminds us of the conquistadores, and I’m sure he identifies us with them. He reflects on the shortness of our lives, a fraction of a historical second. Very interesting that he would reflect on this. And remembers...
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Blase’s Commentary on Cuba

Well, friends, there is so much misinformation and disinformation about Cuba that you pretty much have to reinvent the wheel every time you talk about it. Fidel Castro visited the United States after President Eisenhower recognized the revolutionary government in 1959. Fidel...
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Blase Interviews Stephen Zunes

Well, friends, we had three programs: “The Nicene Creed”; “The Holocaust of Christendom”; and “Reverence and Critique”. I have a summary of those three commentaries, which are available on our website. Chomsky just read this and said it was a...
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The Nicene Heresy

The following is a compilation of World Focus broadcasts (a trilogy) from February 28, March 6, and March 13, 2016.   Religion and war have been intertwined for millennia. Present international conflicts simply validate this sad reality. These reflections are dedicated to...
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