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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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Blase Interviews Elliot Adams

Hello, this is Blase Bonpane with World Focus. Today we’re very privileged to have Eliot Adams as a guest. Eliot served as national president of Veterans for Peace. AFter military service as an army paratrooper in Vietnam, Japan, Korea, Alaska, he now is a non-violent...
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Blase’s Commentary on Nuclear Denial, Israel and Growing Militarism

Hello, this is Blase Bonpane with World Focus. Friends, my brother-in-law was a professor and a speechwriter for some major politicians. The most unknowing kind of requests he received from senators or wannabe senators was this: “I have a speech on Thursday. Make sure I...
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Blase Interviews Allan Nairn, Part II

Hello, friends. This is Blase Bonpane with World Focus. You’ll recall that last week we enjoyed the privilege of having journalist Allan Nairn with us as a guest. I’m so happy to say that he will be with us again today. This is something that we wanted very much to...
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