This Is How We Do It!

by Sean MacEntee Flickr/creativecommons

Progress is a creative act, the ability to transform our selves and our world by adapting to better ways of doing things. Progress is always active and is often upstepped under certain positive circumstances. (For more, see our Manifesto.)

It's nice to wake up on a day with a trifecta of good news, forward movement in bringing about the better world we can all envision.

The US Supreme Court struck down needless, christianist-driven, anti-abortion restrictions on women's reproductive rights in Texas, indicating that similar restrictions in other states are likewise unconstitutional. The high court also ...

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Refugee Ed.

Photo by Oxfam International Mentao refugee camp in Burkina Faso Flickr/creativecommons

Having lived through the birth of the personal computer, the instant meme was that the world would soon be divided by those that are connected to the world wide web and those who were not. We didn't realize then how prescient that was, and we especially did not know that by 2016 we would be in the middle of world migration crisis of biblical portions driven by environmental catastrophes, religious wars, and socialization fails. Unless and until we sponsor the emergence of voluntary, and most important, humane, associations to permanently displace the coercive systems that enslave us, we will remain ...

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Here Is How We Can Send Republican Obstructionists Home For Good

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This post is adapted from one I wrote last year, Purge 70% of US House of Representatives Incumbents Just Like They Did In 1816, one in a 40-part series regarding a secret cult, bankrolled by anti-government special interests, that operates hidden in plain site, controlling every branch of our government. This is NOT The Onion. As far-fetched as this 70-year siege sounds it also presents the key to rid us of the worst of the worst in the GOP, disgrace and repudiate Koch, et al, and rescue our democracy from the jaws of christian sharia. Background The name of this cult is Read More

Are You Interested in Free Registration to NetrootsNation (2016)?

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Once again, VenusPlusX will be attending the annual NetrootsConnect and NetrootsNation 2016 in St. Louis, Missouri, July 13-17, and once again plan on connecting and reconnecting with local social and economic justice advocates. As in past years, the Dan Massey Trans Leadership Scholarship Fund, under the aegis of Netroots Connect/LGBT, will be offering complimentary Netroots Nation registrations to student activists living in the area. This year its greater St. Louis. There may be 1-2 hours of work (as a VenusPlusX paid intern) on one or more days from Wednesday, July 13, at Netroots Connect/LGBT, and/or Thursday (7/14), Friday (7/15), Saturday (7/16), and Sunday (7/17). Interested candidates can contact me directly. Tell ...

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We were hacked!

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The cause of sexual freedom was dealt a blow last month when our website was hacked, to pieces. Everything is back together now, and it's full steam ahead, thanks to a new, impregnable fence around our data. Sexual freedom is the bedrock of all freedoms because achievement of this penultimate freedom equates to full, universal personal sovereignty, agency over our bodies, and the opportunity for global peace. Here's our manifesto. Let's get busy. I'm now gearing up for NetrootsConnect and NetrootsNation 2016 in St. Louis, Missouri, July 13-17, and hoping to be able to connect and reconnect with local social and ...

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How are you celebrating Religious Freedom Day?

by Michael Swan Flickr/creativecommons

The idea of religious freedom was conceived as a shield protecting against government overreach when it comes to religious matters. All Americans, be they Christian, Jewish, Muslim, atheist, and so on, should have the freedom to practice their faith or worldview free from burdensome government regulation or required participation; faith and other individual thoughts are private waters that government shall not wade in except in extreme circumstances. Religious freedom by its nature must include freedom FROM religion to maintain its integrity as a concept. We see efforts by Religious Right groups and the US Catholic bishops to take ...

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The American Bison Captures An Ailing US

American Bison photo by Dan Dzurisin Flickr/creative commons

There are many examples around lately of inverse logic and intellectual disconnect but few capture it as well as what is going on with the mighty American Bison. On the one hand we can herald the US Senate for backing the American Bison as our national mammal. No animal is more worthy, more connected to our early heritage. There were originally 6 species of bison globally, and now there are only two, the American Bison and the Steppe Bison, and many of these have been interbred with cattle. By the 1800s, the number of American Bison had declined to ...

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VenusPlusX Is A Conversation

Columbia, seen here in the Statue of Freedom atop the US Capital, is Venusplusx

Dan Massey and I founded VenusPlusX in January 2011. Since then we were often asked, "Which one is X?" to which we answered, jokingly, "it's not polite to ask." We were and are as one in our commitment to make a better world. Our inspiration for the name, VenusPlusX, was a 1960 sci-fi book, Venus Plus X, which is about a gender-neutral future society. Sexual freedom is our theme, specifically A New Age of Sexual Freedom, because it comprises ultimate freedom, the final freedom that will be acknowledged, and the only one that can ensure all preceding freedoms. Full sexual freedom signifies ...

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The Trail of Tears Continues

Photo by Hammerin Man Flickr/creative commons

There is no end to United States' fatal exploitation of America's indigenous peoples. First the wholesale genocide of 95% of native Americans, the holocaust at the founding of the USA. Indian schools that shattered families came next followed by the granting and taking away of promised land, and the concentration camps called reservations where healthcare and educational opportunities are denied. Our government's invasion of sacred lands on behalf of corporate fossil fuel production are part of this disastrous tapestry, all speaking to humanity's inhumanity. Congress speaks of reconciliation but never backs it up, and has so far ignored formal ...

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Guest Moses Mworeko Reflects on Coming Out

Moses Mworeko Long-time member of the VenusPlusX family

If you don't say it, it will burn you.

I usually think of coming out as repentance or seeking forgiveness for harboring,  consciously or unconsciously, a guilty act or feeling. A guilty act or feeling boils and sometimes kills us inside, unless it's let out into the universe. When we are in charge of letting this out, coming out, we choose the universe's consequences.

My brother sometime back reminded me of what our grandmother used to say..."Waba otakigambire nikikwotsya," literally, "If you don't say it, it will burn you." She was talking about the consequences of harboring guilty feelings. You feel ...

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