Committed to Uncommitted

Anti-Biden protest on Biden Street!

Sunday, April 21, at 11 a.m. near the Piazza dell’ Arte on Court House Square on the 500 block of what should be Spruce Street in downtown Scranton.


Here’s why.

Presumptuous Democratic Party bosses from Scranton City Hall on North Washington Avenue to the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue expect registered Democrats to do as they say and vote for President Joe Biden’s re-election.

When asses fly we will.

I shouldn’t say “we.”

I recently quit the Democratic Party after years of feeling abandoned, taken for granted and ignored by elected officials for whom I voted and who more and more take care of each other instead of looking out for constituents.

Not all Democrats are braying beasts of burden like the Democratic Party’s docile symbolic donkey, waiting to be led around and told what to do. Increasing numbers of registered Democrats refuse to follow orders in our struggling democracy where self-absorbed party big wheels whine that democracy is at stake.

Democracy is failing, all right, thanks to the Democratic Party.

If egalitarianism in this shoddy republic finally does get lost in the duopolist shuffle, Democratic Party oligarchs will be to blame. These effete political snobs have been pushing their weight around for way too long. That means every political opportunist and true-blue brown-nose Biden cheerleader who picks up a public paycheck courtesy of the taxpayers.

For starters I’m talking about alleged public servants who represent Scranton.

One way or another, U.S. Senators Bob Casey and John Fetterman, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, Gov. Josh Shapiro, State Representatives Kyle Donahue and Kyle Mullins, State Sen. Marty Flynn, Lackawanna County Commissioners Bill Gaughan and Matt McGloin, Scranton Mayor Paige Gephardt Cognetti, each superficial Democrat sitting on Scranton City Council and other parochial local yokels have abandoned and ignored the wishes of countless good Democrats and other good citizens they represent.

Voters deserve better from these self-proclaimed masters of Pennsylvania’s closed primary election who make a living barking commands while walking in lockstep with their kingpin president even when he’s wrong.

Biden is better than Donald Trump, they swear. This shallow conclusion depends on who you ask.

Trump isn’t the sitting American president who helped Israel kill 45,000 Palestinians in Gaza, 16,000 of whom were children until American-made bombs, jets and Democratic Party support slaughtered them in the continuing Israeli genocide. Trump isn’t the sitting American president who continues to authorize the taxpayer-funded donation of more bombs and planes and support to continue the genocide.

Like it or not, genocide is the appropriate word — genocide made in the USA.

Democracy is not an extortion racket.

Blackmail no longer works.

We refuse to pay the ransom.

I quit the Democratic Party after many years trying to fight them from the inside. I quit because of Biden’s support for the ongoing Gazan genocide where Biden tacitly approves Israeli war crimes. I quit because local, state and national Democratic Party bosses debase democracy.

Not one of them has earned your vote if you value and respect humanity.

Reawakened as a radical peace advocate, I choose to fight Democrats from the outside. Many still active Democrats call themselves “Uncommitted” and continue to fight party royalty from the inside. Biden better beware of Scranton’s “Uncommitted.”

Supporters of the well-organized “Uncommitted” movement are picking up momentum in Pennsylvania and elsewhere, moving through our swing state with the real power of liberty. Their goal is simple: Put Biden and his local, state and national Democratic Party flunkies on notice that he and they are hurting, not helping, killing not caring, and destroying the essence of freedom upon which the fundamental concept of democracy is based.

The “Uncommitted” message is simple: “Let President Biden know that Pennsylvania stands against genocide. Write in “Uncommitted’ on Tuesday, April 23rd in the Primary Election.”

This call to action comes right off the “Uncommitted Pennsylvania” website at

The “uncommitted” vote will help determine Democratic Party success or failure. Free-spirited voters, including voters like me who represent no political party, will decide the 2024 presidential election. Northeastern Pennsylvania Democrats are crucial to improving a dystopian world.

“Uncommitted” demands an immediate and permanent ceasefire in Gaza and an end to the siege of Gaza. “Uncommited” demands that U.S. officials reinstate humanitarian aid and funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). “Uncommitted” demands an end to U.S. aid to Israel.

That’s why state “Uncommitted” organizers and supporters will rally on Sunday, April 21, at 11 a.m. near the Piazza dell’ Arte on the 500 block of Biden Street in downtown Scranton. Billed as a “Rally and March in Biden’s Hometown,” the demonstration mobilizes people against genocide in Gaza and protests the Democratic Party’s complicity in the slaughter.

Scranton community organizer Frankie Malacaria says he’s all in with “Uncommitted.”

“Yeah, I’m intimately involved with the statewide organizing for it,” the 32-year-old social justice activist said this week. “Sent a notification to each county. Called most of the counties’ election directors last week to notify them.”

Malacaria said he recently attended a gathering at the Luzerne County Democratic headquarters in Wilkes-Barre where Casey gave a campaign speech while standing beneath a banner inscribed with a quote from Martin Luther King Jr.

“Those who love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those who love war,” the banner said.

Malacaria said he could feel Casey’s hypocrisy.

Continuing local pro-Palestinian protests and disruptions at Casey’s house on North Webster Avenue in Scranton, Cartwright’s Scranton office and Moosic mansion and public events represent the noble history of working-class dissent and the honorable notion that popular resistance did not end when the anthracite coal mines closed.

Elected Democratic Party officials are Scranton’s 21st Century new robber barons.

Demonstrators on Monday bullhorned their way into an outdoor Cartwright appearance at the University of Scranton, chastising holier-than-thou pro-life Jesuits and their smug guests for breaking ground on a new multimillion-dollar building while Cartwright snuggles up to defense contractor campaign contributors who enable Biden to help destroy buildings and lives in Gaza.

Clearly shaken, Cartwright and reputed liberal Mayor Cognetti just picked up their shovels, adjusted their silly hard hats and dug in, doing their best to ignore the unexpected breach of civic decorum.

Democrats better get used to the upheaval.

Continuing disturbances will occur among voters committed to voting them and their hero Biden out of office. As uncommitted voters call them out, we’ll see if they and their colleagues remain committed to Israel’s extermination of the Palestinian people.

See you on Biden Street.