Martin C. Fredricks IV

Martin C. “Red” Fredricks IV is a husband, father of three, proud Fargoan (N.D.), small business owner, reader, writer and progressive. He's also the founder of the IV Words Blog (ivwords.com) Finally, he's a ginger; ergo the “Red.” Living blue in a deep red state is tough, but somehow, day by day, he gets by.

It’s 1983 in the United States of America

Notes from the forced march toward a Gulag Here’s How Totalitarianism Happens ForewordHow It’s Been Happening Already Let’s start when and where Donald Trump made his fascist proclivities public.  In announcing his bid for president on June 16, 2015, Trump

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Climate Crisis: The Good, the Bad, and the Deadly

The good news is we’ve arrived. The bad news is we’ve arrived. Finally—finally!—mainstream news media are using the words “climate change” in their stories about raging fires, floods, hurricanes, droughts, and other

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First, Staunch the Bleeding

An open letter to Progressives, Social Democrats, Democratic Socialists, Greens, middle-of-the-roaders and conservative Dems Imagine for a moment that we’re the victim of a serious vehicle collision. We’re the passenger, and we’re

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Biden/Harris – “That’s The Ticket”

I’m asking again — Please, Berners, do not enable Trump. I refuse to be a Trump enabler. That means voting for Biden/Harris rather than staying home or voting for some 3rd-party, not-a-chance-in-hell

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It’s 1983 in the United States of America

Notes from the forced march toward a Gulag Here’s How Totalitarianism Happens ForewordHow It’s Been Happening Already Let’s start when and where Donald Trump made his fascist proclivities public.  In announcing his

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