Public Citizen ~ Larry Barnett

Larry Barnett Larry Barnett lives in Sonoma where he was elected to three terms on the City Council and served twice as Mayor. He currently serves on Sonoma's Planning Commission. He has been married for 43 years, has two daughters and three grandchildren.

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The “hi ya’ honeeeey” syndrome

Posted on March 26, 2021
The "hi ya' honeeeey" syndrome

Andrew Cuomo is just the latest high-profile man to become ensnared in the #me too movement. By today’s count four women have come... Continue

Commercial free

Posted on March 17, 2021
Commercial free

Our planet’s major religion is a materialist ideology that’s quickly bringing civilization to its ultimate crisis: consumerism.... Continue

America’s fight reflex

Posted on March 6, 2021
America's fight reflex

I’m unhappy about the number of times I hear the word “fight” invoked in political discourse from representatives on both sides... Continue

GOP Doublethink

Posted on February 27, 2021
GOP Doublethink

When the likes of Marjory Taylor Green, the newly elected representative from Georgia, starts spouting her QAnon nonsense about Jewish... Continue

Invasion of the hippocampus snatchers

Posted on February 12, 2021
Invasion of the hippocampus snatchers

In the midst of America’s “red scare” of the 1950s, Hollywood responded with films like The Invasion of the Body Snatchers,... Continue

The banality of banality

Posted on January 29, 2021
The banality of banality

In describing Adolph Eichmann, a Nazi officer who dutifully accounted for the genocide of nearly uncountable victims of Hitler’s... Continue

Cheerleader or Doomsayer?

Posted on January 21, 2021
Cheerleader or Doomsayer?

When asked if he were a pessimist or an optimist, the brilliant Bucky Fuller – inventor of the geodesic dome, prefab dymaxion... Continue

Freedom, selfish and otherwise

Posted on December 31, 2020
Freedom, selfish and otherwise

I grew up being told that democracy is messy; the events of this year certainly prove it. The freedom to vote is not – and has... Continue

My bullet-riddled body

Posted on December 17, 2020
My bullet-riddled body

During my many years in local politics and as a community activist, I’ve been subject to plenty of criticism, some of it in print... Continue

Living in a doctrinal world

Posted on December 11, 2020
Living in a doctrinal world

Our cultural narratives, and every culture has them, contain doctrines of belief. These doctrines vary, just as the original languages... Continue


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