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John Rachel has a B. A. in Philosophy, has traveled extensively, is a songwriter and music producer, a left-of-left liberal, and has spent his life trying to resolve the intrinsic clash between the metaphysical purity of Buddhism and the overwhelming appeal of narcissism. Prompted by the trauma of graduating high school and having to leave his beloved city of Detroit to attend college, the development his social skills and world view was arrested at age 18. This affliction figures prominently in all of his creative work.
He is author of eight novels, four of which are coming out in 2014 and 2015. He has also had over 30 short stories, 7 poems, and numerous political articles published in both print and online magazines. Currently in development is a new novel set in Japan, another in Africa, and a creative non-fiction work, allegedly an account of his extensive travels, but more likely the product of the voices in his head which have plagued him since puberty.
Author Rachel has been traveling through and living in over twenty-six countries since leaving America August of 2006. He is now somewhat rooted in a small traditional farming village in Japan near Osaka, where he proudly tends his small but promising vegetable garden.
Militarizing The Police (1 comments)
The police are not only being militarized with equipment but with a mentality that makes the average, peaceful, law-abiding citizen the enemy.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
From Bill To Hillary With Love (6 comments)
The NSA picked up a cell phone conversation between Bill and Hillary. It is both amusing and instructive. Let's keep our heads screwed on straight about this woman.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Why do "they" blame Nader? (9 comments)
There are so-called good reasons for blaming Nader for 2000. But they spell bad news for -- perhaps the destruction of -- American democracy.
Friday, May 16, 2014
We Know How This Will End (21 comments)
It's up to us to demand a true and honest commitment to peace, not the simpleminded, hollow, meaningless blather that we're being fed as the trigger-fingers of our war mongers tingle and twitch, just waiting for the right moment to churn up more carnage, destruction, and hatred in the rest of the world. We can start right now by demanding the administration start working with Russia to calm the situation in the Ukraine.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
"Throw the bums out!" (18 comments)
Ultimately, the choice is ours. Either we rise up now in a bloodless coup at the polls or we rise up later in the streets. Revolution in the streets will not be bloodless and I suspect it won't end well. Kicking this can down the road is cowardly at best and suicidal at worst.
Monday, October 21, 2013
Real News (2 comments)
Wonder what you may have missed for the three weeks that the soap opera of the shutdown and debt ceiling crisis monopolized the news? Here are some clues. This is only a start but hopefully offers some perspective.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Going Postal (4 comments)
We can deliver enough nuclear weapons to destroy the world 25 times over with 12,000 active ICBMs, and fleets of nuclear submarines and long range bombers. BUT WE CAN'T DELIVER THE MAIL ON SATURDAY!
Monday, January 21, 2013
"The Right To Bear Nuclear Arms" (7 comments)
Guns don't kill people. People kill people! Since this is irrefutable logic, I began to wonder why it has been applied so narrowly. The truth is, guns are just one form of lethal entertainment. Thanks to the amazing advances in science and technology, there is a cornucopia of devices which fit the legal definition of "arms" as referred to in our Constitution.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
"Take me to your leader!" (4 comments)
I personally believe the President, and members of the House and Senate, both Democrat and Republican, fail on all counts to provide anything resembling strong, visionary, decisive leadership. They have proven time and time again to be weak, evasive, cowardly, unimaginative, sometimes simple-minded, at a time in our history that demands much more.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The Day That Changed The World (4 comments)
The coming election will change nothing. The wars will go on. The plundering of our national wealth will continue. The waste of our valuable talents and energies through unemployment/underemployment will march forward. Social Security and Medicare will be chipped away until sometime in the future they are hollowed out. The rich will get richer and we will be grateful for the few scraps we get. But we can change the world.