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I who am I? Born at the pinnacle of American prosperity to parents raised during the last great depression. I was the youngest child of the youngest children born almost between the generations and that in fact clouds and obscures who it is that I am really.
Given a front row seat for the generation of the 1960's I lived in Chicago in 1960. My father was a Democratic precinct captain, my mother an election judge. His father had been a Union organizer and had been beaten and jailed for his efforts. His first time in jail was for punching a Ku Klux Klansman during a parade in the 1930's. I never felt as if I was raised in a family of activists but seeing it print makes me think, yes. That is a part of who I am.
We find ourselves today living in a world treed by the hounds of madness, a complicit media covering contrite parties. Multilevel media, giving more access to communication yet stunting actual communication. More noise, less voice, more sound less music, more law less justice, more medicine less life.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 Whakindashitisthis
Fox News suffered a 25% decline in ratings. Of course, it's Summertime and the Klan rallies are being held outdoors. Or maybe grumpy old white men just can't watch the 24/ 7 love fest. "Come on damn it! Bomb something!" Maybe a game show would help the ratings, "Today" one lucky contestant will play for the opportunity to Kiss Trump's Ass!
(1 comments) Monday, June 17, 2019 Radio Nazi
Now, this next product was well"you just can't even make this sh*t up even though somebody did. "Is your home ready in the event of an EMP?" The most common cause for an Electromagnetic pulse event is a nuclear explosion. What they are selling is a giant tin foil hat for your house. Protect your home and your electronic devices. Yep, where would you be if you lost Mad Max's cell number.
(3 comments) Sunday, June 2, 2019 One Toke Over the Line
But outside the Mcwhite House the matrix board says; Now hiring managers and cabinet secretaries--- Great Pay! Sifting through the sands of suffering supplicants you come down to three types. Type one, smile, pucker and kiss. Type two, lock the door, don't answer the phone and order a four-year calendar.
(7 comments) Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Extinction Level Event
2020 is the year to make Republicans extinct. Mitch McConnell looks up from his tortoise shell and sees the meteor a comin. Devin Nunez could be the new monorail conductor at Disneyland Ted Cruz could join the space pirates as Gilligan on the SS Minnow. In 1932, The Republicans were repudiated and in 200 days we had a new economy, a new philosophy and a New Deal.
(7 comments) Saturday, May 18, 2019 Give Him His War
Imagine for a moment you own a $400 million-dollar super tanker that carries $100 million dollars of crude oil through a twenty-mile-wide Strait of Hormuz. A silkworm missile traveling at 650 miles per hour could hit that tanker in less than a minute and a half. And all the king's horses and all the king's aircraft carriers can't stop it.
(1 comments) Thursday, May 9, 2019 The Monster Factory
When you are homeless it is difficult to escape, you can't pull yourself up by your own bootstraps when you've nothing to stand on. When the bus fare downtown is five dollars round trip, your choices are, seek help or eat. You have no stability; you deal with rain and snow directly and not aesthetically while being disparaged by the world.
(5 comments) Thursday, April 11, 2019 Arrest the President
We sit in the cooking pot and we don't feel the temperature rising. CNN published an article "What Progressives Should know about Trump Voters?" They praised the fine economy and the tax cuts but failed to ask the question hanging in the sky like Jupiter. "What's wrong with these people?"
(4 comments) Thursday, April 4, 2019 The Stanford Experiment
The expression "Know Thyself" comes to mind but how can we know what we can't see? How can we repair the cracked and broken pieces of the matrix as helpless as a kitten? There things we know and things we only think we know, assumptions of normal taken from random and fractured memories of our childhood.
(7 comments) Sunday, March 31, 2019 The Road to Defeat
Truman was begged to drop desegregation as a plank and Southern delegations threatened to walk out of the convention. And when they did, Hubert Humphrey lead a cheer as the band played "Happy Days are Here Again." The Party elite thought Truman was done. Like Generals, the Party is always fighting the last war.
(23 comments) Wednesday, March 27, 2019 Inside the Third Reich
History does not repeat itself, history is a river of time running in parallel tributaries. This may be different from that or that different from this. The warriors may use swords or airplanes, but the behavior of the humans involved is always the same, be it Speer or Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
(4 comments) Saturday, March 23, 2019 Reigns of Terror
Isn't Capitalism wonderful? In 2008, before the world was robbed, I had my own business and lived in a nice house with two cars in the driveway. Life was wonderful blissfully ignorant. Wealth is the greatest opiate anesthetizing us to the misfortunes of others. They must have made poor choices or had bad habits pitting us against each other. But graduation day in the course of misfortune is an epiphany.
(2 comments) Sunday, March 17, 2019 The World has Gone Dark
One word, one spark, one promise one cry. A face, a religion or a people wronged all made whole in hate. From rocks and spears to knives and swords to guns to missiles to bombs and atoms we shall be victorious, righteous and pure once we slay all the evils doers and their children
(3 comments) Thursday, March 14, 2019 Just Not Worth It
This is a President who has withdrawn the US from the Paris Climate Accords. A nuclear arms treaty and treaty with Iran. A President who has gone out of his way to insult and demean our major allies while he is cozying up to third word dictators and somehow Ms. Pelosi is worried about divisive.
(1 comments) Saturday, March 9, 2019 Stalingrad, The Musical
Our Dear Leader shot down over Hanoi after playing my way or the highway with Little Rocket Man. It worked so well last time, shutting down the government. It worked so well with Nancy Pelosi he couldn't resist trying it one more time with Little Rocket Man.
(9 comments) Monday, March 4, 2019 The End
You get Gawd to protect you because we won't. This is where it began, the paternalistic belief that if farmers suffered crop failures it was wrong to interfere. It would strip the farmers of their self-reliance if they were assisted. There have always been poor, hasn't there?
(8 comments) Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Goodfellas
This isn't a Presidential administration, this is a crime syndicate. This wasn't a campaign"it was a scam. The scam worked, assisted by the worst Democratic nominee in a generation. Hilary Clinton evoked ire on the right and slumber on the left. The intelligence community could see what was going on. The incoming Trump administration was warned that Mike Flynn was compromised.
(7 comments) Saturday, February 23, 2019 Animal Crackers
The orange one, busy in his executive time lambasting the Media, Mueller and Saturday Night Live. While the leader of a hostile power makes an existential nuclear threat towards the United States and the Cheeto says"Nothing?
(2 comments) Thursday, February 21, 2019 Rubicon
Americans fear good government because they have never seen one. They fear Socialism because they fail to understand Americanism. We have a triumvirate to overcome, a mass media which frames and side steps issues, uneducated masses comfortable with the easy lie the slick contradiction or the personal attack and then there's tradition.
(8 comments) Monday, February 18, 2019 All We Need Do
The political disconnect, "A." is Socialism! That dirty word, "You'll be standing in line for shoes Comrade! Comrade Stalin will be on the video tube every night!" They have conferred professorships and academic chairs on the academic science of greed.
(4 comments) Saturday, February 16, 2019 You'll Pay for This
Running in a squirrel cage with no way off or perhaps jumping from one burning ship to another. Looking for an extra twenty-five cents an hour. But"life is, isn't it? You get what you get, no do overs, no restarts. Pull yourself up by your own boot straps! Look at me I did it! So, to be the one in a hundred or one in a thousand who "make it" are they evidence that the system is working or evidence that it is not working?