Postcard from the End of America: Philly's Italian Market
To most people, immigrants imply destitute illegals and desperate refugees, but the super wealthy are also coming. If they target your city, you can quickly be priced out of your home. Just think of London, Sidney, Auckland, Vancouver or the San Francisco Bay Area.
Saturday, January 21, 2017(1 comments)
A Gay Man for Trump
An American president has become a cartoon hero or villain. Like Obama, Trump is an inconsequential yet lurid target for worshippers and detractors to unload emotions. As we rejoice or rage at this figurehead, the Military Banking Complex will continue to serve the elites at our expense.
Sunday, January 8, 2017(3 comments)
Multicultural, Progressive, Totalitarian Vietnam
Beneath a veneer of sidewalk hip hop shows, gay parades and transsexual bodybuilders, Vietnam is still very much a totalitarian state, however, for many people, priests, monks, journalists and bloggers, etc., are still imprisoned for thought crimes.
Sunday, January 1, 2017(5 comments)
The End of Israel
Another apartheid country, South Africa, had to remake itself after becoming delegitimized and universally condemned, so the end of Israel is within sight. Without this endless font of strife and mendacity, the world will be a much better place.
Sunday, December 25, 2016(4 comments)
Deutschland on the eve of 2017
2017 will be just another year in the process of turning Germany into a perfect prison, a prison of the mind, and a real prison too.
Thursday, December 15, 2016(2 comments)
In 2014, there were 41,143 American suicides, as compared to 16,108 murders. We hate ourselves and each other more than the citizens of just about any other First World nation. We are also the champs of drug taking and porn watching.
Friday, November 18, 2016(2 comments)
If Lady Gaga, Sam Tsui or GloZell Green can influence your politics, then you're insane, obviously, but that's where we are as a nation. It's all going according to plan, including the fragmentation. When these rioting youths face a backlash from middle America, our masters will have the pretext to squash us all.
Friday, November 11, 2016(6 comments)
The Trump Ploy
The deep state ushered in Trump because he's clearly their most useful decoy. As the country hopes in vain, the crooked men behind the curtain will go on with business as usual. Trump is simply an Obama for a different demographic. Nothing will change for the better.
Friday, October 28, 2016(14 comments)
The media's steady suppression or excuse of black misbehavior is an encouragement of even worse. This has to be intentional. They're enabling more riots, more catch and wrecks, more knock out games.
Sunday, June 12, 2016(126 comments)
Cui Bono After Orlando Pulse Club Shooting?
As with 9/11, the 2015 Paris massacre and the San Bernardino shooting, Islamic terror is immediately fingered, with the purported killer already dead. What lightning fast police work, eh?
Obscured American: Manon the Aspiring School Counselor
I would welcome people for citizenship, for those who are already here and those who want to enter the country. I don't think it would be an issue except there aren't enough good jobs available. Personally, I don't see what the issue would be to just allow people into the country, whether they are refugees or not.
Sunday, March 20, 2016(15 comments)
America Cannot Be Great Again
Even with competent and honest leadership, our future will be most difficult, but since we're repeatedly railroaded into "electing" one huckster after another, it sure looks like we'll be up Hillary Creek without a trump card.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Obscured American: Vern the Vietnam Vet
My old neighborhood was African American, and it was respectable. People had jobs and could afford their houses. When we moved out of North Philly, my parents were paying $75 a month for mortgage on a four bedroom house. Now, I wouldn't even drive down 52nd Street.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016(1 comments)
Obscured American: Tony the Cook
Restaurant work is physically and mentally exhausting. Some mornings, I'm like, "Man, do I have to go back there and start all over?" But it's not like they're going to kill me, I don't think. You just do it and they pay you.
Saturday, February 20, 2016(7 comments)
During the Soviet years, they suffered the Holodomor (in which up to 7.5 million starved to death) and Chernobyl on top of daily Communism. Now, they're bankrupt and dying
Saturday, February 6, 2016(5 comments)
Having never been subjugated and humiliated, Americans have only dished out, and not experienced, "chaotic darkness and a return to a primitive state," but the elites that have destroyed so many lives worldwide are also working against us Americans, so a future of terror and degradation will be our lot unless we can muster up the collective will to challenge our criminal overlords.
Sunday, January 24, 2016(1 comments)
Poland Looking West
What threatens Poland also endangers many other countries, and that's the subjugation of local needs to a master scheme cooked up far away by an elite that owe no allegiance to any nation. Going after immediate benefits, Poland risks long term damage. To avert disaster, it will need to stop supporting Uncle Sam's belligerence, appeasing Brussels and antagonizing the Kremlin.
Sunday, January 17, 2016(5 comments)
Germany to Introduce Comfort Women
The only way to solve a refugee problem is to stop generating refugees. Since arriving in Germany 3 - months ago, I've made this point over and over. Most Germans, though, are only focused on the issue of accepting or rejecting refugees, not on the root cause of it, which is America and Israel's deliberate destabilization of much of the Middle East and parts of North Africa.
Sunday, January 3, 2016(1 comments)
Black and Blonde
Nowadays, the United States exports almost nothing but weapons, noises, images and attitudes, and among the last, the black ghetto, keeping it real, thug, gangsta life is being gobbled up eagerly by millions all over, from Jakarta to Istanbul, to Berlin. White, yellow or brown, many pose enthusiastically as dwellers of the American black ghetto.
Saturday, December 26, 2015(16 comments)
Turkey's Weasel Problem
Thanks to the United States and Israel, one Muslim society after another, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, etc., has been fractured and ruined, but the unraveling of Turkey has been primarily accomplished by one of its own, and a duly elected leader, no less. In this, Turkey also resembles the United States.
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Vietnamese in Germany
Most immigrants and all refugees are forced to leave everything they've known because they can no longer tolerate their native land. If the world is swarming with refugees and desperate immigrants, it just means that life has become impossible for so many, in so many places. Count yourself lucky if you're not among them, but don't dismiss the distinct possibility.
Friday, November 27, 2015(3 comments)
An American in Brighton
With Turkey downing a Russian plane, we move one step closer to a global war. Turkey did not act alone. The US must prevent, at any cost, the economic integration of Eurasia, for should this happen, it would be the odd man out, an irrelevant sulk standing all alone in an Arctic of his own making.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
A Young Frenchman Reflects
The consequences of the Paris attacks are an escalation of war against Syria, increased tension with Russia, more suppression of civil liberties against Europeans, antagonism against Muslims and other immigrants, rising nationalism in all European countries and anger at pro European Union politicians. The end of the European Union is near. A global war seems inevitable.
Sunday, November 8, 2015(2 comments)
China's expanding encroachment into the South China Sea is often explained only in terms of oil, natural gas and fishing rights, but it's the sea lane next to Singapore that's most at stake. Without its navy nearby to contest that choke point, China is most vulnerable to disruption of oil deliveries from the Middle East.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015(6 comments)
Germany Against Itself
Just as with Germany's self-destructive fealty to the US and Israel, there is no frank discussion here about its refugee policies. Those with questions or grievances, then, are forced to become increasingly strident as they scream from the fringe. Should xenophobic outbursts explode down the line, they can be traced back to this initial suppression of dialogue.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015(5 comments)
the only way to solve the refugee problem is to stop bombing one country after another, so to save its own Arsch, Europe must say fick dich to Uncle Sam and regain its autonomy. If you help America bomb, you'll also reap the chaos that comes with it.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Pope Francis in Philadelphia
Lapsed Catholics take only what they like from the church, but political and business leaders can simply ignore the Vatican. They haven't gotten where they are by paying attention to popes. With Francis, though, they can even use his teachings about humility, forebearance, tolerance and charity to make us better endure the coming years of suffering and austerity as orchestrated by them, our true rulers.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015(1 comments)
Our Refugee Future
Massive refugee flows will be the wave of our near future. The mess in Europe is only a preview, so you better get used to it, and you should also consider the likelihood that you yourself will become a desperate escapee who must risk death to start all over in a strange land.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Postcard from the End of America: Champ Ali in Camden
Camden's most famous resident ever is Walt Whitman, and in 1888, our egalitarian bard opined to Horace Traubel, "The n-word, like the Injun, will be eliminated: it is the law of races, history, what-not: always so far inexorable--always to be. Someone proves that a superior grade of rats comes and then all the minor rats are cleared out."
Monday, August 24, 2015(1 comments)
Postcard from the End of America: Don Hensley in Huntingburg, Indiana
The next time you are on a bus trip do keep an eye out for something. When we are on the road and I see a pile of weathered wood and rusted tin that used to be the barn roof sitting next to a bleak little house still bravely trying to stand and surrounded by crops with no lane going back to it, my heart always breaks a little.
Friday, August 14, 2015(4 comments)
Postcard from the End of America: Woodbury, NJ
Those who dismiss race are also the first to scream racism. It is treated as a disease only other people have. Those who are outraged by police brutality but ignore barbaric crimes live in the safest neighborhoods.
Friday, July 31, 2015(2 comments)
Postcard from the End of America: Jack's Famous Bar in Philadelphia
We have a rogue government that respects no law, domestic or international. It violates every other country's sovereignty while puncturing its own borders. It creates terrorists while pretending to fight terrorism. It extols global stability while generating millions of war and economic refugees. It turns all ideals, freedom, democracy, equality and sacrifice, into perversions. It kills millions of people. It kills language.
Friday, July 24, 2015
Postcard from the End of America: Lisa from Clayton, NJ
An American who's at the bottom is no less representative than Steve Jobs, though only Jobs' biography is scrutinized. In fact, since the ratio of American "losers" to "winners" has become so askew, with the losing camp swelling to include just about everybody by now, one can understand nothing by ignoring the bottom.
Friday, July 10, 2015(2 comments)
Postcard from the End of America: Ashley, PA
Across this sinking nation, how many are buoyed by lottery dreams, casino hopes, stock fantasies, increasingly desperate prayers or, as Chuck is convinced in this one instance, miraculous grace? With legal means diminished and magical odds unlikely, many are turning to shadier or bloodier tactics.
Sunday, June 28, 2015(5 comments)
Postcard from the End of America: Centralia, PA
With ghost towns all over, why should Centralia fascinate? First of, it's extremely rare to see Americans fleeing en masse from a place, and here they're even doing it permanently. An American refugee is still a very rare breed. Secondly, there are layers of symbolism to this catastrophe. Nourished by coal, this town has been destroyed by it. It's a man-made ecological disaster that destroys a man's home and all that he loves.
Thursday, June 4, 2015(3 comments)
Buffaloes and Flies in the South China Sea
All sides in this brewing fiasco have reasons to act the way they are, and though each will cite law or logic to defend their actions, it doesn't matter who's right or wrong, only what the winner, if any, can get away with. The Vietnamese have a saying, Nine men, ten opinions. And also, When buffaloes collide, flies die.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015(18 comments)
Bin Laden the Vindicator
to prove Bin Laden's death, Obama's handlers have given us nothing but a cartoon narrative suitable only for dimwitted children. The bloody crooks hustling us must be incredulous, if not laughing uproariously, at what they can get away with in this nation of suckers.
Monday, April 27, 2015
Postcard from the End of America: Silicon Valley
In spite of mud slides, wild fires and many blase places like Bakersfield and Fresno, California still captures the imagination of not just Americans, but foreigners. Much of California, though, is no tropical paradise but a desert that's running out of water, and its fresh water crisis has become so severe, it has made salient a hushed up concept, namely the fact that there are limits to growth, and that all resources can bec
Sunday, March 29, 2015(1 comments)
Postcard from the End of America: Carlisle, PA
After so much blood and laughter, however, the white man's hegemony is finally waning, and just as we can discuss peak oil, peak water or peak sand, it's not inappropriate to speak of peak white man. The white man's paling, though, has less to do with his constitutional decline but with the fact that others have learnt how to play the same nasty games he himself has set up.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Postcard from the End of America: Washington D.C.
All capitals strive to be showcases, sure, but very few, or perhaps none, is as successful at blocking out its nation's true ugliness and failures. This sleight of hand, though, also works on many of the residents of this near perfect square inside a near perfect circle. The hell they've created keeps seeping in, however, and soon enough, it will overwhelm, if not explode, this Potemkin village of a city.
Thursday, February 26, 2015(3 comments)
Postcard from the End of America: Center City, Philadelphia
The foundation of the United States isn't some guy caricatured in fortune cookies but the Constitution, and now that it's used to wipe the asses of the president and all members of congress several times a day, each day, what's left of this country, really? Just about nothing is right, but with so much vehement hatred between liberals and conservatives, there is little hope of forming a coalition to challenge our common enemy. Series: Postcard from the End of America (7 Articles, 8451 views)
Saturday, January 24, 2015(4 comments)
Escape from America
In this permanent war, all-seeing, robo cop state, hundreds of thousands of citizens are already internal refugees shivering in tents, under bridges and on sidewalks. Millions more have emigrated, with more to come in the turbulent years ahead. As for the rest of us, we'll have to endure the worst of this rogue government in situ. We will die in this dying nation.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015(3 comments)
Making duck faces or pulling their pants down, a little lower, yeah, like that, Americans snap selfies compulsively to make sure nothing of their noisily desperate lives is lost to eternity. We've all become famous to ourselves, and that's good enough, somehow.
For a while, the world was treated to the strange spectacle of Israel’s greatest lackey, the United States, supporting Neo-Nazi thugs, but when Viktor Yanukovych had been shoved out of the way, who came to power but Arseniy Yatsenyuk, who may or may not be a Jew, though widely believed to be so, especially in Ukraine itself, where he’s regularly a target of anti-Semitic slurs.
Saturday, February 8, 2014(2 comments)
Full Spectrum Peeping Tomism
A government that feels itself vulnerable will naturally increase suppression. Look for a heavy crackdown on voices of dissent as our society becomes more unstable from the impending financial collapse, and as our economy deteriorates further from its already wretched condition.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014(23 comments)
Though Thomas Paine galvanized this country into being and gave it its very name, The United States of America, there is almost no trace of him here. In Philadelphia, where he spent his most significant years, there is a Thomas Paine Plaza, but it is barely marked as such, with no statue of the man.
Friday, September 20, 2013(5 comments)
Postcard from the End of America: Atlantic City
The decline of Atlantic City will not be reversed, and its casinos will be imploded or abandoned soon enough. Under the boardwalk, there won't be one but many blankets, quilts, tarps and pieces of cardboard, and on them, folks will even make love as they almost taste french fries and hot dogs.
Saturday, September 7, 2013(16 comments)
Striking Russia through Syria
A war on Syria, then, is an attack on Russia itself, and that's why Russian warships are patrolling the Mediterranean. Countering the American menace, Russia will certainly be no silent spectator, and to show support for Russia and Syria, a Chinese warship has also shown up, with more coming.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013(5 comments)
Postcard from the End of America: Trenton
With its compact layout, Trenton is very walkable, though one must watch out for bullets, knives and cars careening out of control after their drivers had been shot dead. With four more months to go, Trenton has already tied its all-time record of 31 murders for an entire year.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Postcard from the End of America: Cherry Hill
With its detached homes and no central square, park or even downtown, Cherry Hill is your quintessential American Dreamscape. Its Main Street is barely 500 yard-long, with no stores. To shop, one drives to the Cherry Hill Mall, which is the slick, gleaming and sanitized heart of this community, even its raison d'etre.
Thursday, August 1, 2013(5 comments)
Postcard from the End of America: Chester
It was a Saturday evening, but Chester's main drag, Avenue of the States, was mostly empty. Even fifteen years ago, there would have been many shoppers, or loiterers, at least. Now, there was hardly a parked car to break in. On both sides of the street for an entire block, there was only one business open, Huddle Barbershop.
7/4/13, a poem
Is it the Fourth of July yet? / So who should I shoot now?
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Peeping NSA, a poem
The USA has become a one-way mirror, / And a one-way, high-speed highway to hell. / In this perverted, capsized nation, the top / Criminals are lauded, while the selfless / And conscientious are caged, when not shot.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013(2 comments)
Postcard from the End of America: South Philly
It is the 4th of July again. With each birthday, we become sadder, with less vigor or clearsightedness, only an unfocused or misdirected anger. Dread lurks behind each or our grin or drunken laugh. Racked by anxiety, we reassure ourselves that everything on television still looks more or less the same. Series: Postcard from the End of America (7 Articles, 8451 views)
Thursday, June 27, 2013(1 comments)
Postcard from the End of America: Camden
On the day this country was born, I would not be in Philly, its birthplace, but Camden, its prototypical morgue. A habitually lawless government has no business celebrating the Constitution, and with this country being deliberately tortured and drown by its rulers, accompanied by flag-waving acquiescence of deranged voters, each 4th of July has turned into a sick and sad spectacle. Series: Postcard from the End of America (7 Articles, 8451 views)
Tuesday, June 18, 2013(2 comments)
Postcard from the End of America: Philadelphia
While fixated on sports, singing contests and network news, we're being lowered into our degradation. NSA, FBI, Homeland Security and CIA spooks shadow us for evidence of rebellion and espy nada. After inconsequential Occupy and Tea Party twitches, all is quiet. Those sign waving assemblies merely served a carthatic function, and even wore us out, without threatening the status quo at all. Series: Postcard from the End of America (7 Articles, 8451 views)
Saturday, June 8, 2013(1 comments)
I guess we ain't broke enough to reform /
Into functioning poems, handcuffs or bombs. / As is, academic jive, voting and FaceBook. / Detonating endless violence, they preach / Symbolic whining to us hushed puppies.