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Educated in the classics, philosophy, literature, theology, and sociology, I teach sociology at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. My writing on varied topics has appeared widely over many years. I write as a public intellectual for the general public, not as a specialist for a narrow readership. I believe a non-committal sociology is an impossibility and therefore see all my work as an effort to enhance human freedom through understanding.
Trump Comes In From The Cold, Gets Media Respect
How the anti-Russia propaganda campaign waged by liberals,conservatives, and the mainstream corporate media has succeeded in "transforming" Donald Trump from a bad guy friend of Vladimir Putin into a good guy American President in the traditional sense.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
The Silent Cries of Hiding Children: Fifty Years After MLK's Riverside Church Speech
This essay explores the myth of American "innocence" through the poem of woman who, as a child, was raped by her father and through the prophetic antiwar speech Dr. Martin Luther King delivered a year to the day before he was assassinated by the same government forces that recently have killed many children and civilians in Iraq and throughout the Middle East.
Snow, Death and the Bewildered Herd
This is a an exploration of why so many people today are addicted to endless flows of electronic information that prevents them from thinking calmly and clearly about what is going on in the world and in themselves.
A story/ poem about a man who encounters the actress Sandra Dee staring at him from the cover of People magazine at a supermarket checkout.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017(18 comments)
A Valiant Verbal Warrior Demythologizes the CIA
To understand the CIA one must grasp its mythic nature and the way it manipulates the public mind. Douglas Valentine understands this, and through his research and writing demythologizes the the CIA. He embodies the mythic hero in this work.
In the Blood
How growing up through endless war affects a child.
Saturday, January 7, 2017(13 comments)
Remembering Albert Camus' "The Plague": It is US
As described by the great Albert Camus in his novel "The Plague," we are living in plague time. To fight it we must accept the truth that the U.S. government bears overwhelming responsibility for spreading this violence around the world.
The Homeland Security Guard
A meditation on living within and defending the fabricated world of Hitlerian homeyness and illusionary history. "He didn't know and not
Knowing was nothing new to him.
He never knew despite years
Wasted in the pursuit of what
Can laughingly be called
Why I Don't Speak of 9/11 Anymore
An analysis of the linguistic mind control used before, during, and after the attacks of September 11, 2001. "9/11" being the key one.
Sunday, September 4, 2016(5 comments)
An Anti-Labor Day
A modest proposal for making Labor Day, and one day per month, Do Nothing Days on which Americans must desist from their usual frenzied busyness. For those who can't do nothing, a solution is proposed.
Monday, August 22, 2016(2 comments)
Seeking to escape boredom, many people embrace methods that are themselves intensely boring due to repetition and monotony. This is often an unconscious effort to avoid a vital encounter with personal and social truth.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016(3 comments)
A poem about reading the classics that are our lives.
The Disappearance of Silence
How the loss of silent reflection has been replaced with noisy busyness, resulting in the inability to think clearly about crucial issues, including the march to war with Russia.
The 2001 Anthrax Deception
Anyone concerned about the truth behind 9/11 and the anthrax attacks should read this profoundly important book. It is filled with tight argumentation backed by solid evidence, and even the speculative parts ring true.
Monday, November 3, 2014(1 comments)
The Ghosts of Fall
A meditation on acting, death, masks, ghosts, and the fall in the U.S.A. today.