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Edward Curtin is a writer whose work has appeared widely. He teaches sociology at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. His website is http://edwardcurtin.com/


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Marihuana Tuesday, January 15, 2019 (2 comments)     

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A Gentrified Little Town Goes to Pot A letter written in the night by a lost soul to his imaginary friends about how a working-class town was gentrified and went to pot just as the letter writer did.

Vincent Van Gogh - Houses in Auvers Saturday, January 12, 2019     

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What Are We Working For "At Eternity's Gate"? The painter Julian Schnabel's extraordinarily moving film about Vincent Van Gogh evokes the author's meditation on working, painting, writing, and living in a society of economic and human exploitation.

Identity Theft Friday, January 4, 2019     

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Loving Me Was Easier: A Parable for the Perplexed Falling in love with love is nothing compared to falling in love with yourself, but things don't always work out. Thank God for technology. Therein lies our hope, as the author found out.

DN-SC-82-00005 Tuesday, December 18, 2018 (4 comments)     

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A Spiritual Special Ops Team's Christmas Gift Far away from the news of the day, yet far more significant and inspiring,a court hearing was held in Georgia last month for seven Catholic anti-war activists who on April 4, 2018 entered the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, home to Trident nuclear submarines, and poured their own blood to warn us that we must resist the nuclear madness that our government is prepared to unleash with its first strike policy.

Vincent Willem van Gogh 102 Thursday, December 6, 2018 (6 comments)     

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Sometimes A Pair of Pants Can Give You Vertigo Repeating the same reactive political words in the same way will not change our world for the better. We need a new approach if we hope to emerge from the desolation so many feel at the distance between a world moving toward disaster and our desires for peace and justice.

Park benches Monday, October 29, 2018 (7 comments)     

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The Apocalypse Not Now While on the road and far from home, the writer has an encounter on a bench with a homeless man who teaches him a lesson hard to learn:that life is a gift.

bits and pieces from .up your alley. & a an essay on Facbook Profits 2018, scott richard Saturday, October 13, 2018 (8 comments)     

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Showtime in America: Idiots' Delight: A Quasi Review This essay explores the ways the recent Kavanaugh/Blasey Ford Show exemplifies how the U.S. has become a stage-managed reality show.

Unhappy Mask Wednesday, October 3, 2018     

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Lost in the Theatre of Data, Dada, and Emotional Manipulation How information overload and theatrical posturing has created a society of puppets and performers acting in a trance.

Firefigher Smoke World Trade Center New York City 9 2001 Tuesday, September 11, 2018 (58 comments)     

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The Fakest Fake News: The U.S. Government's 9/11 Conspiracy Theory - A Review of 9/11Unmasked: An International Review This is a review of the definitive book on the attacks of 11 September 2001. Everything one needs to know to refute the false official story of the attacks is meticulously provided in this tour de force.

Dr.griffin Thursday, September 6, 2018 (17 comments)     

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A Diabolic False Flag Empire: A Review of David Ray Griffin's The American Trajectory: Divine or Demonic? David Ray Griffin is a national treasure for his books exposing the treacherous truth behind the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks. In this book, he gives an American history lesson, asking readers to face disturbing hidtorical facts and the demonic nature of America's leaders.

John McCain - Caricature Monday, September 3, 2018     

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John McCain as Metaphoric Myth The apotheosis of John McCain is part of an old myth-making process that has deep roots in American history. McCain follows in a long line of bloodthirsty warmongers who are part of the American pantheon. His story is told within the larger frame of the American myth that the US is God's country and the American people God's people. It is the American religion ...

Sanctuary at Notre Dame de Bonsecours Chapel in Old Montreal/Vieux Porte de Montre'al. Tuesday, August 28, 2018 (4 comments)     

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The Cell Phone and the Virgin (2018): A Montreal Odyssey In 1900 Henry Adams wondered where true power lay in the world: Was it technology or something more mysterious. On a walk around Montreal, the author wonders about the same issue, and much more.

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A Writer's Last Port of Call: V.S. Naipaul In "The Enigma of Arrival" the recently departed writer, V.S. Naipul, wrote a masterpiece that explores, through his own journey, the existential journey that is everyone's fate today.

Hiroshima Aftermath Monday, August 6, 2018 (20 comments)     

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The Satanic Nature of the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki To clearly contemplate the American atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the fire bombings of Japanese cities is to realize that American leaders have a long history of diabolic behavior that must be faced if the U.S. has any chance of redemption. Such behavior is ongoing.

0I7A1721.jpg Saturday, July 21, 2018     

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By the Lake A poem about the fads and foibles of life in the United States, where so many middle- and upper-class women are so tense and confused that they will purchase any remedy in the co-op supermarket of esoteric New Age religion without grasping the underlying cause of their stress.

George Orwell Friday, July 20, 2018 (2 comments)     

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The Prophecy of Orwell's 1984. Totalitarian Control and the Entertainment Culture that Takes Over Words and language become corrupted by the same forces that Orwell called Big Brother, whose job is total propaganda and social control. Just as physical reality now mimics screen reality and thus becomes chimerical, language, through which human beings uncover and articulate the truth of being, becomes more and more abstract.

From flickr.com Monday, July 2, 2018     

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Ever Since A poem that speaks for itself and needs no description.

Hanging Saturday, June 23, 2018 (12 comments)     

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Slow Suicide and the Abandonment of the World While the tragic subject of suicide has recently received media attention, it will fade from view as do all media events. All the while, the subject of slow suicide - killing one's soul by the gradual retreat into conventional madness - a much larger matter, receives scant attention. This essay addresses that.

Look Monday, June 11, 2018 (1 comments)     

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She Said A poem about a certain way of looking that turns the world and us inside out.

Propaganda: by Edward Bernays Thursday, June 7, 2018     

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The Boston Globe's Hit Piece on the Assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy Effective propaganda must be both subtle and direct and depends on the reader's ignorance of the agenda and work of the expert being cited to bolster a case. The Boston Globe has put this all together in an article that is an excellent example effective propaganda. This critique exposes the invisible hand at work.

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