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(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Deranging America Violence, always violence. From infancy, Americans are conditioned to enjoy violence, then lured or pressured to support it at every stage of life. Merely by voting, Americans sanction carnage against foreigners, and to have a healthy stock portfolio, one should also invest in mass murder. Even holding onto to a job can mean implicit or explicit participation gratuitous violence.
Obamas, 2010, From ImagesAttr
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 7, 2013
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.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Common Dreaming This occupation, then, has aspects of a refugee camp. Here gather victims of an economic war, the homeless, unemployed, underemployed and those who may be fired tomorrow, but it is also a rebel camp, where these previously faceless, dispersed and downtrodden lumpens discover common cause and recover their strength for a counterattack.
Shooters Crossing, 2018, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 7, 2018
Postcard from the End of America: Lancaster County, PA Although almost everything the Amish do is a rejection of America, they cause little resentment, because they don't tirelessly deform, manipulate or kill anyone. In fact, as our collapse becomes more undeniable, more Americans will turn to them for examples, but being defenseless, they might not survive this nation's next chapter.
From ImagesAttr
(126 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 12, 2016
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?
From Images
(27 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 27, 2013
National Nervous Breakdown When unhinged behaviors become increasingly pervasive, it's time we ask if this society is going through a nervous breakdown as it's falling apart structurally? From our psychopathic President on down, we're showing the world, and posterity, that we're clearly not right in the noggin.
(29 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 23, 2011
Sentimental Mass Murderer; As the husband kills, the wife comforts America needs an urgent triage, but none is forthcoming. As she decays, festers and convulses, our next president is asked, "Deep dish or thin crust? American Idol or Dancing with the Stars?"
Olargues, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 26, 2017
Florensac, Olargues, Pont-Sainte-Esprit and the CIA Meanwhile, though, life is still beautiful in rural France, and it's precisely because it's not thoroughly poisoned by American bread, cheese and news.
From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Breaking Point In Egypt, people immediately protested and even clashed with cops after Morsi gave himself dictatorial powers, but here, all was supine, docile and purring even as Obama had assumed the right to arrest or kill anyone, without trial or even charge. Though we don't have dictators in the classic sense, we do have a dictatorial executive office that has expanded its power unchecked.
West Scranton, 2017, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 30, 2017
Postcard from the End of America: West Scranton Their coal seams exhausted, their factories gone, Scrantonians get by on dead-end jobs, cheap alcohol, pills and unaffordable heroin. In September of 2017, Lackawanna County sued pharmaceutical companies over the ever-deepening opioid crisis. "The line has been drawn," the county commissioner declared.
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 26, 2015
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.
Leipzig, 2015, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        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.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 6, 2011
The Wisdom of Snooki Snooki is a Jersey girl, and the venue was in New Jersey, but the students' identification with her goes a lot deeper. They like her because she is wholly untalented and unapologetically stupid. Her vapidity gives them hope. If someone this unexceptional can cash in on fifteen glorious minutes, then maybe the good, easy life can be theirs also.
From ImagesAttr
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 5, 2012
The Last Naive Election This election will be the last with American naiveté about the true state of their government still relatively intact. After November 6th, promises will be broken, bombs will be dropped, heads will be cracked, and scales will fall from the eyes of even the most thick skulled among them.
San Francisco, 2013, From ImagesAttr
(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 13, 2015
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.
Phnom Penh, 2018, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 9, 2018
Language and Empathy in Cambodia The point here is not that Cambodians, or anyone else, are linguistic geniuses, but as soon as you step outside the US, you'll find many people who are quite eager to learn at least one foreign language, English, with some capable of acquiring one, two or three more, even in countries with embarrassingly low IQ. Even when they fail, the effort alone sharpens their minds and widens their orientation.
North Philly, 2013, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 18, 2013
Postcard from the End of America: North Philly The corner of Broad and Erie is the Times Square of North Philly, but instead of flashy signs pushing Kodak, Samsung, Canon or Virgin Airlines, you have stark billboards urging you to "ELIMINATE YOUR DEBT" and "REBUILD YOUR CREDIT."
Series: Postcard from the End of America (7 Articles, 9317 views)
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Postcard from the End of America: Missouri With killing and looting making up the DNA of any empire, we won't veer from our bloody ways, at least not of our own volition, though with the US of A rapidly winding down and entering its autophagous phase, state-sponsored butchering and mugging will be increasingly performed in your face and on your body.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 25, 2016
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.
From ImagesAttr
(30 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 13, 2012
Time to Boycott the Election There are those who reason that the right to vote has been so hard-earned, that it cannot be shirked, but when the entire electoral process has been thoroughly perverted and rigged, when cheating often occurs right out in the open, then it is our duty as citizens to boycott such a sick farce. A refusal to vote, then, becomes an indictment of the system itself, with the lower the turnout, the louder the accusation to the worldt
Friendly Lounge, 2017, From ImagesAttr
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 31, 2017
Mob Rule The DC, Wall Street and Hollywood gang has been fixing elections, stock markets, unemployment and inflation figures, daily news and history books, all aspects of our clueless lives, in short. We exist in a staggering unreality conjured up by the biggest and bloodiest mob in world history.
Jenny's Place, 2018, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Obscured American: Chang the Owner of Jenny's Place and Dollar City All empire collapse. They go up, down. They all go down. The US is almost done. When US go down, I go back to China.
Scranton 2013, From ImagesAttr
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 16, 2013
Postcard from the End of America: Scranton Within a generation, Scranton has lost hundreds of factories of all kinds, with the only manufacturer left the General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems plant. This jibes perfectly with our national policy, for we have stopped making anything that anyone can use or wear, only mega weapons that will blow up the entire planet.
Series: Postcard from the End of America (7 Articles, 9317 views)
Carlisle, PA in 2015, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 29, 2015
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.
Today's Daily News, 2010, From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 15, 2018
Postliterate America In this accelerating speed culture, there is no time to think, or even feel much beyond an insatiable anxiety. Driven half insane by a surfeit of nothingness, many Americans can only calm down with plenty of alcohol and/or opioids.
Vinh Chau Chinese in Saigon, 2018, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 5, 2018
The Chinese in Southern Vietnam As smart and successful immigrants to be found in many countries, Chinese and Jews have often been compared, but there are many key differences between them. Unlike Jews, Chinese are not dominant in media, education, government or banking in their host countries.
Tepotzotla'n, 2017, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 16, 2017
Sam Adonis, El Santo and Donald Trump Though American politicians are phonies, and American elections are farcically rigged, Americans continue to rabidly support their favorite political puppet, whether Obama, Hillary, Sanders, Trump or whoever. Going berserk over each cartoon savior or villain, most Americans don't even know they're being force-fed lucha libre.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 25, 2011
Wall Street vs. Everybody After eight days of protest, over a hundred people have already been arrested. Several have been roughed up, with cops being caught on still and video cameras pepper spraying or yanking the hair of young women, or slamming people to the ground. Sadly, these cops are fighting against their own interest. Bankrupted by Wall Street, cities all over America are laying off policemen left and right.
Chester, 2009, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 1, 2013
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.
Hanoi Jane urinal target at Cookie's Tavern, 2017, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 22, 2017
Communists vs. Fascists We speak of red and blue states, but our violent political division exists within each city block, and often within the same household. Spouses have divorced over their fealty to Trump or Hillary, war criminals both, just like Obama, Bush and Clinton, etc., all brown noses of the military banking complex and Israel. Branding each other Fascist or Communist, we absolve our common enemies.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Occupy Wall Street: Beyond Bologna So protest police brutality, media whoredom or governmental corruption all you want, but if you're willing to overlook the fact that our money supply is controlled by an elite group of criminal bankers, nothing will change.
Postcards and Stories of American People, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 10, 2015
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.
Oakland, 2013, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 26, 2019
Jack London? As writer or thinker, Jack London can't touch George Orwell, but he's nearly the Brit's equal when it comes to describing society's bottom. To both, being a writer is as much a physical as an intellectual endeavor. Wading into everything, they braved all discomforts and dangers.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 19, 2013
Postcard from the End of America: Los Angeles For those with lots of cash stashed away, the coming years will be an orgy of cheap thrills dished up, for next to nothing, by a ballooning army of increasingly desperate Americans. They won't just screw us figuratively, then toss us a penny. They will do it literally.
Philadelphia, 2016, From ImagesAttr
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 20, 2016
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.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 24, 2019
Chinese Rebels A great irony of colonialism is that many of the colonized nations have managed to stay more coherent, intact and true to themselves than the colonizers, so that seven decades after the Indians kicked out the Brits, for example, India is still essentially India, if not more so, while England has become relentlessly less English.
Anti-Netanyahu protest on 3/2/15, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        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.
Philadelphia, 2012, From Uploaded
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Christian to Death With its eschatological Bible, the West is constantly haunted by its death and hypothetical rebirth. Its apocalyptic imagination is unmatched.
Gemma and Lesikar at their wedding, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 16, 2017
On Nationalism Nationalism is simply the love of one's language, culture, history and heritage, one's very identity in short, but as wielded by an empire, nationalism becomes a murderous tool to violate one nation after another. The American empire is destroying the American nation.
Bordentown, New Jersey, From ImagesAttr
(23 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 28, 2014
American Crisis 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.
Protest outside AIPAC Convention, Washington 2015, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 1, 2017
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.
Philadelphia, 2011, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        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.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 20, 2016
Broken Ukraine 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
Pro Israel demonstration in Philadelphia, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 19, 2014
Talking to a Palestinian about Israel, American Dissent, Brainwashing and Hijacked Protests Those living outside the US can't fathom the American media's extreme bias towards Israel. During the 2014 attack on Gaza, for example, American television viewers were only shown images of Palestinian buildings being blown up from afar, as if there were no people working or living in them. No corpses were seen being pulled from rubbles.
Philadelphia subway concourse, 2015, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 24, 2015
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.
Saigon, 2018, From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 12, 2018
Tet Offensives, Hungry China and Dumbed Down Americans A community can't survive without a collective memory, and no, sport trivia don't count. Drugged, decadent, easily manipulated, narcissistic and ignorant of history, how will Americans deal with the existential storm awaiting them?
Nha Trang, 2019, From Uploaded
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 23, 2019
Beached in Nha Trang Chinese come here to be massaged and cheaply stuff themselves with Cantonese dishes. It's almost like home, but much warmer, and more exotic than Hainan. Chinese see Vietnamese as wayward cousins. So close to Chinese, Vietnamese can't stand them, and I'll probably get beaten up in a minute for even writing that. Ukrainians are not Russians, Catalonians are not Spaniards and Scotts are not English, etc.
Dresden, 2015, From ImagesAttr
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 7, 2017
Peak White Man where every stone tells a story, people are ardently loyal to their home turf. Shared history matters. Strip malls don't. Europe will only be saved if the American empire, with its corrosive ideologies and madnesses, collapses, and this will happen soon enough. There is hope.
Atlantic City, 2013, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 20, 2013
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.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 12, 2017
George Orwell and Mohammed Atta Were Here Though I'm sitting in this sun bathed apartment, with palm trees just outside, dark plots are being hatched, apparently, for on the wall, there's a Putin calendar, and the music is the Algerian Cheb Hasni belting out "My Way," then "Saddam," an homage to the late Iraqi leader. Not quite believing my eyes, I stare at a plate of potato frittata and blood sausage. Oh, the endless terrors! The Mossad! The C.I.A.!
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Fig Leaf Nation As the United States shrinks, its bright, kinetic fig leaf will swell until the country is nothing but giant fig leaf masking the rot and emptiness within. Don't bother switching the channel, because it will only be the same show at another station. Try looking outside.
From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 6, 2012
As Language Goes As America ceases to manufacture just about everything short of weapons, she's more prodigious than ever at generating illusions, with none more desperately insistent than a return to 2007, 2000 or even 1950. Instead of seeing what's ahead, we're walking backward into the future.
Rue Saint Hubert in Montreal, 2017, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 6, 2017
The Great White North Despairing Americans often threaten to move to Canada, but how many even know what it's like now? Many liberals assume that our northern neighbor is more progressive, while those on the right might think that it's, ah, whiter.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 17, 2011
The Beginning Is Near With the just released The99%Declaration, our ruling class has been issued an ultimatum, however. The anti-Wall Street protesters will convene a National General Assembly in Philadelphia from July 4th, 2012 until October of 2012, resulting in a "PETITION OF GRIEVANCES to be submitted to all members of Congress, The Supreme Court and President and each of the political candidates running in the [2012 election]."
Home cooking in Hanoi, 2017, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 7, 2017
Wombward Vietnamese have never taken any internationalist ideology seriously, especially Communism, a nightmare dreamt up by rootless minds. Protective of family and race, of all those who came from the same womb, they've fought against the Chinese, Mongolians, French, Americans and even against each other, because, well, their foes were deemed as fraudulent Vietnamese.
Centralia in 2015, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 28, 2015
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.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 19, 2011
Banks, Pentagon and Academic Pusillanimousness Do not lose sight that our main battle is against the corrupt banking cartel and equally corrupt Pentagon. Much of our financial, political, social and ecological ills can be traced to these monsters. Winter is coming. Time is running out.
When buffaloes collide, flies die., From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 4, 2015
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.
Tarragona, Spain, 2017, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 8, 2017
Empire Idiots By now, only a cretin can fail to see that the American Israel Empire is working nonstop to deform the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and, frankly, the rest of the world. Until it implodes, we can neither see straight nor even be ourselves.
Kuala Lumpur, 2019, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 17, 2019
Reading Malaysia With almost no natural resources besides its Chinese majority, Singapore has still outperformed Malaysia economically, but that doesn't mean it's a more pleasant place to be. For all of its problems, including institutionalized racism, Malaysia is still a very charming place, with enough fabled history to anchor and season its abundant beauty.
(20 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 27, 2014
Ukrainian Lessons 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.
Rudy Dent in Detroit, 2017, From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 9, 2017
Obscured American: Rudy Dent a 9-11 First Responder In 2001, I was there to see the third building come down, and what caught my attention were not the explosions, because I'm used to explosions. I spent two and a half years in Vietnam, so I'm used to explosions, but when I saw my fellow firefighters jump in a panic reaction to the loud noise of an explosion, which they're not used to, and they're not trained for, that's what shocked me.
Angel in Philadelphia, 2015, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 26, 2015
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, 9317 views)
Vientiane, 2020, From Uploaded
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Mixok in Laos North Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh Trails branched into Laos, so the United States dropped a record two million tons of ordnance on this poor country. These included 270 million cluster bombs, of which up to 80 million haven't detonated yet. That's the most tangible of the American legacy here. More abstract and unquantifiable, yet much more explosive, is the dissemination of an increasingly absurd and decadent American culture.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 17, 2016
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.
Michael Kreutzer, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 10, 2019
Escape from America: Dedovsk, Russia In the latest entry of my Escape from America series, I interview an American who's living in Russia, a country that's been relentlessly demonized by the Western media. To a minority of Americans, however, Russia is a nationalist beacon, or even a possible refuge, as it already is to many Afrikaners.
Street scene near Temple University, 2016, From ImagesAttr
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 28, 2016
Who's Racist? 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.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 2, 2012
Hijacking Somalia Before the overthrow of Mohamed Siad Barre in 1991, he signed over nearly two thirds of Somalia to four US oil companies, Conoco, Amoco, Chevron and Phillips, so the world's biggest and baddest pirate, America, has been trying to reclaim this bounty ever since.
Ea Kly, 2019, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 13, 2019
Surviving Vietnam, Listing America and Jeffrey Epstein's Bestest Friends A besieged or even paranoid nation stands a much better chance of survival than an oblivious one. Though America has been fighting war nearly nonstop since its founding, much of this serial bloodshed has taken place overseas, so American civilians have generally assumed they could cruise through life without any exposure to bombing, mortar rounds, car bombs, enemy tanks, sudden mass incarceration or fleeing for one's life.
Cherry Hill, 2013, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        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.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 11, 2016
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.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 28, 2010
Kill Them The scapegoating of Muslims, blacks and Mexicans gives the appearance that we're being threatened from without and below, when we're actually being mugged from above, from the inside. It's the entrenched who are killing us, not outsiders. Even with 9/11, too many questions remain.
Border crossing at Juarez, 2012, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 12, 2019
Escape from America: Mexico In Mexico I met people whom I could not have met in the U.S, Mexicans who had zero interest in going to the U.S and some who had gone to the U.S and disliked it and never wanted to go again.
Charlotte, 2012, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 8, 2018
Reading Crimes A foreign country seeps into one's consciousness via large events and personalities, mostly, as in war, earthquake, tsunami, coup d'e'tat, unprovoked bombing, Gaddafi and Assad, etc., but it's the lesser turbulences that will begin to yield more revealing clues about any society.
Baby ritualistically abandoned, Saigon, 2018, From ImagesAttr
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 17, 2018
A Common Culture Makes the Nation A people can endure any travails if they still have a common culture and history. With these snuffed out, there's no nation left to save. Just ask yourself, Who have the means and desire to hollow out America? What are their final aims?
Vung Tau cafe, 2017, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 21, 2017
Vung Tau With 92.7 million citizens and rising fast, Vietnam will be increasingly devoured and trashed by its insatiable humans. Already in each urban area, one can't take a step without being swarmed and swirled along, but in Vung Tau, there is still the serenity of a more eternal Vietnam.
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Head in the Sanders, Up Hillary Creek, Without a Trump Card Chained to endless war on a false premise, enslaved by banksters and led by the nose by a tiny, besieged nation that must spill blood endlessly just to exist, it's no wonder the United States is going down.
Palmyra, NJ, 2013, From ImagesAttr
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Postcard from the End of America: Palmyra, NJ Buoyed by its rich neighbor, Riverton, and protected, for now, from the madness and squalor of nearby Camden, Palmyra evokes a simpler and healthier America. Selling services, mud and discount hoagies, it gets by.
Saigon, 2019, From Uploaded
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American Echoes If you're lucky, you'll get to live out your days without arrest, disgrace or the permanent dissolution of your social armature. Nations, too, have plenty in their catacombs.
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History Contested, Courage Wasted and Perfidy Rewarded The United States has a frightful record of sowing chaos and destruction in countless places, and though it has routinely failed to win wars, its military contractors always make tons of money, so all is well, according to the American ruling elite. War is America's main business.
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Shop and Shoot In any struggle, it's important to know the nature of your enemy. Is he a klutz, prone to a goofy mistake now and then, or does he have murder on his mind? Again, we are being lorded over by a gang of criminals. War criminals.
New York, 2017, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 4, 2017
Back to the USA In Vietnam, I had shown her extremely sadistic "b*tch Better Have My Money" video to a friend. Aghast, he asked, "Why do Americans put up with this?!"
Vung Tau, 2019, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 9, 2019
Corpses in Ocean During the boat people era, corpses routinely washed up on Vung Tau beaches, for it was near suicide to escape on an unseaworthy vessel, but such was their desperation. Though every local past a certain age remembers this horror, it's recorded in no history book, so what else is new?
Kensington, Philadelphia in 2015, From ImagesAttr
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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.
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This Constant Mind Rape The physical violence of a crime is often accompanied by another kind of violation, an assault against the mind, for the criminal must disguise his evil deed. A murderer, rapist or merely adulterer will lie and spin, to conceal and/or rationalize what he has done.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Letter from a Banker Looking out the window, I now see a mob down below. Night after night they sleep in the cold or rain without even a tent over them. They have a long list of grievances but no demands, not that they'll get any concessions anyway. Though they've pointed accusatory fingers in my direction, I have nothing to worry about since they've refused to call me by name. Perhaps they don't even know. Do you?
Ea Kly, 2019, From InText
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Quotidian Sweat There is a dearth of writing about work, its variety, tedium and grind. This is understandable, since most writers have devoted much of their time to writing and reading, and not painting houses, cleaning toilets, washing dishes, planting crops or performing mind numbingly monotonous tasks on an assembly line, etc.
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Mugged then Shot In this nation of fewer and fewer factories, save those that make bombs, tanks and high-grade weapons, who are our biggest death pushers and pimps, and what should we do about them?
Vietnamese in Akreiy Ksatr, Cambodia, 2018, From ImagesAttr
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Cambodia's Illegal Immigrants Though no place can remain static, a population should have a say regarding modifications to its identity, yet in the end, it's not a question of morality, but the leveraging of power
Poets Phan Nhien Hao and To Thuy Yen (far left) in New Haven, From ImagesAttr
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Postcard from the End of America: New Haven As a child, I witnessed the violent collapse of one country. As an adult, I'm living through the systematic, orderly and, so far, meekly accepted dismantling of another.You can bet it won't stay calm much longer. Soon, we'll see who are our rare heroes, and who will do whatever it takes just to survive another day.
New York, 2016, From ImagesAttr
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Practical Vietnam, Imploding America and China as Beacon In the US, nationalism is reduced to waving the flag and mindless support for the troops, wherever they're sent, on whatever pretext. As for the college indoctrinated, nationalism is just a shameful concept. Within such a context, it's no wonder this nation is deformed, drugged and dying.
Mexico City, 2017, From ImagesAttr
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Enduring Mexico With its relative social cohesion, pride in a shared heritage, family values and work ethics, Mexico is much better prepared for the future than us seething, bickering, smug, self-absorbed, alienated and righteous dopeheads. Do tell your kids and grandkids to learn Spanish immediatamente. A million Americans already live in Mexico. A vast majority of them are illegals. Mexico will need a border wall more than we do.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 18, 2016
Media-Drugged Zombies 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.
Santa Clara, 2015, From ImagesAttr
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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
Shamrock Pub in Pennsport, 2017, From ImagesAttr
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Postcard from the End of America: Pennsport in Philadelphia All the Christopher Columbus Boulevard big box stores, Wal-Mart, Target, Ikea, Staples, Home Depot, Lowe's and Best Buy, have destroyed most Pennsport mom and pops, but what are you going to do? Small businesses gone, the city tried to build casinos in Pennsport, but locals blocked the plan.
McD in Vietnam, From FlickrPhotos
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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.
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Looting Frenzies: Thinking about the Federal Reserve while Nursing a Cheap Beer The Federal Reserve has private purposes and public aspects, and as long as this parasite controls our wallets and government, you can count on more wars, bankruptcies, foreclosures, increasingly severe inflation and looting frenzies of every kind.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Welcome to the Collapse The collapse will not be televised. Ignored and alone, each of us will experience it singly. As blemish and accusation, you will be photoshopped from the American Dream group portrait. The lower you slip, the more invisible you will become.
New York, 2011, From Uploaded
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Who Should Be Shot? American elections are cathartic farces. Drawn out and elaborately staged, they're designed to give false hopes and stoke emotions. With the national mood already so volatile and foul, however, this year's balloting promises to be a horror show. Unable to aim at their oppressors, Americans will be reduced to shooting each other.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 4, 2012
Triage on Uncle Sam The first stage of our rebellion is over, and though I fully applaud the courage and sacrifice of those who endured prolonged discomfort or police brutality to rouse America from its slumber, we must now aim for tangible results and not symbolic victories. Since time is short, we must get deadly serious. No more hedges.
Cops on La Rambla, Barcelona on 8/19/17, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 19, 2017
Siurana, Charlottesville and Barcelona The more alert among us are catching on that there's a series of false flags designed to sow divisions within society, increase support for more surveillance and policing and, often, intensify hatred of Muslims. All these goals benefit the American Israel Empire, of course, so until this collapses, all of us will continue to be run over. Preaching love, they sow hate relentlessly.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 10, 2010
Collapsing America On September 11, 2001, someone stabbed America. She's being murdered right now. As Americans, we need to get to the heart of this, because this madness and deceit are perpetuating themselves. If we don't have the courage and clarity to confront this evil, we won't regain our sanity or move forward. We might as well be dead. We're dying.
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Missing Foundations Americans are living on borrowed time, economically. Like air conditioners, copper pipes and aluminum siding of a foreclosed home, what remains of our prosperity will be violently stripped away. There is no economic recovery because the foundations for such are simply not there.
Love City, 2018, From ImagesAttr
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Postcard from the End of America: Callowhill, Philadelphia As a toxic model, this criminal, decadent and deeply-confused nation can't collapse soon enough. Americans, too, need a fresh start, though they may have to cease calling themselves American. It won't matter much. It already doesn't.
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Voting for Death The world must see that Americans aren't all deranged and hypnotized as those who cheer and vote for one lying criminal after another. Imagine thousands in public places, declaring, "NOT IN OUR NAME!" The sooner we can affect a divorce between us and our rogue government, the sooner we can get rid of it.
Saigon alley, 2018, From ImagesAttr
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Alley Culture, Zoning Laws and Anomic Americans Even more than eating for fun, the main pleasure of Vietnam is mingling, but that's only if you enjoy being around people, which Vietnamese obviously do, and here, community life is most intense and intimate in alleys.
Saigon, 2018, From ImagesAttr
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Of Ants and Asskicking Everybody else on earth will only fight to defend their nation, however, but this is exactly what gung-ho Americans have failed to do, paradoxically, for as they bomb away everywhere, their homeland is raped and disfigured beyond recognition, but I'm no longer appalled by this. A population so meekly clueless deserves its doom.
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Let It Cull! Like all those diners hunched over their miserable food, we are basically hoarders, all of us, for we just love to commune with our private pleasures as we withdraw from the world. We've earned these respites from our own suffering, for each of us is short-changed and starving, if only figuratively.
Ea Kar, 2017, From ImagesAttr
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Dak Lak So it's all about lebensraum, my fellow Nazis. One ethnic group encroach upon another, and as cancerous mankind, we merrily wreck this earth, making a mass die off inevitable.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 25, 2010
Lawless Police State Whether in Kandahar, Fallujah or Salinas, California, all these well-trained, well-armed men shooting at each other from all directions are a ka-ching nirvana for our military industrial complex. The more mass murders, the happier the CEOs and investors. As for collateral damages, well, better luck next life, dudes! If we don't starve the Pentagon, carnage will be our last growth industry.
Phnom Penh, 2018, From ImagesAttr
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Rolling into Cambodia With just 13 million people, Cambodia is a small nation surrounded by much more powerful neighbors. Plus, it has to deal with the global behemoth, the USA. Rulers of weak countries often have to balance the interests of competing outsiders.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 5, 2011
Endless Needless Deaths Using Bin Laden as a pretext, America invaded Afghanistan in 2001, and a decade later, it is still there, though its bogeyman is long gone. America never runs out of enemies, however, for it can always generate them anew, with either its bombs and guns, or through its jingoistic media. Along with Iran and Syria, Pakistan, supposedly an ally, has become a target.
Philadelphia, 2018, From ImagesAttr
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Genitalia as Social Constructs By besieging, indicting and belittling traditional masculinity, America's rulers aim to enfeeble and neutralize half of its citizens, while enraging the other half into a propensity for cartoonish violence, resulting in a society of sheep and mindless soldiers.
Busan, South Korea, 2020, From InText
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Genghis Khan vs. Thomas Jefferson As much as anyone in history, Thomas Jefferson inspired and challenged us all to rise or fight our way out of such savagery. With unprecedented clarity and poetry, he insisted that freedom is our natural, God-given state.
Ea Kly, 2019, From ImagesAttr
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Whatever Your Hands Find to Do Unlike the Vietnamese, the Rade are matriarchal, meaning women own and inherit all properties, and a husband must move into his in-laws' household, so there must be many Rade women who get to pummel their husbands.
South Philly, 2013, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 2, 2013
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.
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Postcard from the End of America: Cheyenne I saw and heard enough to know that things were rough here, as they were throughout my recent travel. Downtown, there was a sign on a handsome high rise, "THIS BUILDING IS NOT EMPTY. IT IS FULL OF OPPORTUNITY," and nearby, the art-deco theater advertised movies for only $3.50. Here and there, posters warned against meth addiction.
Philadelphia, 2013, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 18, 2013
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.
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George's in Italian Market, 2013, From ImagesAttr
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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.
Buffalo, 2017, From ImagesAttr
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Doped Up Nation What we have, then, are two problems 1) a society that subjects so many people to extreme psychological pains 2) a culture that solves everything with addictive distortions.
Camden 2009, From ImagesAttr
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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.
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Binh Chanh, 2018, From ImagesAttr
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Oriental Ways East is East, and West is West, and though the two do overlap, you will always know whether you're in Intercourse or Phuoc Hai, and that's good. Though relentlessly assaulted, the local endures, but it must be fiercely protected and nurtured.
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Speed Freaks Must Die As our leaders kill, we are fed pop music, until it's our turn, too, to be slaughtered. They have all the guns and money, while we have next to nothing but inconsequential words. Under such an arrangement, I don't see anything resembling a smooth and sane transition to justice, peace and sustainability.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 7, 2011
Occupy Wall Street: Surrounding the Bull Hundreds of cops, some on horsebacks, are now protecting Wall Street 24 hours a day. At Bowling Green Park, they have also blocked access to the Merryll Lynch bull. To be warmed by the methane gas of a healthy market, no doubt, a group of New York's Finest gathered near their sacred bovine's digestive exit, just below its up-lashing tail.
Sign in Atlanta, From ImagesAttr
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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.
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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.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 6, 2016
Hungarian Lessons 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.
Syrian Refugees Crisis, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 15, 2015
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.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Cheering On Dumb, Stupid Animals Without a doubt, America is the world leader in violence and intimidation, and the US, UK and Israel alliance is the true axis of evil, for these countries have been behind so much violence and turmoil for several decades now.
Syrian refugees begging in Istanbul, From ImagesAttr
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US Sanctions Against Iran The US is withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal because of pressure from Israel, that's all. As long as Israel exists, Iran will be targeted. Israel was behind the American war against Iraq and Libya, and it's seeking to destroy Syria and Iran also.
Home cooking in Hanoi, 2017, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 14, 2017
Hanoi Jottings Always angry and humorless, totalitarianism doesn't tolerate word plays or any sort of verbal ambiguities. Outlawing witticisms, it insists on righteous bombast. Since Vietnamese must constantly amuse each other with words, they chafed under such an inhuman regime. With Communism's slackening, the Viet tongue is regaining its playfulness and vitality, and you can see this even on shop signs.
Philadelphia, 2017, From Uploaded
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Bloodshed, Tyranny and Privation So Communists are reactionary. Interesting. Their striving for a utopia is a bloody forced march towards a supposed Golden Age. Seen in this light, Pol Pot and Mao sending city folks to primitive farms or even uncleared land makes more sense.
Belgrade, 2020, From Uploaded
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Balkans Ahead! Bombing Serbia, America gave Russia and China a wakeup call, and forced them towards a new understanding. Everything changed after 1999. Again, this tiny nation played an outsized role in remaking our world. Balkanizing, Americans can look here for warnings and inspiration. Five hundred years from now, a Serbian nation will still exist.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Collateral Savages The US is encircling, harassing and sabotaging Iran, yet few Americans seem alarmed that for the sake of oil, again, and increasingly elusive economic growth, their leaders may kill millions and wreck this earth even further, but as their empire convulses and collapses, most Americans will find themselves reduced to the level of those they've been annihilating.
Can Tho, 2019, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 17, 2019
The Mekong Retains, Erases With its canals, creeks, swamps and, of course, nine branches of the eponymous river, the Mekong Delta is dominated by waterways, and on these, there often float duckweeds. Adrift, tossed about by currents, unable to determine their destination and essentially homeless, these duckweeds symbolize men in many Vietnamese poems, songs and sayings.
Saigon, 2018, From ImagesAttr
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Nation Above All In the West, nationalism has become a dirty word to the educated, progressive class, who routinely equate it with fascism. They also see national borders as somehow obsolete and oppressive, but what's ignored is that each man is profoundly defined and marked, with practically each of his word and action, by his national heritage.
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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.
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Idiocy as WMD The more oppressive a political system, then, the greater its assault on its subjects' minds, for it's not enough for any dictator, king or totalitarian system to oppress and exploit, but it must, and I mean must, make its people idiotic as well.
Dexter, Michigan 2016, From ImagesAttr
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Postcard from the End of America: Dexter, Michigan Our degraded culture and politics disgust Rudy. Jewish power and Israel make him retch. When Rudy was young, chemtrails didn't seed the sky. Even the educated could barely write, Rudy rued, "I know a lawyer who writes 'u,' the letter, instead of 'you.' Soon, we'll have a post-literate society!"
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Ass Won! American democracy is like a restaurant with only two items on the menu, and no matter which one you order, ass or pachyderm, you're served a toxic and bloody mess.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 23, 2012
The End Quitting Saigon, the American radio station played Bing Crosby's "White Christmas." One chapter of empire was closing, but now we're experiencing another, much more serious collapse. Our foundation quakes, our roof blows off, the earth cracks and our forests burn down. The President fakes a laugh, then cries most convincingly.
Saigon, 2017, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 1, 2018
Sunstroked Observations from the Orient Already hollowed out, caustically divided and poisoned by a preposterously crass culture, America will break apart, with choice parts hacked off by China, Russia and Mexico, probably. The rest will revert to savagery, but peopled mostly by newly-feral whites.
Ỵ, a domestic servant in Saigon, 2018, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 28, 2018
A Servant's Tale Though still poor, Ỵ and her kids have seen their lives improved through the years, a development that gives them hope, and they have no fear of being homeless, unlike many Americans. With their extensive network of family and friends, somebody will always provide them with a spot to sleep, with a roof over it, even if it's of rusting tin.
Linh, Dan, Ralph and Freddy in Brighton, From ImagesAttr
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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.
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White Living In Chicago, white masters are plotting on how to f*ck with us all, including the lower whites. As expected, they've framed a few white youths and locked them up on bogus charge of terrorism. This is to condition the public to see poor whites, especially those with tattoos, nose rings or dread locks, as also the enemy.
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Winding Down Obama As Obama fizzles out, as he loses legitimacy, the power brokers will come up with other figureheads and slogans for American liberals and conservatives to become passionate about. These candidates will jabber, jab and insult each other. As in professional wrestling, the battle will appear fierce.
Woodbury, NJ in 2015, From ImagesAttr
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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.
Kawasaki, 2018, From ImagesAttr
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A More Colorful, Diluted and Dying Japan What's happening to Japan is relevant worldwide, for all the most advanced and accomplished populations are shrinking, while the most backward recklessly breed. If you think each child is a blank slate, with roughly equal potentials, then there's no cause for alarm, but many among us are convinced a nation's heritage is simply its biology, manifested.
Scotty's Bar in Point Breeze, 2014, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 8, 2018
Postcard from the End of America: Point Breeze It's curious that socialist, universal brotherhood types are usually quite militant about supporting multiculturalism, when it's in fact a capitalist tool to drive wages down and squeeze the most from each worker. More insidiously, it can often turn him into a caricature, for in any multicultural society, each ethnic group is forced to become more specialized in its working, and thus social, roles.
Frankford, Philadelphia, 2014, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Obscured American: Katy the Bartender and Nursing Student I'm 43 and I don't know what my goals are. It's giving me a lot of anxiety. I can't sleep at night. You have no idea.
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Powering Down Besides this real enough fear of radiation, there is also the long term challenge of living with less energy, but there is hardly anyone anywhere who is ready to power down. Most dismiss the concept outright. We're conditioned to want more, not less. Confusing technology with fuel, knowledge with gas, they believe science will find a way to accommodate us all. Surely someone will come up with a car powered by wheezes, sneezes,
Ea Kly, 2019, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Provincial Taxonomy One can easily spend a decade or two in an American place and not know anything about its past characters and anecdotes, so the only shared history one has is made up mostly of tales of exploits by corporate sport stars and favorite scenes from TV shows. Born into alienation, many Americans have never experienced anything but, so they bristle at mere suggestions that life can possibly be less virtual.
Camden tent city, 2009, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 19, 2018
Scitan in Mind In 1900, global life expectancy was just 31 years, and 48.5 for citizens of the most powerful empire, British, so everyone is living longer, as well as having more cars, cellphones and toilets, etc., but don't expect these trends to continue. With resource depletion and population overshoot, there will be fewer pots to piss in as this fornicating, defecating boat lurches forward.
Belgrade, 2020, From Uploaded
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 24, 2020
Heritage is Home When you're steeped in your own heritage, just about every act has meaning, and for this reason alone, Serbs, Koreans and Vietnamese, etc., will outlast those whose most sacred heroes, symbols and customs have becoming meaningless, if not despised.
Coronavirus, From PixabayPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 17, 2020
Coronavirus Missives from the US and Vietnam Encountering bureaucracy anywhere is usually stressful, but thankfully, the process here was quick and straightforward. Koreans know how to be efficient. Buses and trains always run on time, and my dealings with a Busan bank has also been extremely smooth.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Christmas Gifts for a Collapsing America For those who were simply laid off for no good reason and are now roofless, here's a perfect gift for this holiday: Two pieces of cardboard, one to lie on, and one to create a begging and/or protest sign.
Tokyo, 2018, From ImagesAttr
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Tokyo Dreaming From its founding, the US has destroyed societies to save them, with Iraq, Libya and Syria only the latest examples. Without any violence whatsoever, perhaps Japan can return the favor.
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Frontiersmen vs. Wusses Vietnam is still far behind the West in the flight from nature and against it, but this is to its advantage, I believe, for its people still retain the essentials to endure whatever comes next.
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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.
Vinh Chau, Vietnam, 2019, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 24, 2019
Monkeys Marx is a false god, conclude most Vietnamese, so now you can drive hundreds of miles here without encountering his bearded face once, but everywhere, temples and churches are being built, and statues of Guanyin, Jesus and the Virgin Mary front millions of homes. Vietnamese breathe easier because the state no longer micro manages their lives or, worse, try to control their every thought. Surely, that's the worst evil.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 8, 2017
Obscured American: Melissa the Iraqi Refugee Yes, I know Melissa is not yet an American, but she will be one soon enough. Moreover, by wrecking her native country, America has caused Melissa to be here, so she is very much an American product.
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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.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Post Election Bombs The only positive of any US election is that it can postpone, for a few months, the empire's worst excesses. We're scaling back our war crimes to allow the President and his handpicked opponent to huff hot air rhythmically up our collective muffler.
Connewitz neighborhood in Leipzig, 2015, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 3, 2016
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.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 17, 2012
Decent Men vs. Strutting Ogres Bravo, Ecuador, for its noble, just and beautiful gesture in granting Julian Assange political asylum! In an era where just about every politician routinely breaks every promise, the Ecuadorian President keeps his to Assange, though doing so puts him in the crosshair of the most powerful empire.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 12, 2013
World War in Asia? With the Asia Pivot, the US wants to encircle China, and supplies old and new allies with missiles aimed at its biggest rival. An amped up arms race means cash flow for the world's biggest death dealer.
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Escape from America: Natal, Brazil I'm too old to be living this life, but I'll stick with it until I find something better, run out of gas, or the Empire finally collapses.
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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.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Lonesome Yanks 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.
Woman in Fishtown bar, 2018, From ImagesAttr
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Dreamers, Opioids and Involuntary Celibates In this winners take all culture, there's a widening sex gap between the haves and have nots. While some are sexual Walmarts, many more must lick whatever scraps flutter their ways. Those who can't get any are still titillated nonstop, for this is the land of the endless comeons. Masturbating, they can consume sex as spectacles.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Postcard from the End of America: San Jose To be misused or unused has become our common lot. In nearly every field, corporate, military, civic, media, entertainment and academic, talent and integrity are wasted, if not punished, as ruthless crooks, groveling connivers and grinning morons rise to the top.
Series: Postcard from the End of America (7 Articles, 9317 views)
Marseille, 2017, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 31, 2017
Marseille, Peak Travel and Peak Immigration Have we reached peak immigration, or will the coming global economic, political and social turmoil send billions, Americans included, across various borders?
Chanthaburi, Thailand, 2018, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 30, 2018
National Identity, Great Thais and Eyes Rolling Thais don't want anybody to chip at their heroes, in short. What a contrast this is to the USA, whose inhabitants are conditioned to doubt, sneer at or tear down all their great men, except one, Martin Luther King. The very concept has become risible.
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 27, 2012
Sham! Sham! Sham! To vote for Obama or Romney is to sanction the continued degradation of the USA, an accelerating collapse of the economy, further erosion of your basic rights and more wasteful and immoral wars. Keep in mind also that an open-ended quantitative easing, supported by both parties and unquestioned in the press, is a sly, open-ended bank bailout that will deflate your dollar and increase your cost of survival.
Osaka, 2018, From ImagesAttr
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Kawaii, Somber Japan In Japan, more than a third of the population are older than 60, and adult diapers outsell those for babies, yet everywhere you look, there are cartoon figures. It's a country that balances its business suit graveness with the infantile.
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 25, 2012
Obama's Leaked Diary The latest crop of drones has artificial intelligence, so they can decide for themselves who the enemy is, and whether to kill or just maim him. They can also torture their target, by firing at his fingers or toes, one by one, or an eye, or a nose at an angle, so only the schnozzle is knocked off, without the bullet entering the brain. Genitals can be shredded, but slowly, to maximize pain.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 7, 2010
This Oil Ride A monstrous ecocide, this is too fitting an end to our reckless oil ride.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Poor Richards Rise Americans are planning two mass protests in Washington DC against the military industrial complex. Unlike all recent American protests, which tend to be no more than sign waving parades lasting but a few hours, weather permitting, these two protests are meant to go on until the authorities yield to their demands.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 5, 2012
Oil and Illusions Since peak oil is here, we will see living standards plummet, although a global headcount shrinkage is still a way of. After all, a slice of bread can be divided into two, four or eight pieces, and just as a fat man can lose his jiggling lardship, an obese country can slim down considerably. A bank CEO, too, can be tranche into two, four or a hundred pieces, then fed to defrauded investors, buffet style.
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 28, 2018
Last Philly Glimpses No meaningful resistance against our criminal overlords can begin unless we probe, purge and overhaul our banking, media and educational system, for there dwell the main traitors and perverters of this country.
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Obama's Statement on Fast and Furious Why did we provide guns to these mass-murdering, decapitating and torturing drug dealers? Why did we strengthen these ruthlessly greedy and even sadistic people when we're supposed to fight them in the War on Drugs?
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 2, 2011
Radix Malorum Est The Man By sleeping in Liberty Park, even in rain and cold, the anti-Wall Street protesters are vividly illustrating to the world the dispossession afflicting nearly all Americans. We have lost jobs, homes, savings, Constitutional rights and, yes, even our country as a representative Democracy, but this powerful indictment would be wasted if it's not clear who are being charged or what should be done about them.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 27, 2011
We're Number Three! Kermit Gosnell is a well-known figure in Powelton Village, where his clinic is located, and Mantua, where he has a mansion on a hill, overlooking the Schuylkill River. Before opening his "baby charnel house" abortion mill, Gosnell operated the Mantua Halfway House. Even as he collected millions in government funding to rehab drug addicts, he dealt Methadone.
Manon in Friendly Lounge, 2016, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 24, 2016
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.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 9, 2019
Years of the Pigs To have pigs supplant men as the best hope of mankind is the sickest historical joke ever, and it's far from over. Instead of piggy banks, we have pig banksters. Who are our biggest pigs, and what should we do about them?
Vietnamese church in Chanthaburi, Thailand, 2018, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 2, 2018
Melting Pots, New Identities and Flowering Barbarism With population and sense of entitlement constantly rising, against resources rapidly depleting, a state of constant war, nearly everywhere, is the best we can hope for, and in such a situation, a fragmented society will have no chance.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Die Lugenpresse und der Lauschangriff im Mutterland The end of the road is the super state, where we are told by officialdom what to do, what to think, how to behave, how to work and where to live, etc. It will resemble Ayn Rand's vision of a bureaucratic hell and also Schalamow's depiction of a brutal terror regime.
Camden, 2015, From ImagesAttr
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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."
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 14, 2012
Poetry Sightings It is Poetry Month again, but most Americans wouldn't know it, preoccupied as they are with forechecks, Mitt, Kim, Lady, Pippa and Doritos Locos Tacos. What a far cry from what Walt Whitman envisioned, since he actually thought our country would value poets more than any other.
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Gone Banana Republic Left alone, we will figure out a way to scrape by, but it remains to be seen to what degree, and for how long, the government will try to prevent us from surviving on our own. One can say that the United States is becoming a police state because it is turning into a Third World country. Already, choppers snake through skyscraper canyons and tanks roll down main streets.
Leipzig, October 2015, From ImagesAttr
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Flagless Germany 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.
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War, Porn and Jive--a poem Your bobbing head doesn't count. / If unemployed, they'll count / You as no longer interested / In eating, drinking or sleeping
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 30, 2011
Slouching Towards 2012 The election year will give the Occupy Movement energy and focus, but unless it can sharpen its message and allow exceptional individuals already in its midst to emerge as spokesmen and leaders, it will continue to accomplish merely minor, symbolic victories, as their opponents continue to kill, loot and, yes, laugh in their faces.
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Banking on Zeros Whether you're Greece or a recent college graduate, you don't dare defaulting on loans, because you can't imagine life beyond debts. Banksters are chaining Greece to them with additional loans, so Greece can service them into eternity. Privatized central banking is a perpetual debt machine.
Vladimirovo, North Macedonia, 2020, From Uploaded
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Aleksandar of Macedonia All over the globe, villages like Vladimirovo have been compromised and degraded, if not wiped out completely, but this trend must be reversed if humanity is to have a future. Though it's hard to believe it during this grim and uncertain moment, that's exactly what will happen. Soon.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 21, 2017
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.
Rudy List and Henry Herskovitz in Ann Arbor, 2016, From ImagesAttr
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Postcard from the End of America: Ann Arbor College towns proliferate in approved political statements, but a progressive American is mostly a jerked puppet that's outraged solely at preselected triggers.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Welcome to the Recovery Ads for casinos are always filled with perfect, straight teeth smiles. White, black or beige, they are all tickled stupid by serial windfalls. For mere pocket change, they get to climax over and over, it seems, until Kingdom Come, at least. By contrast, real life chumps are uniformly grim. Suckers only laugh as they walk in, if that.
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Devouring Jackals So a truce between Israel and Hamas has been announced, but what has been solved, exactly? Likely nothing. Born in blood and maintained through constant bloodletting, Israel has gotten its teeth into its prey, and it won't let go. If it had a choice, it would have devoured all already.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 4, 2019
Da Lat If a border wall is ever built, it will be to keep Americans in, turn their mental prison, already air tight, into an actual steel cage. Travel hubs have lomg become police checkpoints. Since they didn't even dare to name their enemy, much less put up a fight, they can only wish they were refugees.
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(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 7, 2012
Party Poopery, with Confetti As a step in a new direction, we must boycott this coming election and deny it of all legitimacy, and we shouldn't do this passively, by staying at home. Instead, we should turn out in massive, unprecedented numbers on election day, not to vote but to announce to the world that these politicians don't represent us, that these elections are mere charades masking the fact that America no longer has a representative democracy.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 30, 2010
Prone Pioneers As we stagger forward, don't scorn the ones who are currently scraping by on the fringe, the day-laborers, odd job men, buskers, the peddlers pushing carts, even the homeless, for they are the point men, the pioneers of our time.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Spengler for Dummies King spoke out against our military adventurism, while Beck and Palin celebrate it. King thought the money wasted on bombs and more bombs should be redirected to social programs, "A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death."
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 4, 2019
Royal Decrees Must Yield to Village Norms The main aim of modernism was to wrench you from your context, as in family, village and nation, and with those mostly accomplished, postmodernism's purpose is to divorce you from yourself even. The centuries-long war against reality began as a campaign against the lower body, where nature is most frank, gaping and unruly.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 11, 2021
Unmatched Cairo Even when badly housed and fed, Egyptians survive, and have done so for longer than just about anybody else. For vast stretches, they've also achieved greatness. Though the evidence may be grimy, corroded, blackened or crumbling, it's more than stupendous enough to awe
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 29, 2011
Ubasuteyama, USA This vicious campaign against Social Security is nothing but class warfare, pure and simple. Unless we do something about it, and soon, the ruling class will continue to rip us off as we sweat, and starve us when we're no longer useful.
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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.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 6, 2012
Horror and Puppetry Since the American invasion, thousands of Afghans have had to suffer indefinite detention without access to a lawyer, often after having been yanked from their home in the middle of the night. Many have been tortured, with some killed in custody. With the National Defense Authorization Act, Americans can now look forward to the same sadistic, inhuman treatment, but who, and how many?
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Murder without Corpse Without a cadaver or even the flimsy evidence of a photoshopped photograph, what is there to this sensational murder, really? Nothing but words from the CIA and the White House. Though they lied to us about Jessica Lynch's "rescue" and Pat Tillman's murder, we are to believe them this time because they have suddenly decided to speak the truth. Honestly.
Cairo, 2021, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 25, 2021
Buzzed Cairo, Wrecked Alexandria and a Third-Class Train Ride As an outsider, I have no right to suggest Egypt should be anything but itself, but there's an internal squabble here, with public intellectuals assassinated, and even tourists massacred. There's an element that wants all foreign influences purged.
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Dire Train With a functioning economy, even dumb people should have jobs, if they're willing to work, that is, but in ours, the geniuses, morons and everyone in between are similarly stuck on a tardy train to nowhere. You can have PhDs and still pay for your baked beans with food stamps. Unless we do something about our collective plight, and soon, only the criminally well-connected, and some of their lackeys, will survive this ongoing c
SHARE More Sharing        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.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 8, 2015
Prized Singapore 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.
Quy Hop, Nghe An, 2018, From ImagesAttr
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War, Wedding and Wine in Nghe An A state is totalitarian to the degree that it distorts human relations. In war, however, the state must be intrusive, coercive and unjust to even function, so the fact that many are becoming increasingly totalitarian must mean they're preparing for strifes of all kinds, external and internal.
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Dimming Nation In the Superdome, poor, helpless citizens were abandoned by their uncaring and negligent government not long ago, but for this big bash, tickets went from $850 to $1,250, with fans coughing up much more on the black market. New Orleans is back, they keep saying, but poisoned by the BP oil spill after being slammed by Katrina, the entire region is still in distress.
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SHARE More Sharing        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.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Let Them Eat Twinkies Unlike the Thai resistance, recent American protests are more about goofy display than power struggle. Our marches are parades that accomplish nothing. Tired of that, we heckle. In the last Thai election for their House of Representatives, seven different parties won seats. This is not at all unusual for any country other than America. With two parties that serve the same military industrial complex, our elections are more abo
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 16, 2012
Kill 'Em All, a poem Roaring, "Bye, bye, Miss American Pie," / I'll strafe weddings, funerals and baby showers, / Blast children from their first English lessons.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 24, 2011
Sharing the Turkey Americans are for most parts kind and generous, unlike its murderous government. I'm claiming that our 99% are mostly fair and decent, unlike the 1% that rule and represent us. Working against humanity and country, this 1% bring shame and dishonor to our name.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 13, 2012
News Digested Though our bank-bought government won't decouple itself from the bank vampire, private citizens can lessen their exposure to this bank beast, and starve it, by not getting into debt or defaulting. Since recent college graduates can neither find jobs nor repay life-wrecking loans, they will be at the vanguard, if only by default, sorry, of this strategy.
Leo Jarzabek (middle) at my reading in Leipzig, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        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.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 25, 2012
Browbeating Cyclops vs. Rambos Americans are frustrated and angry, with some even contemplating turning off their babbling TV long enough to join or organize a sustained protest or rebellion, so the state is preempting that by warning that it knows what you're thinking, and if you step out of line, it can legally arrest, strip search, disappear or even kill you, without anyone knowing.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 27, 2012
Make Love, then War A master at being anti-war is accepting a Freedom Medal from a master of war. What is Bob Dylan thinking? He and Obama are no strangers. On February 9, 2010, Dylan performed "The Times They Are A-Changing" at the White House. If I remember correctly, Dylan seemed a bit sullen that night, and he skipped the final, feel good session at the end, when all the other performers gathered, beaming, around our Chief Executive.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Know Thy Enemy With the Trayvon Martin case, racism has again come to the fore, but what is racism but the most literal and narrow manifestation of self-love, in itself merely a survival instinct, and as natural as air or lust? A racist will defend and cherish only what is most like him, and nothing else, but one must mature from this, and I think many of us have, if only partially.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Postcard from the End of America: Oakland Should London's ghost amble from his Klondike Gold Rush cabin, now preserved on Jack London Square, this friend of the downtrodden would be aghast to be surrounded on all sides by bankers, stockbrokers, lawyers, "civic leaders" and assorted war profiteers kicking it back in luxurious surroundings.
Belgrade, 2020, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 4, 2020
Belgraders The bright bar had people of all ages, plus a lounging dog. The NO SMOKING sign was clearly meant as a joke, for there were ashtrays all over. In the bathroom, there were six poems, pinned to a corkboard. A nine-year-old boy wore a "GOOD VIBES" T-shirt. Here and now, at least, life's normal, and that's more than good enough.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 14, 2011
Martial Cosplay and More Responding to the Tucson shooting, Sheriff Clarence Dupnik cited "vitriolic rhetoric" in the media as a poisoning influence. "This has not become the nice United States that most of us grew up in." How nice it ever was for how many is debatable, but it's undeniable that our culture has turned more savage.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 15, 2016
Unhappy Women 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.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 7, 2010
Eyes, with Legs During the Crusades, Christians traveling to fight Muslims would kill Jews along the way. Both groups were Semites, after all, thus enemies of Christendom. After Europe tried to rid itself, finally, of all Jews, it helped many survivors to return to the Levant, where they could fight Muslims into eternity, or at least until the End Time. Talk about killing two birds with one stone. It's a win-win situation for Christianity.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Resurrection Cities With their grievances ignored, the 99% will field candidates for the 2014 mid-term election, then, presumably, the 2016 Presidential one, but will they get enough officials elected to make any difference at all, and what kind of shape will America be in by then?
Camden, 2013, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 4, 2013
7/4/13, a poem Is it the Fourth of July yet? / So who should I shoot now?
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 25, 2011
Driving Mad Before Communist China became partner with Capitalist USA in a New World Order of union-free sweat shops, Americans used to laugh at all the bicycles on Chinese streets. Now, as the Chinese become more car dependent, as their cities become more clogged and polluted, many Americans are rediscovering the pleasures, healthiness and sanity of bicycling or walking. Suddenly, a street full of bikes seems positively idyllic.
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Onward, Christian Soldiers! Some thoughts after reading the blog of US Army paratrooper Tony Erskine, who's deployed to Iraq.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 17, 2011
The Revolution is Televised As others wage revolutions, we watch. The revolution is televised after all, we say with a sigh of relief. Between Dancing with the Stars, American Idol and college hoops, we can watch a bit of revolution tonight for a change of pace.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 18, 2010
Bloody Trophies after decades of appalling disclosures by human rights organizations, the media and even the government itself, nothing has changed. We have enough evidence to convict just about everybody and everything inside that Beltway, save a potted plant or two, perhaps, so what's missing is not more information, but an ability to deduce and to synthesize, that is, to think, and, even more importantly, some semblance of moral clarity.
Donna's Bar regulars, 2018, From ImagesAttr
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Obscured American: Benny the Landlord, Casanova and Covert Operator North Philly is generally not good for your health and happiness. Though neighborhoods have cute, idyllic names like Nicetown, Hunting Park and Fairhill, they're mostly postindustrial, trash strewn, drugged up ghettos with plenty of dead businesses, dilapidated churches, boarded up homes, caged porches and corner bodegas with signs forbidding hoodies, guns and knives.
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Serb Hillbillies, Sandra Afrika and Alexander the Great Few lives change nearly every other. Plus, overwhelming power awes, mesmerizes and seduces, as long as you're not threatened, that is. Alexander will forever fascinate, as will Quin Shih Huang, Genghis Khan, Charlemagne or Napoleon, etc. AAA males are so rare, how can us tick-like wusses, fearful of our own shadows even, not buckle our knees?
Eastern City Gate, Belgrade, 2020, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 18, 2020
Architecture of Cruelty The 20th century gave us world wars, atomic bombs, gulags, political correctness, napalm, canned music, Barbara Streisand, laugh tracks, American cheese, Israel and the absolutely shittiest, most inhumane architecture ever, and for this, we can thank Walter Gropius, above all.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 29, 2010
Bumbling Terrorists Tell me if you've heard this one: An FBI agent infiltrates an actual, figurative or virtual mosque, finds the most gullible and angry dork around, encourages him to get even, plots out some dubious plan, gives him bombs that don't quite work, then arrests this dupe to much fanfare.
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Wordless Masses Previous generations battled management, police or troops for each concession. Today, we show our defiance by mutilating ourselves and dropping our pants a few inches. Many hurl racist insults at the President or those of the wrong faiths or shades. Most of us simply can't recognize our true enemies, and the ones who do feel helpless to make these criminals, and their enablers, nearly all of our bobbing head politicians, pay.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 21, 2010
I Feel You It's no big deal that they strap people onto boards, then pour water onto their faces, drowning them, more or less, in our name, but we don't make a big fuss until they nudge our nuts.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 14, 2012
State of the Union, a poem Once I shoveled coal, tamed pig iron, / Strung bridges. Erected. Now I strut / Up and down Broadway, dazed, / Fingering coins, aiming for chicken.
Baltimore, 2011, From ImagesAttr
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Broke Poem 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.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Blown Up Election In this land of peeling yet persistent illusions, none is more farcical than the Presidential election, for even as it promises renewal, common purpose, focus and hope, and demands a collective soul searching, even, this elaborate and drawn out ritual will deliver nothing more than a new (or renewed) apologist for the same set of crimes against humanity, country and you.
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Guns and Balls War and team sport are parallel activities, but in today's America, the coupling of guns and group balling has become increasingly explicit.
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Robot Nation America's national pastime is not really baseball but football. Unlike baseball, which is equally popular in Japan, Taiwan and many Latin American countries, no one else shares America's pigskin passion, a sport in which collective rage is ritualized and celebrated, a colorful spectacle of cool violence, an American specialty.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 31, 2011
Heart Warming Massacres To gain access to oil, all these countries armed a man they now call a mad dog, but Gaddafi didn't just become a tyrant two weeks ago. He's been embraced by Tony Blair, feted by Nicolas Sarkozy, visited by John McCain and even had his hand kissed by Silvia Berlusconi, so everything was manageable until he moved to nationalize Libya's oil.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 31, 2010
Rotting Fish Until now, corruption has remained an abstraction to most Americans. That's why it doesn't quite hurt. Soon enough, however, expect to experience it up close. As all of our governments, from federal on down, continue to operate in the red, municipal wages will fail to keep up with costs of living. That's why petty graft will become a part of daily life, just like in the so-called developing world.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 19, 2010
Dissing T-Shirts The formal economy has looted, swindled and bankrupted us all. Now rises the informal. In our stupid T-shirts, we're already dressed for the occasion.
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Plugged Stupid We've arrived at that hell universe where sexed up reproductions have eclipsed what's real, where we're hypnotized and titillated daily by a bombardment of hallucinations produced by Hollywood, Madison Avenue and Washington DC. It's all P.R., all the time now.
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Those Laboring Days For some business owners, it may be too painful to admit the obvious. They will latch onto "recovery" even as they sink and their neighbors go belly up.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 13, 2010
Head Fakes Fixated by the symbolism, we glossed over the substance. Here, finally, is a black president. My president is black. To the racist, this was deeply alarming, but Obama has not been the wrong choice because he is different, but because he has been more of the same. Consider the alternative, we basically had no choice.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 12, 2008
Death, with Compound Interest With its destruction of America's major rivals, World War II not only restored but greatly increased this country's prosperity and political clout, but with its oil running low and its industries gone, not even a global bloodbath will save it now. That doesn't mean it won't try.
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CASINO TIME Heading into this Mother of all Depressions, we're armed with not much more than the audacity of hope that luck will be on our side as we shove one last penny into the slot machine
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House Slave Syndrome When shots ring out, run to the gang with the biggest guns, the one with the most tanks, planes and ships, and you'll less likely to become kabob. If they're smart bombing your neighborhood, you can save your own ass by moving into theirs, for even their least desirable real estate, even Detroit, for example, is safer than Baghdad, if not by much.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 5, 2010
Helpless Our common enemy is the military industrial complex. Visiting India for the first time last month, Obama visited Gandhi's home, then promptly celebrated the signing of a mega arms deal.
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SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 17, 2013
Same Old News, a poem Scanning this dim dive, you'll see / A sad sack bunch of well-pickled / Priapic corpses not yet interred. / With pricks, they've erected skyticklers, / Defended motherlands against their kind / And bored their way across this globe.
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Top Killing With the current catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico, it appears that the chicken has come home to roost. Our government does not police but has always enabled and abetted these out of control corporations. Now it twiddle its thumbs as British Petroleum dumps nearly a million gallons of Corexit into the ocean. Diluting the evidence, this solution was designed only for public relations, even as it made the situation much worse.
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Earthbound A flying car will soon be available for $194,000. Its Italianate name, Terrafugia, translates to Fleeing the Earth, so our Jetsons future is still on, many hope, even as more Americans are sleeping in their cars, and many more are struggling to fuel their lugubrious lemons.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 31, 2011
Burning Truth On the American fringe, independent voices are free to write as they please, but even the best among them can only appear in little read webzines. Many write almost exclusively on their own blogs. Needless to say, they have almost no impact on the general public. In too late late capitalism, those who seek to tell the truth don't need to be burnt. They are already being drown out by nonsense.
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The Fountain of Recovery Now that we're entering what promises to be an even greater period of material and spiritual despair, which Father Divines will rise up to save the desperate and gullible? Instead of preaching self-control, racial harmony and charity, what bitter impulses will they unleash? The magical Fountain of Recovery will likely gush blood.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 29, 2007
Pissed Off Zombies A probe into America's growing sadism
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 4, 2012
CC FBI, a poem I fancy myself stepping over corpses Of tax-dodging and looting CEOs, War profiteers and propagandists, The ones who keep feeding us lanky dogs Dryhumping homing soldiers, but don't show Those who are killed, maimed or tortured By these same guys and gals next door.
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Speechless Judging from his plays, Cho Seung-hui never nicked his target. Judging from his acts, he was as American as, well, too many to mention. Pumping iron, cropping his hair short, flipping his black baseball cap backward, in a black T-shirt, he finally looked like he belonged, an Army of One, ready for action. Bring 'em on.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 26, 2010
Enabling Bullies As we experience further turbulence in the years ahead, economically and socially, expect to see more bullying from our government and its agents, even the pettiest. Especially the pettiest. Unwilling to restore meaning and purpose, they will subject their subjects to more absurd orders. Craving solutions, many of us will mistake their ridiculous commands for answers.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 21, 2013
My Local Rising, a poem Canned tunes are our opiate. / Turn them off to hear ourselves. / Measure all with our bodies
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 12, 2008
Numbered As meaningless numbers slosh around in our minds, crippling our ability to think, our infinitely corrupt and ruthless ruling class swindles, legislates and no-bid contracts away trillions of our dollars. Whatever money they don't steal outright, they'll depreciate through inflation. Unlike the Amazonian Pirahas, we won't even have a chunk of land to stand on after they're done fleecing.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 29, 2010
Quantifying Culture We keep track of anything that could be counted. When it comes to trivia, we know all the numbers. Your average American has memorized the height, weight and years played of many sport stars. Concerning issues that truly matter, like the corporate looting of our treasury, real unemployment rate or federal deficit, projected to go over 1.6 trillion this year, we don't give a puck.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 17, 2010
Virtual Living Last week, the president warned a graduating class against a few gadgets and toys, iPods, iPads, Xboxes and PlayStations, where "information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation," but this could easily describe nearly all of our media, with Obama, like the rest of our ruling class, a prime beneficiary.

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