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BK Faunce is a retired Associate Professor of English (UMW / UCSC) specializing in British Romantic Literature, Film Theory and Writing. His recent work examines the use of state power and its impact on visual culture.
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 29, 2019 War of the Roses, Act II
Act II of an examination of the current political war between opposing groups of American elites.
(6 comments) SHARE Sunday, October 5, 2014 Vote for Hillary? Can't Get Fooled Again
To paraphrase Lacan, this is some deeply screwed-up collective national-neurosis type mind-stuff.
Face it. Presidential elections are a charade. A kabuki to fool the masses. Dej- vu all over again. And again. And again. And again.
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, October 27, 2019 The Major vs the War Criminal
A satiric debate staged between Tulsi Gabbard and Hillary Clinton about the nature and function of the Democratic Party.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, December 8, 2014 Paul Ryan - Liar, Fraud, Catholic
Ryan calls himself a Catholic ... But the whole point of the book - and of Ryan's career for that matter - is to champion far right, ruling elite-favored policies by dressing them up in the robes Jesus wore. Making penury look like tough love and hoarding charity.
(6 comments) SHARE Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Vote for Them? Never!
Opinion piece on one party's history in presidential elections, and how it should effect the 2020 race.
SHARE Monday, December 22, 2014 Paul Ryan, Part II - Rise of the Neo-Catholic
Surely catholics who see Jesus as a working class hero would reject outright the kinds of policies Ryan routinely endorses . . . then again, maybe there's another way to read the gospels that coincides with Ryan's peculiar brand of catholicism and that therefore allows him to glean a different lesson from the example of Jesus' life? A neo-catholicism?
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 20, 2020 Biden Knew
An opinion piece on the former vice-president's involvement in the bloody, illegal military coup in Ukraine, which allowed him to put his son on the board of Burisma.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, April 8, 2020 Letter to Sasha
A letter to the daughter of the former president that addresses the way her father is using her to gloss over the war crimes he committed while in office.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, June 23, 2016 Rabble Rousing
If you listen closely, you can hear the Clinton campaign fretting all the way from New York.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 9, 2019 Normalizing Vice
Review of Vice, the recent film about Dick Cheney's rise to power.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Parable of a Small Town
Then one day a group of disturbed individuals emerged from the shadows -- black with decay, diseased in mind and body, dregs from a muddy spring ... They called themselves "Real Americans" ...
SHARE Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Fake News Alert
Viewers need to be cautious consumers of corporate news. They do not exist to inform. They exist to confuse, to obfuscate, and to incite.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, October 19, 2014 An American Fairy Tale
"Bless me father for I have sinned" is not a plea for absolution but a declaration of achievement. Something like, "Hey, pops, I just kicked some ass in Syria. Can I have the car keys?"
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, August 31, 2020 Crew Expendable
An opinion piece comparing the horror / sci-fi film, Alien, to America's neo-liberal, austerity economic system.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, September 13, 2014 US Recipe For Getting Into Wars: Repeat as Necessary
opinion piece on the history of US wars of aggression and how the formula for creating a climate for the large scale slaughter of innocents includes inciting Americans to hate and fear an ever-elusive "enemy."
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 2, 2021 War of the Roses, Act III
Analysis of the political turmoil that exists between the two ruling parties, the House of Dems and the House of Reps. War of the Roses, American style.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, September 11, 2021 Governor Abbott's Rape Crusade
A call to enforce Texas Governor Abbott's abortion ban with the creation of a "Select Committee on Eliminating Rape in America."
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 31, 2020 Roll the Dice
An opinion about the up-coming presidential election.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 1, 2016 Let it Play Out
Obama plays golf while water protectors are attacked at Standing Rock.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, November 20, 2014 Triangulating the Base
Opinion piece on the aftermath of the 2014 midterm elections, and how we got there.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 31, 2019 Apologia Cum Catholic
Satire on the transformation of the Covington neo-catholics from racist punks into media darlings by a right-wing PR machine.