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(13 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 7, 2017 Remembering Albert Camus' "The Plague": It is US
As described by the great Albert Camus in his novel "The Plague," we are living in plague time. To fight it we must accept the truth that the U.S. government bears overwhelming responsibility for spreading this violence around the world.
(17 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 24, 2018 The Coming Wars to End All Wars
Signs that the U.S./Israel is planning to expand the wars in the Middle East in Lebanon and Syria with the goal of drawing in Iran and particularly Russia, and that the U.S./NATO/Ukraine are also preparing to attack eastern Ukraine with the same goal of attacking Russia that has been demonized by liberals and right-wingers alike. All this could result in a nuclear showdown with Russia.
(10 comments) SHARE Wednesday, July 19, 2017 The "Deep State" Then and Now
There is extensive documentation of the CIA's past control of the media through organizations such as the Congress for Cultural Freedom. When this was revealed in the 1970s, people were aghast to learn of these perfidious activities. That was then. But has anything changed? This article argues that these are the bad old days, and nothing has changed, except the attitude of many liberals, who have embraced the CIA.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 2, 2014 The 2001 Anthrax Deception
Anyone concerned about the truth behind 9/11 and the anthrax attacks should read this profoundly important book. It is filled with tight argumentation backed by solid evidence, and even the speculative parts ring true.
(12 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 22, 2019 Why Does Chris Hedges Hedge His Bets?
Revelations about the machinations of the so-called "deep state's" conspiracies often conceal deeper truths that go unmentioned. This is quite common, whether it is done intentionally or not.
(10 comments) SHARE Friday, November 22, 2019 Unspeakable Memories: The Day John Kennedy Died
President John K. Kennedy was assassinated on a November 22nd Friday like this in 1963. The author, a young college student, was traumatized by his killing, and wished, as they say, to "move on", but although he wished it were so more traumatic events kept piling up and it became impossible. Here he remembers how it affected him and why remembering is so important.
(11 comments) SHARE Thursday, November 23, 2017 Thanksgiving for JFK
Why we should remember and give thanks for President John F. Kennedy today and toast him tomorrow,Thanksgiving Day;for without his willing to risk his life for peace we may not be here.
(18 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 5, 2018 The Blatant Conspiracy behind Senator Robert F. Kennedy's Assassination
As we approach the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, it is obligatory that those Americans that love their country confront the truth of his murder, a savage killing that followed the script laid down by those state forces that assassinated JFK and MLK. RFK was a very brave and patriotic American, and it is long past time we honor him by seeing through the lies about his murder.
(12 comments) SHARE Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Again, The Deep State Goes Shallow: "Reality-TV Coup d'etat in Prime Time"
From the day Donald Trump was elected president in 2016, there has been an organized effort by Democratic and intelligence operatives to either remove him from office, or, if that fails, to render his presidency a failure so as to allow a Democrat to take the White House in 2020. One doesn't have to like or support Trump to realize that this is a domestic coup d'etat supported by tens of millions of Americans.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 15, 2019 A Gentrified Little Town Goes to Pot
A letter written in the night by a lost soul to his imaginary friends about how a working-class town was gentrified and went to pot just as the letter writer did.
(20 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 10, 2019 What's Joker's Joke?
The new movie, Joker, tells a cautionary story that has long gone unheeded. It is a very American story and not comical. This review essay explores its significance.
(11 comments) SHARE Monday, September 30, 2019 Public Notices/Private Questions/Musical Dreams
Throughout our days we all notice many things that elicit questions that quickly pass through us as in a dream. Here are some that a man caught on the fly, asked to respond, and found they all responded in songs, songs that didn't exactly answer his questions but set him to dreaming. This is an invitation to dream along.
(6 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 31, 2020 Bob Dylan's Midnight Message to JFK's Ghost
Bob Dylan has gifted us with an extraordinary song/poem that tells the truth about the government's assassination of President Kennedy. Most mainstream media have done a hatchet job on his message and have maligned Dylan himself. Attention must be paid to this piercing work of art and truth.
(6 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 24, 2020 The Coronavirus Is Not the Plague: The Plague Is US
While the coronavirus rivets people's attention, causing panic,news of the plague that the U.S. inflicts upon the world disappears. Albert Camus warned us long ago in his novel, The Plague, that unless people resist the occupying forces that wish to cower us into acquiescence, our liberties will vanish and we will be plagued by our own hands.
SHARE Thursday, November 28, 2019 No Service
A poem about the technology that will save us from ourselves by killing us all.
SHARE Friday, August 30, 2019 Get To It
The illusion of work serves many purposes, especially as portrayed by those in power or by their lackeys in the intellectual class. The need to justify one's existence takes many forms, and hides many secrets. You are to be taught, as we are. The money system forces the poor and working people to slave away, and that money system is justified by the so-called intellectual and "educated" lot. Children know better.
(6 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 18, 2020 Painting A True Christ: A review of Terrence Malick's film "A Hidden Life"
Terrence Malik's new film, while overtly about the life of the Austrian conscientious objector, Franz Jagerstatter, who refused to take an oath to Hitler and fight in the German army, is, by analogy, about the viewer, asking us to come out of hiding and declare ourselves either for or against the endless immoral wars waged by the United States.
(15 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 11, 2016 Why I Don't Speak of 9/11 Anymore
An analysis of the linguistic mind control used before, during, and after the attacks of September 11, 2001. "9/11" being the key one.
(36 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 7, 2017 A Provocation to Investigate the Las Vegas Massacre
The mainstream media reporting on the Las Vegas massacre is overwhelming people's ability to think clearly by presenting an endless stream of information while refusing to examine the possibility that the truth goes far deeper than one crazed gunman.This approach, however, has many precedents and should be examined by skeptical minds.
(5 comments) SHARE Friday, December 6, 2019 Terra Incognita
What do we mean by home and why does it hold such a grip on our mobile minds? This one word contains within it a host of associations like no other, and so...
(13 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 12, 2020 Partly Truth and Partly Fiction - Totally Genius: Kris Kristofferson
Kris Kristofferson is one of our greatest songwriters. Like a great poet, his work encompasses all the themes that make us human: love found and lost and regained; the search for a true home; the need for adventure; freedom and its cost; the search for faith and God; mortality; sexuality, anti-war heroes,etc.
(20 comments) SHARE Wednesday, February 3, 2021 A Review: Greg Poulgrain's Book "JFK vs. Allen Dulles"
The book by Greg Poulgrain that I am about to review is extraordinary by any measure. The story he tells is one you will read nowhere else, especially in the way he links the assassination of President Kennedy to former CIA Director Allen Dulles and the engineering by the latter of one of the 20th century's most terrible mass murders.
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 4, 2020 Keep It Simple and Question: Propaganda, Technology, and Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Fear and confusion are the most effective methods of social control. Throw in the electronic media with its ever-changing information flow, and you have the perfect recipe for creating regular social panics. A very close analysis of media and CDC "news" about the so-called regular flu should make one pause and ask what is going on with the COVID-19 (coronavirus) media coverage, and why.
(17 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 6, 2020 The United States of America's Doll House: A Vast Tapestry of Lies and Illusions
There are many reasons why the essential reality of the U.S. national-security warfare state doesn't change. Long ago, Jim Garrison, the only person to bring a court case in the assassination of JFK, said that most Americans live in a doll's house of illusions and lies. This article explores that "reality."
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, March 11, 2018 Kevin Love: Making a Hole in Denial
National Basketball Association star Kevin Love has written an inspiring essay that opens the door for everyone to contemplate and face the deep existential truths of life.
(49 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Denying the Obvious: Leftists and Crimestop
There is a form of propaganda that often escapes liberals' and leftists' awareness because they are too focused on agreeing with the left-wing critiques that they are reading. It is leftist Crimestop by omission or through the sly disparaging of the voluminous scholarly evidence that the murders of JFK, MLK, RFK, and the attacks of September 11, 2001 were U.S. government operations.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, November 27, 2017 Hunting Man
When an entire society is infused with an innocent approach to killing in all its forms, that society is drowning in blood and is guilty of crimes of great magnitude.
(6 comments) SHARE Saturday, June 18, 2016 The Death of Fathers
Why it's important to celebrate fathers while we still have them. Soon they may be extinct. One son's remembrance of his father through his letters.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 16, 2020 Interview Most Foul
Ask the wrong questions if you want the answers you want and not the truth.
(42 comments) SHARE Thursday, November 12, 2020 Everybody Knows the Fight was Fixed
Americans who voted for either Trump or Biden in the 2020 election are like Torvald clones. They refuse to open that door so they might close it behind them. They live in the doll's house - all 146+ million of them. Like Torvald, they are comforted. They are programmed and propagandized, embracing the illusion that the electoral system is not structured and controlled to make sure no significant change can occur,
(10 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 25, 2020 David Ray Griffin's The Christian Gospel for Americans: A Systematic Theology
Known for his brilliant and fundamental series of books exposing the government lies about September 11,2001, David Ray Griffin is also an important theologian. This is a review of his latest book that challenges Americans of all faiths to be true to the radical Jesus and confront and resist the demonic American Empire.
(12 comments) SHARE Monday, July 8, 2019 Much Ado About Nothing: Asking Who Won the Political Debates
Dissident writers should avoid writing about the Democratic debates, for by so doing they give legitimacy to a political system that is corrupt and corrupting. To ask who won a debate that is not a debate but is a controlled game show is unworthy of the alternative media.
(5 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 29, 2020 Hovering in Cyberspace
In the name of speed and convenience, we have embraced at our peril the religion of electronic technology without limits. It is very hard to admit, and even harder to change, but it has opened up a Pandora's box whose final evil has not yet emerged. Such hubris has an incalculable price.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, October 21, 2019 Ms. Pumpkin Head for President: A Nightmare
There is a bloodthirsty figure hiding behind a mask, headless and heartless and waiting to pounce from behind the curtain where she hides. Thus spake a fiendish nightmare.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 28, 2018 Speaking the Unspeakable: The Assassination and Martyrdom of Thomas Merton
For fifty years, thousands of articles and books have repeated the falsehood that the inspirational and influential anti-war writer and Trappist monk Thomas Merton died in Bangkok, Thailand as a result of an electrical shock from a fan. It is propaganda. He was assassinated. This article/quasi review explores the first expose that tells the truth about Merton's death. It is startling and very important.
(18 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 7, 2020 Death: A Simple Idea with A Powerful Punch
The fear of death is the fundamental human fear that lies at the center of all societies and cultures. It has long been used by ruling elites to keep populations in their place. The fear of freedom is its twin. It is essential in understanding the reaction to the new coronavirus.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 23, 2018 A Genuine Actor: Francesco Serpico
This is a portrait of a man of integrity, Frank Serpico, the former NYPD cop who refused to accept payoffs like so many other cops and was paid back with a bullet to his face. Here you learn of the man behind the legend, a man much more than an heroic honest cop.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 12, 2019 The Art of Doublespeak: Bellingcat and Mind Control
The U.S./U.K/NATO propaganda outfit Bellingcat, the recent winner of an Emmy for International documentary,has received support from left-wing writers and websites in a twisted propaganda exercise that is tied in to a denial that the CIA has succeeded in developing a successful program for mind control. Here's the story.
(10 comments) SHARE Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Neglected Medical Swine Studies That We Need Today
It is laughable that the mainstream media ignore some of the most important medical studies that can shed light on our current social problems. This article reports on one of the most important of such scientific studies.
SHARE Saturday, February 1, 2020 Scholarly Pursuits
A scholar encounters a woman in the library stacks and fails to heed William Butler Yeats' warning.
(20 comments) SHARE Monday, August 6, 2018 The Satanic Nature of the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
To clearly contemplate the American atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the fire bombings of Japanese cities is to realize that American leaders have a long history of diabolic behavior that must be faced if the U.S. has any chance of redemption. Such behavior is ongoing.
(32 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 11, 2016 Bob Dylan Doesn't Exist
Since Bob Dylan doesn't exist, he couldn't attend the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, August 1, 2017 A Child's Truth in a Country of Lies
In a country engulfed by lies and propaganda,the future is dark indeed unless parents wean their children from their electronic addictions and encourage them to read. This essay explores why that is so essential through a meditation on the children's classic, A Wrinkle in Time.
(21 comments) SHARE Friday, May 21, 2021 Second-Stage Terror Wars
The road from 9/11 to the corona crisis connects familiar faces and much more. Twenty years have elapsed and the links tell us that the war on terror needs an update and new opponents. Philip Zelikow pops up again.
SHARE Saturday, January 4, 2020 The Searching Life and Enigmatic Death of Albert Camus
Today, January 4, 2020, marks the sixtieth anniversary of the death of Albert Camus, the great French writer. In the United States today, where illiteracy has become the norm, he is barely known. But his life and work need to be remembered, for he embodied and expressed so many of the conflicts we suffer today. He foresaw the plague that would become us and the madness of the future that is now. The enigma of his death haunts.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 30, 2017 Haunted by the Ghosts of War
True war heroes are those who know war's sick reality and devote themselves to reminding people of that truth by working to end it for good.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, October 18, 2019 When Time Stands Still
There is an underlying despair that fuels much current political and social discourse. It is connected to an unexamined paradigm of time that runs counter to normal human experience; that says such experience is nothing but subjective nonsense. The history of art and spiritual experience says otherwise.
(5 comments) SHARE Thursday, June 8, 2017 The Assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy: Questions, Hints and Allegations
The truth about Robert Kennedy's assassination is less well known than that of his brother, John, but it is also of profound importance. Far fewer people realize that once again an alleged assassin - in this case Sirhan Sirhan - did not kill RFK, and that a cover-up with false leads, including a mysterious young woman, was part of the plot.
(12 comments) SHARE Saturday, June 23, 2018 Slow Suicide and the Abandonment of the World
While the tragic subject of suicide has recently received media attention, it will fade from view as do all media events. All the while, the subject of slow suicide - killing one's soul by the gradual retreat into conventional madness - a much larger matter, receives scant attention. This essay addresses that.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, November 5, 2019 The Metamorphosis of the Deep State
Linguistic mind control is the key to good propaganda, and it works best when introduced progressively into a narrative structure and repeated by different voices. Such is the case with the propaganda surrounding the term "Deep State."
(5 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 14, 2018 Further Signs of More War: A Most Dangerous Game
With each day that passes, as with the weeks leading up to the US war on Iraq, the drums of war sound louder as the US and its allies prepare the public with propaganda to justify the aggression to come.
(18 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 25, 2017 A Valiant Verbal Warrior Demythologizes the CIA
To understand the CIA one must grasp its mythic nature and the way it manipulates the public mind. Douglas Valentine understands this, and through his research and writing demythologizes the the CIA. He embodies the mythic hero in this work.
(7 comments) SHARE Saturday, July 25, 2020 From Desolation Row with Dylan
From the summer of 1965 to that of 2020 is a long time from one bad year to another. While not a pretty story, the madness of both times spans the years in the dictum to not think too much about what Dylan called "Desolation Row." How does it feel?
(10 comments) SHARE Saturday, May 27, 2017 Sorry, You're Not Invited
A man hears a radio report about marrying yourself and decides that tying the knot with himself will lift his spirits.
SHARE Friday, May 5, 2017 To Tell the Truth
A poem about how appearing on a television show as a teenager somehow mysteriously changed a man's life and set him on a journey to discover truth in personal life and society.
SHARE Monday, May 24, 2021 Bob Dylan at Eighty: A Masked Man in Search of Redemption?
Dylan, the spellbinder, has, through his public personae, hypnotized his followers with his tantalizing and wonderful music. "Not I, not I, but the wind that blows through me," wrote D.H. Lawrence in his poem, "Song of a Man Who Has Come Through." This sounds like Dylan's artistic credo.
SHARE Saturday, January 12, 2019 What Are We Working For "At Eternity's Gate"?
The painter Julian Schnabel's extraordinarily moving film about Vincent Van Gogh evokes the author's meditation on working, painting, writing, and living in a society of economic and human exploitation.
(7 comments) SHARE Friday, August 2, 2019 When Warriors Become Saints
The glorification of war and warriors has long been with us. Wherever you go, you encounter examples of this in the monuments that celebrate warriors as liberators. But who has been liberated? The wars continue unabated and the complicity between church and state remains a stable source of their support.
(23 comments) SHARE Sunday, March 4, 2018 The Slick and Sick Propaganda Coming from Russia and Muslim Terrorists
Americans need to be wary of Russian propaganda that has taken a new form from the days of the Soviet Union. These days it is very sophisticated and appeals to the human heart and reason in order to gull the naive, while aggressors in the Middle East continue to draw inspiration from sacred texts.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 17, 2020 Toilet Paper Is the People's Vaccine
Why are people panicking about toilet paper? The answer takes us deep into the human condition and far back in history. It's an old story hidden in a new phenomenon.
(8 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 3, 2016 The Disappearance of Silence
How the loss of silent reflection has been replaced with noisy busyness, resulting in the inability to think clearly about crucial issues, including the march to war with Russia.
(16 comments) SHARE Wednesday, February 17, 2021 Opening the CIA's Can of Worms
To denounce censorship, as they have done, is admirable. But now Greenwald, Taibbi, and Hedges need go up to the forbidden gate with the sign that says - "This far and no further" - and jump over it. That's where the true stories lie. That's when they'll see the worms squirm.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, January 21, 2019 Martin Luther King Day and the Unspeakable
The MLK Day holiday and its government-sponsored call to service serves to conceal the truth that the government that honors Dr. King killed him. The day needs to be redirected to speaking the truth about his killers and why they killed him. That is a national service.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, May 25, 2020 Passing Behind Our Backs
Bob Cousy, Bob Dylan, Odysseus, and....basketball, song, and living a life and fighting the good fight despite obstacles at home and abroad.
(9 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 7, 2018 The Truth about Martin Luther King's Assassination Peeks Through
The Washington Post has surprisingly published a front page, four columned story on the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. that breaks with past tradition by giving a good deal of space to the views of those who maintain that King was killed by a government conspiracy. Was this intentional or not? What does it mean? These questions are addressed in this piece.
SHARE Monday, May 18, 2020 The Online Double-bind
The creation of the Internet and its near monopolization of news and information has created an addictive double-bind that has resulted in social schizophrenia. It is a magic show where words and images appear and disappear in an instant. Has it made life better or worse? Who runs the show?
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, October 17, 2016 Together Forever
A poem about the love that binds a father and daughter.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, June 8, 2020 The Shallow Deep-State Goes Deeper as It Moves Toward Martial Law
The so-called "deep-state" super-wealthy forces are in the process of conducting class warfare hidden under the guise of COVID-19 and the justifiable outrage at the murder of George Floyd. It is a bi-partisan affair concealed behind the fraudulent left-right divide.
(10 comments) SHARE Monday, January 15, 2018 We Need a Martin Luther King Day of Truth
How the Martin Luther King Day Holiday and Day of Service is used to hide the truth that King was assassinated by the U.S. government, and why it's necessary to break through this media distortion of the truth.
(6 comments) SHARE Thursday, September 7, 2017 Ghostly Voices Dancing in the Rain
How a walk in an early morning rainstorm brought insight into a dilemma faced by many people who fight against war and injustice.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, September 18, 2017 Winners Take Nothing
A poem about the quintessential American football coach and the martial mentality that supports war and winning at all costs.
(6 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 21, 2020 The Musical Matilda Inspires Joyous Rebellion
Inspiration to rebel against injustice and cruelty can come from many sources, including a play with a child star. Musical theater, when done well, has a particularly engaging way of drawing us into serious matters while entertaining us. Matilda is such a play, especially this amazing production.
(12 comments) SHARE Friday, March 22, 2019 A Conspiracy Theorist Confesses to his Petty Crimes
The author, a conspiratorial thinker,who knows that JFK, MLK,and RFK were assassinated by the national security state, reflects on how his petty criminal ways confirm the brillig findings of a research study conducted in England, home to the author of Alice in Wonderland.
SHARE Friday, May 17, 2019 Answering the Mysterious Call of An Artist's Spiritual Vocation
The truth about the violence that the United States is instigating and supported in Latin America and around the world here is here recalled by the poet of witness, Carolyn Forche in this memoir of her time in El Salvador. It is the mysterious tale of a vocation fulfilled by a courageous young woman.
SHARE Sunday, March 17, 2019 No More Bullsh*t: Jimmy Breslin and Pete Hamill
Jimmy Breslin and Pete Hamill are legendary names in the newspaper business. Two great Irish-American Catholic writers from NYC, they wrote hard-hitting columns that graced the NY papers for decades. Their reports from the streets were powerful, original, and eloquent. A recent HBO documentary celebrates them but fails to report on their Achilles heal.
(8 comments) SHARE Wednesday, July 1, 2020 The Messenger
In an act of synchronicity that startled him, a man is visited by someone he had long hoped to meet. His message was ...
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 2, 2017 Waiting for the American Dream
Built into the American capitalist culture of unhappiness is a powerful inclination to believe in illusions that contribute to a human tendency to wait. Procrastination is not just a personal tendency, but a social sickness tied to the American Dream.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, December 8, 2017 Some Men
A poem about men living lives of not-so-quiet desperation as they pursue the elusive American Dream of wealth and happiness that many think confirms their manhood.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 28, 2017 Dream Lovers
A story/ poem about a man who encounters the actress Sandra Dee staring at him from the cover of People magazine at a supermarket checkout.
SHARE Thursday, June 7, 2018 The Boston Globe's Hit Piece on the Assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy
Effective propaganda must be both subtle and direct and depends on the reader's ignorance of the agenda and work of the expert being cited to bolster a case. The Boston Globe has put this all together in an article that is an excellent example effective propaganda. This critique exposes the invisible hand at work.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, January 28, 2019 Hello, Anxiety! A Ted Talk by Jeanne Lemlin
Here is a deeply moving talk by the James Beard-winning cookbook author, Jeanne Lemlin, about her lifelong struggle with anxiety and panic attacks, and how she has learned to cope with them.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, April 4, 2021 The Assassination and Resurrection of Martin Luther, King, Jr.
This year, the anniversary of the murder of the Christian prophet and martyr, Martin Luther King, Jr., falls on Easter Sunday, April 4, which gives rise to doubly deeper thoughts that cross religious boundaries... for very few Americans are aware of the truth behind the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the United States' celebrated civil rights icon.
(7 comments) SHARE Monday, June 19, 2017 Fathers, Sons, and Blood Sacrifices
Why obedience to violence prone authorities has led to so much bloodshed for millennia, and how in particular this is rooted in certain male religious and cultural traditions.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 15, 2018 A Writer's Last Port of Call: V.S. Naipaul
In "The Enigma of Arrival" the recently departed writer, V.S. Naipul, wrote a masterpiece that explores, through his own journey, the existential journey that is everyone's fate today.
SHARE Wednesday, April 5, 2017 The Silent Cries of Hiding Children: Fifty Years After MLK's Riverside Church Speech
This essay explores the myth of American "innocence" through the poem of woman who, as a child, was raped by her father and through the prophetic antiwar speech Dr. Martin Luther King delivered a year to the day before he was assassinated by the same government forces that recently have killed many children and civilians in Iraq and throughout the Middle East.
SHARE Wednesday, January 11, 2017 In the Blood
How growing up through endless war affects a child.
(5 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 4, 2016 An Anti-Labor Day
A modest proposal for making Labor Day, and one day per month, Do Nothing Days on which Americans must desist from their usual frenzied busyness. For those who can't do nothing, a solution is proposed.
(6 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 23, 2020 The End of Reality?
Has modern digital screen life destroyed our sense of reality and rendered us far more capable of being exploited and surveilled by the power elites? This is the question of our times. Is the push to live on-line a form of massive social control?
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, September 30, 2017 The Only Time
A poem about the mystery of love, time, and passion.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 26, 2020 What Time Is It in Lockdown?
Here where I dwell in the northern hemisphere, the winter solstice has just occurred. The darkest day of the year in a dark year.
(6 comments) SHARE Sunday, May 2, 2021 Between Us
Maybe he was asking the wrong question. He felt in a flash that he knew the answer but couldn't say what the true question was. But it didn't seem to matter now. He felt as he walked ahead he was heading back to find his future in the present.
(16 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 31, 2020 I'm Really Sorry Redux
In the co-op market I was standing over the bulk bins, trying to decide what dried fruit to buy. They all looked good. It was a tough choice.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, August 22, 2016 Recycling Boredom
Seeking to escape boredom, many people embrace methods that are themselves intensely boring due to repetition and monotony. This is often an unconscious effort to avoid a vital encounter with personal and social truth.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, April 7, 2017 Trump Comes In From The Cold, Gets Media Respect
How the anti-Russia propaganda campaign waged by liberals,conservatives, and the mainstream corporate media has succeeded in "transforming" Donald Trump from a bad guy friend of Vladimir Putin into a good guy American President in the traditional sense.
SHARE Thursday, December 1, 2016 Still Life
A poem about recovering the past in an image of one you love.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 18, 2018 A Spiritual Special Ops Team's Christmas Gift
Far away from the news of the day, yet far more significant and inspiring,a court hearing was held in Georgia last month for seven Catholic anti-war activists who on April 4, 2018 entered the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, home to Trident nuclear submarines, and poured their own blood to warn us that we must resist the nuclear madness that our government is prepared to unleash with its first strike policy.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 17, 2017 An Advent Calendar to Beat the Devil
The Christmas and holiday season is a microcosm of the materialist mania that possesses the American people. This capitalist economy and the gift-giving season are driven by an unconscious guilt personified by the devil, who enjoys singing "I'll be home for Christmas" at this time of year. But there is another way to live and it begins with dispossessing.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, February 1, 2019 The CIA Then and Now: Old Wine in New Bottles
The CIA "changes" but doesn't change. It's methods of propaganda used on the American people and those around the world take many forms and wears many masks. The media tell stories for them, stories that are meant to confuse the population and create mental chaos.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 3, 2016 The Gift of Words
As the holiday shopping madness intensifies, it is important to remember what the essence of gifts is.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 27, 2017 The Super Patriotic Draft Dodger's Rag: "Fire the Son-of-a-b*tch"
Trump's grotesque comments and tweets about Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players has elicited a hypocritical reaction from the NFL and others who have joined the group outrage aimed at Trump, but were silent when Obama waged war world-wide. Kaepernick courageously knelt in solitary witness while hypocrisy and "cheap grace" define much of the current "knee-jerk"reaction to Trump's obscenities.
SHARE Monday, September 3, 2018 John McCain as Metaphoric Myth
The apotheosis of John McCain is part of an old myth-making process that has deep roots in American history. McCain follows in a long line of bloodthirsty warmongers who are part of the American pantheon. His story is told within the larger frame of the American myth that the US is God's country and the American people God's people. It is the American religion ...
(7 comments) SHARE Monday, October 29, 2018 The Apocalypse Not Now
While on the road and far from home, the writer has an encounter on a bench with a homeless man who teaches him a lesson hard to learn:that life is a gift.
SHARE Saturday, July 21, 2018 By the Lake
A poem about the fads and foibles of life in the United States, where so many middle- and upper-class women are so tense and confused that they will purchase any remedy in the co-op supermarket of esoteric New Age religion without grasping the underlying cause of their stress.
(9 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 26, 2021 The Will to Believe: Americans and their Divine Masters
The need to believe in today's American system of government with two alternating parties runs very deep. Propagandists use the need to believe to control people. Even when every new administration is the counterpart of the other, so many people keep their faith in the game. It is a civil religion and the leaders are demi-gods for the faithful.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, November 19, 2021 U.S. Terrorism 101: The Bert Sacks Story
That the U.S. government is a terrorist state has been shown over and over again. The case of Bert Sacks is an exemplary one in that it shows how one person can change others and prove by its own laws that the U.S. government considers itself above the the law and can kill and maim with impunity while calling others terrorists.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Snow, Death and the Bewildered Herd
This is a an exploration of why so many people today are addicted to endless flows of electronic information that prevents them from thinking calmly and clearly about what is going on in the world and in themselves.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 17, 2016 The Classics
A poem about reading the classics that are our lives.
(13 comments) SHARE Friday, May 18, 2018 Gina Haspel and Pinocchio from Rome
Thinking of the torturer Gina Haspel's nomination to head the CIA while meditating in Rome on all the shed blood and torture of so many innocent victims over the millenia and how little has changed in Washington, D.C.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, March 29, 2021 Rise Up, Say the Birds to the Bread
There are profound reasons why birds and bread have held such important places in people's spiritual lives and imaginations for thousands of years. They symbolize our human solidarity in the breaking of the bread and our need for freedom in the winged beauty and song of birds in flight.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, September 26, 2016 The Homeland Security Guard
A meditation on living within and defending the fabricated world of Hitlerian homeyness and illusionary history. "He didn't know and not
Knowing was nothing new to him.
He never knew despite years
Wasted in the pursuit of what
Can laughingly be called
(8 comments) SHARE Friday, January 15, 2021 Raskolnikov's Dream Come True
The current event in the United States are so bizarre they may seem like a dream, or more specifically, a nightmare. As with most nightmares, they are hard to decipher. In such nightmares, what seems true isn't and what isn't often is. Welcome to the Weirdness.
(4 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 10, 2018 A Passing Thought in the Age of Terror
Disturbing thoughts that might occur to one when alone in the early morning as one contemplates the strangeness of trying to live normally in abnormal times.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 14, 2018 A Wish Not Granted
A man stumbles upon an old lamp while walking in the woods and thinking about the war crimes committed by the United States in attacking Syria. An apparition appears to him.
SHARE Thursday, June 10, 2021 The Etymological Animal Must Slip Out of the Cage of Habit to Grasp Truth
In today's computer-driven world, one thing that people have been told for decades is to be vigilant that their computers do not become infected with viruses. This meme was slipped regularly into popular consciousness. To avoid infection, everyone was advised to make sure to have virus protection and here we are.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, December 17, 2021 Mr. Blue and Maria: A Musical Dream
Music and movies have a way of casting spells on us. They can set us dreaming like little else. They draw from us the deepest and most celestial yearnings. This is a musical dream.
(6 comments) SHARE Wednesday, February 10, 2021 The Invincible Green Stick of Happiness
Have you ever heard of the green stick of happiness? It exists, but you usually only find it when you aren't looking for it. It is a revelation when it finds you.
(6 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 6, 2018 Sometimes A Pair of Pants Can Give You Vertigo
Repeating the same reactive political words in the same way will not change our world for the better. We need a new approach if we hope to emerge from the desolation so many feel at the distance between a world moving toward disaster and our desires for peace and justice.
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 6, 2019 The Fascinating Spell Cast by Weasels
There are all kinds of weasels in this world who would like to transfix us with a song and dance.They have been around for ages, but now have the electronic screens to beguile and confuse. Turn away.
SHARE Monday, July 2, 2018 Ever Since
A poem that speaks for itself and needs no description.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 16, 2018 A Love Song to Americans
The victims of America's wars, grateful to the end, send their love and thanks in a song.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 6, 2020 Listening to the Silence with Don DeLillo
My wife and I were recently hiking on a narrow mountain trail along which we encountered not a soul. We came to an isolated spot overlooking a valley to the east. We stopped, looked, and listened. Not a sound. Not even birds. Just beautiful silence.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, November 19, 2020 An Invitation to Seeking Truth in a Country of Lies
There are books that are political and books that are artistic. They are usually thought of and are distinct. What follows is my introduction to my new book that is intended as a marriage of the two, one that captures the mystery of art and a political solidarity with the powerless. Call it literature.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, October 11, 2020 The Powerful and Obnoxious Odor of Mendacity
We are living in a country of lies. A country where propaganda is disseminated around the clock and lies are the air we breathe. Is it any wonder that most people are confused as to what to believe and whom to trust? But it goes much deeper.
(7 comments) SHARE Sunday, May 15, 2022 The Subtleties of Anti-Russia Leftist Rhetoric
The right-wing and the neocons are obvious in their pernicious agendas, nothing is really hidden therefore they can and should be opposed but many leftists serve two masters and are far subtler.