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Edward Curtin is a widely published author. His new book is Seeking Truth in A Country of Lies - https://www.claritypress.com/product/seeking-truth-in-a-country-of-lies/ His website is http://edwardcurtin.com/

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4th January 1960 -- the Death of Albert Camus | Dorian Cope ..., From GoogleImages
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Noam Chomsky, From FlickrPhotos
(134 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 12, 2016
Prof. Noam Chomsky, Anarchist, Lectures Leftists on Why They Should Vote for Neo-Liberal, War Hawk Hillary Clinton A critique of Noam Chomsky's article arguing for leftists to vote for Hilary Clinton as the lesser of two evils.
From flickr.com: blowback, From Images
(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Once you have convinced people that they are not free in the most profound sense, the rest is child's play. Convinced that they are puppets, they become puppets to be played. Who would want to get people to believe they were not free?, From FlickrPhotos
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Happy Fifth Anniversary, Hillary, You've Destroyed Libya A reminder of Hilary Clinton's major role in the attack on Libya five years ago that has resulted in tens of thousand of deaths,chaos,civil war,and the rise of Islamic State jihadists.
Firefigher Smoke World Trade Center New York City 9 2001, From WikimediaPhotos
(58 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 11, 2018
The Fakest Fake News: The U.S. Government's 9/11 Conspiracy Theory - A Review of 9/11Unmasked: An International Review This is a review of the definitive book on the attacks of 11 September 2001. Everything one needs to know to refute the false official story of the attacks is meticulously provided in this tour de force.
Anthrax infection, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 17, 2019
Once Upon a Time Never Comes Again: Bob Dylan, A Masked Man in Search of Redemption? This article is an interlaced meditation on Bob Dylan and a review of the new Martin Scorsese film about him, The Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story. Both are fascinating and both are problematic.
(43 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 24, 2017
The Deep State Goes Shallow: A Reality-TV Coup d'etat in Prime Time How a coup against Donald Trump is being carried out so openly that its obviousness conceals its deeper implications.
Foreign Leader Visits, From FlickrPhotos
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 1, 2018
The Shadow of an Israeli/U.S. Attack Grows Larger by the Day An Israeli/U.S. expansion of Middle East wars is growing more likely by the day. Such actions endanger not only the people's of the region but the entire world since the ultimate objective is a war with Russia.
Dr.griffin, From WikimediaPhotos
(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 6, 2018
A Diabolic False Flag Empire: A Review of David Ray Griffin's The American Trajectory: Divine or Demonic? David Ray Griffin is a national treasure for his books exposing the treacherous truth behind the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks. In this book, he gives an American history lesson, asking readers to face disturbing hidtorical facts and the demonic nature of America's leaders.
9/11 WTC Photo | 9/11 World Trade Center Attack Photos - Hig. | Flickr1024 ├-- 684 - 226k - jpg, From GoogleImages
(60 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 29, 2017
The Lies of 9/11 Miracle Workers: A review of David Ray Griffin's Bush And Cheney:How They Ruined America And The World A review of David Ray Griffin's latest book on 9/11 and all the death and destruction that followed based on the lies about September 11, 2001.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 25, 2016
The Government that Honors Dr. Martin Luther King with a National Holiday Killed Him A review of the culminating book in a trilogy by the preeminent authority on the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Carnaval, gemaskerde obers / Mardi Gras, waiters wearing masks, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 3, 2014
The Ghosts of Fall A meditation on acting, death, masks, ghosts, and the fall in the U.S.A. today.
Dare To Fail, From FlickrPhotos
(20 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 18, 2016
The Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy and "The Polka-dot File" A review of a new and important book on the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy that revolves around a girl in a polka-dot dress seen fleeing the Ambassador Hotel shouting, "We killed him. We killed him." "We shot Senator Kennedy."
John F. Kennedy%2C White House color photo portrait., From WikimediaPhotos
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Chris Hedges, From FlickrPhotos
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
JFK, From FlickrPhotos
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Marihuana, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Television screen showing the funeral of JFK, From FlickrPhotos
(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
CIA! Please Follow!, From FlickrPhotos
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Joaquin Pheonix's Joker Look + Set Photos Officially Revealed!, From FlickrPhotos
(20 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Autumn trees country road fence, From FlickrPhotos
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        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.
From ImagesAttr
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 18, 2014
Remember To Use Your Forgettery To Forget All the Trivia Meant To Divert Your Attention from Important Matters An analysis of why Americans can't think straight about the machinations of their government.
Vasnetsov Viktor- Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1887), From FlickrPhotos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Bob Dylan - Azkena Rock Festival 2010 2., From WikimediaPhotos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Cell Phone, From PixabayPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 28, 2019
No Service A poem about the technology that will save us from ourselves by killing us all.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 21, 2019
The Pseudo Debate Over Jeffrey Epstein's Suicide Death, sex, power, intrigue, murder, suicide -- these are the staples of the 19th century penny press, mass media and the CIA, writes Edward Curtin.
911 Phone, From FlickrPhotos
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Plakat Jaegerstaetter.JPG, From WikimediaPhotos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
2009 Five Presidents George W. Bush, President Elect Barack Obama, Former Presidents George H W Bush, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter Portrait, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Follow the Trail of Facts, Hints, and Allegations - Connect the Dots A timeline of significant events creating a disturbing political pattern.
Moon through the pine trees, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 22, 2019
By Chance on the Winter Solstice Use your imagination when you read this. There is nothing more to say.
hypnotism, From FlickrPhotos
(36 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Homeless, From FlickrPhotos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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...
Over 1,100 CIA files dealing with the John F. Kennedy assassination remain classified in apparent defiance of the JFK Records Act which requires them to be speedily reviewed and made public., From ImagesAttr
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 27, 2014
Propaganda, Brainwashing, Playing Dumb to Avoid the Truth An analysis of why people refuse to seek the truth about important political and social issues
25/365: A post-truth world, full of alternative facts?, From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
A never ending passion, From FlickrPhotos
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 12, 2017
The Unspoken Truth behind the Colin Kaepernick Story Behind the courageous and principled protest of Colin Kaepernick lies a deeper issue that has been ignored because it reveals a truth about American society that is very disturbing.
Plato's Allegory of the Cave, From FlickrPhotos
(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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."
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Happenings in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave A web of connections to the long trajectory of the myriad ways the ruling elites have played with Americans' minds and hearts lies all around us if we are willing to look. It is quite clear.
Kevin Love, From WikimediaPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Little Boy+Fat Man, From WikimediaPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
sofia-071, From FlickrPhotos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Bob Dylan Quotes, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Interview Most Foul Ask the wrong questions if you want the answers you want and not the truth.
From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 4, 2019
"Inside America's Doll House: A Vast Tapestry of Lies" in garrison: The Journal of History and Deep Politics The third issue garrison: The Journal of History & Deep Politics just been released. It is really the size of a book and is filled with writing that you will find nowhere else. Beside the cover story by Edward Curtin, there are articles by Whitney Webb, David Ray Griffin, Joseph Green, Caitlin Johnstone,and David Talbot, among others
Pigs, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Pigs with Small Eyes: A Disquisition on a Compulsion A followup report on the replication of groundbreaking research from the 1950s explaining why stinky pigs with small eyes tend to gain weight as they age and to stare at people.
Image from Twitter User Skowtura_Ini, From TwitterPhotos
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Microphone, From FlickrPhotos
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Will NPR Now Officially Change Its Name to National Propaganda Radio? The top U.S. government propagandist has been named the CEO of National Public Radio. Another smooth transition from running overseas propaganda to the domestic front.
Le sovversive non votano - Emma Goldman, From FlickrPhotos
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
The Hustler - Trailer - Movies TV Network, From YouTubeVideos
(42 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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,
Noam Chomsky, From FlickrPhotos
(49 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Jack O'Lanterns, 2011, From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Hermes 3000, the cowboy typewriter, From FlickrPhotos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
MKUltra Mind Control, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
From InText
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 14, 2019
The Mechanical Boy Soldier Wakes from an Amazing Dream The Child is Father of the man, said Wordsworth, and sometimes when a child is gifted with a toy, in this case a wind-up toy soldier, the child unconsciously senses madness in its mechanism.
CathedralOfTrier Skeleton.JPG, From WikimediaPhotos
(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Scientific method, From FlickrPhotos
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
W. B. Yeats, 1932., From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 1, 2020
Scholarly Pursuits A scholar encounters a woman in the library stacks and fails to heed William Butler Yeats' warning.
From flickr.com/photos/44467036@N04/5421606519/: Bob Dylan - Another Side of Bob Dylan LP, From ImagesAttr
(32 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 11, 2016
Bob Dylan Doesn't Exist Since Bob Dylan doesn't exist, he couldn't attend the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony.
From flickr.com: Prayer of Thomas Merton, From Images
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Hiroshima Aftermath, From FlickrPhotos
(20 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
A Wrinkle in Time, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
serpico, From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
JFK vs. Allen Dulles, From WikimediaPhotos
(20 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
From flickr.com/photos/8875400@N06/2513316191/: Albert Camus, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 8, 2015
The First Freedom Act An essay for freedom.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
kris kristofferson, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
New York City, USA, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
albert-camus, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        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 More Sharing        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.
Propaganda, From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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."
Robot love, From ImagesAttr
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 3, 2015
Marrying Robots, Killing With Drones, and Making Empty Selfies Rollo May, a prophet of our crazed society.
Swan At Dawn, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 11, 2017
A Rare Bird upon the Earth and Very Like A Black Swan A story of a woman artist struggling to be free in an era when free women were scorned unless they bought into the Hollywood produced myths of glamour and a woman's place in the home.
Robot, From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 15, 2020
What Dr. Anthony Fauci Hopes to Never Hear Again: "I'm Shaking It, Boss" If Dr. Anthony Fauci doesn't want us to ever again shake hands, what else would he like to prohibit and what would he recommend in its place? Since he is a pioneer, we can expect to hear more if he wishes to lead the way, but he should be prepared for harsh criticism.
Propaganda, From FlickrPhotos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
confusion, From FlickrPhotos
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Organized Chaos and Confusion as Political Control The ways the public is controlled by confusing and contradictory news releases from the government and mainstream media.
From opednews.com/articles/Stories-Within-Stories-by-Mark-Taliano-Intelligence_Perpetrators_Strategies-160724-270.html: , From Images
(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
George Orwell, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 20, 2018
The Prophecy of Orwell's 1984. Totalitarian Control and the Entertainment Culture that Takes Over Words and language become corrupted by the same forces that Orwell called Big Brother, whose job is total propaganda and social control. Just as physical reality now mimics screen reality and thus becomes chimerical, language, through which human beings uncover and articulate the truth of being, becomes more and more abstract.
Free photo Engagement Ring Ring Wedding Ring Jewel - Max Pixel960 ├-- 558 - 164k - jpg, From GoogleImages
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Hanging, From FlickrPhotos
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Joan Baez Bob Dylan crop., From WikimediaPhotos
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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?
To Tell the Truth daytime 1962, From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        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.
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Escaping the Iron Cage of Hopelessness An exploration of a way out of the cul-de-sac that modern instrumental and deterministic science has led us into.
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The Song: A Love Song to Americans Here is an antiwar song for the victims of the United States' war machine.
National Pantheon Panteo Nacional, From FlickrPhotos
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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.
Mr. Nobody - Logo, From WikimediaPhotos
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Nobody's Life in the Land of the Deal Why becoming a Somebody is the American dream and how to accomplish it for ten dollars.
Name that satirist., From FlickrPhotos
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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.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 15, 2016
The Wonder of the Uncanny An account of two uncanny experiences and how people try to understand them.
quiet, From FlickrPhotos
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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.
Vincent Van Gogh - Houses in Auvers, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        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.
176/365 - Always Kiss Me Goodnight, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 15, 2016
Scenes From A Friend's Life The story of a poet's pilgrimage through the time of his life.
Holy Toilet Paper Roll, From FlickrPhotos
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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.
MLK--Nonviolence, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Paul Newman, From FlickrPhotos
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Three for the Road, in Light and Shadows Linked stories that tell a tale that lies between the lines of unsettling encounters.
Bob Cousy., From WikimediaPhotos
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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.
Martin-Luther-King-Jr, From FlickrPhotos
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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.
Tricksters!, From FlickrPhotos
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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.
From flickr.com: .I was walking among the fires of Hell, delighted with the enjoyments of Genius; which to Angels look l, From Images
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Marching in Circles: Faustian Thinking and the Myth of Science Why science, touted as a means to a solution of our major social problems, is actually the cause of them as it has embraced instrumental reason.
Robert F Kennedy, From WikimediaPhotos
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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.
Which path?, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 17, 2016
Together Forever A poem about the love that binds a father and daughter.
Desert Road, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        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?
Blue Angels fly over Army-Navy game 131214-N-SN160-032, From WikimediaPhotos
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Winners Take Nothing A poem about the quintessential American football coach and the martial mentality that supports war and winning at all costs.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, From FlickrPhotos
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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.
F-IMGP8740, From FlickrPhotos
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Though Invisible to Us, Our Dead Are Not Absent Musings on a father's death and the chain of associations it brings to mind as a man drives through the spring rain.
AFSCME | .I've Been to the Mountaintop. by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., From GoogleImages
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 14, 2017
A Day of Service is a Disservice to the Truth of MLK's Life, Death, and Witness A "Day of Service" for Martin Luther King Day needs to be replaced with a "Day of Truth" so that people can understand the true nature of his witness: why he died, who killed him, and why it matters for radical social change today.
Conspiracy, From FlickrPhotos
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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.
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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.
Saw this room labeled .Dumb Waiter. at a hospital LOL not exactly sure what or why but it was funny #hospitals #funny #kristiniec, From FlickrPhotos
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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.
Matilda, From InText
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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.
Up close and personal., From FlickrPhotos
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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 ...
Bar, From PixabayPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        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.
Scream, From FlickrPhotos
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From Terrorists to Viruses: Dystopian Progress The red thread that runs from the attacks of September 11, 2001 to COVID-19. The dystopian technological digital agenda fast approaches.
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SHARE More Sharing        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.
Standing in the MIDDLE of the road at Mile Marker 30, From FlickrPhotos
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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.
Propaganda: by Edward Bernays, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        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.
blank page, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 18, 2017
After Reading Li Po A poem about trying to do nothing or not to do something.
My Pretty Baby Cried She Was a Bird: Sandra Dee, From GoogleImages
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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.
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Symbolic Seduction: Women's Rights, Partisan Politics, Ethnocentrism and "American Narcissism" An analysis of the Women's Anti-Trump Marches and the symbolism of the Pussyhat Project.
Sanctuary at Notre Dame de Bonsecours Chapel in Old Montreal/Vieux Porte de Montre'al., From FlickrPhotos
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The Cell Phone and the Virgin (2018): A Montreal Odyssey In 1900 Henry Adams wondered where true power lay in the world: Was it technology or something more mysterious. On a walk around Montreal, the author wonders about the same issue, and much more.
bits and pieces from .up your alley. & a an essay on Facbook Profits 2018, scott richard, From FlickrPhotos
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 13, 2018
Showtime in America: Idiots' Delight: A Quasi Review This essay explores the ways the recent Kavanaugh/Blasey Ford Show exemplifies how the U.S. has become a stage-managed reality show.
BRITISH PRISONERS OF WAR IN THE FAR EAST DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 1, 2017
The Hotel Tacloban by Douglas Valentine: A Poetic Masterpiece of War and Redemption A father reveals to his estranged son, an aspiring writer, the World War II secrets that have tormented him his entire life, and the son then writes the haunting book that begins their reconciliation and starts the son's important career as an exposer of CIA secrets.
The First Act of Disobedience is Contemplation' | Sign at O. | Flickr765 ├-- 1024 - 263k - jpg, From GoogleImages
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Getting Insight., From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 11, 2018
Try Learning Not to Ride a Bicycle So We Can Save the World An exploration of how an experience and a change in our deeply ingrained habits of thinking might offer hope for the creation of a movement to abolish nuclear weapons.
Edvard Munch - The Scream - Google Art Project, From WikimediaPhotos
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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.
DSC01051 - Doing Nothing, From FlickrPhotos
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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.
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A Writer's Last Port of Call: V.S. Naipaul In "The Enigma of Arrival" the recently departed writer, V.S. Naipul, wrote a masterpiece that explores, through his own journey, the existential journey that is everyone's fate today.
From commons.wikimedia.org: Martin Luther King press conference 01269u edit, From Images
SHARE More Sharing        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.
Full Moon & Summer Solstice any minute now... #summersolstice #junefullmoon #magicisintheair, From FlickrPhotos
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The Only Time A poem about the mystery of love, time, and passion.
From InText
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A Book Review of Oliver Stone's New Memoir: Chasing the Light This is a probing review into Oliver Stone's wonderful new memoir.
School desks and nuclear bombs, From GoogleImages
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 11, 2017
In the Blood How growing up through endless war affects a child.
Albert Camus2, From WikimediaPhotos
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Reviving the Spirit of Existential Rebellion in a World of Propaganda, Lies, and Self Deception In a world where lying, self-deception, and propaganda is ubiquitous,and the belief in individual freedom has been under assault for decades,we need to revive the spirit of existential truth to create a worldwide movement to abolish nuclear weapons before they are used to abolish us.
Search photos .replay button., From GoogleImages
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 26, 2017
No Replays Next Time A poem about the spectral world of nuclear war denial
Phone, From FlickrPhotos
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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?
Dried fruit, From FlickrPhotos
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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.
Hands Clasped in Sand, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 1, 2016
Still Life A poem about recovering the past in an image of one you love.
OBEY, From FlickrPhotos
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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.
Zombie-like he stares at the screen, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Free photo Advent Calendar Christmas Background Door Advent - Max ...720 ├-- 720 - 235k - jpg, From GoogleImages
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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.
Hypocrisy | Hi guys! Thanks for taking the time to browse my. | Flickr1024 ├-- 576 - 47k - jpg, From GoogleImages
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
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Who's Afraid of John F. Kennedy? George Will's and Bill O'Reilly's public theatrics.
Cristoforo Stati aka Cristofano da Bracciano (1556-1619) - Orpheus (c1600) back, colour and contrast adjusted, From FlickrPhotos
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Down the Years Molly Bloom's brother from the Bronx lets it fly through the ether
DN-SC-82-00005, From FlickrPhotos
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A Spiritual Special Ops Team's Christmas Gift Far away from the news of the day, yet far more significant and inspiring,a court hearing was held in Georgia last month for seven Catholic anti-war activists who on April 4, 2018 entered the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, home to Trident nuclear submarines, and poured their own blood to warn us that we must resist the nuclear madness that our government is prepared to unleash with its first strike policy.
Cia-lobby-seal, From WikimediaPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
A human being..., From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
martin luther king, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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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.
John McCain - Caricature, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        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 ...
Jail Bird, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Puppet, From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 25, 2021
The Pine-eyed Boy Escapes from the Belly of the Dark Night in the Fish's Tale Life is dangerous; we can end at any time. We can also be swallowed by the inarticulate, find ourselves tongue-tied in the face of simple truth, especially the personal kind and how our small-world stories are intertwined with the larger social ones. How there is no escaping that.
From flickr.com: 0I7A1721., From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        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.
Park benches, From FlickrPhotos
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Unhappy Mask, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Lost in the Theatre of Data, Dada, and Emotional Manipulation How information overload and theatrical posturing has created a society of puppets and performers acting in a trance.
Snow, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Autumn Reading, From FlickrPhotos
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The Classics A poem about reading the classics that are our lives.
Believe, From FlickrPhotos
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Live (Envy), From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 16, 2017
Without Poetry We are Dead: With It We Die Living A reminder of why poetry is, and always has been, essential to the sustainment of the human spirit in good times and in bad.
Gina Haspel confirmation, From WikimediaPhotos
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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.
HOMELAND SECURITY ..., From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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 Security."
20041113-002 Lourmarin Tombstone Albert Camus., From WikimediaPhotos
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Between Yes and No, Heaven and Earth with Albert Camus on a Spring Morning Thinking of paradise and resistance with Albert Camus on a beautiful spring morning.
Hans and Sophie Scholl graves, Perlach Cemetery in Munich, From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
THIS MAGIC MOMENT, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Confused chimp, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Bob Dylan 013, From FlickrPhotos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 20, 2016
Hope Moves in Shadowy and Offbeat Places: Bob Dylan, Death, and the Creative Spirit This essay explores the sources of hope and creative inspiration in the music of Bob Dylan.
JFK and RFK, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 16, 2016
The Media's "Repetition Compulsion" in Coverage of the Presidential Primaries The unspeakable truth omitted from the repetitious coverage of the presidential primaries
Sinatra's profound 1965 album, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 1, 2016
Listening to Frank Sinatra on New Year's Day Frank Sinatra and New Year's Resolutions.
degrees degrees, degrees ..   2, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Look, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 11, 2018
She Said A poem about a certain way of looking that turns the world and us inside out.
From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 2, 2018
Ever Since A poem that speaks for itself and needs no description.
Letters (0108), From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 12, 2016
A Correspondence on Hope: Letters between a Student and a Professor This is an epistolary exchange between a college student and his professor concerning the issue of how to remain hopeful under the current dismal world situation.
Skull, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
TV Test Pattern, From WikimediaPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 22, 2021
Media Pseudo-Debates and the Silence of Leftist Critics Martin Luther King, Jr. said: "Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."
Vincent Willem van Gogh 102, From WikimediaPhotos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Irish Soda Bread, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Madame Tussauds: J. Edgar Hoover, From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Secretary Pompeo Participates in Q&A Discussion at Texas A&M University, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
The Silence, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Fathers Day at Kenai %285847019587%29, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 15, 2014
My Father's Voice Remembering my father through his letters.
Warhol, From FlickrPhotos
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Snap-Shots along the Road of Life He said it truly: "We are such stuff as dreams are made on; and our little life is rounded with a sleep."
Story Telling, From FlickrPhotos
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We Live by Myths Myths are the stories that we live.
Identity Theft, From FlickrPhotos
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Loving Me Was Easier: A Parable for the Perplexed Falling in love with love is nothing compared to falling in love with yourself, but things don't always work out. Thank God for technology. Therein lies our hope, as the author found out.
Seeking Truth in a Country of Lies, From Uploaded
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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.
Lightning Bolt, From FlickrPhotos
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Faust Walks Out on Easter Morning The parable the lightning poses to us all as we we wonder as we wander through our days.
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An Open Letter to Chelsea Manning: A Free Woman in An American Prison Chelsea Manning is truly the embodiment of a non-violent warrior for truth. Her courage is extraordinary. She has heeded the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.to oppose state violence and has suffered greatly for her witness.

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