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The Forces Against Us

Most of us have no idea of how sinister & powerful the forces arrayed against us are. And what really saddens me is that nearly everyone I know & have met in my life don’t give a shit about our slavery, humiliation, & oppression.…

The Grand Facade

    I am going to forewarn you that this is going to be a very cynical, pessimistic, & negative essay. As the saying goes, you can put lipstick on a pig but it won’t make it pretty. And the pigs at the heart of this…

We are All on the Res Now!

  The Occupy Wall St. movement here in America & the world-wide social revolution is a physical manifestation of the realization that we, the 99% of the world's population not born with silver spoons in our mouths, are…

As Puerto Rico Goes, So Goes Imperialist America!

  A few thoughts on America’s glaring hypocrisy as revealed in the political campaigning going on at present. I assume you still remember the phrase that we were inundated with at the beginning of the world-wide economic collapse of…
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Social Networking & the Corporate Agenda

I periodically check out the website for the PBS series “Frontline” for political exposes because they have produced some fantastic stories over the years. The story I just watched is titled “Generation Like” which caught my eye because…

Memorial Day Remembered

Being that this is Memorial Day weekend, I felt it important to attempt to connect the dots or express my feelings about this time-honored holiday in a much broader context. I got the idea for this essay from reading an excellent book by Gore…

Poverty is the Worst form of Violence!

    This is a quote from Mahatma Gandhi that I came across a few weeks back and thought it’d be a good essay title. I am going to relate experiences from my past with my perspectives on the connections between poverty and…
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A Tribute to Noam Chomsky

I hardly know where to begin or how to begin but want to say that I’m writing this tribute while Noam is still alive because I intend to send it to him and want to express my admiration & respect for his life-long pursuit of truth.…
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An Ideal Education

The School of Athens  (Dora Polk, one of the greatest teachers I've ever known!) For a start, I believe that the best place to begin talking about an ideal education is with  the subject of philosophy because philosophy is the love of…

The Politics of Patriotism

        “Judge Learned Hand of the U.S. Supreme Court once said that he would like to see these words ‘I beseech ye in the bowels of Christ, think that ye may be mistaken,’ inscribed ‘over the portals of every church, every…

The Democratic Betrayal

  The Democratic party officially came about with the presidency of Andrew Jackson & I would argue that it has betrayed the American public from the beginning because it has not honored the core values & principles upon which our…
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The "Christian-Right" & the Corporate Cockroach Conspiracy!

When most people hear the word “conspiracy,” they imagine people lurking in the shadows in a covert operation but this conspiracy by the Christian Right (evangelical fundamentalists or Dominionists) & the corporate cockroaches is overt…
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Welcome to the Machine!

[Mark Twain feared to publish this until after his death because he knew how deadly those "Christians" are]  Well we’re two weeks into Donald of the Duck Dynasty Klan’s reign of terror and it seems he’s serious in his agenda…
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Why I Write

When I woke-up this morning, I just laid in bed as I usually do, reflecting on yesterday, today, & things on my mind generally and the idea for this essay came to me. My dear, departed wife, Jeri, had urged me several times over the last…

A Totally Unconventional Resume!

  I thought it’d be interesting & fun for once to compose a honest, personal, & break all the rules kind of Resume and see if there are any employers out there who also dare to think outside the box???   I’ve…

The Price of Liberty

Can Americans comprehend the joy of the Egyptian people at their recent victory over their brutal dictator? I don’t think so. I fear that we have become too complacent, numb, apathetic, & dumbed-down to truly appreciate their exaltation?…

Justice, American Style!

  We hear frequently how America is a nation founded on the principles of ‘Law and Order,’ and we have seen over the past couple of decades, the rapid construction of new prisons. We now have the dubious distinction of having more…

Are the Republicans Serious?

  I voted for President Obama but seriously doubt whether I will vote for him this time. Yeah, I know, but Romney will be so much worse is the common refrain but as long as we keep accepting this lesser of two evils argument,…

The Inhumanity of Corporate Personhood!

      The 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision by the Supreme Court effectively was the final nail in the coffin of American democracy & revealed that like our so-called political representatives…

Behind the War on Terrorism

                Behind the “War on Terror” lies the true war, the Class War. This is the de facto but undeclared war against all of humanity waged by multi-billionaires and their sycophants. And no, this is not another grand…

Let's Occupy Congress!

     I watched the television program 60 Minutes last Sunday, November 13, 2011 and the expose they did called Insiders definitely raised my blood pressure. It confirmed what I've been saying for years i.e. the politicians in "our" Congress…