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Phony War / Phony Empire

Phony War / Phony Empire

Well, you can see on the literally thousands of clips showing the chaos in Afghanistan… as if it only wasn’t  always like this. Twenty years ago the Junior Bush Cabal , as I label them, decided to listen to their empire handlers and create a Phony War in...
Invasion of the Intolerant

Invasion of the Intolerant

Chris Hedges, in his fine book American Fascists ( 2006), quotes from the late philosopher Karl Popper. In his piece The Open Society and Its Enemies Popper gives his views on tolerance vs. the intolerant. Here is a passage that is so relevant today: ” …...
Nomad America?

Nomad America?

Director Chloe Zhao has created a somber, almost tragic look back, look now and look to the possible future for many of us working stiffs. The film is called Nomadland ( 2021) starring Frances McDormand as Fern, a 60 something widow forced out of her previous life and...
Red Menace # ?????

Red Menace # ?????

In David Oshinsky’s fine biography of Senator Joseph McCarthy (A Conspiracy so Immense) we learn of the political climate in the early 1950s concerning the ( supposed ) threat of Communism. What many do not understand about Sen. McCarthy was that he was not the...
The Manchurian Americans

The Manchurian Americans

If one reads Richard Condon’s 1958 novel The Manchurian Candidate or sees the original film (1962) or its remake (2004) one would realize my comparison to today’s events. In the novel ( and films ) we see a patrol of US soldiers being captured and then...