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Memorialize the Pawns, Arrest the War Criminals!

This holiday weekend the forces of empire will rest their right hands above their hearts to honor ' Our Brave Warriors'  and ' All those who served'. Sadly, the majority of my fellow citizens will follow suit with eyes closed ( some with tears) to give memory to our...

It’s Not Just Trump and Biden… It’s About Us!

Unfortunately, for the overwhelming majority of Americans who can vote, not a clue about what those two men and their legions represent. The deck has been stacked by the Super Rich ( Less than 1/4 of 1 % of us) who have controlled things for so long. Perhaps it was...

Pull Down Their Trousers!!

First we need to get the ' Right ( meaning ' Left' ) people in government. What needs be done is for the public to finally, in mass, understand that the Super Rich do damage to us all with their obscene wealth and influence. Obviously, the best recourse is to...

Action, Reaction

The Physics guys know it best that for ' Every action there is an equal and opposite reaction'. Well, I guess those who lead us don't know a rat's ass about things like that. Let's look at the end of WW1 and what transpired to aid in the growth of the Nazis. In a...

Mayday Mayday Mayday

Fifty four years ago today this writer was getting ready to hitchhike to classes at Brooklyn College. It was a sunny, blue sky early Spring day, and the college was a few miles from our apartment building on the corner of Bedford Ave and Ave U. This writer was into...

The Kindness of Strangers?

I was channel surfing last evening and watched the Supreme Court's new case concerning homeless encampments etc. What got me was how the government's lawyer kept explaining how the homeless situation was being handled. HIs retort was that NGOs ( Non Governmental...

The Empire Owns Us

In today's America there is no need for a contract for millions of my fellow working stiffs. With many states like mine ( Florida) having 'Right to work laws', unions are few and far between. Duh, like not even 10% of private sector workers are unionized. So, you work...

**** Happens Behind the Wheel!

Sometimes, when I need a good laugh, I go into my inner treasure box of memories. What comes out is hilarious, because it damn well really happened! I'm 19, just got my hack license ,allowing me to drive a NYC Yellow Cab. A few days into the job I find myself at...

The New Fascism

Once someone dares to compare today's right wing in American politics to that of the fascist Nazi Party of 90 years ago, the snowballs fly. They tell you that it is utterly ridiculous to even equate such a thing. Oh really? Well, straight from the Hitler/Goebbels...

Dead End America

Documentary film maker Marc Levin made a 'must see ' film entitled Class Divide (2015)  about the gentrification of the West Chelsea area of Manhattan ( 23rd street around 9th and 10th Avenues). HIs former documentary, Hard Times: Lost on Long Island (2012) followed...

War! What Is It Good For!?

(War) h'uh Yeah! (What is it good for?) Absolutely (nothin) uh-huh, uh-huh (War) h'uh Yeah! (What is it good for?) Absolutely (nothin') Listen to me Ooh war, I despise 'Cause it means destruction of innocent lives War means tears, to thousands of mother's eyes When...

How to Blow an Election

Boy oh boy, the Neo Con Democratic Party sure knows how to dismantle things. Think of this: They had the right wing Republicans on their heels with the Dobbs decision on abortion. Probably hundreds of millions of American women had a genuine 'Hissy Fit' over their...

Oskar Schindler Would Be In Gaza

Remember Steven Spielberg's blockbuster film ' Schindler's List'? In it Oskar Schindler, an ambitious Czech businessman, has his epiphany in Krakow, Poland during the German occupation. Schindler came to Krakow to make his fortune using Jewish labor at a factory he...

It’s Not Personal… Just Business!

Just watched a 2020 documentary entitled ‘ Dirty Money’ that covered a slew of scams perpetrated on American consumers. The segment on Scott Tucker really got my goat. Here’s a bit of a background on this character and his disgusting shenanigans: In 1991, Tucker was...

False Gods & Prophets!

Being brought up Catholic this writer likes to refer to the New Testament for fuel: Matthew 7:15-20 (King James Version) Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men...

Zoom or You Won’t See Me!

If you have a friend or loved one in the Volusia Cty Jail here in the Daytona Beach area of Florida, get ready to play the man’s game of Telephone. Until you have someone close to you incarcerated there you cannot believe how this current penal system works. Bottom...

The ‘Good Old Days’ (Compared to This)

Baby boomers like this writer usually reminisce about past days, replete with the great music ,sports and styles we enjoyed. Yes, growing up in ' The garden spot of the world, Brooklyn NYC' one can remember how important to us our neighborhoods were. One street, or...

Hitler Would Be Proud!

It has become sacrilegious to ever use Adolph Hitler in any comparison of a current political person or group. Sorry children, but we need to give careful scrutiny to our Republican Party and its leadership, meaning people like The Donald, Governor Sanctimonious,...

Who Cares? I Got My Gadget Here!

You got a government that is run by a Two Party con job. You have one side that borders on outright fascism, if not a return to Germany circa 1932. You have the other side, the ' Politically correct' one, that also sucks on the teat of this Military Industrial Empire....

You’re a Regular RIOT Donald!

For Baby Boomers like this writer The Honeymooners television show was right on. One of Jackie Gleason's funnier quotes was when, as Ralph Kramdon, he gave it to his wife Alice with ' You're a regular riot Alice!' Looking back after these three years I can serve that...

Happy MAGA Year!!

Disappointing that many of you loyal Trump and Republican MAGA supporters don't understand history. I could ( and may very well do so) create a whole standup comedy routine on this fact. Here we have most, if not all, of the Republican presidential wannabees who...

Age of Anxiety… Again!

Students of American history realize that we as a people have experienced quite a few ' Ages of National Anxiety'. Looking back but within 110 years or so we know there was national anxiety during World Wars 1 and 2 and of course, in my boomer memory, during the (...

Send In the Clowns…

They're already here! Being a baby boomer this writer has consistently looked at those who lead us as mostly ' Clowns'. This goes in spades for those who run our corporations. Ever hear these folks speak? If that isn't indicative of inviting laughter, I don't know...

From Hitler’s Lips… Resonating Well Now!

Politics has always been, as Mark Twain put it : " The last refuge of scoundrels." It seems that, in super rich controlled American politics, it's simply selling the public the ' Illusion of democracy'. The guys or gals with the most private money behind them usually...

A Farruggio Original: The Stolen Wallet

Sometimes we do give up that there is still caring for the plight of others. Obviously, when there is known pain and suffering from disasters or crimes against strangers in our midst, there is a higher level of caring that reveals itself. Yet, when it is simply lesser...

A Farruggio Original: On A Warm September Night

I used to love going to The Gallery disco/restaurant in ' The Ridge', which is what Bay Ridge, Brooklyn was called. When I turned 18 my friends and I always headed for The Ridge most Friday and Saturday nights. The Gallery had been our place of choice. Now, there were...

It’s Not Capitalism… It’s MONEYISM!!

Here it is from an old college buddy and confidante of mine, J D. This former progressive talk radio host and socialist thinker nailed it with his commentary on things ' Das Capital':   "If they straightforwardly called it ' Moneyism' instead of a $64,000 dollar...

‘Focus’ on the Neo Nazi Revival

Please go and watch the 2001 film Focus, directed by Neal Slavin and starring William H. Macy and Laura Dern. It is based on the great playwright Arthur Miller‘s novel of the same name. The film takes place in the waning months of WW2 when a man and his new wife are...

A Not So Gentler Lebensraum

Imagine, as a 12.5% proud Jewish baby boomer, how outraged I am at what's been transpiring in greater Israel. If one studies the history of that region, the real history, the paranoia by Israelis is not exaggerated. Go back in time to the 1930s in Europe and one can...

Trick or… TRICK!!!

Halloween is for kids and crazy pranksters. The little kids show off their costumes and get nice treats... except for the maniacs out there who like to put needles inside the chocolate goodies. Sick people like that belong in prison for life! On the subject of ' Sick...

Womb less Babies Don’t Count!

So, they put the oxymoron of a ' Constitutional Lawyer' into the US House of Representatives Speaker's Chair. Mike Johnson, looking so nerdy with his too neat attire , is ready to take America back into the Dark Ages of Reason. As the late, great Spencer Tracy,...

Arsenal of Democracy… or Hypocrisy?

This baby boomer loves his country... but rarely the leaders, movers and shakers. For 50 years I have been calling small businesses nationwide, speaking with so many fellow citizens. The majority of them seem to be regular working stiffs like myself. Yes, some of the...

Chiquita Ain’t Got Nuttin’ on Us!!

The $ 64,000 question, especially for all you baby boomers out there, is when exactly did we become a Banana Republic? One should realize that the power of money has always tainted our electoral system. This is why the Super Rich have maintained their position of...

It’s Alright Ma…I’m Only Bleeding!

In 2015 Alex Gibney had an insightful documentary on Scientology, Going Clear. What really got to me was how utterly foolish and chronically masochistic many of those former members of this so called Church were. I have studied various cults, and even dabbled within...

Leaderless!

Can you imagine that after my generation either was pushed into the Vietnam phony war or pushed into the streets to get us out, we have arrived at this, this ****? Bad enough that less than twenty years later we twice destroyed and invaded Iraq (occupying it the...

The Futility of Feudalistic Democracy

First thing first: If you want to know what is going on in the world, especially the political world, do NOT turn on the boob tube. And that is what it is, a vehicle for boobs. Similar to the world of sports media, if someone is allowed on mainstream television, then...

The Sickness- A Farruggio Original

It was late, nearly 1 AM. She was fast asleep in the bedroom, the one he just tiptoed out of a few moments earlier. They were both usually in bed by 11 PM weekdays and  this was just a Wednesday. He blamed the stupid need to have action seven days a week that had him...

Wake Up Working Stiffs

Ironic how so many who say they worship Jesus as their Lord and Savior forget all that he taught: If we have food and covering, with these we shall be content. But those who want to get rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many foolish and harmful desires...

Bordellos R US

In a play on words the 'US' in my title can mean the 'Us' being we here in the USA. Get it? You see, what our nation has become is simply one big bordello! Wherever you look you see whores surrounding us working stiffs. I don't mean the 'working girls'  who must 'do...

The Real ‘Rent Scoundrels’

Having spent the first 40+ years of my life paying tribute to landlords, this writer knows the crime of it all. I am not referring to the system of ' One landlord/One Tenant' that many of the neighborhoods in baby boomer Brooklyn consisted of. That was in the 50s and...

Tired of the BS?

Well, this writer may have failed 40 years ago at a standup career. Now I plan to use this new piece as fodder for another attempt to be in front of an audience. Perhaps just in front of a radio audience will suffice. The bottom line is, like the Howard Beale...

The Past Is Prologue

Just viewed, for the first time, the 2012 ESPN documentary ‘Ghosts of Ole Miss’ written by Wright Thompson and directed by Fritz Mitchell. The film covered the 1962 segregationist riot at the University of Mississippi in opposition to the first Afro American student...

Strangling the Sadness

He loved his daddy, as he always called the man. Whether he was that little three year old boy or that sixty three year old son, his father was just his ' Daddy'. As he peered into the nursing home room at that emaciated figure, once so broad and full of energy, now...

Comfortably Numb… On Jesus Radio!

{As a preface to this column, this writer has been an adherent of the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. Thus, I believe wholeheartedly in the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, and that he was truly  ' Anointed with the Christ spirit'.} One Sunday morning I decided to...

White WASP Fright Never Dissipates

The only real difference between white extremists of today and their cousins 100 years ago is ' Who are we discriminating against?' In 1920 Congressman Albert Johnson of Washington State introduced legislation to slash the numbers of immigrants allowed into our...

LEFT OUT: As Good As It Gets!

For all those out there like this writer who consider themselves to be socialists, we are like the Jack Nicholson character in Joseph Brooks' 1997 film As Good As It Gets. Nicholson plays a writer, Melvin Udall, who is suffering from OCD (  Obsessive Compulsive...

Beer, Burgers, Bangs & Flag Worship

It used to be, to this baby boomer, that July 4th was reserved for barbeques and fireworks. We were kids back in the 50s and early 60s, before Vietnam, and we had fun. Well, things changed quickly with the advent of America's latest phony war by 1965. Bob Hope was...

If I Didn’t Laugh I Would Cry

The late great spiritual teacher Louise Hay taught that resentment is terrible for one's health. She said to ' Release' from resentment as a daily exercise. This writer does agree with Ms. Hay that this existence is but a dream. We all have the power to create our...

It’s Always About Protecting Our Children

Ever notice how all those right wing groups of mothers are so concerned about keeping their little kids safe from seeing and hearing what they deem as perverse? As a baby boomer who has learned to be tolerant of differing lifestyles and personal tastes, I can ‘shake...

A Farruggio Original: DADDY

Amazing how it has been almost 20 years since he passed away, and I still refer to him when speaking with my brother as ' Daddy'. Is it just a baby boomer remorse or is it what the man always meant to me? As I grew older and went to college, smoked pot and chased...

Farruggio for President 2024 – May 2023 Update

Since my governor, Fascism Forever Captain Ron as I call him, just announced for President , allow me to jump into the fray. Of course, I have not much of a chance as anyone else who stands apart from the Two Party/One Party scam to get the support needed without...

A Farruggio Original: The Empty House

  First it was the girl cat, 19, who finally succumbed to old age infirmities. The night she fell to the floor and could not get herself to her feet was too great a shock for anyone to endure. They carried her to the all night emergency vet and the husband waited...

This is NO Democracy!!

I just love it when all the media political pundits and talk show hosts ( News Talk?) throw out that word Democracy. You don't have to go to a ranch to find more bull excrement than that. Folks, this is not a democracy and probably never was one... all the way back to...

A Farruggio Original: FAT GIRL

She was fat... and she knew it! She was always, it seems, fat and had to deal with it. For years, when she was growing up, she believed that this is what God had dictated for her. As she got older and perhaps a bit wiser, she began to understand things better. Maybe...

One Big Union

When the Industrial Workers of the World ( IWW AKA The Wobblies) was established in 1905, their goal was to see ' One Big Union ' formed in the USA. The Wobblies came from the socialist Western Federation of Miners organization led by William D Haywood. Up to that...

How Stupid ( or Sneaky) Are The Democrats?

Being an anti empire, anti war Socialist this writer has had countless inner dilemmas concerning the Jackass party. As far as their counterparts, the Republicans, well, they are as close to diabolical ( evil?)  as can be.  It seems forever that I have asked myself why...

A Farruggio Original- Punters

{It comes from the English ' To gamble' but was always reserved for the horseplayer}. He came from a family of punters, with his mother's father and his own father who couldn't  go too long without placing a bet. As a kid he was baptized into horseracing before he...

A Farruggio Original: Black and White Ball

It was the summer of '70 in Brooklyn, NY, 'Garden Spot of the World'. I was entering my third year of a seven year stint as a university student at Brooklyn College ( best way to avoid the draft). A year earlier a handful of us football loving guys showered the campus...

Stranger in a Strange Land

I wonder how many of you reading this agree with the above? In order to best fit this narrative you have to be someone who dismisses this current economic, financial and political system. Everywhere I look I see how corporate driven America is owned by the Super Rich....

Is the Jackass Party Stupid or Controlled… Or Both!?

As an informed citizen who has disdain for the Two Party/One Party Scam, I have spun towards the ' Lesser of ' party if only to save my nation from a fascist assault. Yes, it has always been there staring me in the eyes, but since the Trump swamp it has gone off the...

Radio Fatherland!!

The Nazis loved to prime the pump with their rituals to keep the ' natives' hyped up. They had their mass rallies with hundreds  of thousands attending. They had those brown storm trooper and black SS uniforms... the more the merrier. The Russians had ' Mother...

20 Years and Nothing Has Changed

It was the morning of March 19th, 2003 and this writer was up early. I was eating a bowl of Cheerios as I turned on the boob tube. I can remember vividly the evening before when I was able to watch a Canadian Cable News channel. The news anchor was explaining how all...

A Farruggio Original: Street People

His mind rarely ever thought back to who he had been, the same way he never pondered at who he had become. He needed to keep away from the past, if nothing but to keep whatever sense of sanity he had left. His homelessness was a choice, though a part of him knew that...

Mercy Mercy Me!!

Marvin Gaye said it best in his hit song ( written by him) : Whoa, oh, mercy mercy me Oh, things ain't what they used to be, no no Where did all the blue skies go? Poison is the wind that blows from the North and South and East Oh, mercy, mercy me Oh, things ain't...

Stuck In the Middle

Well I don't know why I came here tonight I've got the feeling that something ain't right I'm so scared in case I fall off my chair And I'm wondering how I'll get down the stairs Clowns to the left of me Jokers to the right Here I am stuck in the middle with you Yes...

Revelation.. Not Revolution!

One definition of revelation is: A surprisingly and previously unknown fact, especially one that is made in a dramatic way. This is what many of my fellow working stiffs need to reach: A revelation on how screwed we all have been! Not since the ' Gilded Age' ( 1870s -...

Anger, Yes Fascism NO!!

Let's cut to the chase OK? All working stiff Americans are living within an empire. As the late President Eisenhower warned, and he should have known because he served it: A Military Industrial Complex. Look around you fellow Americans of most political leanings : the...

Ignorance of Their Evil

Many readers of this piece will most likely take issue with me on my premise. We look at, or look back at instances of evil acts or evil beliefs, and cannot believe that the perpetrators  were not aware of their evil. Evil is defined as ' Profound immorality and...

Suckers for the Super Rich!

This writer has loved professional football and  baseball  my whole life. Going with my father, little baseball glove in hand, to watch Dem Bums at Ebbets Field in the mid 1950s was such a joy. In those days the players were getting royally screwed by the owners, so...

Caught in the Draft ’73

One surmises that the volunteer military system devised after the Vietnam debacle erases what had transpired before. Perhaps we all need to revisit that terrible era, when phony US incursions overseas had such horrific repercussions… on foreign nations and on our...

DeSantis ’24: Inherit the Wind!

Living here in ' Death Valley' AKA Florida one can see the results of having a governor like Captain Ron as I label him. One can go back to Weimar Germany circa 1930 when the Nazi Party gained popularity amongst  many working stiffs. It seems that it is always anger...

Not Enough Fezziwigs

An annual tradition, since my childhood, has been to watch the 1951 film classic A Christmas Carol starring Alastair Sim. In the film Ebenezer Scrooge, played by Sim, is taken back by the Ghost of Christmas past to review events in his life. What always brings tears...

A Farruggio Original: The Mall Santa

He was tired, dead tired. It was fifteen minutes to five and he was late. Had to get into the security office, meet up with Ruth and get into costume. Didn't figure on so much traffic. How stupid! It was the week of Christmas you idiot!! He always yelled aloud at...

The Fault Dear Brutus Part 2

Lovers of real American history should recall the words uttered by the late, great newsman and newscaster Edward R. Murrow about Senator Joe McCarthy. During the height of the political witch hunts orchestrated and influenced by the late Senator (AKA McCarthyism)...

The 2nd Most Deadly Pandemic

Let’s put Covid aside and address the 2nd most heinous ( yes, I use that term) and deadly epidemic facing us all. This disease had always, it seems, been around our nation, let alone most of Europe. Unlike Covid or the flu, this epidemic has a few different names:...

The Mega Rich Have It Made!!

There are less than 1% of Americans who earn over $5 Million per year. They are taxed at the same top rate ( 37%) as those earning approximately $ 600k a year. Sixty years ago the top rate was never under 70%, ditto for the 1970s. Reagan came in and had it lowered to...

So Many Are So Thankful

There are so many out there that would take a few moments to be thankful this holiday. Where shall I begin? All the tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands of Iraqi, Afghan, Libyan and Syrian civilians who were displaced by US carpet bombs and other WMD. Those...

A Farruggio Original: The Two Christmas Trees

Divorce was not easy for him, yet he wanted it and got it, much to the chagrin of his ex. She was happy with how things were going, despite the constant arguments. It was one thing for them to be at each other's throats when they lived alone. Now, with two little sons...

(Un) Comfortably Numb

Kudos to Pink Floyd and their 1979 classic ' Comfortably Numb' for inspiring me to write this critique. With the news that it looks like the Democrats will continue to control the Senate ( while most likely losing the House) shouts of joy rang throughout ' Blue...

Spectators

Well, if you have any sense of the climate of this American culture, you will realize just how far down the rabbit hole we have fallen. As a baby boomer I can look around me and gauge just how ' Dumbed down' the populace is. I am not such a fool that I do not...

The Good Son

He loved his parents more than one would know. So much so, that when he graduated college he decided to forgo getting his own place and stay at home. There was too much constant bickering between his parents and it frightened him. Deep inside he believed that without...

Isn’t it a Pity?

Sitting by my computer this mundane Sunday AM listening to the late George Harrison's classic song ' Isn't it a Pity?' As a 1960s lefty student all grown up into a Baby Boomer socialist columnist the lyrics of this song ring so true: Isn't it a pity? Now isn't it a...

Elevator to Hell

There has to be a heaven, if only by process of elimination. You see, if there is a hell then there has to be the antidote, heaven. To this writer, who has spent his adult life studying many facets of what many call metaphysics, this trip we are all on is nothing more...

… And Wearing a MAGA Hat!

The great 20th Century writer Sinclair Lewis put it best: "When Fascism comes to America it will be carrying a cross wrapped in a flag." Well, this writer now adds ' And wearing a MAGA hat' to the mix. Sometimes alarmism is needed , as it was with last week's...

Hurricanes R Us!!

One can only empathize with those poor souls on the SW Gulf Coast of Florida who were devastated by this hurricane. Imagine losing your residence, possessions and perhaps your life. Sad is the best word to use. This writer had his family's own experience with such...

Open Letter to the MAGA Crowd

I actually come into contact with many of you folks all the time. When I get car repairs, need a plumber or handyman, or go to a store, most of those I run into are MAGA supporters. On a personal basis you folks are usually nice, decent people. Yet, you support a...

Alone in a Crowd!

Did you ever get the strangest feeling while in a crowd of people... some who you actually know, that you are ' All Alone'? Before someone reading this dismisses such a feeling as obviously coming from a person suffering from a condition of actual depression, not...

He Ain’t Heavy… He’s My Brudda!!

He was told long ago about how his brother wanted to feed him some bacon in his crib. He must of been a few months old, three years smaller than his big brother. Their mother had to rush in to save the him from choking to death. His brother was perplexed. " I only...

The 11th Hour of Empire!!

In most dramatic thrillers they love to use the term of ' The 11th hour' for whatever suspenseful endeavor is reaching its deadline. Detectives or surgeons are running ragged to stop the oncoming negative conclusion from happening. Well, so it is for this American...

No Friends of Jesus !!

It seems that no matter where one looks nowadays, there is a preponderance of friends and neighbors who call themselves ' Good Christians' and then act the opposite. They need to read what their hero said in his Sermon on the Mount for starters. Or his powerful...

Let’s Talk Turkey PART 1 … and I Don’t Mean the Country!!

Here's what cracks me up on right wing European leaders' anger over refugees flooding their nations. Recently, the fascist head of Hungary, Viktor Orban, gave his address to the CPAC neo fascist conference, you know, the one that Trump and cabal love so much. Orban...

Rollerball Amerika

You must see or revisit Norman Jewison’s 1975 film Rollerball, starring James Caan as superstar player Jonathan E. In it, we see a world no longer made up of countries, but of corporations that control every bit of life for the people. There are no longer wars, just a...

The Big Squeeze Play

No, this is not about baseball, though this writer as a youth participated in many squeeze plays. Sometimes they were actually ' Suicide Squeezes', so apropos to this current political climate. No, this is about  millions of us working stiffs who consider ourselves...

Tell It Like It Is

Kudos to the Aaron Neville 1967 song of the same name. Some of the lyrics were so apropos to how this writer feels: Tell it like it is I'm nothing to play with Go and find yourself a toy But I... Tell it like it is My time is too expensive and I'm not your little boy...

A Farruggio Original- HUCK

Sometimes we can actually recall events that occurred long ago... like even 52 years. This is one of them... as if it happened yesterday. The summer of '70 was literally like no other for this writer, a young college student at the time. My real love, besides that of...

IS BIG BROTHER Just a Chubby Republican Neo Fascist?

They say we are a nation respecting freedom and individual privacy. Well, take a look at this news blip taken from anyone of many news sites: "Public universities in Florida will be required to survey both faculty and students on their political beliefs and...

It’s All Over Now Baby Red, White, and Blue

The vagabond who's rapping at your door Is standing in the clothes that you once wore Strike another match, go start anew And it's all over now, Baby Blue Those are lyrics from the great Bob Dylan song It's All Over Now Baby Blue ( 1965). How appropriate they are now...

They Burn Witches Don’t They?

Well, not quite yet. Not so much are we referring to actual witches, rather us Americans who believe in true equality and fairness. This current ultra right wing culture that has seeped into our Supreme Court is terribly dangerous. They have most of the churches...

Father’s Day- A Farruggio Original

His old man really never had it good, as if karma dealt him a dead hand. Losing his teeth at a young age ( periodontal disease) and struggling along with his parents during the height of the depression would be enough of a rope to hang on him. Then, being an honor...

Memorials, Not Celebrations!

You turn on any recent professional sport competition and you see the obscene propaganda. Before the game starts they call out the honor guard ( many times dressed in camouflage) carrying the flag, as they have the singer belt out our anthem. Where is this ' War' that...

Ghetto America

Kudos to the fine hit song by War entitled ' The World Is a Ghetto' ( 1972). Again, as with so many other incidents, issues and complications within this empire, can you comprehend that this song, resonating so well now, was written 50 years ago? If anything, we have...

White Makes ‘ Far’ Right!!

Ironic how more of these white on black or brown killings are appearing. In 2011 Renaud Camus wrote a book The Great Replacement, focusing on the white population of France. He warned that the ' Powers that be' , especially Jews, were consciously allowing more and...

Moron America Lives On!

In previous columns I named our country ' MoronAmerica', not just for those who run things and rule us, but for the public in general. Now, I say ' in general' because obviously with over 300 million of us, there are many wise souls, who shall we say bluntly, ' Know...

The ‘Fog’ of Democracy

Boy, all you hear from both sides of the Two Party/One Party dribble, along with their embedded mainstream media, is how we are a ‘ Democracy’. Then they preach, according to which side of the right wing sphere they inhabit, how ‘ Our democracy is under threat.’...

The All American 8th Deadly Sin….

Apathy!! Add that one to the list of: Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy and Pride. Sadly, the dumb down nature of our country lends for the nurturing of apathy. Travel through the supermarkets, Main Streets, malls and just about anywhere that Americans...

Uncomfortably Numb!!

Sitting here by my keyboard listening to Pink Floyd's ' Comfortably Numb'. It flows into the recesses of my sad and tired mind... Like the joke of the horse sitting at the counter of the bar and the bartender saying to him " Why the long face?" The only way to escape...

Jackie and Me: A Brooklyn Thing

We have memories, like flashes of lightning from afar- now we see them, now we don't. Yet, one can almost call upon them at will, these bits and pieces of our lives, once so vivid, once so real, filed forever as  nostalgia. So it is for me, 60 plus years after the...

The Disgrace

Lynn is  in her early 60s with mediocre health coverage… and NO dental coverage at all. She usually avoids doctors and dentists, relying on natural , sometimes homeopathic approaches. She sometimes uses her Chinese medicine practitioner for acupuncture and Chinese...

James Mattoon Scott Is Still With Us!!

All high school and college Political Science classes should be made to view John Frankenheimer's 1964 film Seven Days In May. The story is one that can resonate so well with our current political and cultural climate here at home. It reveals a secret Coup de tat...

The Horror #19

Numerologists tell you that 19 is 1 + 9 which equals the powerful # 1 , or new beginnings. Well, 19 years ago on March 19, coincidentally, my nation orchestrated the most horrific deed since God knows when. The illegal and immoral attack, invasion and subsequent...

Dysfunctionally Yours!

There is always a fuse, usually a long one, to set the dynamite off. So it is with families. The dysfunctional family is always the result of deep rooted dysfunction that festers even before it surfaces. This anger resonates perhaps within the grandparents, or great...

Monster See Monster Do!!

In less than two weeks will be the chilling anniversary of probably the most heinous act by my nation of pre-emptive war against another nation. March 19th, 2003 when this writer awoke for breakfast I was greeted by all the cable news networks’ subtly celebrating our...

There’s Gambling Going On Here!!!

Remember Captain Renault ( Claude Rains) in Casablanca when he had them close Rick's Cafe Americain. Rick (Humphrey Bogart) runs to him and says " Why are ya shutting me down?" Renault shouts back " There's gambling going on here." At that moment the croupier runs...

America: One Big Commercial!

This baby boomer can recall watching a NY Giants football game on the boob tube 60 years ago. Towards the end of the game one of the teams called a timeout. The network went to performer Julie London singing a Marlboro cigarette commercial. As the clock reached one...

The Big Squeeze

Politically and culturally this baby boomer feels like the odd man out. Each day it compounds itself as no matter where I look is there any rational thinking. Perhaps I am related to Robert Heinlein's main character in his 1961 novel 'Stranger in a Strange Land', born...

The Great Disconnect Part 3

Knee deep in the land of the ignorant. Oh boy, talk about ignorance. Where do I begin. Let me start with the great US foreign policy from 2014 until the present. In 2014, the Obama administration, through the right wing Victoria Nugent, Assistant Secretary of State...

The Great Disconnect Part 2

Still in the land of the ignorant. Ok, where was I? Oh yes, one of the greatest disconnects was the infamous 9/11, 2001. It would take this writer volumes to cover probably the most dastardly American event since the murder of JFK, which opened the door to a Coup de...

The Great Disconnect Part 1…

In the land of the ignorant. The dictionary defines ignorant as ' Lacking knowledge, information or awareness of a particular thing' . It seems, regardless of the level of education obtained by many of my fellow citizens, we have always been a nation of ignorance. How...

My ‘See All’ Sis

As the clairvoyant escorted me down the stairs to her office, the first impression that tickled me was the crystals. I mean, her desk's  table top housed the biggest crystal I had ever seen. It had a prism of colors contained within it that seemed to set the mood for...

The Real ‘Coup de tat’

Obviously, what the Trump Thumpers attempted to do on January 6th one year ago was a form of 'Coup de tat'. Such actions should be met with every means legally available to our federal government. lmagine if those of us in the Anti War/Anti Empire community, or those...

The Redneck Coup… One Year On

A must see, especially during these times, is John Frankenheimer's 1964 film Seven Days in May. In the movie, with a screenplay by genius Rod Serling ( of Twilight Zone fame- his creation by the way) a right wing conspiracy by generals and Fat Cats plot to overthrow...

We are OUR weather

This writer came across a theory while searching the web that relates to weather patterns:  Weather Patterns Reflect Emotional States “In your terms consciousness is wedded with matter, and any of its experiences are physically materialized through that interaction....

Adolph & Co. Would Have Been Proud!!

There's a new group in town, or should I say throughout this nation. Splintering off from the gang of white supremacists who called  themselves Vanguard America in 2017 (after one of them ran over an anti fascist protestor in Charlottesville, Virginia) we now have The...

The Dark Side of America

From Pink Floyd's song Eclipse from the 1973 album ' Dark Side of the Moon' it ends with " There is no dark side of the moon really... It's ALL dark!" So it is with our current nation, the republic that is supposed to stand for true democracy, rotted to the core by...

Time to Really Reawaken America!!

This past weekend former US Army General and Trump ally Michael Flynn spoke at a Reawaken America rally in Texas. Flynn, a right wing conspiracy theorist, was 'front and center' with the election fraud AKA Big Lie and of course the January 6th insurrection riot. One...

Veterans Daze

As a baby boomer who had a few neighbors of mine killed in Vietnam AKA ' The Shit ' as the soldiers called it, veterans celebrations piss me off! Since the Vietnam debacle we have had many other foreign interventions' that sacrificed American military lives... for no...

A Farruggio Original: The Cabbie

He just turned 19 and Summer was approaching. He had always found part time jobs while attending college. His parents had this rule about allowances- non existent. And he liked that because there was nothing like earning his own money. It was usually spending money...

The Drugging of America

Back in the 60s and 70s the drugs of choice were marijuana, LSD and heroin. Though the Beatles may have actually never wrote in I am the Walrus, but the refrain was popular as hell: " Everybody smokes pot".  For most of my peers, the ones who learned to grow their...

A Farruggio Original: What a Drag!

The sunshine sneaking through the shades tickled enough to awaken. He rubbed his tired eyes and sighed. Last night was still resonating from his hazy memory. He suddenly jumped up, realizing he never took off his face. Stumbling into the bathroom he reached the sink,...

The New Amerikan Reich

Was watching the Alabama vs. Texas A& M football game last night. It was a home game for A& M and the natives were out there in full regalia... or should I say Brown shirts. A& M has this humungous ROTC program, and why not? It is the home of the Bush and...

A Farruggio Original: The Affair

He didn't stay long... again. She practically begged for him to stay and have breakfast with her. He said he couldn't. She knew the truth. He didn't love her... never did, maybe never could. Yet, when they lay in bed for hours, embraced in heated passion, he seemed so...

A Farruggio Original: The Bookie Joint

He loved horseracing ever since childhood. He remembered going to one of the local bars with his dad on many a Saturday morning. He was perhaps 5 or 6, and his pop would sit him up on one of the bar stools saying ' Give the kid a coke , I'll be back in a few minutes...

The Obsession

Here he was, sitting Indian style on his attic apartment carpet, crying like a baby. Another love affair dosed like kids at an open fire hydrant during a heat wave. He had finally believed that someone loved him for nothing more than himself... and she reneged. When...

20th Anniversary of the Big Lie

We who are so easily dismissed as 'Conspiracy Nuts' know, both intuitively and through careful research, that there was lots more about what really went down the morning of September 11th, 2001. When I first read David Ray Griffin's 2004 bestseller 9/11 The New Pearl...

Money for Something… But Not You!!!

Professor Noam Chomsky was interviewed recently about war and peace. One of the facts that he mentioned, which of course NO ONE in our embedded mainstream media ever reports is this: " Some background facts may be useful.  According to the major international monitor,...

A Brooklyn Story: Driving for Spumoni Gardens ’72

He remembers the first night he started his gig a L & B Spumoni Gardens. Since his childhood he had always gone there for the best square pizza AKA Sicilian Pizza. Many a Friday night his Dad, Mom and his older brother would climb into the family car ( in those...

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 Afghanistan...

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: " ... If we are...

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 # ?????

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 first...

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 brainwashed by...

Sharks With NO Water

If you're a working stiff with some sense of rhyme or reason, you should feel them near. They come in all shapes and sizes, these predators. For starters we have the ever-present War Sharks. These are the gung ho wave the flag gang, made up of Pentagon sharks and the...

Way to Go Captain Ron!!!

Now I don't recall what rank Gov. Ron DeSantis had in the Navy, while over in Iraq or Afghanistan, fighting the ' Good Fight'. After all, those countries have water ... oh, maybe I mean drinking water or sewage water. I will just call him ' Captain Ron' for purposes...

153 Years… Nothing Changes!!

A must read for all who wish to study our Civil War history is Barnet Schecter's 2005 book The Devil's Own Work. He carefully covers the 1863 NYC Draft Riots, the major and important Civil War battles, and finally, the Reconstruction years leading up to the 1868...

Astral City

Everyone should view Wagner DeAssis's 2011 Portuguese film Astral City... especially those of us who dissent against injustice. Isn't that a contradiction, some would ask? Perhaps, if dissent is meant to be the sole possession of atheists, agnostics and 100%...

It’s All Over Now, Red, White, and Blue

Kudos to Bob Dylan for his great 60s song ' It's All Over Now Baby Blue ' . HIs lyrics, as usual, can fit into any social and political commentary: You must leave, now take what you need You think will last But whatever you wish to keep You better grab it fast Yonder...

Hijacking MY Flag!!

Well, as a baby boomer who has seen lots of instances of the empire using MY flag as their own private property, this newest one ' takes the cake'. I mean, my generation went through the whole ' America, love it or leave it' rhetoric during the Vietnam debacle. Many...

The Gifts

The husband always loved cats, especially kittens. He remembered being five years old and seeing his neighbor next door having this basket laid out on the pavement. It was filled with a momma cat and her five baby kittens. He petted the momma and then proceeded to...

Working for the Company

In the early 70s the Rolling Stones sized it up for we working stiffs in their song 'Luxury':  I want a real fine car, fly Miami too All the rum, I want to drink it, all the whiskey too My woman need a new dress, my daughter got to go to school I'm working so hard,...

Baby You’re a (Super) Rich Man!

Baby You’re a Rich Man The Beatles How does it feel to be One of the beautiful people Now that you know who you are What do you want to be And have you traveled very far Far as the eye can see How does it feel to be One of the beautiful people How often have you been...

Ballad of a Thin Nation

You walk into the room with your pencil in your hand You see somebody naked and you say, “Who is that man?” You try so hard but you don’t understand Just what you will say when you get home Because something is happening here but you don’t know what it is Do you, Mr....

Inherit the Hypocrisy

A must see movie for all Americans is " Inherit the Wind" ( 1960, Stanley Kramer, Director). To those who never saw this film, it accurately portrays the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial in Dayton, Tennessee. The trial of substitute high school teacher John Scopes was for...

The Safe and Secure War Lords

He blesses the boys as they stand in line The smell of gun grease and the bayonets they shine He's there to help them all that he can To make them feel wanted he's a good holy man. Sky pilot... Sky pilot How high can you fly? You'll never, never, never reach the sky....

81 Years and Nothing Has Changed

In Mark Wortman’s impressive historical account of the lead-up to WW2 here in America, 1941 , Fighting the Shadow War, one becomes amazed at what went on then. We can still have debates as to whether the US should have gotten into the European conflict or not before...

Wrapped In A Flag…

One of our nation's greatest novelists, Sinclair Lewis once wrote that " When Fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross." Are we soon to be approaching that Rubicon? January 6th , 2021 will go down in American history either as A) The...

No More Land Lords!!!

This baby boomer had lived most of his life under the thumb of a landlord. It was always the same refrain : The landlord did as little as could be done for the tenant. This is just the way it is in a capitalist society. Before this current era of the absentee...

Antebellum America Redux

Many Americans can see for their own eyes how people from low income areas speak, due to the overwhelming news coverage ( finally ) of police killings of unarmed blacks. When there are equally disturbing instances of murders within areas where low income whites and...

The Boogie Man

He was going to be late for work... again. It was that stupid dream, the same one he had had on other nights. The running in fear down the dark street , trembling as the breath was being sucked from his lungs. Never looking back to see who and how many were chasing...

Uniforms of the Far Right Wing

As I view the new Frontline documentary American Insurrection I can see how terribly important ( in not a good sense ) the wearing of uniforms is. As a student of the Nazi Holocaust for much of my adult life I always remember how those brown SA uniforms ( Black for...

Kapos of the American Empire

Wikipedia defines Kapos , which originated from the German concentration camps, as the following:  Kapos were inmates of Nazi camps who were appointed as guards to oversee other prisoners in various tasks. There were three main types of Kapos : work supervisors, block...

The Donald’s Bastard Children

The most recent bastard child one of our presidents fathered was when Junior Bush, with whispers from his ' Handler' Cheney, ordered the pre-emptive attack on Iraq on March 19th, 2003. The horrific overkill that trended into the terrible occupation still resonates...

Children of Howdy Doody… 60 Years On

May 26, 2016 Growing up in what we considered "Beautiful  Brooklyn" in the 50s and 60s, who would wish to live anywhere else? We had tree-lined streets and neighborhoods that were like little villages back in those "good old days." Every main avenue contained a slew...

They Steal Bases Don’t They?

Perhaps baseball, once our national pastime, should return to that position. After all, in what other sport does stealing (and cheating) become celebrated? The cheating part I will come to a bit later in this column. For now, anyone who follows baseball even but a bit...

Lucifer’s Task

The two figures strolled in the most relaxed manner, until they came upon what many up there call ' The Edge of Heaven'.  They stood on the precipice and together peered down, below the ethers,  through the stratosphere and then the clouds, until they could view the...

The Farruggio Plan , Part A, for Saving our Economy

After seeing what some Democrats in Congress wish to adopt by way of taxation of the Super Rich, let me weigh in. The plan put forth by Senator Warren, Rep. Jayapal and Rep. Boyle is to tax 2% of net worth  of $50 million to $one billion per annum, and 3% of net worth...

Gimme Shelter…Land Lords Need not Apply!!

For those who have read my previous work you know how I feel about landlords, especially absentee ones... and most especially corporate ones! In the mid 1990s my new wife and I ( each with one kid )  moved from Long Island, N.Y. to Indianapolis IN. Quite candidly, we...

Kill a Jew, Kill a Nigger, Kill a Chink!!

Cold blooded murder, as they call it, sucks! When it is pre-meditated it is even worse. In Nazi Germany, once Hitler and his gang were in power, ‘ No holds were barred!’ Jewish citizens were ‘ Fair game’. Imagine Goebbels stating on their state controlled radio and...

NO MORE Sympathy for the Devil(s)

Please allow me to introduce myself I'm a man of wealth and taste I've been around for a long, long years Stole million man's soul an faith And I was 'round when Jesus Christ Had his moment of doubt and pain Made damn sure that Pilate Washed his hands and sealed his...

The Fourth Reich

Perhaps it was those bright red MAGA caps or the humongous banners they waved as they marched upon the Capitol building. Perhaps it was the torches carried, so conveniently at night, and the chants of ' Blood and Soil' and ' Jews will not replace us' by those mostly...

Suckers for Fat Cat Sports!!

This writer does love sports, especially football and baseball. I was raised as a baby boomer with literally a football, a bat and glove in my hands 24/7. The only time us kids tossed aside those items and scooted upstairs was when our Moms yelled out ' It's Howdy...

On a Night Flight to Phoenix, 1988

This writer has been a student of the Holocaust since childhood, with my Poem/Plaque " Never Again"  in the Wiesenthal Holocaust museum in Los Angeles. I recently found out, through Ancestry, that I am 12.5% Jewish, but that should not matter at all. Basically, one's...

The Democrats Just Helped the Greens!

Being a conspiracy theorist, except for some of the Q-Anon sidetracking, this writer sees clearer than most. For many, the choices around events can be defined as 'Glass being half full' or 'Glass being half empty'. Perhaps the reality may be that there is NO glass...

The Phone Salesman

He was pissed! Really pissed! How could that purchasing agent asshole do this!? What a way to start his week. As it was he hated Mondays, always! The new week brought the same anxieties all the time. You work on straight commission and this is the way it is. He...

The Baseball Game

He kept looking at his watch as he drove along Coney Island Ave. Why was he so anxious when he had driven this route every Saturday morning since late March? He was just taking his youngest son to the kid's Pony League baseball game, so why nervous now? He knew why,...

Good Germans

In Eric Kurlander's 2017 book Hitler's Monsters he sums up the whole ' Fuehrer Messiah Complex' in a nutshell: " In the Nazi version of history and politics, Hitler figured as a redeemer who would save the German nation and lead a godly realm to an ultimate victory...

And Flowers Die

"Nothing ever seems to last promises made promises lost and pride is kept at any cost and flowers die and children cry and lonely people carry on." She was tired, but not too tired to go to work. Matter of fact, she was lucky to be able to have a job. So many of her...

To Working Stiff Trump Supporters

I too am a working stiff like you all. Unlike you I had no aspirations in regard to Donald Trump. I must say that I ditto that towards Joe Biden, yet I voted for him... biting my tongue. I would never have voted for Biden if not for who he was running against, a...

Democracy USA? NO!!!

You look at what they call  ' The Industrialized world' and you can get a feel for how they run their democracies. Canada, France, New Zealand, Australia, South Korea and Scotland, to name a few, all have at least FIVE  viable political parties. Germany and Italy have...

Mr. MAGA Undone

The guys and gals at work always called him ' Mr. MAGA' for several reasons. One, he always wore that red hat wherever he went. Two, he was ' In ' with Trump from 2015 when the guy first entered the presidential race. When he had a day off, or decided to take one, he...

Trust Me… Obey Me!!

Before I go on with my thoughts on the use of persuasion by demagogues like Donald Trump, we need to understand how powerful a system of obedience can be. There are two past studies that this writer recommends which get to the heart of the use of obedience to shape an...

The Fault Dear Brutus Part 2

Lovers of real American history should recall the words uttered by the late, great newsman and newscaster Edward R. Murrow about Senator Joe McCarthy. During the height of the political witch hunts orchestrated and influenced by the late Senator (AKA McCarthyism)...

Amerikan Republic: Without the Banana!

You tune into the great BOOB and channel surf the (so called) News and News Talk shows, and you hear this over and over: We are a DEMOCRACY. The Democratic Party leaning stations love to ram this continually down our throats. The right wing outlets seem to be SO far...

The Good

You always hear that 'Everyone has a little good in them'. Well, take Hitler. It is known that he really enjoyed little children and dogs. The truth is that they had to be German Shepherd dogs and the children couldn't be Jewish. So much for that. The point is that...

Humbug!!!

Maybe Scrooge, for the wrong reasons, did have something in his use of ‘ Humbug’. It powerfully expressed the utter disdain he had. Sadly for Scrooge, it was the opposite of who and what he should have  had disdain for. However, it was that contemptuous snarl that...

The Cleaning Lady

She works hard for her money, as the song relates. She’s the cleaning lady, the one who gets on her knees and scrubs your toilet of all the things that none of us would ever wish to look at, let alone touch. She mops and dusts and vacuums your house for $60 to $90...

The Stove

Two weeks before Christmas and the darn stove broke. She had the ham butt in the fridge and was really looking forward for her first big dinner in the new place. Having just, six months earlier, relocated to Florida from Flat Broke Mississippi, she wanted to at least...

The Christmas Gift

Bleak was something he could easily relate to, especially now. He didn't know which bothered him more, the bitter Detroit December cold, or his jobless situation. When he was going strong, along with the economy, being a massage therapist was great. He made really...

My New 25% Solution

Please remember that in 1961 when JFK took office the top bracket for federal income tax was at 90%. Now, we all should know that no one in that top bracket actually paid at 90%. That is what a slew of deductions and bright accountants were for. When Reagan took...

Working For The ‘ Man’

Spanning some 60 years of employment, this writer has some conclusions. Of course, these are from my own personal experiences. Yet, having spoken with a myriad of working stiffs over the years, perhaps this analysis is valid. During those 60 years of work, I think...

Time for an Economic Transfusion!!

Ok, you all should know about blood transfusions. Watch any of the hospital shows on the boob tube and see how, in dire emergencies, they rush to do blood transfusions. Well, guess what? The depression level financial crisis for us working stiffs is here. Now, many of...

The Reagan/Trump Playbook

Go get Rick Perlstein's great book Reaganland: America's Right Turn, 1976-1980 and see how we got here from 'There', the turn to the right wing in the dawning of Reagan's presidency. Even the slogan that Trump 'borrowed' from the Reagan campaigns: "Let's Make America...

2020 Election: The Trojan Horse Vs. The Horse’s @$$

We were all taught in grade school of the story of the 'Trojan Horse'. In its war with Troy the Greeks built a gift of a giant horse. They informed the Trojans that, after 10 years of war, they had had enough. Once inside of Troy, the Greek horse, filled with armed...

Playing Politics with the Truth

The 1980 film Brubaker starring Robert Redford, based on a true story, had one scene that told it all.  Reform warden Henry Brubaker gets fired for seeking to uncover past corruption surrounding the penitentiary. As he is walking away down the hallway, his friend...

It Was NEVER About Biden!!

I usually agree with most of what columnist Caitlin Johnstone offers. Yet, in her latest Op Ed she says that a vote for Biden was NOT against fascism, which will continue now that he is in office. Sorry Caitlin, I agree with Prof. Cornell West on this election. We...

The Same Hypocrisy

In Francis Ford Coppola's second Godfather film we see Michael Corleone, head of the most powerful Mafia family in the country, having a ' tete de tete' with Nevada Senator Pat Geary. The Senator, as crooked as the Corleones, is attempting to shake down Don Corleone...

“…They Know Not…”

Our republic is being crucified by minions of evil portraying themselves as patriots. Yes, to all those like this writer who see through this Military Industrial Empire, regardless of which party runs it: The nails have been driven deeper than ever before! The far...

Forget the White Sheets…Put on Your Brown Shirts!!

The late, great Rod Serling narrated that famous intro of his television show The Twilight Zone: " You are travelling through another dimension- a dimension of not only sight and sound but of mind... ". Well, dear children, we are arriving into this 21st Century '...

Bizaarro Amerika

How funny was the Seinfeld show’s episode on the Bizarro world? People who physically resembled the real Jerry and  his three friends in a cartoonish way, with their character traits being the opposite, was fantastic. If you recall, the Bizarro folks were into sharing...

America in Trumpland, Down the Rabbit Hole

Republicans are the wolves. Their 'across the aisle' adversaries (social friends in many instances) the Democrats, well they are the foxes. Lewis Carroll‘s novel Alice in Wonderland (1865) sadly resonates so well today. This writer in November of 2016 emphasized with...

Termites!

Think about this: You know how spiders look, ditto for bees, ants and other assorted bugs. Yet, when it comes to termites, few of us can even sketch how they look. Meanwhile, every homeowner and tenant has to be on guard for these creatures, who will destroy the very...