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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 8% 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...

The Truth Hurts

Well, to this writer, a student of the esoteric sciences, the great Indian Yogi Paramahansa Yogananda was correct: This must be a dream! So many friends and acquaintances over the years have discounted these beliefs as foolish for believing in fairies, demons and...

The Salt of the Earth

Over 50 years have transpired since the lyrics of this song, Salt of the Earth, resonated then, just as much as now: Let’s drink to the hard working people Let’s drink to the lowly of birth Raise your glass to the good and the evil Let’s drink to the salt of the earth...

It’s 9/12 And On That Counts

As a student of both the Kennedy brothers’ assassinations and 9/11 this writer was able to interview very interesting researchers on these topics. Ed Curtin and James DeEugenio have been very astute as to the former. They joined my radio show in the past and shed...

For What It’s Worth…. 53 years Later!!

The group, Buffalo Springfield, with both Neil Young and Stephen Stills as members, had a major hit song For What It’s Worth, in 1967. It was the lyrics that are almost frighteningly valid in today’s socio-political climate: For What It’s Worth Buffalo Springfield...

My Last ( Electoral ) Dance

Here I am stranded on this island called Dumarika. Being a baby boomer this writer can recall the days when this place was never as dumb as it is now. Don’t get me wrong, this was always home to many fitting the description of Dumb, but never such a preponderance. I...

Late Summer ’70

When you’re 20, full of piss and vinegar, you can open up to so much. That was the year, 1970, when dreams seemed so real. This writer had just returned from a brief summer in Virginia Beach, Virginia. This was but the second time I ever was away from my parents’...

Comfortably Numb

Just a little pinprick There’ll be no more, ah But you may feel a little sick Can you stand up? I do believe it’s working, good That’ll keep you going through the show Come on it’s time to go There is no pain you are receding A distant ship, smoke on the horizon You...

The Fault Dear Citizens….

” … Is not in our stars but in ourselves”. Paraphrased right out of Shakespeare ( Julius Caesar) you have it in a nutshell, for all of you, like myself, who actually vote. It seems that during each and every major election cycle the masters of empire make sure to give...

D & D Amerika

Coming from Brooklyn, NYC, and having a dad who was both a longshoreman and bookmaker, this writer knows a ‘ thing or two about a thing or two’ concerning the mob. In colloquial terms when someone knows something about an illegal act and keeps his or her mouth shut,...

Blood and Soil!

In the 1970 film Patton, we see a scene where two battle worn soldiers marching along the road are passed by a jeep carrying General Patton. One guy looks and then says ” There goes old ‘ Blood and guts.’ ” The other soldier smirks and answers ” Yeah, OUR blood and...

Something In the Air

A 1969 song written and sung by John ‘ Speedy ‘ Keen of the group Thunderclap Newman fits too well today… much too well: Call out the instigators Because there’s something in the air We’ve got to get together sooner or later Because the revolution’s here and you know...

Vaccinate This….But!!

Anyone who was raised in Brooklyn, NYC, like this writer, knows how humongous and diverse this ‘ The Garden Spot of the World ‘  has always been. Each section of our over 3 million populated borough  ( a joke in itself to not have Brooklyn as its own city)  was filled...

The Power Elite Has Always Run Amerika

Sociologist  C. Wright Mills wrote a book in 1956 that (sadly) still resonates today. In his book ' The Power Elite' Mills focused on groups and individuals who help to control this Republic for countless generations: the "Metropolitan 400": members of historically...

Does MY Jesus Really Support Trump?

“I’m automatically attracted to beautiful [women]—I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything … Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.” Channel surfing this AM I...

It’s Futile…. We’re FEUDAL!!

As of a year ago Wal-Mart’s CEO pay was 1076 times that of their average worker worldwide ( 2.3 million employees). Those workers average $21,952 a year, with little or NO major benefits… sometimes NONE at all! The Nike CEO received 379 times the pay of his  MEDIAN ...

That Damn Camouflage Again!!

If you watch old footage of WW2 US Army commanders, like Marshall, Eisenhower and even George Patton, they wore regular dress uniforms when not in the midst of combat. Camouflage was worn only in areas of combat, never back at the base or domestically. So, what...

“Don’t Need A Weatherman…..

“Don’t Need A Weatherman….. to know which way the wind blows.”  Yes, another snippet from Bob Dylan’s Subterranean Homesick Blues where Dylan, as only a few great lyricists can do, lays it all out so succinctly. As usual, Dylan’s assessment is right on! I don’t need...

‘We Have Met the Enemy … And he be US!’

The late great cartoonist and political satirist Walt Kelly created his Pogo comic strip that ran from 1948 to 1975. Pogo was syndicated and seen by millions each day. One famous Pogo was the aforementioned ' We have met the enemy... and he be US!' How true it...

Finally: A Way Out of This Mess!!

First off, this writer is simply a Socialist- not a Marxist or Trotskyite or Stalinist, Leninist or whatever flavor of left wing tastes there are. All of them are categorically better than what we here in Amerika ( and most of the industrialized world) live under....

Co Dependence Day

They’ll be shooting off the fireworks, eating and drinking like ‘ Ants at a picnic’ and sending ‘ Social Distancing’ out the window. Why not? It’s July 4th once again, a time to celebrate. Celebrate what? This pandemic is showing its teeth once again, the economy that...

The SIN Just Continues!

You  know, nations commit sins just as individuals do. Sometimes there is a marriage between individuals and nations that sin as one. This is the case of my dear country, the place of my birth and actually the only country I ever lived in. Being a baby boomer that is...

Low Budget Amerika

The great British rock group The Kinks, stars of the 60s ‘ British Invasion’ , outdid themselves in 1979 with ‘ Low Budget’. Check out these lyrics: Cheap is small and not too steep But best of all cheap is cheap Circumstance has forced my hand To be a cut price...

Comfortably Numb… On Jesus Radio!

Preachers Do Not Touch Upon Injustice, Prejudice or Economic Unfairness… (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...

When the Chickens Come Home…

Malcolm X made some comments on December 1 1963, less than two weeks after the murder of JFK. It was instantly misrepresented by the mainstream media ( as they always seem to do, when dealing with any sort of perceived radical thinking) and he was terribly vilified....

Niggas!

In Gary Pomerantz’s recent book on Bob Cousy, ” The Last Pass”, he relates a story about the Boston Celtics All Star as to race relations. This was from 1950, when most of our nation was even more segregated than we (still) are now. Cousy was a rookie that year and...

Too Much Bull Excrement!!

You might as well turn off that boob tube ASAP. The bull excrement is running wild! Where does one start? Well, let's go to that sea of new human interest corporate commercials saying how they all ' Care about you during this pandemic'. All those nice and decent...

The Empire’s Executioners?

From a recent report by the Insider publication:  " George Floyd and Officer Derek Chauvin actually worked for the same Minneapolis night club- Chauvin as a security guard for many years, and Floyd as a bouncer during 2019." It begs the question of just how well these...

When the War Was Close to Home

Memories are like those fireflies that sparkle your vision on a deep hot summer night. They entice you with their sudden appearance and just as sudden departure. So it is with this baby boomer’s mind, transversed back so many decades until… 50 years appear as if it...

Ants at a Pandemic Picnic

Remember when you were a kid, locked within that monster called a grade school, at dismissal time? You must recall how the seas just opened and the throng descended on the schoolyard… like , well… ants at a picnic. Thus, the expression becomes almost timeless. So it...

Off the Right Wing Radar Screen

Ok, let me be perfectly clear here. I know, from years of studying the real Amerikan history from writers like Parenti, Chomsky, Zinn, Chossuduvsky, even Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznik, that the fix has always been in. Meaning, that this Two Party/One Party political...

The Sadness… Continues!!

For this writer there are events and incidents that transcend the usual causes of sadness for many of us. Yes, we all have a myriad of memories of sadness. Perhaps when a loved one or pet becomes ill or passes away. Perhaps when someone we love moves away from us, and...

Whatcha Gonna Do About Me- Episode Three

You poisoned my sweet water. You cut down my green trees. The food you fed my children Was the cause of their disease. My world is slowly fallin’ down And the airs not good to breathe. And those of us who care enough, We have to do something……. (Chorus) Oh…….oh What...

The ‘ White Makes Right’ Continuance

In September of 1962 James Meredith, a 28 Year old Air Force veteran, and proud black man, enrolled in the segregated University of Mississippi. All hell literally broke loose. In David Talbot’s great look at the Kennedy years, aptly entitled Brothers ( 2007 ), we see...

Gods of the Sky

An interesting film to watch is Gavin Hood’s 2015 Eye in the Sky. It captures the tremendous tension of a joint US/UK drone missile ‘ Kill ‘ mission in Kenya. The movie had to make the targeted terrorist cell look extremely dangerous. The two most dangerous ones were...

The Deadliest Pandemic

Among the infinity of unknowns about Covid 19 there is one incontrovertible fact: It is not another Black Death or Spanish Influenza.  Deadly as it is, it will not kill a third of Europe’s population or 100 million people worldwide. Contingent on that fact is an...

It Can’t Happen Here? The Roots Run Deep!

Sinclair Lewis wrote an important novel in 1935, It Can't Happen Here. In the fictitious book, based on the threats at the time of fascism taking root in the USA, we see how this virus spread. As with Philip Roth's 2004 novel The Plot Against America we see how...

They Massage Horses Don’t They?

It's been over 25 years since that glorious warm , blue sky summer day at Belmont Park Racetrack. I not only remember it so well , but I can almost inhale that special racetrack smell, the combination of disinfectant merged with horse manure. The moment you walked...

Four Dead in Ohio- Feeding the Beast

Singer/Songwriter Neil Young wrote the song ' Four Dead in Ohio' for Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young: Four Dead In Ohio Lyrics Tin soldiers and Nixon's comin'. We're finally on our own. This summer I hear the drummin'. Four dead in Ohio. Gotta get down to it. Soldiers...

Memories of Old Brooklyn: The Man In the Yard

He was standing there, in the middle of the school yard,...alone. At first I envisioned him as a pitcher, standing on the mound with a field full of players, some behind him, and  some facing him, in the middle of a game. No, he was standing all alone, dressed in an...

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, fifty years after the fact....

Time For UBI is NOW!!!

A man struggled in the desert heat with his mouth as parched as sandpaper. He was fading fast from lack of the basic essentials to exist, number one  being water. Someone hands him a giant bottle of water and he is so appreciative. He drinks the water, but hours later...

Jesus of Nazareth. Time for Reflection and Understanding

Trump is But The Tip of a "Dangerous Iceberg First published on Good Friday 2018 As I write this column it is Good Friday, the most somber day in the Christian religion. This is the day that Jesus of Nazareth was crucified. It is a time for reflection and...

The Truth in the Garden

The night was still... so very silent... ominous for that matter. It seemed at first, or rather smelled, the similar essence of any evening in Spring. The air had about it that perfumed scent of the garden, the trees and the flowers, now so awake and alive by the...

The Four Horsemen of the ‘ New’ Apocalypse

From the ' Book of Revelations' in the New Testament God sent forth the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse ( White Horse, Black Horse, Red Horse and Pale Horse ) or as Ezekiel lists them: " Sword , Famine, Wild Beasts and Plague". Well, this NEW set of Four Horsemen are...

Crocodile Tears

This writer is not one to always single out certain members of our Embedded in Empire mainstream media. To me, they are all sellouts. Why? Well, let's look at what transpired just last evening on Anderson Cooper's CNN news talk show. As a preface, we know that...

Good Karma, Bad Karma… Always Karma

The old adage should say : Nothing is certain but death and taxes... and Karma. Karma is as real as it gets. The various holy books made sure to state that ' What ye sow so shall ye reap' AKA ' What goes around comes around.'  Karma has many flavors, but the end...

Fool Me Once…..

Shame on YOU. Ok, one need not be a financial genius or economist to know that in 2008-09 Uncle Sam gave away the store to the failing Wall Street banks and investment corporations. We paid for it, you and me working stiff taxpayers, to the tune of well over one...

Dylan Sings Truth About the JFK Assassination

The CIA’s assassination of  President John Kennedy in 1963 is the foundational event in the invisible government’s takeover of the United States. Some of us have been repeating this for years, only to be dismissed with the CIA-coined term “conspiracy theorists.” Bob...

Time to Rein In the Super Rich

The question is how long can working stiffs, who make up perhaps most of the 99+% of us, tolerate the other, almost as potent virus called ‘The Super Rich’? Does anyone realize that these ‘less than 1/4 of one percent of us are mega millionaires? It used to be, like...

The Real ‘Sports of Kings’ … Not for Us Suckers!!

Borrowing from the moniker of horseracing as the ‘Sport of Kings’ this writer is going further into the sewer of media hype. I love sports and acknowledge that I am a fan of many sports, with even some teams as my favorites. Methinks that in the past few years I have...

Four! More! Years!

Nothing is certain but death.  Taxes used to be, too, but recent legislation proved they’re not, if you have enough money.  So, it can’t be said with total confidence that Joe Biden will be the Democrats’ nominee to scrum with Trump, but after the last massacre it’s...

Money for Something

Isn’t it funny how whenever Uncle Empire needs to find some of that green to solve a problem THEY  deem vital, they find it. When they DON’T deem it necessary they don’t! Go back 12 years or so when the villains covered in Aaron Glantz’s fine new book Homewreckers...

The ‘ DemonCrats’ Gift to Trump

Since we are the only major industrialized nation to have but two political parties with any clout, the corporate masters can control everything... and they do! You have the DemonCrats and of course the RepugnantCans, neither the ' Party of FDR' or ' The Party of...

Two Other Pandemics: The Lemming and Apathy Viruses

Of course, the worst pandemic of the 21st century is out and about us. Italy is now in a 'lockdown' state and throughout most of the world people are in a panic mode. And why not? Viruses like this Corona Virus can kill. Yet, in the world of politics there have been,...

DEMOCRATICIDE

Natural disasters come barreling out of nowhere, unforeseen.  Before they occur, cataclysms and catastrophic events of the physical world–tidal wave, earthquake, wildfire, eruption–are inconceivable.  They blindside us utterly.  Human-caused calamities are quite...

Banana Amerika: The Fix Is In!!!

This writer has watched countless boxing matches over the years, and has seen how in many instances ' The Fix is in'. The powers that be want a certain prospect to move up the ranks, they ' Fix ' it. With boxing all you needed was two judges and maybe the referee, and...

South Carolina Primary: What Does It Mean?

What are the political ‘takeaways’ from yesterday’s South Carolina primary? In just few words: not many. None that change the fundamental dynamics that have in play throughout the primaries in general thus far to date. Biden bought himself some time, at the expense of...

Love is Lovelier the Third Time Around, Isn’t It?

sure as hell hope so. I’ve been going through a rough patch these last few years. My search for true love has been disastrous. I suppose this is not unusual, but for it to be concentrated in just a few years has made me quite desperate. I am thinking about embarking...

Piling on Dirty Harvey.. not the War Criminals

Channel surfing yesterday and all the empire’s main ( so called ) media had the same breaking news. The jury came out and finally got the #MeToo movement’s poster boy, fat, dirty Harvey Weinstein. Well, dirty Harvey deserved what he got coming to him, even if half of...

Junior High School politics

Many baby boomers like this writer seem to have better ‘ long term memory’ than what just transpired recently. I can remember, almost vividly, when we held our student government elections over 50 years ago.  Current NY Senator Chuck Schumer, running for school...

The Perpetual War Scam

Years ago the late great historian and author Gore Vidal came up with that phrase ‘Perpetual War’. He knew, that even back to the early days of our republic, we are a nation predicated on Perpetual War. Whether it be war on Native Americans ( who were here way before...

Homewreckers and Nationwreckers United

This writer just interviewed Aaron Glantz on his new bestselling book Homewreckers. This is more than a ‘must read’… it is a ‘Have to Immediately Read’! Glantz covers the beginnings and the rash aftermath of the 2008 Subprime Housing bubble. Even though I have...

In Our American Empire, “Never Give a Sucker an Even Break…”

Kudos to the 1941 W.C. Fields comedy film “Never Give a Sucker an Even Break” for the inspiration. Well, this certainly does fit with what is transpiring now in our American Empire. This writer lives in an area I have always labeled as Death Valley USA, this Daytona...

Amerika Down the Rabbit Hole

In Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland Alice chases the white rabbit and falls down the well into a world of silliness and nonsense. Not so for our dear Amerika and us working stiffs. The world that we have found ourselves in may be nonsensical, but surely much more...

Farruggio in 20/20

Now, we all know that there is not a chance that I will be elected president. I guess I have as much of a chance as poor Bernie Sanders has with this current and corrupt Democratic Party. In his case this writer has even changed my political affiliation from Green...

What’s Love Got to Do with It? Everything!

It’s really interesting how many of us equate how the love of God should be expressed. Many religions dictate that we who care should restrict ourselves to doing good deeds and NOT becoming too rebellious towards the ‘things of the world’. Hogwash! Just look at the...

Hovering in Cyberspace

e live in a fabricated reality where the visible world became nearly meaningless once the screen world became people’s “window on the world.” An electronic nothingness replaced reality as people gleefully embraced digital wraparound apparitions. These days people...

(Burying) ‘The Salt of the Earth’

The Rolling Stones created a great and meaningful song ‘The Salt of the Earth’ in 1968: I wanna drink to the hard working people Let’s drink of the lowly of birth I wanna raise my glass to the good and the evil Let’s drink to the salt of the earth. Say a prayer for...

Truth on Martin Luther King Day

“Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” MLK As Martin Luther King’s birthday is celebrated with a national holiday, his death day disappears down the memory hole.  Across the country – in response to the King...

The ‘ Big Squeeze’ on Sanders

Now, get this straight. I am not a ' Democratic Socialist' or a supporter of the Democratic Party. Yes, I just changed my political affiliation here in Florida so I can vote for Sanders in the upcoming Florida primary. My ' short term' goal is to see this retro...

War, What Is It Good For?

Edwin Starr in 1970, had this hit song War. This was of course during the apex of the phony war in Vietnam. One line of the lyrics that resounded so well for this writer was : War Friend only to the undertaker War War War-Good God, now Now Give it to me one time now...

The Searching Life and Enigmatic Death of Albert Camus

Everyone wants the man who is still searching to have already reached his conclusions.  A thousand voices are already telling him what he has found, and yet he knows he hasn’t found anything. Should he search on and let them talk?  Of course.” – Albert Camus, “The...

Duck Soup

The 1933 Marx brothers film Duck Soup was meant to be a satirical look at Benito Mussolini, ruler of Italy. In the film the mythical country of Freedonia , ruled by the effervescent Rufus T. Firefly ( played by Groucho), due to an insult by the ambassador of rival...

How LOW Can You Go?

This writer has always been told, since childhood, that I was a ' funny guy'. I was, and is, able to bring humor to everyday occurrences. Having attempted at times to do ' Stand Up comedy' way back when, the thought of making a career of it always crossed my mind. In...

The State of USS Titanic

This writer is a manufacturer's rep for various products, one of which is selling sanding belts to Mom and Pop cabinetmakers nationwide. I do most of my sales via the phone, the ' old fashioned way'. Yesterday I was speaking to a former customer of mine in Iowa. He...

A Star Is Always Born

A Star Is Always Born By Edward Curtin It is no different now. The yearning still gnaws. The night dark, utterly silent, Sky stretched endlessly back Into an infinity beyond reach. And the fears, the tears Are they any different? It is no different now. Joy sometimes,...

Disconnected at Christmas… Bah Humbug!!!

John and Yoko Lennon's 1971 'Happy Christmas ... ' song begins with " So this is Christmas and what have you done?.... ".  Well, this holiday season, replete with the usual suspects of mass consumer spending, massive traffic jams and accidents, mass pleas for all...

Three Ring Circus

published at Global Research, December 13, 2019 Remember when we all were kids and the circus came to town? Inside the ‘Big Tent’ or arena we would sit and view all the many goings on from the three rings in front of us. It was highly entertaining… especially for...

The Man in the Bathtub, December 1, 1940

The Man in the Bathtub, December 1, 1940: History of a Young Italian Who Emigrated to America in the Early 1900s was originally published on Global Research on November 25, 2017 He was born and raised in a little town just outside of Licata, Sicily. By the time he was...

Part of the Same Hypocrisy

In Godfather 2  there is a riveting ( in its bluntness ) scene involving Michael Corleone and Nevada Senator Pat Geary. At his son's confirmation party, in a private meeting room, the senator wants a hefty bribe to help with a new casino license. This new ' Don...

Gimme Shelter Too!

The Rolling Stones’ 1969 hit song ‘ Gimme Shelter’ kind of said it all: Oh, a storm is threat’ning My very life today If I don’t get some shelter Oh yeah, I’m gonna fade away War, children, it’s just a shot away It’s just a shot away War, children, it’s just a shot...

Why I Don’t Have a Mobile Phone

In the late 1990’s I bought an early model Ericsson mobile phone. Travelling around the UK countryside visiting farmers, it seemed quite useful, in spite of the very intermittent signal availability of that time. However, I found the masts which transmitted the...

Violence is as Violence Does

Anyone remember the line from the film Forest Gump: ' Stupid is as stupid does' ? Well, now we have, each and every passing day, the bastard children of our violent empire. Yes, violence has always been with us, this the frailty and flaw of humanity. One would think...

Water Water Everywhere……

In April I interviewed former World Bank staff member and  geopolitical analyst Peter Koenig via telephone at his home in Geneva. Koenig had just returned from South America , a place where he has travelled to many times . One of the issues that he is very passionate...

Peak Hubris

“Hubris” is defined as rash and foolish pride, a dangerous overconfidence, manifested with arrogance.  The Deep State vaunts our “exceptionalism”, and since Reagan’s “City on a HIll” trope Americans have been assured by all succeeding Presidents that ours is the...

Homeland Insecurity. “Perpetual War”

Well, once again we have Veterans Day upon us. With it comes the preponderance of overt militarism and military propaganda. Tune into any sporting event on the boob tube and you get the camouflaged soldiers and ROTC students (if a college game) staring into the...

The Circus Never Left!

Remember, those who can, the utter joy of going to the circus as a child? It was quite an experience to walk through the sideshow, watching the clowns or viewing the main acts on center stage. This writer sat there, mesmerized by all this for the two hours running....

Spectators and Pragmatists… At Their Own Execution

The Military Industrial Empire has succeeded, ever since WW2. Our education system has incrementally been ' dumbed down' over these past decades. Our mainstream media is now a colorful prism of those terrible times during the Nazi and Stalinist eras. The use of ' fake...

Never had a Chance

It was 1956, Brooklyn , NYC, the year after our beloved Dodgers had finally won a World Series from those Damn Yankees. We kids on Dahill Road were ' The Children of Howdy Doody' , for that was the show that all five, six and seven year olds cherished each afternoon....

Apocalypse Now?

Every high school and college student, and all their parents and grandparents should watch Francis Ford Cappola's Apocalypse Now Redux. This is the 2001 re-cut and extended version of his 1979 classic of the same name. Set in Vietnam at the height of that war ( in...

The Recipe for Disaster

I tune into many cooking shows lately. They all have lots of recipes for just about any kind of dish one can imagine. Well, from our 21st Century Military Industrial Empire's Cookbook the most popular recipe is this one: Take the Two Party/One Party food fight and add...

At the Foot of Mammon. What is the Cold Truth?

At the Foot of Mammon. What is the Cold Truth? Remember the Illegal US Invasion of Iraq? Some say the following quote came from journalist John Swinton (1829-1901), but it matters not who actually said it. The cold hard truth is that it was spoken by someone who...

My America: Raised by the Perpetual War Empire

One must surmise that any ‘thinking’ citizen of ancient Rome probably felt as this writer does concerning my America, the Empire. Perpetual wars, invasions, occupations and colonization of foreign lands either were greeted with a cheerleading feeling, or with apathy...

‘It’s My Party….’

Borrowing from the 1963 Lesley Gore song I’ll Cry If I Want to: “It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to, you would cry too if it happened to you.” Well, if you still subscribe to this phony Two Party/One Party system, as they say in the world of commerce ‘ Buyer...