A Reply to Jordan and Sam

At the request of a highly thoughtful and intelligent young man of my acquaintance, to wit my brilliant son, I watched a debate between Jordan Peterson and Sam Harris, to which I post the following reply. I feel for Jordan Peterson’s desperate justifications because I wrestled through much the same apologetics for god and godliness,... Continue Reading →

The League of Assad-Loving Conspiracy Theorists

Consent Factory, Inc.

So the global capitalist ruling classes’ War on Dissent is now in full swing. With their new and improved official narrative, “Democracy versus the Putin-Nazis,” successfully implanted in the public consciousness, the corporatocracy have been focusing their efforts on delegitimizing any and all forms of deviation from their utterly absurd and increasingly paranoid version of reality.

The Democratic Party is suing Russia, the Trump campaign, and Wikileaks (seriously … they’ve filed an actual lawsuit in an actual court of law an everything) for launching “an all-out assault on democracy” by publishing the DNC’s emails, “an act of unprecedented treachery,” according to Party Chairman Tom Perez. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, having already spent the last six years in a room in the Ecuadorian embassy in London to avoid being arrested by the British authorities, extradited to the United States, and imprisoned for the remainder of his natural life, has been…

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“After the Storm”

Maurice Sapiro, 30" x 36", oil on canvas, 2015 I know this scene perfectly. A fever brought me here when I was small, and I swore an oath not to forget. You know how time folds when we are ill. See the battle horde before the fell walls, hear the god storm roar. I think... Continue Reading →

Berating Liberalism

Filling in the conversation that preceded this final comment will pose no difficulty for those who have experienced the smug hauteur and heroic denial of the thoroughly impervious partisan. As for the tone, I concede that my frustration shows, but allow that some threads are best ended with cauterization. And I have known the man... Continue Reading →

Not Me, Valentine

You paint your head Your mind is dead You don't even know What I just said: That's Yoooouuu-- American Womanhood. You're phony on top You're phony underneath You lie in bed And grit your teeth That's Yoooouuu-- American Womanhood. Frank Zappa, "We're Only In It For The Money" Zappa wrote those lyrics in 1967. What... Continue Reading →

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