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Testimony for National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service — END DRAFT REGISTRATION

I prepared the below testimony to present at a public meeting in Chicago before the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service, a commission created by Congress to deal with questions of draft registration, most specifically, whether to end … Continue reading

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FREE POLITICAL POSTER: CIA Director Nominee Gina Haspel Tortuously Testifies At Nuremberg War Crimes Trials

Political apologists for torture and war crimes are lining up to defend CIA Director nominee Gina Haspel, who was involved in black op torture and destruction of evidence about these operations — nothing to see here!?  In honor of this surreal … Continue reading

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FREE POLITICAL POSTER: Donald Trump Swamped With Taxing Situations, Declares MOST UNDRAINING EVER!

Donald Trump’s promise to “Drain the swamp” from Washington, DC, is perhaps his most surreal promise of all. Today, President Donald Trump is campaigning for Senate candidate Roy Moore, who has been facing mounting credible evidence of his predatory sexual … Continue reading

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POLITICAL POEM: Unite In The Write

Poets of the world unite Delivering a bill of writes To the regressive elite And overcompensating narcissists May the love of word in deed Translate into a raging river of love Pounding against that professed shore thing Strait from the … Continue reading

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Managed Democracy And The Illusion Of Politics

This article pretty much sums it up.  Managing the air, apparent electorate, and the “for most” illusion of politics.  Great contribution from The African American Intellectual History Society, Managed Democracy And The Illusion Of Politics: Now that another sordid election … Continue reading

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Chris Hedges’ Interviews Noam Chomsky on Precarious State of America

Once again, Chris Hedges nails it in his article, Noam Chomsky Has ‘Never Seen Anything Like This,’ discussing the precarious state of the current American political landscape and bringing to bear Chomsky’s rigorous and insightful analysis over the last several generations: … Continue reading

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Donald Trump: The Dress Rehearsal for Fascism

If you want to make sense of the failure of neoliberalism, as typified by Hillary Clinton, and its vomiting up of proto-fascist leaders like Donald Trump, then author and journalist Chris Hedges nails it again, in this piece, Donald Trump: The Dress Rehearsal … Continue reading

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THIRD PARTY POEM: A Door Number Three

A Door Number Three Caught a mist The cross Fire Between partisan streams Shooting for number won Too put out In A narrow mined field Wear white is anti-black And black is nonwhite So fanatical about your stripes Yet no … Continue reading

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Comedian Jesus: Any TRUMP? NO, Go Fish, I’m Not Playing That Game

This Comedian Jesus cartoon combines the contemporary unwanted news cycle of Donald Trump with the timeless question of: Precisely what game are you playing? This Comedian Jesus cartoon is an inspired hybrid of a pun on “Trump,” and my poem, … Continue reading

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POEM: Another Martyr Bides The Dust

Another martyr bides the dust And I was a stray Beside myself In the fog Of yet another mourning The missed over my heart Feeling only that ephemeral beaten The wait on my brain Fueled into thinking of the dread … Continue reading

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POEM: The Yeast Of These

Wile there is much bred Daily preyed for Ample for awe concerned That seemingly still Fomenting swell times A mist repleting agin and agin In dubitable motifs Giving ascent to That for most ingredient A telling signature of homme The … Continue reading

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POEM: Corn Fed Politicians

We are surrounded By corn fed politicians Who don’t eat corn But slaughter the herd Fed only corn In a round a bout weigh In realty And capitol punishment Their hire power Contracts executioners To deal with every unwieldy beef … Continue reading

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POEM: Are You A Friend of Dorothy?

As a friend of Dorothy Day I wood ax More than won quest in A bout Her call As a tenet in passable saint hood As if a priest to nun Or mirror lay person Aborting gaiety As an infallible … Continue reading

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POEM: Can She Be Eunuch?

She stated No one else can do what I do To witch They rejoined Realing in whore Accept that you are a cog You intractable wrench Unfit for cloning round And unstranded She cut out From the puppet tier Knot … Continue reading

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POEM: Flagging Defeat

He had enough Privilege To ignore The increasingly grave mound Of white lies Worshiping some cruel over lode Surveying all that was once Theirs A teetering tower of babble Atop spinning Helled up only buy its careening whirled Mything the … Continue reading

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POEM: The History of Civilization

They lived in the period of civilization A properly punctuated death sentience That no’s know end This poem is a reflection on the deathly aspects of so-called civilization, its facade of propriety, and penchant for denial.  The members of most … Continue reading

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POEM: In Jesting Another Triple Crown

America’s quest for monarchy Failed again A triple crown thwarted The quest for total domination Foundering Another cracker jack faux A for-see-able sir prize Californian gold transmuted Into chrome Bronzed A tanned hide Soon forgotten A hoarse race A poorer … Continue reading

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POEM: Changing Kings

When I was a child I crapped in my pants Today I am a king in the world Now I make others crap in their pants This is the indigestible truth Of too much power That cannot be changed Even … Continue reading

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POEM: A Befitting Size, That Matters

Starring on the big screen Used to dominate young dreams Super-sizing them for mass consumption Today, celluloid immortality miniaturizes So five minutes ago Small screens test us As we flail miserably In a feudal limbo ‘Tween Puffed up images Flickering … Continue reading

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POEM: Model Citizen

Rowan was a model citizen One-eighth scale Painstakingly posed With animating make up Almost lifelike This short poem, “Model Citizen,” is a reflection on the life-like which should only be mistaken for life at one’s own peril — or, in … Continue reading

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