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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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IMMIGRATION POEM: In A Parent Idiocy

In a parent idiocy Wee are tolled The right Thing to do Is children For sake In wanting To be a legitimate American Leave your children behind A crashing symbol To not here As freedom wrings A bout effacing the … Continue reading

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FREE POSTER: GOP Greedy Old Perverts Sexual Predator-in-Chief Donald Trump and Roy Moore

Dirty old men, predominantly dirty old white men, are running rampant throughout our culture and politics. A long overdue push back is underway as many powerful sexual predators are finally being held to some account.  The cutting edge of this … Continue reading

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POLITICAL POEM: You Don’t Say, And Ever Prey

To every American YES The president no’s stuff That wee don’t Real lies Pinocchio without puppeteers Cyrano’s muzzle sow credible Undisclosed pickings of boogie men Obscuring a lode of crop Not too be shared Impolite company Helled as rue’d or … 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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POEM: A World Without Boarders

Mother earth bids us What rend must we pay For such fear in dwelling In apprehending tenets In discriminating borne Giving no quarter To mother and child And presumed fodder Taking the place Of wear every won re-sides Drawing lyin’s … Continue reading

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POEM: Ferry Tales

Buy politicians We have been tolled Ferry tales From bank to bank Holding no water Liquidating assets Left and right Sow gully able As they desperately wanton US to believe The chosen few, the elect As top down Driving in … 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: What If Everybody Did That?

Such sophistry Firmly on the bench But What if Everybody did that Judging propriety Smudging property An intolerable act My conscience He decreed Must fall Into line With Kant Where every reason Reduced to rant It’s the leash they can … Continue reading

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ELECTION POEM: We De-serve More Than One Date a Year

Even with The sorry lack He in the capitol arena He refuse To beg for change As riddled with ballots From a stone throne Presumed in a sense As the free mark it To mock a difference In hour damn … Continue reading

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POEM: The Game of Life

One day I realized The game of life And going back In the box Only to find The rules had been lost Long a go And still The game goes on This short poem plays with the notion that life … Continue reading

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POEM: We Won’t Be Food Again

I would rather Be Job Less than Renounce A living wager And know place to lie My head My heart Made homeless In loo of A fast fooled nation For going The beast Wee Can due Hitched to number one … Continue reading

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POEM: State of the Union – Barack Obama

The State of the Union In come in equality Barack Hussein Obama Raising a question Of will he deliver His second state Of the union Different than the first Shot from Chicagoland Now addressing From 1600 sumpin’ Pennsylvania Avenue A … Continue reading

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POEM: War on Poverty

War on Poverty In our nation’s capital We are drowning in think tanks Our chief armament In the war on poverty And for all of their business They have made up their mine Poverty is not the problem Poverty is … Continue reading

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POEM: Unemployable

I am unemployable Partly because no one can afford what I’m worth Partly because I prefer to give it away This short poem harkens to a more organic way of relating to one another than contractual relationships.  What if people … Continue reading

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POEM: Government Listening

I’d like a government that listens More than listens in And NO, I don’t want fries with that! We need to truly listen to one another, in order to create together a democracy that represents us.  Democracy is an open … Continue reading

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FREE POSTER: MLK I Have a Dream, Obama I Have Drone

To celebrate the legacy of peace and justice of Martin Luther King, Jr. this upcoming MLK Day 2013, I have designed this free downloadable poster: “MLK I Have a Dream, Obama I Have Drone” You can download this free 8-1/2 … Continue reading

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Obama Shifts Military Defense Cuts to Domestic Programs

George Zornick blogs in The Nation about Obama’s Plan to Save the Military From Cuts—at the Expense of Domestic Programs.  Here is an excerpt: “As budget wonks comb over President Obama’s outline for fiscal year 2013, a startling White House … Continue reading

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