Thank you, Washington Post, for what might turn out to be the most incredible RussiaGate story of all! Like the Steele Dossier* with its “pee pee” tales and the (far more credible) hush-money-for-sex reports, this scoop has salacious details — which should make it a big hit. However, being a RussiaGate story, it also features the words “no evidence.” (That… Read More »“Please USA save us from Russia!”
Responding to a comment at CommonDreams.org, I may have finally articulated something intelligible, as follows (earlier in the thread I may have face-planted a bit, rhetorically, but here’s where I redeemed myself): You’re entirely correct about the proclivity of the right-wing, not the left, toward violence. And yes, indeed, I saw the ugly messaging from Tea Party types following President… Read More »Worst. Citizens. Ever.
“Those who have been truly silenced in the ‘Trump era’ are those who were critical of the seemingly perpetual U.S. government war machine since the invasion of Iraq.” Spot-on, Mr. Husseini. The anti-war left has been silenced. That’s precisely what has happened to us. For all intents and purposes, we no longer exist. The “Trump era” marks unthinkable gains for… Read More »SILENCED BY NEOCONS.
From the article by Glenn Greenwald: “This kind of love, between two men or two women, has existed for thousands of years, long before the kind of ignorant bigotry that we now hear on a regular basis, provoked by a simple picture of love.” — Pedro Lotti, crusader for equal rights and basic human decency “Won’t someone, please, think of… Read More »On prurience and hypocrisy… “Won’t someone please think of the children?”
I’m back in that place I call Me. Again, I have to distinguish between myself and my warlike, xenophobic, racist-imperialist society. I love. I excoriate. I grieve. (And I PAINT.) (And watch movies.) (And read comic books.) (And immerse myself in “political” books by irrelevant people like Chalmers Johnson, Christa Wolf, Hannah Arendt, James Cone, Chris Hedges, Sheldon Wolin, John… Read More »Trump has made America “great” again… McCarthy LIVES!
I have not been to Russia, and I highly doubt that free speech thrives there, least of all under Putin. But I was born and raised in this country, and I’ve watched Democrats and Republicans over the last few decades tear down the First Amendment and reduce it to a pale ghost of itself. All while destroying media as an… Read More »“Have you ever been to Russia?”