“Each chapter I read made me more and more angry.” – Dr. Helen Caldicott, international leader of anti-nuclear and environmental movements, making reference to a book recommended below The new Cold War is different from the original one. Ideological conflict no longer pits Moscow against today’s enlarged “West”… since Russia’s elite unashamedly embraced capitalism afterRead More
Part I of The Commodification of Art can be found here. “I could always live in my art but never in my life” – a character from Ingmar Bergman’s “Autumn Sonata” Art is the last line of defense against authoritarian control, and artists are contemporary shamans delivering message. The eternal protectors of this little light of mine.Read More
The 2018 government shutdown is now over but I’m thankful Democrats like Chuck Schumer got the chance to make announcements that expose just what the Democrats presently are and what they actually stand for. The party that is currently referring to themselves as the “Resistance” is in reality closer to being a movement of submissiveRead More
“A lie can travel halfway around the world before the truth can get its boots on.” – Not Mark Twain Prevaricator: a person who speaks so as to avoid the precise truth; quibbler; equivocator. Tersely; a skillful liar. Most all lying has conscious and subconscious elements. When a lie dribbles out of your mouth a little dingRead More
Emma Goldman’s writing is as valid now as it was a hundred years ago. A testament to the fact we are still ensconced within the same socioeconomic issues.
by Richard Martin Oxman “It should be instructive to think about why so many writers on alternative sites go on and on.” — Rachel Olivia O’Connor When I first started teaching college students in in 1964, I began my Comparative Literature classes by pointing out how Mark Twain once demonstrated that several inflated passages fromRead More
Transmogrify. From rage, to depression, to surrender, to heal, to grow, to reason, to empathy, to dulcet whisper, to song, to dance…to be. To exist.
Since its inception the war on drugs has psycho-actively altered the global perception of drugs and even the definition of what drugs are. The mental fog over American minds was induced via decades of freebasing anti-drug government propaganda, however people seem to be awakening from the haze of misinformation. Still, there remains plenty of misconceptions aroundRead More
Money and the power it imbues atrophies the living daemon in all who are subjected to capitalist games. It is a manipulator of perception, a truth twister, a divider of people. All who wade into the capitalist pool will be permeated with “money values”, and those who stay too long in the tides become partRead More
by Valleria Ruselli “The old Lie: Dulce et decorum est Pro patria mori.” — Wilfred Owen drawing upon Horace’s Odes Kipling’s Plain Tales from the Hills, Forster’s Passage to India, Orwell’s Burmese Days and Paul Scott’s Jewel in the Crown are read in academic circles and viewed by wider audiences courtesy of various media. And other dramatic fare focused on similar unfair settings hasRead More