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|The 'Coming' Progressive Revolution
Contrary to popular belief, which has professed a coming 'progressive' revolution for years, it won't happen electorally. Yes, it will be pretty impossible for the Republicans to win a national ...
|The Spaces in Between
"This is pouring rain, this is paralyzed". [Bon Iver 're: stacks'] 'The house always wins' is not just a tired aphorism of American popular culture, but the reality of the lives lived by most ...
|Interesting how times change
I left Daily Kos in 2007 for a while because of the crap that was being done to Gaza & the editorial & community moderation response to the people speaking out about it. I wrote a very ambiguous ...
|Will de Blasio insist on prosecution?
I don't usually walk the police brutality beat around here, though I frequently read JPMasser's diaries and shake my head in disgust. But This atrocity just happened in my fair city & our newly ...
|We Have Conquered Scarcity
The whole of our economic history has revolved around a single concept, scarcity. While we've supposedly evolved in our understanding of it from the time in which killed each other over fire, arable ...
|Dispatches from a Pale Blue Dot
It is a supreme pleasure in my life when I encounter something that says what I want to say, or have said, or thought I was saying, in such an elegant way that its saying has escaped me. Mind you, ...
|Why must there be an answer?
While purchasing a lottery ticket at the deli this evening, the proprietor made a joke about me giving him the dollar instead and all of my sins would be forgiven. I've known him for a while. He's a ...
|I hear songs in my heater
I'm reposting this diary from long ago - before I had a flame out here in the mid-2000's and deleted all of my diaries. It was written on a night, like tonight, when I had the joy of playing live ...
|Kairos - the defining moment of the right wing
The Greek word kairos has a long and interesting history. As opposed to chronos , the generic word for time, kairos stands for a specific moment in time - the opportune time, the 'right' time. Among ...
|When those lost are too young.
My 9-11 memory this year, has nothing to do with memorializing those who died in the past. Honoring, remembering and meshing their lives to our own is an essential element of what is human. Our ...
|The use of language
When I was in college in the early 1990's, there was still pressure, albeit small, to disallow certain texts, like those written by Faulkner, from being taught. The reason given by those seeking ...
|A Thought Experiment on Capitalism
When I was in sixth grade in 1984, I was encouraged by my teacher to be part of a new during the day activity group called future problem solvers . It was essentially one of those '70's ideas that ...
|An unlikely road to lawlessness
Here, as in the preceding articles, it is not a question of philanthropy but of right. Hospitality means the right of a stranger not to be treated as an enemy when he arrives in the land of another. ...
|I'm tired of the generational divide
As Hunter noted earlier, the Brooks column today exemplifies the most inane collection of 'the common wisdom', we should ever encounter. I have my own preferred sources on such issues [and for ...
|The Problem with Sales Tax
This will be brief & I'm going to bed soon, so I won't respond much until tomorrow. Within this debate about the new online sales tax collection legislation, a very important issue keeps getting ...
|On the 'Vindication' of Marx *updated
*Updated. When I posted this in the middle of the night, I had no idea it would be rescued & make the rec list. I'm sorry I haven't been able to be more involved in the discussion. I got up today, ...
|The Casual Dismissal of Anarchism
It took me many years of study, thought and political action, but somewhere around my mid 30's [circa 2007], I finally came out as an anarchist. I had probably been an anarchist for at least 15 ...
|The Mass Appeal of Modeling
As a hanger on in these parts since the pre-scoop days [though I never bothered to register until election night 2004] I've pretty much seen the gamut of discussion. What fascinates me, from my ...
|When will you get it?
Why did they die or suffer? Because Michelle Malkin and others were afraid of terrorists. It didn't matter that Saddam Hussein and Iraq were not even tangentially connected to the 9/11 attack. ...
|State of Grace
Trundled away, Lurking, Beneath our cushioned epiphanies, Lies grace. We need only Swab the dust.
|Of Colonial Raucous
I wrote this back in the summer... seems to have even more meaning upon our further 'commitment' to Afpak...
|Of saints, and sundry others
Exhausted by effrontery, Living phantoms, Expectation, We barter backwater wisdom, As if half lit matches Can spark fire on a stove.
|To teach or not to teach...
A nice piece over at Stop Me before I Vote Again , emailed in by Michael Hureaux Perez. I've often ...
Actual Title [wouldn't fit in the title line] England's not the mythical land of Madame George and roses It's the home of police who kill black boys on mopeds. The hanging gardens of ...
|Rumblings at a lunar eclipse
A whisker to the face, Insistent, sanguine. Smiles have the hint of blood, Ruddiness, humor. Blood is the mystified Miracle of birth, And the everyday fact Of execution.
While suborn pirates, Cinch nuclear waste From the simple minded, We shoot them With a toe to heel kick, A grace note To aphasia ; Because language is taken, It is not your own. The world ...
|The Aral Sea
Our sea-dreams Deepen myth, Toe shells shifting. A thoughtless Pseudonym Absolves fantasy. In blissful ignorance, We pick petoskeys From the shore As the water wades away Decampimg wreckage from ...
|Thoughts on Busking
Our pittance to speak Thoughtful quips, Rewards us with flattery. Our pittance to play Salacious jigs, Salivates the brasserie. We ask a pittance to live, And the piety of the pious Springs the ...
|Economics is a cult
I've been a spectator for years of the phenomenon known as 'economics' - be it as a philosophy student, a manager of small businesses, an active reader of economics texts and journalism, or just an ...
..."A surety is a person who agrees to be responsible for the debt or obligation of another." fi⋅del⋅i⋅ty /fɪˈdɛlɪti, faɪ-/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [fi-...
|What constitutes genocide?
Is it the cluster bombs ? Is it the door to ...
Interesting Atwood article today - h/t Marisacat. I quote the penultimate sediment:
|Taxes? What Taxes?
Given that it is my purview professionally, I'm always fascinated when candidates equivocate on personal and business taxation in this country, without any understanding of existing tax code. A ...
|Oh look, there's another piece of lint in my navel.
You do realize that the process of financial deregulation started with Carter and was supported by '80's Democratic Congressional majorities and a subsequent Democratic President? This is not to say ...
|In honor of linguists
Skewed pens challenging cuneiform and the 'i' for an 'i' before the cursive takes hold.
|The dead man will not say that he so deems it.
from Antigone: ANTIGONE Wouldst thou do more than take and slay me? CREON No more, indeed; having that, I have all. ANTIGONE Why then dost thou delay? In thy discourse ...
Southern trees bear a strange fruit, Blood on the leaves and blood at the root, Black bodies swinging in the Southern breeze, Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees. Pastoral scene of the ...
|You Poor Dears
You have spent the better part of a year arguing whether the warmonger Hillary, or warmonger Barak, or warmonger Johnnie is better fit to lead this nation. There have been passionate diaries on all ...
|While the whitosphere fritters
So we have Miss Laura & ...
|The Ayesha Dilemma
The tide was in when the Ayesha Pilgrimage marched down an alley beside the Holiday Inn, whose windows were full of the mistresses of film stars using their new Polaroid cameras, - ...
|You wanna hear the roar of a tiger
When you're reading the news; the scratch, of the cat in the box. She digs against sensibilities. She likes the stink.
|Why Marx Still Matters
I know the point of Markos’ snippet in the mid-day open thread yesterday was geared more towards intellectual wankery than Marx specifically, but I bristle at the sad fact that Marx has become ...
|On the eve of escalation
I'm going to reprint an op-ed I published on Counterpunch [yes Counterpunch ] in september of 2002 - a full 8 months before the Iraq war. I'd already seen the complete insecticization ...
|All things being equal
I think human beings are just. If we strip away the strata, hardened by years of familial, cultural, national, religious settlement; if we let the true desire for self creation shine through, I ...
|The itch on my nose
When I reach for a cigarette, when I lock the door, I've got an itch on my nose. When I turn up the heater, or blanket my toes, I've got an itch on my nose.
|"Under a bus"
I've been away for a couple of weeks, because I went 'under a bus'. I've had this conversation with myself since I've had to pay for my own health insurance [13 years now]... 'What if I went under a ...
|Wow, this is funny
I just stumbled across an old letter I wrote to Alex Cockburn back in the height of my conspiracy days... And the early days of me reading DKos. I used to contribute to Counterpunch, pretty ...
|Pie in your Errin, Pootie f***king Pie
I'm mostly polite. I'm sometimes an ass. I make pertinent comments, I write irreverent diaries. But what drops my jaw is the animosity. What slips the smooth muscles into urination Is the ...
|Questions of Love
This is not poetry. This is a series of questions. How much do you love? Do you love?
|A telekinesis of the soul||lucid||11/16/2006||115||19||2||5|
|Life in the New Party||lucid||10/28/2006||6||6||-||1|
|Philosophy for Kossacks V: Plato & that which is in virtue of itself||lucid||10/25/2006||42||12||3||9|
|How can anyone have nationalism?||lucid||10/21/2006||51||4||-||-|
|What strikes your soul||lucid||10/18/2006||78||9||-||-|
|I'm here because of the skin||lucid||09/13/2006||51||6||-||-|
|The fishhook in your forehead||lucid||09/06/2006||10||5||-||-|
|The bosom of dream||lucid||09/02/2006||34||2||-||-|
|My skin makes woodchips||lucid||08/29/2006||16||6||-||-|
|Lucy greets me with a chirp or 2||lucid||08/23/2006||69||5||-||-|
|The walk from Tribeca||lucid||08/15/2006||106||4||-||-|
|So where were you||lucid||08/03/2006||19||5||1||-|
|Three snorts shy||lucid||07/29/2006||24||2||-||-|
|Against my better judgement||lucid||07/27/2006||8||6||-||-|
|A Bauhaus Building on the Lower East Side||lucid||07/20/2006||5||1||-||1|
|I am a Human Being||lucid||07/18/2006||10||12||1||6|
|Your two shirts||lucid||07/14/2006||1||1||-||-|
|Shame, on shame||lucid||07/04/2006||16||5||3||132|
|So I've lost my poems||lucid||06/29/2006||15||5||-||-|
|In my NYC||lucid||06/27/2006||5||3||-||-|
|Philosophy for Kossacks IV: Prometheus||lucid||06/24/2006||21||13||12||145|
|My dear Joni Mitchell||lucid||06/16/2006||15||6||-||1|
|Waves of Fear||lucid||06/03/2006||11||1||-||-|
|Philosophy for Kossacks III: Isonomia and the Pre-Socratics||lucid||05/27/2006||26||22||15||186|
|Philosophy for Kossacks II: Theological and Historical Antecedents to Athenian Humanism||lucid||05/18/2006||38||7||21||199|
|I guess no one listens to Metajesus anymore||lucid||05/17/2006||38||8||-||9|
|The Vampires that Shadow Reality||lucid||05/13/2006||41||20||6||133|
|Philosophy for Kossacks||lucid||05/03/2006||68||21||21||204|
|What if life is entropy?||lucid||04/03/2006||49||6||2||8|
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