Sunday, August 21, 2016

Rodak's Writings: Null and Void ~ a poem

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Null and Void

It’s just wrong.

I speak of
what I’ve done,
of what I have,
of what I am.

No reason
to feed this.
No reason
to bid it rise
and walk.

I sit and watch
the morning sky
turn dark,
as lonely as
the empty hallways
of my heart.
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Saturday, August 6, 2016

Reflections: The Right and the Left of It

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What conservatives want is a government strong (i.e. "big") enough to keep me from doing things they don't like, but weak (i.e. "small") enough to let them do anything they want.
What liberals want is a government strong (i.e. "big") enough to enlist the participation of all in the promotion of the common good, but weak (i.e. "small") enough to stay out of everyone's personal lifestyle choices, so long as they don't negatively affect the lives of others.
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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Reflections: Some Final Thoughts on the DNC and the Primaries

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If the excuse for the extreme bias of the DNC against Bernie Sanders is, "he isn't really a Democrat," then they should not have allowed him to run as a Democrat. The truth is, they wanted him to run as a Democrat so that he could be defeated in the primaries and not be on the ballot in November.
Having lured him into the fold, the DNC then abandoned its proper role to work against Bernie Sanders and for Hillary Clinton. The proper role of the DNC would be to work to provide maximum exposure in the media and in live rallies, etc. for both candidates, so that the electorate would be able to make informed choices on which candidate to vote for in the primaries. The DNC, however, did everything it could to suppress the availability of Bernie Sanders to public exposure. This gave Hilllary, who already had name recognition by the ton, a huge advantage over Sanders, who was not well-known to the general public.
Despite this ruthless sabotage, Sanders raised his own money, drew huge crowds to his rallies and came very close to defeating the largely unpopular HRC, despite multiple polling place "irregularities" which allegedly worked in Clinton's favor.
Anybody who thinks the Democratic party's primary process was fair and honest is a dupe, or is in passive collusion with the fraud.
We don't need to be worrying about Russians fucking around with our elections in order to destroy our democracy when we have traitorous operatives for the globalist, criminal corporatocracy like Debbie Wasserman Schultz doing it already.
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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Reflections: Election Day 2016--Hard Choices

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I just watched Bernie Sander's speech from Philly at the DNC last night. It is sad that it has come to this. But Bernie did get to me.

Obama promised most of what HRC now promises and was able to deliver only bits and pieces of it. HRC won't do any better unless the revolution extends down ticket. Even if you can't bring yourself to vote for Hillary--and I don't blame you there-- you must go and vote for the Democratic congressmen and senators who are up for election or reelection in your state and district. I personally contemplated abstention as an option this time around, but I now reject that notion as irresponsible and potentially destructive.

That said, we also need a strong anti-war movement such as we saw in the Vietnam era to put an end to HRC's murderous foreign policy agendas.It's all well and good if she can mitigate the obscene profit-taking of Big Pharma. But she must also put an end to the huge profitability of the arms industries and the slaughter of innocents abroad that those profits provoke and incite.

I haven't yet decided whether I can bring myself to vote for Hillary Clinton. But I have decided to vote. And as a resident of the crucial swing state of Ohio, with the polls currently showing Trump and Clinton tied, I am persuaded that if the election were being held tomorrow I would have to vote for Clinton--even though I would fear hating myself ever after for doing so.

Hillary Clinton is not a good human being, but we live in a fallen world and we must, of necessity, do the best we can with what we've got.
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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Reflections: Mean Girls, 2016:

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I find it increasingly amusing to see all the Clintonian feminists, who could detect even the faintest whiff of alleged misogyny emanating from the Bernie Sanders campaign and react with claws out, now mutely indifferent to the rampant slut-shaming of Donald Trump's wife--or even ruthlessly participating in it. In this, they mirror the intellectual and moral flexibility of their bloodstained heroine. You go, grrrrls.
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Saturday, July 2, 2016

Rodak's Writings: Don't

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Don’t

Don’t mess with me today:

My stars twist torn and bleeding
clustered on a barbed-wire
skein of deterministic torture

My vision is tunneled
through lightless pipes
of sewer-seasoned angst

I’m feeling meaner
than a half-breed
My Lai rape baby
staring at a bust
of Rusty Calley

Get in my face
and I’ll pee on your foot

Open your mouth
and I’ll force feed you
fetid gobs of fly-blown truth

So back slowly away
and trust me

Just don’t
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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Rodak's Writings: Doing the Stroll


Doing the Stroll

I have noticed
that I no longer walk –
I mosey.
I am overtaken and bypassed
by every pedestrian soul
on the public pavement,
each of whom, evidently,
hurries toward some goal
more crucial by far
than the one I saunter toward:
Call it, if you will, a victory lap.
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