Friday, December 30, 2016

Rodak's Writings: Irresolution - a poem


I keep putting it off,
more afraid of approaching
the retail counter
than of standing before the Throne.

Afraid of watching human opinion
form like a time-lapse crystal.
Not this week, then, after all.

Wait a month: new money’s coming in.
You’ll go out and do it then,
as surely as an island girl
goes down to pee in the ocean.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Rodak's Writings: Enough of the New - a poem

Enough of the New

I shall soon be sharing my oldest poems
for they were songs of rage
and psalms of warning against
evil men with lust for power.
We must remember how the pen
was all we had in opposition.

((  In prior days we ate our Wheaties;
we played hide-and-seek
in lush back yards and made water
on the trunks of  trees like little dogs.
We coaxed the girls
to pull down their pants,
to show us what it was rumored
they lacked, while we giggled
like drunken elves, each little wee-wee
so mysteriously hard it hurt,
for we as yet had no release
for these confusing passions,
nor any notion then of how
those girls, grown knowing,
would so easily play us
in the power of their elements  ))

Venerable now, we are perhaps resigned
to this new world governed by our well-raised sons,
careful souls who walk above our nodding heads,
their competent feet shod in tender slippers,
as they check the locks and douse the lights.

I shall begin to share my oldest poems,
for we must never forget
how we carried our souls in our empty hats
as we made our desperate escape,
or were sent into terminal exile
by grown-up girls entrenched on angry beds.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Rants: Where Have All the Flower(children) Gone?

So what happened was, first all the long-haired "summer of love" freaks got bitch-slapped by the establishment. Then they crawled back to school on their hands and knees, got graduate degrees and sold out to the professions.Today, the only "left" in this country is a bunch of pussyfied neo-liberals with the moral fortitude of runt-of-the-litter, hind-tit-sucking, farm animals. 

Et voila, Donald Trump!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Reflections: A People in Chains?

Through Trump's cabinet nominations, this election has now revealed itself to have been a bloodless coup d'etat. Unless the electors, or the courts, find the courage and the will to overturn the results, the last vestiges of representative democracy will have gone by the board, replaced by the dictatorial rule of the oligarchic kleptocracy; the fascists in firm control.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Reflections: Americans -- Exceptionally Stupid

Americans of a conservative bent have been drilled to believe that those on the left are the brainwashed ones, marching in lockstep to the beat of totalitarian drums; this is nothing but projection. 
The truth is that conservatism is the ideology of the business class; it is built on marketing techniques. What marketing does is present trusted figures (e.g. Ronald Reagan) to sell people things they don't really need for much more than those things are actually worth. 
You start out buying 20 Mule Team Borax, and you end up buying Trickle Down Economics.
"American Exceptionalism" is Stupidity on Steroids. 
Do the math.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Reflections: A Clear and Present Danger

"White Nationalism" is an empty pose; a movement with no valid basis and no achievable goal. That said, it is very dangerous. We are now witnessing its power to move huge numbers in directions that benefit the corporate oligarchs and the puppet masters of the shadow government. It has momentum. It is necessary to build an effective coalition of right-thinking factions to stem the tide. It is necessary to find a national leader with the ability to focus that effort. But such a figure has yet to emerge. Time is of the essence. It can happen here.