Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Rants: Day Six of The Dread

We are now watching the rapid dismantling of all those things the small measure of human decency that has been available in this superficial and vulgar consumer society had allowed to be enacted over the past 50 years. 

But we still have Netflix and pizza--so no biggie.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Reflections: Happy Birthday to Me

January 23, 2017: 70 years old today

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Reflections: On the New American Decadence

In a time when the casual use of the most vulgar language by school girls has become the norm, the ascendancy of a Trump is to be expected.

Trump is the Uber-Stereotype; the Ugly American finally evolved to full power.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Rants: B-bye Obama

Nobody paying homage to Barack Obama this week seems to give a damn about the havoc and horrors his foreign policy decisions have rained down upon the heads of ordinary people in seven foreign lands--all in support of American corporate hegemony. Such uncaring, de facto bigotry--for that is what it is--defines the ultimate moral failure of so many of my fellow countrymen.
As John Lennon sang: "There's room at the top they are telling you still / But first you must learn how to smile as you kill."
Was nobody listening?

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Rants: They Never Learn

I just gave up on an attempt to watch a 9 a.m. Sunday morning political/news show. There, on ABC, was the embarrassing sell-out, Obama, and on Fox, the even more disgusting huckster, Reince Preibus. All bullshit, all the time. More productively, I started reading Howard Zinn's The Twentieth Century: a People's History this morning. It is amazing to be clubbed over the head once again with the proof that "business-as-usual" for the U.S. of A. has not changed one iota since the inception of the 20th century. Then, it was Cuba and the Philippines; today it is the Middle East: same motives; same murderous tactics, still to the benefit of nobody but the corporate oligarchs. Then, it was the mysterious explosion that destroyed the battleship Maine; more recently it was the mysterious controlled demolition of the three buildings of the WTC. Same old, same old. The people never learn and apparently never will.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Reflectons: The Future of Loneliness

We will have nowhere to find out the effect on the suicide rate as a result of their shutting down the social media.

Rodak's Writings: Teleology - a poem


It all comes down
to shit, to death.

The worms are oblivious
to the stench of reality,

Never having read
any books of wisdom.


Monday, January 2, 2017

Reflections: With a Whimper

The Truthers seem to have finally given it up and fallen silent. Evidently a correct understanding of how we got to where we are today is no longer worth the frustration and weathering the constant scorn of the majority bleating merinos. So be it: let the perpetual war roll on.