Folks, you have to pull your heads out of the mainstream newspapers and at minimum consider that the US shares equal blame for the situation in Ukraine today. Using the term “equal” could be generous. While I list the instances of the America’s Ukraine meddling, I want you to reverse the roles and tell […]Read More ARE YOU STILL BLAMING RUSSIA FOR THIS?
Mungu Wangu, President Obama! You have no plan?? The Islamic State – also known as ISIL – is rearranging the Middle East chessboard as we know it when these slick-dressed New Jack jihadis began macking parts of Iraq, carving out territory in Syria, announcing a conquest vision that includes parts of Europe, crucifying non-believers, pulling […]Read More OBAMA, THE MAN WITH NO (ISIL) PLAN
How can the Governor of a US state which the University of Montana-Billings, WalletHub, Education Law Center (pdf), and the US Department of Education has ranked near the bottom of national student achievement or state effort lists, gather the nerve to sue the Obama administration over the fear of a federal government education mandate? […]Read More JINDAL IN SCHOOLS TRYING TO GET A REP
A long time ago, an observant man from this organization summarized people who subscribe to dialectic axioms as “folks who believe that once you identify ‘what it is,’ you’ve automatically identified ‘what it’s not.’” Many news organizations use this tactic, either by accident or by design, to simplify a complex world for their audiences. So … […]Read More ANGEL SHOOTS DEVIL TO DEATH IN FERGUSON
People who ask “How come Blacks can’t get ahead” – whether in inquisitive or derogatorily accusative terms – can look to ArchCity Defenders‘ researched exposé (pdf) of Ferguson Missouri’s predatory law enforcement and court systems for a source of answers which will remind you of America’s post-Civil War Black Codes. To summarize the research, St. Louis […]Read More BLACK CODES OF MODERN-DAY FERGUSON
The significance of last night’s post about the events in Ferguson, Missouri and in other American cities is that I’m typically not the guy who places the words “America” and “Banana Republic” in the same sentence. Being a fascism conspiracy theorist isn’t my style. But this photo tweeted by Al Jazeera that shows journalists being gassed doesn’t make me feel any […]Read More POISON BANANAS, REVISITED
Now that a state of emergency has been declared by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, lets ask again: what’s happening in the city of Ferguson? Or more broadly, what’s happening in America? Did The Terrorists finally win? Did the September 11 attacks become the decisive battle that turned Big and Small Town America into paranoid, […]Read More A BANANA REPUBLIC WITH POISON FRUIT
I don’t know of many instances where the US militarily intervened in another nation’s affairs which had nothing to do with economics or American hegemony. That’s why I don’t completely buy the current US humanitarian intervention in Iraq. ISIL has been burying Yazidi women and children alive, as well as literally crucifying Syrian rebels […]Read More OH, IT’S NEVER ABOUT OIL!
I read the New Yorker’s satire article about Jazz legend Sonny Rollins’ self-loathing and hatred for Jazz, and was about to let it go. “Not funny, but also not worth my responsive energy” was my initial thought. And then Django Gold, senior writer for The Onion who penned the New Yorker piece, said this: “The […]Read More HERE’S WHY THE NEW YORKER’S SONNY ROLLINS SATIRE ISN’T FUNNY
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), could deliver the next terrorist attack in America, Heavens forbid, and the potential event can arguably wear a stamp that says “Made in America.” It didn’t take long for the video electrons to dry after President Barack Obama announced that he will help Iraq “Prevent an […]Read More ISIL – COMING TO AN AMERICAN CITY NEAR YOU