I never thought I would see the day when the New York Times prints an article using Guy Debord’s Society of the Spectacle as a critical tool. This book, for those not in the know, is a thin manifesto of 220 theses that expose and condemn the pernicious effect of mass media on the freedom of […]Read More Dispatches from Pax Trumpiana: III
News popped over the Zuck Wire that “computer security experts” are encouraging Hillary Clinton to demand a recount. Apparently, they claim evidence points to Russian malfeasance and tampering with electronic voting machines that swung votes away from Clinton and to Trump in key states like Wisconsin and Michigan. Clinton lost those two states by small margins. […]Read More Dispatches from America Trumpiana, I: A Profile in Courage for Clinton?
A poem, to commemorate our 2016 Election: Trump did not destroy America Bush father and son did. Reagan, blasting Willie Norton, did. Nixon… you what the fuck he did. And you know as hell these evil men will be rehabilitated their reputations restored After the ascent of the Teflon Don. This must not happen Do […]Read More Donald Trump Did Not Destroy America
My friend Larisa over at Austere Magazine pens a great read on how to tune out the barrage of news and content and shouting matches that fill up the modern discourse in 2016. The background context to this piece is the 2016 Texas Tribune Festival, which she and I both attended. The Festival’s panels covered […]Read More
If it took you this long to be shocked and disgusted by Trump – the man who called Mexicans rapists, seeks to outlaw Islam in the United States, cheats anyone who crosses his path, who parades his misogyny for the world to see – wake up. If you will tolerate Trump’s policies, as long as they […]Read More Fear and Loathing with Thirty Days to Go