Side Effects: Popping Pills and Pop-Up Politicoes

Will Bernie Sanders Run

*+-Gary Corseri: Wasn’t there supposed to be a “War on Drugs”? Pinch me awake, but I’m guessing that we Baby Boomers lost… because it’s pretty clear that drugs—especially the “legal” ones—have proliferated in the heart of the Empire the way drones have darkened the skies over Afghanistan, Pakistan and all the little stans.

How I Saw the Light with Daylight Saving Time!

Daylight Saving Time

*+-Gary Corseri: There was a tattered blanket on the sidewalk and people had thrown some coins and a couple of dollars on it, and before it there was a small, slender black man with an Afro, and he had a baton and was conducting “Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony,” like he was Beethoven himself.

4 Kinds of Intelligence; and How America Fails

How America Fails

*+-Gary Corseri: We’ve obliterated like bugs over a million of their guys, capsized relatively progressive, prosperous and stable Arab states in Iraq and Libya, and we’ve been playing the manic Iran and North Korea cards for so long now—most MSM-brain-drained Americans actually believe it!

War Is the Failure of Humanity

no good wars

*+-Gary Corseri: Every war represents a failure of our species to free itself from the shackles of expansionism, greed, colonization, exploitation, ignorance and violence.

There Oughta Be a Law Against….

There Oughta Be a Law

*+-Gary Corseri: High school football. We’ve become sportsmanic! Girls form dangerous pyramids—a genital symbol?—to cheer on boys rushing towards concussions, to show their manly prowess.

Mainstream Media Proving Stalin Right

Proving Stalin Right

*+-Gary Corseri: It has been about 40 years since I thought Joan Rivers somewhat amusing. How in hell does the news of her passing take priority over the lives and concerns of millions of working Americans?

A Conversation with Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau

*+-Gary Corseri: When I saw his gray tombstone slab—about the size of a large cereal box!—with nothing but the capitals “HENRY” inscribed on it, I thought at first: Surely this writer-philosopher-naturalist-activist deserved better notice than this! And then I thought: This is fitting….

The Rise of Our Dumbocracy

how america was lost

*+-Gary Corseri: This is one busy guy! And smart! Being somewhat hip, and accelerating towards codgerdom, I must declare that Paul Craig Roberts is simply one of America’s best chroniclers of this sad, brutal era of imperial overreach and moral decline.

Mandela

nelson meme

*+-Mandela Legacy — He got the ‘moral victory'; we took the spoils: gold and diamonds; cheap labor; land to die for, to kill for.