Neither Forgive Dylann Roof…Nor Ourselves: Quandaries of American “Democracy”

Forgive Dylann Roof

View image | gettyimages.com n May, it was all about Freddie Gray, police violence, and riots in Baltimore. Last summer, it was about Ferguson, Missouri, Michael Brown, police violence and riots. Three years ago, it was about Trayvon Martin and vigilantism, gun laws, the “right to carry,” etc. Also three years ago: a crazy science-guy named […]

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….