Gary Corseri: Looking back on the US Empire and the Vietnam War—which ultimately took his own son’s life—Secretary of Defense McNamara attributed his own stupidity to the “fog of war.” I would rather call it “asininity.”
Gary Corseri: The Great Contradiction of the 21st Century is that humankind has never been more connected—and our very connectedness renders us more vulnerable.
Gary Corseri: Global Climate Change? Not a peep! As the US suffered through the hottest July in the record books, drought leaves actor-maniacs like Tom Selleck siphoning water from fire hydrants so he can keep his lawns shiny green… not a peep from our would-be Commanders-in-Chief, nor the media panel there to, er, “grill” them!
Gary Corseri: The hidden truth of a college education these days is that naïve students are entangled in spiders’ webs of inescapable debts while pursuing an “American Dream” with which safe-cracking politician-“guardians” of the treasury have long since absconded.
Gary Corseri: Symbolism is always important, but the Confederate flag is maligned if it is merely reduced to an historical oddity—a symbol of American racism; something to put behind us.
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 […]
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.
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.
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!
Gary Corseri: Every war represents a failure of our species to free itself from the shackles of expansionism, greed, colonization, exploitation, ignorance and violence.
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.
Gary Corseri: He inspired as no political leader has since then. He was elegant in thought and demeanor. He made it acceptable, even “cool,” to be educated, learned, literate and erudite. He had a honed sense of irony, and could be funny.
Gary Corseri: I think I could have happily buried Maher’s harangue in the murk of my subconscious, if I had not heard similar drivel from the mouth of the Prime Minister of Israel, speaking before the UN.