Gary Corseri: One aspect of our current problems not mentioned here is the conundrum of living in a shrinking world with an expanding population.
Gary Corseri: Not only neocons but “neo-liberals” see no space between the interests of the US and Israel!
Gary Corseri: Most Americans are still getting their news from the Howdy-Doody-TV-Network “newsmen” and the Princess Summer-Fall-Winter-Spring dolls of Fox.
Gary Corseri: Dear Wife: I didn’t mean to have sex with those three bar-girls who robbed me! I didn’t mean to get infected with herpes (and God knows what else!) because I forgot to wear a condom!
Gary Corseri: “My personal struggle to get this done exposes everything wrong with education in the U.S., where we bomb countries of color that offer free education! I don’t understand Americans’ loyalty to political parties that have sold them out!”
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.