Paul Haeder: Vietnam like a leech inside my guts, slowly growing, waiting to expurgate right before truth hits my amydgala like a hollow-point uranium-tipped US of A projectile.
Paul Haeder: This young lad looks to me for a male voice, an ear, some guy who looks like a professor, someone who knows a lot, and he opens up, giving me insight into my client that none of his managers could really speak about.
What is a life, revealed? What is this idea of truth, the unadulterated history in one’s narrative? The baggage, the contexts, the points of view, dredged into one’s psychological state, all the trauma of simple moments in a boy’s or man’s life, boy-to-man and man-to-boy sense of things, are these parts of the lens one […]
Paul Haeder: In many ways, this country’s cultural wars have derailed revolution, activism, the eye on the real prize – ending capitalism.
Paul Haeder: We need radical Change, and we need radical, in-your-face, dirty, real, scary, truthful documentaries, with some other style than the poor rich white guy or gal posing in their own films like Naomi Klein or any number of them.
Paul Haeder: He’s mayor for a day, and get this, he is in a union, and daily, he struggles working next to racist, retrograde union members thumping or humping or stumping for Trump.
These men and women at the Heroin Anonymous event are testaments to cracking that snake in half, and throwing away the allure and the mighty erotic and attractive moment of the fix hitting all those dopamine-serotonin cylinders all at once.
Paul Haeder: What we have is emptiness in America – the public spaces no longer public, barricaded against the struggle that is displacement, and no place to live or stay.
Paul Haeder: Like stepping stones into John Steppling’s mind, each essay is a revving reverberating call to mental action, as each essay follows the Introduction with more nitrous oxide pumped into each cylinder of the 12-cylinder motor of his mind
Paul Haeder: We put people in jail for panhandling, for camping in city parks, for drinking shitty booze in public, for defecating and urinating, and these elites from Stanford and the other suspect 200 law schools, make careers and send their white kids to those elite schools to play lacrosse and do laps in the Olympic pool.
Paul K. Haeder: Every single day I get the same memo – “What are we going to do with 7.1 billion people on earth, and who gets the brass ring and which ones are just too expensive for our own survival and love of the good life?”
Paul Haeder: What in hell is the US Marines offering these middle class kids? The big tent with logo and stoking barbecue and little kids lawn games?
Paul Haeder: I am trying to engage, but I can see the Aryan liberal arts major is getting huffy, thinks Hillary is THE answer for her, our ages, and the best thing “invented” since birth control or Bumble Bee energy bars or Uber.