It must be a difficult thing being Dick Cheney. He must know that he will be remembered down though the ages as (next to J. Edgar Hoover) the most disgusting, reprehensible fool to ever accept a paycheck from the government. Continue reading →
Oh, those poor persecuted billionaires! Just because 95% of the economic recovery went to the top 1%, and 85 people control as much global wealth as the poorest 3.5 billion, their feelings are hurt when the rest of us complain.
The author, a lapsed Catholic, applauds Pope Francis' eighty-four page Apostolic Exhortation which takes the "new tyranny" of "unfettered capitalism" to task and shines harsh light on the Fox News driven "right wing scream machine" and its severe case of "spastic apoplexy" in reaction to a Pope who condemns avarice, takes his vow of poverty seriously, and seeks to put Christ back in Christianity.
Checkmate is an original political poem by up and coming writer Kenneth S. Fomunung. He examines the inequality in our society and the idea that the common people are nothing more than pawns to be used and expended by the power brokers of our time.
This historical portrait deconstructs the underlying causes and costs of the failed War on Drugs (WOD) as well as the factors motivating it. He elucidates the high cost of the Cold War, the Military Industrial Complex, and the cost of the mass incarceration and the Prison Industrial Complex created by the War on Drugs--now morphed into the New Jim Crow.
Historical income share data and the lessons of the Great Depression demonstrate cutting taxes on the top one percent and the inequality this creates leads not to job creation but to economic disaster and discontent.
“And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name.” Revelation 13:1-3.
And the beast called itself GOP and written upon its seven heads are: Avarice, Cowardice, Entitlement, Homophobia, Ignorance, Misogyny, and Racism. And the meek shall cry out in agony. And the beast shall be slain by the Lamb, in their name. And the beast's name shall be erased from the minds of men forever.