What a great idea! Prison artists doing portraits of CEOs, and listing their crimes against the environment, economy and society. They can be seen in a book published by The Captured Project, whose website states that all "profits go toward holding corporations responsible for their crimes, reforming the criminal justice system, and removing corporate control … Continue reading Captured: People In Prison Drawing CEOs Who Should Be
"The Deep State" is a term that has been growing incrementally in America's Political awareness. My own introduction came by way of Bill Moyer's interview with Mike Lofgren, author of The Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government. Since then, as more information has entered my awareness, I've … Continue reading The Deep State: Digging Down with Trepidation
A fiercely conservative editor at The Detroit News, had an interesting column in Sunday's February 19 edition about the effect Trump's travel ban is having on the local Muslim community. He pointed out that while the executive action has greatly increased the stress level of Muslim-Americans, it has also had the surprising effect of greatly increasing … Continue reading Conservatives Fiddle While America Burns
Addiction isn't about substance - you aren't addicted to the substance, you are addicted to the alteration of mood that the substance brings. -Susan Cheever Guns, rights and regulations. A toxic threesome. With the possible exception of abortion, nothing in the US of A inflames the passions as much as the debate over guns and … Continue reading Addicted to Guns & Violence: America Needs An Intervention
Christianity is, I believe, about expanded life, heightened consciousness and achieving a new humanity. --John Shelby Spong Christian churches in America are social clubs. We do a nice job of providing excuses for people to exercise their instincts as a social animals. There are bowling teams, softball teams, basketball teams, ladies auxiliaries, youth groups and … Continue reading The Christian Church In America is Dead – Donald Trump’s Election Proves It!
Hot city summer afternoon - duplex lined street. Boom box music takes the pulse - Porch step girls dance, style hair. Kids pilot big wheels - scraping sidewalks with the sound of jet planes. Guys lean on cars, tell stories, laugh and slap palms. Neighbor ladies shake out rugs, share news and shake their heads. … Continue reading Poem – Waiting for Rain (Detroit 1982)
People need good lies. There are too many bad ones. -Kurt Vonnegut / Politics, Money and Culture Politics, money and culture have become bound together in an immense Gordian knot. Many accept this perverse relationship as normal. However, it is not normal, and the co-mingling has produced an intractable force which exploits society's willingness to … Continue reading From Fox News to Fake News: Propaganda vs.Truth and The Struggle to Save Our Cultural Soul