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In an age of cement and steel, what need for poets?

This is the age of science, of steel — of speed and the cement road. The age of hard faces and hard highways. Science and steel demand the medium of prose. Speed requires only the look — the gesture. What need then, for poetry? Great need! There are souls, in these noise-tired times, that turn … Continue reading

The Neo-Cons’ Suicidal War Fixation

Barry Goldwater lost the 1964 presidential election because Americans thought he was going to get us all nuked. His slogan “In your heart you know he’s right” was countered by “In your guts, you know he’s nuts.” Todays Neo-Cons make Barry Goldwater look like Gandhi. Francis Fukuyama wrote The End of History in 1992 and … Continue reading

The Devil: Know Your Enemy

Take the devil as a metaphor for the shadow side of human nature or as a supernatural being-either way; it is good to know your enemy. I just finished Hannah Arendt’s The Origins of Totalitarianism and couldn’t help but think: they sound just like the devil, who Jesus described as, “A liar and the father … Continue reading

What is a Real Man? Up from the testosterone pit

On May 24, 2014 the 22 year-old son of a Hollywood director stabbed to death three men, shot down two women and killed a sixth person in a rampage that, true to our technological era, he prophesied first on a Youtube video. He said he would “take great pleasure in slaughtering all of you.” He … Continue reading

Getting a Migraine at a Faith Healer’s Rally

Back in the 1970s I went to a Kathryn Kuhlman rally at a huge stadium, which was packed with 10,000 people. I was a baby Christian and had read some of her books, yet while everyone else seemed to be happy and excited I was busy being analytical and skeptical. I had a seat near … Continue reading

Jewish Victimhood-Quit Blaming the Christians

You knew a kid like this in elementary school: He bragged all the time, bullied little kids, cheated at marbles, formed a little group of similar jerks and when someone complained, he whined that everyone was ganging up on him. He was so good at this that the teachers often believed him. That’s how I … Continue reading

My Pravda article

Have you ever listened to national anthems of different countries? Of course not, you probably have a life! But if you’re ever bored, check them out on Youtube. Interesting how appropriate they are for their country. I was very inspired by the Russian national anthem and wrote to Pravda, just trying to spread some good … Continue reading

Richard Dawkins: Professional Atheist

Ye young and angry Near and far Join me in my specimen jar   Oh ye who hate authority Abandon them! And follow ME.   You do not love You have no self Now join me high up on my shelf   Together we can All look down On lesser humans Crawling round   We … Continue reading

There Must be Something More

In that twilight portal, as you pass from dream-world to day-world on a beach at sunrise, stiff breeze, wild-flying hair or still hill at midnight, stars ablaze in the dome of the sky Millions upon millions, away and away…   They are so far away…what you see is their past, they say. Maybe they are … Continue reading

Neocons: Leon Trotsky’s Ideological Offspring

How could the Cold Warrior Neocons have germinated from the brain-seed of Leon Trotsky? What monstrous union could have produced these rabidly anti-communist Trotskyites? Like the Greek goddess Athena, who sprang fully-formed and fully-armed from the aching head of her lecherous father Zeus, Neocon ideology sprang fully-formed from the brain of Leon Trotsky (and fully-armed … Continue reading