Saturday, September 19, 2015

#IStandWithAhmed Sam Seder How Islamophobia Led to the Arrest of Ahmed

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Wounded Heart : New York 9/11-- Requiem :An Epic For Our Time Part IV --

This is part IV of a longer poem I wrote a few years back. It was in part a gut response to 9/11 its horror and then how those heartfelt responses were used and manipulated by those in power which is very sad and maddening.

Requiem :An Epic For Our Time
Part IV --Wounded Heart : New York 9/11-- 
watching thousands die in an instant
planes crashing into skyscrapers
liquid fire raining down on Manhattan
leaving a mountain of twisted metal
a memory from a nightmare
forces itself into our waking world
replayed a thousand times on TV screens
& everyone for days on end
say all the right things
sitting on a cushion cross legged
all a tremble trying to be still
images appear vivid violent
shatter our repose
our minds violated raped
needing to scream
watching crowds panic & running
through the shadow strewn canyons
being chased by boiling grey clouds of dust
tv cameras catch people as they stop
in their tracks looking back in disbelief
watching tears streaming down their faces
watching our hearts break
each time the TV replays the horror
buildings exploding against a still
perfect fragile china blue sky
in that moment frozen in time
leaving us to tend our wounded hearts-

voices are heard speaking of the horror
the shock & disbelief
& a thousand & one cliches
our language inadequate inept
fails us cut too close to the bone
our hearts breaking
our minds in turmoil
wanting revenge to taste blood
to spill someone's blood
our primitive urges rise to the surface
our civilized rational selves overturned
our blood lust over-powering
& those who call for cooler heads
need to be patient & keep silent
til those waves of emotions subside-

for some it is an opportune time
to push their political agenda
to pass on their bile & hate
appealing to tribal instincts
appealing to the worst in us
conjuring up demonic powers
& magical solutions
calling for Crusades & jihads
to last a hundred years
to protect our homeland
to destroy the evil all around us
dividing the world into us & them
our society slipping into insanity
to bring on a new Dark Age
as we retreat into our fortress of fear- 

Saturday, September 12, 2015


When America betrayed the people of Chile to protect corporations and the 1%. American government backed the military led by Pinochet to overthrow legally and democratically elected President Allende.

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Trump: Everyone Likes Me, Even The Klan! Fascism USA Style Via The YoungTurks

The Young Turks examine Trump's appeal -racism, xenophobia, misogyny, authoritarianism, scapegoating, the other , nativism, Know-Nothingism , Fascism American style, white privilege, white supremacy , lies and propaganda etc.