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The Lone Ranger: What movie were the critics watching???

Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer define justice as they gallop, bicker, bond and are propelled by explosions into Western movie history in the 2013 Disney/Verbinski production of The Lone Ranger. This movie is exhilarating, entertaining, thought-provoking, terrifying, repulsive and hilarious. It may be the best Western I’ve ever seen, and I say that as someone who grew

"Native Troops in the Service of the East India Company," by Charles Hamilton

Gentlemen’s Honor

“Gentlemen” hold honor in contempt, a pitiful vestige of oblige, noblesse except when it can be used as cover inducing others to subscribe as “gentlemen” hide from its obligations (That’s why they invented corporations.) paying other men to protect them from being done to as they have done to their brothers, and to advance a dishonorable agenda,

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Asculum Part One: The Plot Thickens

Written on the eve of Obama’s inauguration in 2009…published here to demonstrate how far we haven’t traveled…   The nature of his administration was evident as he introduced his transition team and potential members of his cabinet. The individuals selected are fixtures of the economic aristocracy and the Washington Consensus establishment. His Transitional Economic Advisory

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Poems of Conscience (for a time that needs it)

The Tao of Conscience Right… or wrong. Too much or too little. Too near or too far. The Gift is decision. The ability to choose, come to one’s own conclusions, rather than unthinking obeisance to authoritarian institutions. An intrinsic ethics structured deep into the mind reveals the direction in which integrity lies. Danger follows sheep

"The Faces of Capitalism" by Pit Kuru

Ponerology (a science of the nature of evil)

Medical studies funded by drug companies have only lately “discovered” the onset of cancer, diabetes and autism is “not caused” by agents outside the body, but brought on by your own susceptible, read “defective’ DNA. They’re a passive creation with no visible perpetration rather like saying 93,000 women were raped in 2005 in the USA.

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Black Pearls

“Black Pearls” is my ode to being tired of being poisoned.  You just can’t escape that tainted scent of profit in the air, the water and the food.  Asking people if they know they’re being poisoned is like asking if a fish knows the water is wet.  Corporations are, in effect, allowed to hold a gun to

Human Resources

Feigned indignation is the only kind left where decency is a threat to the raison d’etre of profit, an impediment, bred out of the masses as much as possible. And a well-established lust for flesh plus professional perception management will make cannibalism as acceptable as neoconservativism, especially when the product is processed. The objection it’s

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The ABCs of Atrocity

The indocrination of children into the culture of corporate capitalism begins even before they enter school, when their own parents, in effect, bind the feet of their morality by having them join in the guilty and tasty pleasures of murder. The ABCs of Atrocity sow the seeds of future perversity. Animals are the means we use to

Two Poems for Spring

Worship of Eostre Poetry throws a seductive cloak over me as I drive, nearly forcing me to the side of the road to describe cloud canoes purple as a bruise, rowing through gift tissue mist hovering over a virgin birch seduced by the scent of raw, thawing earth into donning her bridal veil and peignoir

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