Thursday, January 26, 2017

Mushroom Clouds On The Horizon

Public Image Ltd. "Round"

Well of course
We've always had it in us
For a million years
Sleeping halitosis
Deaf ears provide
Perfect pure protection

Round and around
Around, around, round, round
Mushrooms on the horizon
Mushrooms on the horizon

You seem to say to say
Nothing can be something
Ignorance now 
Dominates the season
Cruel fool
Idiot and spastic
Dutch courage
Talking like an ashtray

Round and around
Around, around, round, round
Mushrooms on the horizon
Mushrooms on the horizon

How many of you have seen a factory
As the boss held high
And the children die
Don't lecture here
Don't spit on my life

Round and around
Around, around, round, round
Mushrooms on the horizon
Mushrooms on the horizon

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

An Exchange With Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

By Der Kosmonaut
  On 27 November 2016 I posted an open letter to Dr. Paul Craig Roberts. I never received a reply from Dr. Roberts. In the ensuing period I have continued to read his articles. As with the first letter I sent criticisms and comments directly to Dr. Roberts via the contact form on his home page. On 23 January Dr. Roberts posted an essay: "Are Americans Racists"? He posed the question but never answered it. Dr. Roberts belongs in the camp that the U.S. Civil War was not about slavery. He actually denies that it was a civil war because: "A civil war is when two sides fight for control of the government. The Confederacy was not fighting for control of the government in Washington. The South was fighting to secede from the union in order to avoid economic exploitation." This is patently false. For example, the Yugoslav civil war of the 1990s wasn't about control over the government in Belgrade but was a conflict instigated by Germany to break up the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia through the secession of Slovenia and Croatia from the federation. Dr. Roberts insults the hundreds of thousands that were killed in one of the worst civil wars in European history. But that's neither here nor there.
In the essay in question Dr. Roberts writes something quite extraordinary: "The North inflicted blacks on southerners in ways that harmed prospects for relations between the races and gave rise to the KKK as a resistance movement."
Such an outrageous statement had to be challenged and commented on. What follows is my critique to Dr. Roberts, his pathetic response and my final rebuttal...

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Seasick, Yet Still Docked

Morrissey always hits the emotional notes.

I am a poor, freezingly cold soul
So far from where I intended to go
Scavenging through life's very constant lulls
So far from where I'm determined to go

Wish I knew the way to reach the one I love
There is no way...
Wish I had the charm to attract the one I love
But you see, I've got no charm

Tonight I've consumed much more than I can hold
Oh, this is very clear to you
And you can tell I have never really loved
You can tell, by the way, I sleep all day

And all of my life no-one gave me anything
No-one has ever given me anything
My love is as sharp as a needle in your eye
You must be such a fool to pass me by

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Sunday, January 01, 2017

Happy New Year Amerikkka!