Category Archives: Politics

Don’t bother saving the world

In the grand scheme of things, worlds, suns, and other fabulous celestial bodies come and go all the time, so the loss of one more wouldn’t really make any difference at all, so you can relax. And, the Earth isn’t … Continue reading

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Democracy Died (#poem)

Democracy died in the Senate chamber When Supreme Court justice was never heard Through a guileless force of legal obstruction. Respect for law fell like old holiday garland. A complacent nation did not demur, Thinking true fascism could not recur, … Continue reading

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Things People Know About Marxism (#poem #NaPoWriMo)

The prompt for Day 9 of NaPoWriMo is to write a list poem. I decided to write a list of things people know about Marxism. Most people seem to know That Marxism has something To do with seizing The means … Continue reading

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Growing Demons in the Garden (#poem)

They hate him but everyday say his name. The insults and mocking are more powerful Than the most potent growth hormones. As he grows, he bellows, drawing Minion demons near, frightening the herd. Luckily, it seems, the demons are weak … Continue reading

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The Kids are Proper Communists (#poem)

(Note: This poem is about the younger generation in general and not about specific individuals.) I’ve always supported freedom and equality I wanted minorities to have equal opportunity. I believed in promoting a liberal social order, Showing non-aggression and peace … Continue reading

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Own the Libs Boycott (poem)

Whatever the liberals do, You’re against it. You’d destroy their position, If you could understand it. You bought an expensive coffee pot Just to destroy in some boycott. But liberals have done something new, So you have to set fire … Continue reading

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Corporatocracy and Me

The East India Company was the first modern corporation, And it is credited with introducing the world to markets that are free, But it brought the free market enforced by the world’s largest standing army. It was the beginning of … Continue reading

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In US, Illness is Financial Anxiety

In August 2016, I moved from Texas to the northwest of England. Last summer, I while walking in the local park I slipped on a stepping stone and sprained my ankle. As the pain pulsed through my body and my … Continue reading

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Illness as Financial Ruin (US only)

Every human who has drawn a breath has faced illness, injury, and death. The universal experience of illness creates vulnerability, loss of identity, anxiety, diminished autonomy, and fear. The inescapable battle between health and illness defines human experience and shapes … Continue reading

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Medicare at 50: Our Moral Imperative

Last year, on the 49th anniversary of Medicare, I wrote a post advocating the expansion of Medicare to ensure that everyone in the United States can have access to basic healthcare. In the past year, I have read and heard … Continue reading

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