Author: Phil Rockstroh

A Whiff of Polonium, Or Smoke and Mirrors?

US economic and militarist aggression is to blame for Russian military posturing. ...

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Guns, Firearms and (Don’t) Have a Go Heroes

Few among us can predict how they would respond in an eruption of violent, death-delivering madness. Better not to judge....

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The Capitalist Mindwash and Oprah For President

Enough of the rags to riches celebrity graft narrative - Oprah for President? Please, no....

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Let Loose the Orange Beast and Good Riddance to Capitalism

The age of Reagan reaches its apogee in Donald Trump. Now, bring on the fall....

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Existence, Absence. A Tao of Time

Often, we know of the existence of freedom only by its absence....

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Self-Medication or Self-Anesthesia: It’s No Wonder We Tune Out

Beneficiaries of the system promote their lies; the sane seek solace where they can get it...

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Exclusive Colleges Make For More Inclusive Colleges. Whut?!

Student-led protests for inclusive campuses are more likely at selective universities ...

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New Puritans, Pearlclutchers and Inquisition by Tweet

Puritans, religious zealots, and demagogues call for protection. Who protects us from them?...

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Nick, Find a Cave and Hide Your Face

What could Po$$ibly make a $eemingly $en$itive arti$t $uch a$ Nick Cave Play I$rael?...

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Darkness at the Edge of Town

Mass shootings are a reflection of a culture that used guns to create itself...

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Is Dubya a Democrat Now? Duopoly, Division and the Dunce

The majority of Democrats now have a positive opinion of war criminal George W. Bush. Why?...

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Sex Sells: Colonising the Universal Commodity

Institutional sexual arrogance will only stop when it stops being rewarded...

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Winter? Embrace Your Depression, It’s The Soul’s Defiance

Depression, seasonally affected or otherwise, may be the soul shunning the collective madness...

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Mass Shootings Sell More Guns, So Don’t Expect To See Them Stop

Scared of guns? So get a gun! The unstoppable 'logic' of the firearm owner...

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Capitalism. Either it Goes, or We Do

The city's pantheon of possibility has been scoured away. Whither now?...

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Hurricanes are Real, Even if You Deny Climate Change

Post-Irma, the desperate pseudoscience of deniers is a cacophony of crazy ...

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Opportunity Can’t Be Looted

Nobody loves a looter, but industrial-scale corruption is just fine...

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Culling Yet More ‘Savages’: North Korea in Context

If you wish to inflict genocide on a people, it's OK as long as you term them 'savages'...

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Graveyard of Empires: Afghanistan Prepares its Killing Grounds… Again

There is no draining the swamp of the collective mind, for the swamp and citizenry are one. ...

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Flags, Statues, Genocide and the Trash Can of History

If tearing down statues could redress the wrongs of history, why stop at Confederates?...

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Shake Those Chains – It’s Your Inalienable Right

In a society dominated by money and its protection, your only rights are to shout impotently...

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Fire and Fury: Perpetual War = Perpetual High Dollar

The marriage of the high dollar to perpetual war becomes more blatant by the day...

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Is Trump Getting Too Big For His (Concrete) Boots?

Elites have no issue with dead Muslims, but they will draw the line at presidential ineptitude...

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Escaping the Pursuit of Happiness

It is no shame to seek sanctuary from the vanity-lousy imps of the collective mind...

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Show Me Your Leprechaun, Mr Reductionist

We know the gods by the living agency of their songs and their unique psychical signatures....

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A tattered coat upon a stick, unless…. How to Age Well

Existence is simply meaningless dance of fleetingly animated dust, unless we activate our soul...

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Can Transpersons Really Destroy Society?

Who really needs protecting here?...

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The Better Part of Valour. On Leaving the USA (or Anywhere)

Sometimes the best thing to do is up sticks and go...

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We Don’t Need New Politics, We Need New Gods

What deities should be placed before the God of Money?...

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Trump’s Antics Abroad Would be Scary – If He Held the Strings

Novelty Handshakes, Ketchup on Steak - Trump on Tour is Not Where the Power Lies...

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