Author: Phil Rockstroh

Where is the Duende? Frack Language, Frack Self

When we frack language, we tear apart the core of self...

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Speak. Or Forever Hold Your Peace?

Constant communication communicates nothing. Would it help to stop and think?...

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They Might Be Dragons! Inventing Trauma for Population Control

State manufactured fear is a phantom which can never be fought. But it can be ignored....

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Deep State, Media Vampirism and the MOAB Bomb

With the MOAB, High Dollar Despotism And Perpetual War show off their latest toy...

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War Profiteering and the Business of Slaughter. Ker-Ching!

Let’s call the oligarchy of the elite what they are. Murderers. Cold blooded, remorseless murderers. ...

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Madam Hillary, Time to Go Home

In US politics, dignity is a rare commodity. Which doesn't stop Madam Hillary burning what's left of hers....

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Affordable Care – For BigPharma. Time to Escape the Duopoly

The rubble of Trump's presidency will form fertile ground for resistance - if we act now....

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Nothing Changes: Isn’t ‘Deep State’ just the ‘Civil Service’?

Whatever you choose to call it, the wheels within wheels always have the power...

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USA as World’s Policeman? We’re Going to Need More Coffins

If the USA is 'the world's policeman', is it any wonder the world is so scared?...

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Only Lenten Honesty Can Trump a Carnival of Lies

Jokers are wild for Mardi Gras, but only a lent of honesty can counter a carnival of lies...

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A Nuremberg Rally of One

No book burning is required when the masses of the consumer state do not read books....

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Hey Patriot, Why Do You Hate Your Country?

Participation mystique is intoxicating, but ultimately futile against hate...

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Words, Phrases and Sentences: The Connective Tissue of Humanity

Poets strive to map the beauty and terror of existence. You have never been alone....

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Failing Upwards: The Perpetual Motion of Elected Fraud

Trump's repeated 'failing upwards' is only one sort of perpetual motion. ...

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Pardoning Chelsea Manning: A Good Start to an End

Trump an authoritarian despot? Sorry, the operatives of US imperium have beat you to the putsch....

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Still Not Listening: Meryl Streep Fails to Charm the Hicks

Meryl's message may have been astute, but if it ain't coming from a blue collar hick, it's just preaching to the choir....

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Politics? Environment? In the end, all is transitory.

The human heart, an inveterate time-traveler, knows its way through the honey-hived portals of time. ...

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Have An Imaginative Christmas

Famine, War, Greed. We can fix this. Just add a more rigorous imagination....

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Choose Your Ally Carefully. Why Trust the CIA?

Just because the CIA is saying what we want to hear doesn't make them credible...

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Two Faces, One Evil: The Bi-Party Sham of US Democracy

Clinton, Trump, Putin - Put any one of them in the White House, the rich still get richer...

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A Bought-Out Police State? Plus Ca Change.

The foundations of a Trump-era corporation-enabling police state were laid by Barack Obama...

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We Are Infinite Song: Consolations of the Soul

As 2016 enters its final phase, remember: we are as much infinite song as we are earthen flesh...

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Fed Up With Fake News? So Stop Making It.

Fake News sites cause very real damage, but how do you define 'trustworthy'?...

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Inside the White (Supremacy) House: Steve Bannon as Chief of Staff

The White House just became whiter with Donald Trump's appointment of Steve Bannon as Chief of Staff....

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Queasy Democrats – Make Your Wound a Womb

Only an honest appraisal of the situation will prove of benefit for Democrats yet to come...

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Deplorable Lives Matter : Why Sneering at Proles Doesn’t Work Either

Angry alienated American whites are not a Trump invention, and patronising them won't make them go away...

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Trump: The Handy Hillaryite Denial Buddy

Donald Trump is the arch enabler of Hillaryites' addiction to political pettifoggery...

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Everything’s Fine in the Democrat Echochamber

A new politics under Hillary? Reform of Wall Street? About as likely as Mexico paying for the TrumpWall...

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Feigned Swoons beat Locker Room Bravado Every Time (US Elections)

Ignore the neo-Victorian faux umbrage of the Clinton camp and instead contemplate the corporate bloodbath HRC will helm...

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Lessons in Leadership: What Sanders Could Learn From Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn's leadership triumph shows what Sanders might have been...

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