Tag Archives: Austerity

Occupy Main Street

“ma chère penchons sur les filons géologiques  (my dear let us lean on geographical veins)” ―Aimé Césaire As February draws to a close, the long, cold winter is finally releasing it’s grasp on the sweet land of liberty. Even Punxsutawney … Continue reading

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Complications

Who holds the keys to the kingdom of blood and tears and tax deductible sweat What is the method for decoding the hidden messages that distinguish those who rule from those who are ruled When did the truth become so complicated … Continue reading

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Are you there God? It’s me, Jeff Nguyen

Well, that didn’t take long. Now that the perennial holiday based on the birth of a certain someone’s famous son is over, we can finally get back to The Global War On Terror™. The new year came in with a … Continue reading

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In gratitude

In lieu of the Jeffster Awards this week, I would like to share the five most viewed posts of 2014… 1 The state knows what you did last summer 2 Mic check: Carol A. Hand 3 A nation at-risk: American hustle 4 The … Continue reading

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Genius take the wheel

“Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win.” -Atticus Finch As another year unwinds itself, it is a magical time for deep reflection, thoughtful self-analysis and substantive … Continue reading

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A time to tear down

I can concede that 1776 may have been the time that tried men’s souls but it’s 2014 that be trying our bodies and minds as well. From the shame of poor teeth to the unraveling of a colonized mind to cotton field capitalism, we … Continue reading

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Same as it ever was

“The oppressors do not favor promoting the community as a whole, but rather selected leaders.” -Paulo Freire It’s hard to believe that it is already November in the land of milk and (cancelled) Honey Boo Boo. This is a surreal … Continue reading

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It ain’t Arawak Day

#184225162 / gettyimages.com Hear ye, hear ye! If you are a federal employee, mailman or banker, Columbus Day is your day to kick back, crack open a cold one and pour one out for Cristoforo Columbo, the Genoese explorer who … Continue reading

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Dear America,

I am writing this letter to the American people to let each and every one of you know how much your contributions and sacrifices have meant to global peace efforts. Your sons and daughters have provided the cannon fodder, er, … Continue reading

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The concrete roots of capitalism’s magical thinking

Originally posted on Systemic Disorder:
Most people don’t actually like capitalism. Dislike of the jobs we head to each day is quite the norm. Resentment of the power of the corporations we deal with in our daily lives crosses all…

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