No, That’s Not Socialism

  Red flags?  Sure…  Call me “comrade”?  Okay.  Give the closed-fist salute?  Can do.  Inter your Muslim population in “reeducation centers”?  Uh…nope.  Well, how about universal surveillance of the population by government security agencies everywhere possible, especially in large cities?  Forget that!  Well, arrest a man for authoring a manifesto critical of an allegedly socialist…

I Live In The Hottest U.S. Housing Market

  The most current edition of The Tacoma Weekly informs us via its lead story that our modest village is currently the hottest housing market in the United States.  The reasons given for this refer to nearby Seattle, where there are so many “highly paid” persons in the tech industry and other fields, that people…

Our Problems Don’t Come From “Out There”

    It’s not the Russians.  Nor the Chinese.  Not the Venezuelans.  Not Syrians, not Iraqis, not Cubans.  None of the variously shifting and steadily growing lists of names where “our interests” are supposedly threatened tell us the true source of our difficulties.  The United States is not threatened with invasion, attack, subversion, or denial…

We Leave You

The columns of death glow faintly white Within the forests of this destroying planet. Here gleeful beasts track each other Through lanes of winter and rotting heroes. Of late, it has been impossible to caricature the kind of nation the United States has become; the deaths of migrant children in custody, the packing together of…