LARRY BECK

This is not really my photo, but that of Geronimo, a Bedonkohe Apache leader of the Chiricahua Apache, who led his people's defense of their homeland against the military might of the United States.  He died in US military custody in 1879, far from his Southwest American homeland.  On his deathbed he is reported to have said: "I should have never surrendered. I should have fought until I was the last man alive."

 

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    6/13/2020

    BUNKERED DOWN

    Attorney General Barr announced today that President Trump has been moved to the official White House bunker.  The move was necessitated by Trump's concerns about a lawless "autonomous zone" in Washington.  Jared Kushner has been tasked with locating this zone, determining its proximity to the White House and personally eliminating the threat.  Kushner's family has been moved to a secret country club in New Jersey until the mission is completed. 

     

    CONTRIBUTORS:

     

    • LEO COHEN    

         "Number Games"

    • JUDY CATTERTON   

         "Belgium Poppies"

    • JUDY CATTERTON  "Irony"

    • LUCAS BECK

         "Lamenting Cecil"

    • LUCAS BECK

           "This I Believe"

    • JUDY CATTERTON

          "Separate and Unequal"

     

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    July 11, 2020

    A NATION IN DARKNESS CONFRONTS ITSELF

    As America’s 2020 Independence Day fades from memory, many things are clearer.  Americans love to go to beaches and bars as their petri dishes of choice, masks are a better idea than they were before Independence Day, there will nev...

    June 29, 2020

    POLICING IN SEPARATE WORLDS

    Frankly, with all the bad actors in blue uniforms on the public stage in America at the moment, this old white guy would think twice about calling the police.  Which warrior would show up and how prepared would that warrior really be to addre...

    June 9, 2020

    FACING THE PAST WITH EYES WIDE OPEN

    There seemed to be a lot more bright stars in the sky in recent weeks, even over Washington, D.C.  Then suddenly, as national “leaders” slept wrapped in a bubble of delusion while disease was taking its ghastly toll, a black man in Mi...

    April 7, 2020

    MARCHING TO THE BEAT OF A MINDLESS DRUM

    It has finally happened.  Trump is all in on saving the world from the Coronavirus pandemic, not just America, but the whole world.  Just so there is no confusion, Trump sees himself as the savior.  And the annual resurrection-fes...

    February 23, 2020

    BERNIE IS CONNECTING WITH US

    In politics, as in life, there is a major distinction between “I” and “we.”  And because “you” can be both singular and plural, the gulf between “I” and “we” is often glossed over without a mention.  However, it is time that America took sto...

    February 1, 2020

    TESTING AMERICA’S NATIONAL CHARACTER

    I hope that Americans who want to believe in the promise of their nation have paid attention to the presidential impeachment trial.  I hope that those in the international community still clinging to the hope that America will finall...

    December 29, 2019

    COLLECTIVE CONSCIENCE FEEDS THE SOUL

    The year 2019 is ending.  Traditions abound to celebrate the coming of a new year, and this time around a new decade.  There seems to be some notion that celebrating the coming year will wash away all of the detritus of the year just...

    December 8, 2019

    A RESOLUTE PATH TO A BETTER AMERICA

    Watching the exposure of the ugly underbelly of the American “dream” on full display in the impeachment hearings has been reaffirming for those of us in the body politic who have long thought that self-delusion, rather than freedom an...

    February 17, 2019

    GIVE IT UP AND GET OUT OF THE WAY

    With the next US presidential election right around the corner, I feel compelled to make some predictions based on recent events.  Billionaires seem like a good place to start.  No billionaire is going to win in 2020 with or without dis...

    December 28, 2018

    STEP BEYOND THE DUNG AND DEMAND SOMETHING BETTER

    It seems like “implosion” should be the word of the day or week.  I think that the end of the Trump disaster is at hand.  However, I just want it to come slowly enough and painfully enough that the Republican Party in Ame...

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