Burke Before Paine?

Having a hard time reading Hanna Arendt. Reason? It’s not that I don’t or can’t understand her. She is most certainly NOT a difficult read. It’s just that…In my confused and un-trained reading-mind, I realize how little I know about so much of the history she is constantly referencing. For example, the quote above. It’s … Continue reading Burke Before Paine?

Celebrating Winning

As VE Day was being celebrated in Western enclaves here and there yesterday, worst-writer was thinking of George Carlin: "When fascism comes to America, it will not be in brown and black shirts. It will not be with jack-boots. It will be Nike sneakers and Smiley shirts. Germany lost the Second World War. Fascism won … Continue reading Celebrating Winning

Sympathy, Maybe Not

The emotions of man are stirred more quickly than man’s intelligence; and, as I pointed out some time ago in an article on the function of criticism, it is much more easy to have sympathy with suffering than it is to have sympathy with thought. Oscar Wilde, The Soul of a Man

The Snake

Trump loves to be caught and not be punished. Throughout the 2016 campaign, he recited the poem “The Snake,” a story of treachery that mocks the victims: “You knew damn well I was a snake before you let me in.” It is not enough for Trump to commit a crime. He needs to let you … Continue reading The Snake

Jabberwhorl Cronstadt

There's no such thing as the present. There's a word called Time, but nobody is able to define it. There's a past and there's a future, and Time runs through it like an electric current. The present is an imaginary condition, a dream state... an oxymoron. -Henry Miller, Black Spring, chapter: Jabberwhorl Cronstadt,

Egypt Of The…

"This was indeed the Egypt of the Confederacy,--the rich granary whence potatoes and corn and cotton poured out of the famished and ragged Confederate troops as they battled for a cause lost long before 1861. Sheltered and secure, it became the place of refuge for the families, wealth, and slaves. Yet even then the hard … Continue reading Egypt Of The…

Still Trying To Learn The French Revolution. Because.

One of the best of the few too many books I've read on the subject. Had no idear this was gonna be so good--on account worstwriter learn something galore.  It's also kinda funny-sad how some of the rhetoric from yore is no different than today--even though we're supposed to have progressed. Progressed to where? Note … Continue reading Still Trying To Learn The French Revolution. Because.

Willful Ignorance

(noun) The practice or act of intentional and blatant avoidance, disregard or disagreement with facts, empirical evidence and well-founded arguments because they oppose or contradict your own existing personal beliefs. This practice is most commonly found in the political or religious ideologies of "conservative" Americans. Many times it is practiced due to laziness--people not wanting … Continue reading Willful Ignorance

Quote From The Downfall

Risk being a victim of injustice rather then being complicit in it. -Bruce Fein Source: https://ralphnaderradiohour.com/poor-peoples-campaign-brett-kavanaugh/ And so. I'm just trying to understand how my beloved & missed #Americant got to where it is right now. And boy is it f'n scary. Good luck suckers. -Rant on T