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?
Source of pic: see link below Things are complicated, eh, dear worst-reader. You know, like Mozart's music, as the king of Austria once said: you use too many notes. Yet, this article, as academic as it may be, is kinda interesting. I mean. Even though I'm a fan of comparing my beloved & missed #Americant … Continue reading Too Many Notes Understanding #Americant and #MAGA, Or Maybe Not
Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears;I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.The evil that men do lives after them;The good is oft interred with their bones;So let it be with Caesar. The noble BrutusHath told you Caesar was ambitious:If it were so, it was a grievous fault,And grievously hath Caesar answer’d it.Here, … Continue reading Ambitious Sarcasm
Pseudo review of Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches by S.C. Gwynne What to do as an eternal skeptic and an unwilling expat, dear worst-reader? Shutting down, as in, tuning out, might be an alternative. Yet, my beloved & missed united mistakes of #Americant is most … Continue reading Putting Sugar Or Butter On It
America is the wealthiest nation on Earth, but its people are mainly poor, and poor Americans are urged to hate themselves. To quote the American humorist Kin Hubbard, 'It ain't no disgrace to be poor, but might as well be.' It is in fact a crime for an American to be poor, even though America … Continue reading Re-Read Galore: Slaughter House 5
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
Pseudo-Review: Hiding In Plain Sight by Sarah Kendzior. Cliffsnotes, dear worst-reader. Maybe that's the ticket to understanding what happened to my beloved & missed #Americant since the advent of political stupidity and the election of a two-bit actor for president--oh so many years ago. But enough re-hashing of the good'ole days, eh. Haven't we all … Continue reading Summary Demise
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
I'm about fifty-two percent through the e-book version "Hiding in Plain Sight" by Sarah Kendzior, dear worst-reader. Not bad since I'm busy as bee in these days of worst-writing and corona-virus, i.e. same as it ever was when it comes to worst-writer social distancing, don't you know. Even though a full pseudo-review of the book … Continue reading Generation: Malice
This uncritical embrace of authority for its own sake is similar to the excuses given for the refusal of officials to address the attacks on the 2016 election in depth. (The Russians want us to distrust the integrity of the US election process, the pundit explains, therefore we must never, ever question what the Russians … Continue reading Empirical Observation Of The Masses
In the 1990s, history ended with the specter of the wealthiest men in the world raping teenage girls provided by a mafia-affiliated blackmailer. History ended in a sealed file, history ended in a silent scream, history ended with the last man warning you that if you tell anyone, you’d end too.Hiding In Plain Sight, Sarah … Continue reading End Times Hiding In Plain Sight
Alternate title: Pseudo-Review: Permanent Record by Edward Snowden Get with the program. Get with the program. One more time: Get with the program, son. Countless times that was said to me growing up in my beloved & missed united mistakes of #Americant. It usually was said after I tried to talk with someone older than … Continue reading Get With The Program, Son. Not.
Superfluous post indeed, dear worst-reader. Begs only the question: what to do, what to do, what to do... in this consume-to-survive world of nothingness galore? Then again, at least I can still read. You know, read, as in, read something to expand the/my mind. It is, must be, a requirement in these days of Marvel … Continue reading October Reading List And Missing Eyewear Nose Bridge
As suggested earlier, the rise and institutionalisation of the Ronald Reagan political clique, first in California as governor, 1967-1975, and then as U.S. President, 1981-1989, was a major green light for the development of white supremacist groups, from marginal and obscure to mainstream, by the dawn of the twenty-first century. Reagan and his cronies and … Continue reading Hick Fascism Dog Whistle
Title #2: maybe the founding fathers weren't so special after all As the initial reports of the Broadway Musical Hamilton began to appear on my computer screen a few years back, I found my worst-self getting confused about whether to like it or hate it. Was it the shows immediate success that drove me to … Continue reading The First Soap Opera
Pseudo-review: Mrya Breckenridge, the novel--not the movie! I saw the movie thirty-five (or so) years ago1. Somehow the movie stayed with me--and not only because of Raquel Welch who is, other than Rita Hayworth, the only Hollywood bombshell worth gawking at like a fifteen year old man-boy run amok with girly magazines. At the … Continue reading She’s A Man, Baby
What Daniel Boone, like George Washington, was up to was intruding upon sovereign Native land so as to covertly survey it and sell it to white settlers, who would then form themselves into militias to murder the families who had been living there for generations. Some were successful and grew rich and powerful, such as … Continue reading Oh Yeah, Daniel Boone…
Subtitle: Pseudo-Review of Loaded by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz Metaphorically worst-writing (or is it analogically) I often use the idear of a thread, as in, a thread runs through it to explain something. I can also worst-say it thus: Without this thread the whole quilt will wilt. For worst-moi and the emotions I wield for my beloved & … Continue reading A Thread Runs Through It
While re-reading The Grand Inquisitor this morning after or almost at the same time ingesting another day of newz from my beloved & missed #Americant where THE FREEDOM TO BE STUPID rules all, this quote got to me. "For fifteen centuries we have been wrestling with Thy freedom, but now it is ended and over … Continue reading Whose Freedom Is It To Give Anywho?
Subtitle: Or at least we now know where all the crazy comes from. While approaching the end of Mythos by Stephen Fry, I was happy (relieved?) he threw this in at the end of his retelling the story of Narcissus. Take special notice of the cynical or sarcastic asterisk. Narcissistic personality disorder and echolalia (the … Continue reading More Greek Mythology Galore To Me
Below is one of Stephen Fry's shortest chapters in his book Mythos. Even though I'm reading them out of order, his sequel to this book really motivated me. So far this book has not been a disappointment. I hope I'm not breaking any rules by posting the whole, short chapter here. But I got as … Continue reading Too Much Fun With Stephen Fry
Alternative title to this worst-post: How Stephen Fry read it all so I could finally cheat-it-all and thereby get a grip on some seriously ancient literature stuff. Thank you Stephen! Question: Were you there, dear worst-edumacated-reader? You know. Were you there... while you was in college? Or was I the only one fiddling around with … Continue reading Everything Greek Mythology Galore
Source: worstwriter iPhone 6s still learning to take pictures Just a little surprised at the size of the packaging for a single paperback. It also took several weeks to get here even though it was sent from a book store in Engaland. Then again, if my expectations of this read turn out to be warranted, … Continue reading Books To Read Delivered Biggly
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.
While e-book shopping the other morning I couldn't help but notice this image. Why in the world does Bezos & Co. think it necessary to provide a size-comparison of a friggin book as part of their tech-enormity galore? Then again, considering that this corpo-giant is what it is because, well, at this state (iteration) of … Continue reading Sizing Up Your Read