On the Outside Looking In

December 21, 2008

You never look
at me.
I often look
at you.

You have
those things
I am told
bring happiness.

I have
those things
I am told
bring shame.

I look into
your restaurant –

you spend
my week’s wages
in a night

so elegant
so white

table cloths
and candles
fine wine
and waiters.

I could go on
and on,

but I have been ordered
to move along…


Strobe your masses
with the seen and unseen.

Feed them “must watch”
“must play” content.

Imply jobs
are supposed to suck.

Live for the weekend.

Cast excessive living
as ultimate meaning.

Declare it unpatriotic or uncool
to think otherwise.

Render freedom irrelevant.

All that is required –
blind obedience

to the keepers
of the “truth”.

you believe
your group
is inherently

the Bush Lecture Tour:

August 10, 2008


How Not to Lead

Mismanagement 101

Ignore Historical Wisdom

Facilitating Theocracy

Turn Challenge into Nightmare

Pubelic Specking

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Here I am at a secret meeting. We are making energy policy.

rendition and rape

June 29, 2008


The United States
ought to be about
dialogue and diplomacy
solutions and life –

not attack and torture,
rendition and rape.

artist:Gwyneth Leech

before you place
money in hand –
blow off the dead
like dust


Class Warfare ?

May 28, 2008

Why not?
The rich are already
kicking our asses


May 25, 2008


until there are no soldiers
we have all died in vain