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US election process: Fastened To A Dying Animal

Tuesday, 29 April 2008, 12:23 am | Phil Rockstroh

Here in this crumbling empire once known as the American republic, here in a nation that, at present, for all practical purposes, only produces Cheetos and killer drones, whose architecture is being winnowed down to thriving rural meth houses and foreclosed ... More >>

A Q and A For The People Of A Forsaken Republic

Wednesday, 3 October 2007, 11:38 am | Phil Rockstroh

How many times do we, the people of the US, have to go around on this queasy-making merry-go-round of propaganda and militarism before we shout -- enough! -- then shutdown the whole cut-rate carnival and run the scheming carnies who operate it out of town? ... More >>

A Conservative's Garden of False Narratives...

Sunday, 23 September 2007, 1:32 pm | Phil Rockstroh

One would think that from the cries of (feigned) indignation and calls for repentance arising from conservatives regarding Move-On.org's ad in the N.Y. Times that the liberal-leaning group had not simply questioned the insights and intentions of a ... More >>

The American Normalization of Mass Murder

Tuesday, 14 August 2007, 11:56 am | Phil Rockstroh

Given the nation's tottering infrastructure, imperial overreach abroad and vandalized constitutional process by a lawless executive branch, what will it take to scare the general public, mainstream press and political classes into immediate action ... More >>

Eating The Planet Like A Bag Of Doritos For Jesus

Friday, 22 December 2006, 10:17 am | Phil Rockstroh

It has been reported that George W. Bush is counting on the judgment of history to redeem the perception that he has been at the helm of a failed presidency. This notion is as muttering-at-the-wallpaper crazy as had Jeffery Dahmer, before his murder, ... More >>

Wal-Mart Nihilism Versus the Punk Rock of Blogging

Tuesday, 5 December 2006, 6:14 pm | Phil Rockstroh

The Holiday Season has arrived, unfolding before us like a cheap vinyl wallet here in The United States of American Express. The days spill forth, their hours comprised of shopping and shooting sprees, of retail and retaliation. Jingle bells and the ... More >>

Phil Rockstroh: America Has Left the Building

Monday, 27 November 2006, 5:40 pm | Phil Rockstroh

Recently, we've been plied and pummeled with the absurd proclamation that "the system worked" -- that our congressional representatives listened and took note of the collective, antiwar fulmination of the people, registered in our faux republic's latest, sham ... More >>

P. Rockstroh: It's Always Darkest, Right Before...

Monday, 6 November 2006, 8:22 pm | Phil Rockstroh

One's actions grow out of one's beliefs. Beliefs grow out of the ecosystem of our collective lives known as culture. In this way, cultures are organic: they germinate, sprout, grow, bloom, bear fruit, then fade in accordance with the climes and terrain ... More >>

Iraqi Dead & Collateral Damage to America's Soul

Friday, 27 October 2006, 2:31 pm | Phil Rockstroh

All human beings have a talent for the denial of the more unpalatable aspects of ourselves, but we Americans have turned denial into a form of collective genius. There is no need to burn books, if the public is too ignorant to know they exist ... More >>

Phil Rockstroh: Six Flags Over Neo-Nuremberg

Monday, 9 October 2006, 1:12 pm | Phil Rockstroh

Many believe fascism will come to the United States of America resembling contrived spectacles such as the Super Bowl, the Academy Awards, and American Idol, with the proceedings intercut with teary, yet ultimately triumphant, Oprahesque tales of how ... More >>

Phil Rockstroh: Reflections On Our Inner Bush

Wednesday, 27 September 2006, 10:22 am | Phil Rockstroh

As Americans waddled into the new century, overweight, overworked, and as self aware as a cloister of sea slugs -- so too arrived, affecting his bandy-legged, fake cowboy swagger, George W. Bush, to usher in this era of unquenchable, consumer craving and ... More >>

 

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