Let’s face it, most of the Democratic Nominees for President are TERRIBLE!

This primary is giving me ulcers. I can’t fucking take much more of it. If one more liberal calls Bernie a Russian agent I will become a full on Marxist Leninist and sing the Soviet national anthem on street corners as I hand out poorly Xeroxed propaganda. If one more mediocre no name white guyContinue reading “Let’s face it, most of the Democratic Nominees for President are TERRIBLE!”

Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda – A poem for a dying planet

Would have, Could have, Should have. These words which only pay lip service to memory and potential and attribute cause to regret Serve no purpose but to hinder us As our world decays. We owe it to ourselves, To our living legacies still too young to fend for themselves, We owe it to them toContinue reading “Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda – A poem for a dying planet”

What I Mean When I Say “Bernie isn’t perfect”

We have all heard it. Every Bernie supporter has said it at some point. Whether it be about his vote for FOFSTA or his near sighted comments about the border, every Berner has had to say these words at least once. “Bernie isn’t perfect.” However something needs to be made clear, I am not givingContinue reading “What I Mean When I Say “Bernie isn’t perfect””

Cruel Reality, a poem for our times

Cruel Reality A classic song screams out through my radio, “We won’t get fooled again!” Unless we don’t pay attention in history class, Or worse, when we don’t bother to ask any questions. Yet soft, Do not let your words enable “deconstruction.” Fight on weirdos, fight on freaks, Fight on. Stanza 2, the part whereContinue reading “Cruel Reality, a poem for our times”

People Who You Didn’t Know Were Socialists – Zero Mostel

https://youtu.be/ckiNm0nMEoA I have been swamped with personal errands and DSA tasks the last week so I am not able to make a video this week, but I forgot to share my video from last week so here you are. Did you know that Zero Mostel was a leftist who got blacklisted twice! He even calledContinue reading “People Who You Didn’t Know Were Socialists – Zero Mostel”

What is Socialist Art?

Despite being written a century ago, Leon Trotsky’s Literature and Revolution offers us insight as to how we can incorporate art into a socialist culture.

The Artist Is The Revolutionary

The Artist as the Revolutionary Art for art’s sake was the most selfish and lazy philosophy ever defended. Art for art’s sake, is lazy. Art is an available tactic, a potential means to the ends of revolution. Art that only exists for itself is selfish. Art is a means, a means of production, and allContinue reading “The Artist Is The Revolutionary”

What Is Art’s Place In The Revolution? An Essay

I was in the midst of writing a new essay for this blog titled “What is Socialist Art?” which is going to be a review and response to Leon Trotsky’s Literature and Revolution. The book offers an incredible degree of insight into what the effects of class revolution can be on poetry, literature, and art.Continue reading “What Is Art’s Place In The Revolution? An Essay”

The Poet as The Revolutionary

The Poet as the Revolutionary The poet as a revolutionary is an all too common trope. So what happened? Where did they all go? Where are the poets and lyrics and bards who can spark the imagination of a generation to end the segregation and the era of hate. The poet as revolutionary, A commonContinue reading “The Poet as The Revolutionary”