In Defense of The Internationale

Sing the Internationale and remember, sing it to express not to impress! 😉

Reading A Book Alone In The Redwood Forrest, a poem

Reading a book alone in the Redwood Forrest On the observational scale, I do sit here in the redwoods in lotus pose, with a copy of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance on a stack of logs next to me. What is the catch? Is that but the paranoid disillusionment of the redneck hippiesContinue reading “Reading A Book Alone In The Redwood Forrest, a poem”

Electoralism and Reformism Are Not The Same Thing

Electoralism and Reformism are not inherently the same thing. One is about base building to build power, the other is about appeasing the powers that be.

What Place Do The Artists Have in Revolution? A Poem

What Place Do The Artists Have in Revolution? PRODUCE! Must produce content! For fame, For a following, Quite literally and painfully so, thanks to the stench of both words. To produce is to manufacture, To manufacture is to produce. The workers are the ones who produce, So the artists, the writers, the creators, we areContinue reading “What Place Do The Artists Have in Revolution? A Poem”

Undemocratic, A Word Not To Be Taken Lightly

Do not throw that word around lightly, it needs to be used to call out genuinely damaging behavior.

#Breaking: Hickenlooper Drops Out

John Hickenlooper, former CO governor, has dropped out of the 2020 Democratic party primary. Hickenlooper is the 2nd candidate to drop out of the primary, the first was California congressional representative Eric Swalwell, who dropped out in early July. Hickenlooper never polled higher than 2% and his only claim to fame was getting booed ofContinue reading “#Breaking: Hickenlooper Drops Out”

Courage Is The Sweetest Lullaby, a poem

Courage Is The Sweetest Lullaby Fear not your lions, And constrain yourself upon the unsightly sounds of this date of sorrow. Do but construct, And constrain, For the winter’s winds are but lost by the summer sun. The nymphs of the seasons do hold their treasons so, Be not the character of perpetual woe. RainsContinue reading “Courage Is The Sweetest Lullaby, a poem”

Liberal Identity Politics Are Dehumanizing

Recently I saw an article in the Los Angeles Times that actually used the following phrase, “The coveted black women vote.” Before I begin my tangent let me start by saying I am hesitant to even use the term “identity politics.” I feel that the term is used more often than not to silence theContinue reading “Liberal Identity Politics Are Dehumanizing”

The Teacher As The Poet, a poem

The Teacher As The Poet Content’s production, Ease of mind and constant rush, Narcotic ease, And still the voices don’t stop. Stagnation is a creative mind’s enemy, as is cowardice. We are our words, our letters and symbols. Intentions mean nothing when they fail, Yet success is still a subjective term. I am responsible forContinue reading “The Teacher As The Poet, a poem”

Right Wing Attacks on This Blog

Recently a video of me from the DSA convention has gone viral and right wing trolls have dug through my website and are publishing screen shots and videos of me, mocking my mental health and my disability. I am not bothered. I am not hurt by any of this. But by sharing my name, hometown,Continue reading “Right Wing Attacks on This Blog”

Notice: Out of Town, Will Resume Posting Again Monday August 5

I am in Atlanta for the 2019 DSA national convention for the weekend. I may write up a piece on it, but I will be taking a content break for the rest of this week to focus on my work. Thanks for your support, feel free to catch up on some of my older posts.Continue reading “Notice: Out of Town, Will Resume Posting Again Monday August 5”