Anecdotage #7: Herr Trump is the greatest showman on earth

Ever since the man of the hour, or possibly the century, emptied a bucket of imperial vanity, vile lies, and bombastic threats over the heads of the UN delegates, the commentariat has been in an uproar, trying with all their might to explain why Trump would make statements such as this; 'North Korea threatens the … Continue reading Anecdotage #7: Herr Trump is the greatest showman on earth

Anecdotage #6: The heart of the matter

I don't have to reiterate that we are living in perilous times; everyone except Trump knows that by now.  We get daily disaster reports in the form of charts, satellite images, videos and reams of statistics. I wake up every day thinking, gee, I wonder what fresh mayhem they'll dish up today, and I am … Continue reading Anecdotage #6: The heart of the matter

Anecdotage #2 On the uses of despair

This morning Chris Hedges let loose another one of his doom-laden fusillades, this one about the grotesque bromance between the Trump and neo fascist Christian evangelicals as personified by Pat Robertson et al. http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/trump_and_the_christian_fascists_20170723. He shows us an alternate US reality, followed by thirty million pissed off Americans that is, in shocking ways, a mirror image … Continue reading Anecdotage #2 On the uses of despair