Tag Archives: genocide

Race

It’s always been hard for me to tell the difference between denial and what used to be known as hope.    – Michael Chabon, The Wonder Boys     I’ve written several shitty first drafts on the subject of race and … Continue reading

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Marching to the Pits

I pulled out Herman Wouk’s The Winds of War and War and Remembrance recently for a re-read. The generation that experienced WWII is dying off. Echoes of that era can be seen and heard today in our arguments about taking … Continue reading

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Culture Shock

“It takes world class stupidity to foul the entire planet.” Derrick Jensen After watching Hurricane Katrina and the aftermath, and knowing it had all been predicted, sometime after that, I stumbled onto Endgame. One lone copy sat on a table … Continue reading

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Fighting Demons Part 1

A lot of words have been spilled about events in Ferguson MO. Ferguson is about more than Michael Brown and Darren Wilson, although both of those people are important. This case, at it’s root, is about what is usually called … Continue reading

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We are all Crazy

I wrote about the Aurora massacre, called it American Blood. Children were massacred at Sandy Hook elementary school last week, and we’re all a little nuts.  Hyper vigilant.  Defensive.  Angry. So, David Simon, whom I’ve written about in the past … Continue reading

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Repatriate Now

I’ve been doing a lot of reading and thinking about Native Americans. What can’t be denied is the length and scope of the genocide.  Since white people showed up, uninvited, on these shores, the people already living here have been … Continue reading

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