Whose Blood in the Game?

2014 March 13
by Carl Watson

If we had to fight wars the way they did in the Middle Ages, or even in the Hollywood version of the Middle Ages I wonder how anxious these political hawks would be to get us into them. And if the leaders themselves actually had to fight, like they once did, there would probably be no war at all.

Now of course we have no need to bodily engage our enemy. We can fight from afar. With drones.  (see article below).

Stoning the Drone

2014 March 13
by Carl Watson

What would you do if the invisible ghost ship that killed your sister and terrorized your town finally crashed?

Here’s some of the enlightened American commentary found on youTube:

“Typical. Y’know, we didn’t get drone technology by throwing rocks at things out of impotent jealousy, guys. Just saying – maybe you ought to pick yourselves up by the boostraps, stop worshipping goats, and invent your own drones. You make the Ewoks look like geniuses.”

“Wow! Like watching a movie, where the Cavemen encounter advanced technology.”

“This is like seeing the monkeys react to the monolith in 2001. Except without the whole becoming intelligent part.”

Help Win the War Against Christmas!

2013 December 17
by Turk Studzel

Haven’t you had enough of this so-called “holiday”? — which is really just another scam to get you to shop for things nobody needs. Aren’t you tired of the compulsive shopping, and the guilt if you don’t obey what the mass media commands? Look at these people! They’re taking matters into their own hands! FREEDOM FIGHTERS AGAINST CHRISTMAS! Yes, you don’t have to follow the herd! Americans are the most heavily armed people on the planet, and we don’t have to take it anymore — ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS SAY NO TO CHRISTMAS!

Free Reverend Billy! Jail Jamie Dimon!

2013 November 28
by Ando Arike

Reverend Billy and the Golden Toads

Q. Which of the following will get you a jail sentence in today’s United States of America?

A. Lead a small band of people wearing papier mâché frog masks into a bank to sing songs about saving the environment.

B. Engage in massive financial fraud that nearly wrecks the global economy and requires unprecedented trillion-dollar bailouts from taxpayers to prevent total system-collapse. read more…

The Plague of Development

2013 October 28
by Ando Arike

Kent Avenue bike path detour to hell

With the long-awaited demolition of the Domino Sugar Plant now getting underway, one begins to feel the noose of Kapital grabbing tightly around Williamsburg’s neck. The developers’ dreams of glass luxury towers sprouting along the East River from the Navy Yard to Long Island City now seems increasingly, horrifyingly plausible, while in the meantime, all the derelict, do-it-yourself spaces in the neighborhood—the very places that fifteen years ago made it so welcoming and interesting (not to mention, cheap)—are rapidly being swept into the corporate dragnet and rehabilitated to fully maximize profit.Ten more years of this will produce a vertical suburbia as sterile as a brand-new shopping mall, a designer utopia for the transnational upper classes, replete with every chain store under the sun. Like Soho and Tribeca before it, Williamsburg has transcended “trendy” and will soon be yet another well-policed bourgeois enclave, a sterile convenience mart for “lifestyle options” and conspicuous consumption. But, of course, that is what “they” want. read more…