Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Uomo D'onore

Our final lecture honoring Michael Parenti on his 80th birthday month: from last year, "The Darker Myths of Empire." It is only through great men such as Dr. Parenti can we fight the darkness.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Michael 3

In our third 80th birthday lecture, Dr. Parenti speaks of another trinity: Terrorism, Globalism, and Conspiracy

Friday, January 25, 2013

Doctor Redux

Happy Birthday, Michael Parenti.

From late '93: "The JFK Assassination and the Gangster Nature of the State"

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Untold VIII

"Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity. . .
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?"
Reagan. Part eight of Oliver Stone's "Untold History."

Monday, January 21, 2013

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Beautiful Dreamers

And again. The most delightful, moving, and funniest parts of modern US culture -- parts I never would have dreamed of -- have been given to me by my daughter Saya. She's crazy for (as I am) The Powerpuff Girls, and she began to ask about a name that kept popping up: Craig McCracken, the show's creator. So we checked and found something even more wonderful: McCracken's second anime series (2004 - 2009), Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends.

Foster's Home is literally an orphanage for characters once cherished by their children creators -- then forgotten due to the children "growing up." It features 8-year-old Mac and his sassy, bossy imaginary pal Bloo. And their special circle of friends: Mr. Herriman, the proper English bunny who runs the place; a red, very tall drink of water named Wilt; Eduardo the purple minotaur who cries at everything and is perhaps the funniest character in cartoon history; grand dame Mrs. Foster who owns the orphanage; her granddaughter and housemaid Frankie; and Coco -- part palm tree, part airplane, part deflated raft -- and very beautiful. (Coco was imagined by a small girl who was stranded on a deserted island after surviving a plane crash, after floating to the island on a raft.)

Here, Mrs. Foster and Mr. Herriman throw an Adoption Fair for the orphanage -- sabotaged by our friends, for who wants to lose any of these wonderful creations?

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Dial "S"

During a set in New York, he died of a heart attack at his piano, fifty years ago tonight.

Sonny Clark was 31 years old.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Untold VII

Kennedy now destroyed, his successors destroy anti-capitalist governments and movements in Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Greece, Indonesia, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Chile, Argentina ~~ the deaths of tens of millions in the Johnson/Nixon Holocaust. While unleashing a police state here at home.

Today is Dick Nixon's 100th birthday. Roast in hell, cocksucker.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

The Doctor @ 80

It is Dr. Michael Parenti's 80th birthday month! We'll be honoring him with a series of incomparable lectures.

First up, the template known as Clintonian aggressive war -- aka Yugoslavia.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Make Way

Those who know, are blessed. Those who don't. . . .

Happy New Year to the Blessed