Posts in category "The Arts"

The Les Miserables Dichotomy: America and socialism

Axiom (per noun 1.  a self-evident truth that requires no proof. 2.  a universally accepted principle or rule. 3.  Logic, Mathematics. a proposition that is assumed without proof for the sake of studying the consequences that follow from it. So let us try this axiom on for size: the United States loves Les Miserables. ... Read more »

RIP Sherman Hemsley . . .

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. . . you helped to create an archetype that we see playing out today!


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Sadly, Beastie Boy MCA has passed.  All the best to the Boys and their families and fans.

Ayn Rand; Leader of the Lollipop Guild

Enough already with Ayn Rand! Yes, we get it Paul Ryan and others like Illinois’ own Joe Walsh who have made mythical this wannabe (and in her day marginal) writer.  We get that you want to resurrect her longing for the feudal, aristocratic [Eurocentric] order from whence she was born into and the one I wrote about earlier... Read more »

The Resurgance of the Lunatic Right; blame it on Idol, Perry, and Beiber.

In trying to make sense of the “conservative resurgence” of late – beyond the demographically driven, sociocultural change underway in the US, beyond the fear of the first non-fully-”White” President, beyond the death spasms related to the “last days of Archie Bunkerism” — I can’t help but to also find fault in today’s “youth culture” . .... Read more »