In a distant era when there was still ice in Antarctica and wild animals in Africa, a lazy young lion named Tad came up with what he thought was a clever way to save work when hunting wildebeest. “I will dress up in wildebeest hide and tell them all the lions have run away,” heContinue reading “The Counterfeit Wildebeest: An American Fable”
It is a tragic truth about human nature that hatred feeds on itself, like an out-of-control wildfire, while love and fellowship need to be carefully nurtured, like a flickering candle flame.
In a long-ago topsy-turvy time when a Black man had somehow gotten himself elected president of America, an unemployed steelworker and his wife lived in a run-down apartment deep in the Rustbelt, together with the man’s two children, Hansley and Gretlette. Now the wife was a selfish bitch and hated how her out-of-work husband keptContinue reading “The Witch Hunt: An American Fable”
Back when America was Great Again, a caravan of bad hombres plotted to invade the heaven-blessed land. Among the desperadoes was a woman named Maria and her son Joaquin, who had the unmitigated gall to try to get to El Norte to escape a gang of rapists and cutthroats whose fathers had been specially trainedContinue reading “Joaquin and the Beanstalk and la migra: An American Fable”
The cops heard the gunshots and came running, and they were loaded for bear. But when they saw Papa Bear, they lowered their weapons and relaxed, for he was White and enjoyed the Constitutional right to bear arms and to be an armed bear.
It turned out that dozens of millions of red-blooded Americans have a bottomless appetite for the Very Stable Genius’s filthy, racist lies, which they have gleefully repeated and amplified.
When you write that “all men are created equal,” the words have a power and an inevitable logic that leads to human liberation, even if that can only be achieved after centuries of struggle.
I continue to believe that mockery is a brilliant weapon, both offensive and defensive, to use against murderous racists, because their beliefs are absurd; but one must be realistic about its limits.
You say you are especially concerned over the fate of powerless Palestinian civilians. Very well, so where were you when Assad’s forces butchered countless Palestinians in the Yarmouk refugee camp?
Republicans in Congress could not convict the dictator for his bloody coup attempt, even though individual members were personally threatened by the mob that invaded the Capitol, so the party is now properly described as fascist, and not just as rhetorical hyperbole.