Captain 'cops' cop

Blood-Red Whitewash on a Blue Sea

Remember the Vincennes? That’s the name of the U.S. Navy warship that shot down an Iranian airliner with missiles in 1988, killing all 290 people aboard that airplane. That shoot down, in which 60 children perished, was an accident, according to the U.S. Navy’s official report. However, many, including military personnel, considered that report a …

Bigots in blue

Philadelphia Police Department – A Home For Hate

The recent protest outside Philadelphia’s Police headquarters – triggered by yet another instance of police racism – had an emphasis distinctively different from similar demonstrations during past decades against recurring police misconduct in the city that preens as the Birthplace of Democracy in America. While protestors demanded disciplinary action against the 328 individual officers responsible …

What did the moth want?

Industrial sea Meets industrial river’s edge Things forever trapped in things Carbon footprint Industrial ice Time-trap-buzz Numbers in sequence Industrial spillway Bench with no view Land-full Wasted breath Industrial breath High up wind Forgotten codes Of industrial footprint Dawn breaks so what? Moon rises Industrial moon Waxing, waning Over posthistoric phrases On a brick wall …

Will They Find Their Backbone?

Congress Is Being Punked

  [T]he culture rewards smartness with success because “smartness” is, definitionally, the ability to succeed in the culture. -Robert Hayman, The Smart Culture: Society, Intelligence, and Law No one suggests Donald Trump is not “smart.” He has certainly figured out how to succeed in the corrupt culture we live in. But does that mean he …