Monday, August 22, 2011

The media is as liberal as the corporations that own it

Perhaps my favorite illustration of life in a corporate propaganda state is the daily New York Times corrections box. Each morning, the newspaper of record comes clean about what it got wrong the day before.

Of course, the tacit message behind the daily New York Times corrections box is this: Besides a few minor typographical errors, everything else in yesterday’s paper was correct. It was accurate. It was, to use their phrase, fit to print…and has now passed on to become part of our official history. This is typical of life within a society dominated by a corporate-run press.

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Another of my recent photos:

Billie Holiday sez: “Don’t threaten me with love, baby. Let’s just go walking in the rain."


Poem: “Eat this poem"

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Friday, August 19, 2011

How much more collective pain will we bear?

A widely reported episode has shone a brief light on humanity’s seemingly endless capacity for brutality. According to witnesses, a mother Moon bear managed to break out of its cage when she “heard her cub in distress.”

“When a worker wanted to open up her cub’s stomach, the mother bear broke open the cage and went after the cub,” explained one witness. “After failing to release the chained cub, she hugged the cub. Then, the mother bear killed the cub (by strangulation) to save it from a life of hell.”

Witnesses say the mother bear promptly killed herself by running head first into a wall.

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Another of my recent photos:

Yabba Dabba Do


Poem: “closed circuit haiku"

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Summer Re-Run: "How to Be an Activist"

A blast from my somewhat recent past:

5 Ways to “Pay Our Rent” For Living on This Planet


Mickey Z. Event Alert:

I will be doing a short spoken word set at Astoria Park as part of the - presented by . Come on down to the banks of the mighty East River on Sunday, August 21 for a full day (11am to 9pm) of local musicians and artists.

I’ll be on the Hellgate Stage and here’s the line-up:

12:00-12:30 Lancaster County Prison
12:45-1:15 Neon Dynamite
1:30-2:00 The Stately Ghosts
2:15-2:45 Static Rising
3:00-3:45 Tyrone Noonan Band

3:45-4:00 Mickey Z. (spoken word)

4:00-4:45 Illimanjaro
5:00-5:45 Thunderbang!
6:00-6:45 Ponywhip
7:00-7:45 Spanglish Fly


Another of my recent photos:



Poem: “haiku testament"

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