United States of Exploitation

United States of Exploitation

“I’m an asshole when it comes to this need for justice. I don’t know where it comes from, this hollow quest for justice for some perceived slight. I can drill on that for days and years. It’s done me no good whatsoever. It’s such a silly idea, the idea that the world is fair.”[1] — […]

Karma Gospel: Failed Nation

Karma Gospel: Failed Nation

February 27, 2576 The Karma Gospel letters by Estevanico Cortez have turned out to be a serendipitous find for historians still puzzling over the spectacular collapse of America, a continent-spanning abattoir of tattooed and pierced White supremacist Neanderthals whose sway ended in the twenty-first century. For more than five centuries, these extraordinary letters on American […]

America – A Nation of Classless Bastards

America – A Nation of Classless Bastards

“Civilization…stands for a high matter quite apart from telephones and electric lights. It is a matter of imponderables, of delight in the things of the mind, of love of beauty, of honor, grace, courtesy, delicate feelings.” – Edith Hamilton in The Greek Way[1] Dear Kim Moon-shine, I’m shocked to learn America conducted another Elephant Walk […]

United States of Sonderkommandos

United States of Sonderkommandos

“You mustn’t think that we are monsters; we are the same as you, only much more unhappy.” – A Sonderkommando in Primo Levi’s The Drowned and the Saved[1] Dear Kim Moon-shine, I was delighted to read your last letter. Your words remind me of my late friend Kim Loon-shine. Both of you rely on the […]

Control the Narrative

Control the Narrative

“We’re gonna control the narrative on this.” – Percy Rose (chief of secret U.S. backed rogue organization Division in the TV show Nikita[1] Dear Kim Moon-shine, Just as I was starting to get frantic, I received your encrypted e-mail last night. Here in America, they’re gloating over the defection of a Colonel in your Reconnaissance […]

Insane War on Government

Insane War on Government

“[I]n the United States, as elsewhere, building prosperity has aways required a constructive, if sometimes contentious, partnership between market’s deft fingers and government’s strong thumb.” – American Amnesia[1] Dear Kim Moon-shine, I stumbled upon a news item this morning that will surely brighten your day. It seems defectors from the Democratic People’s Republic of Livia […]

Pathological Liars – An American Tradition

Pathological Liars – An American Tradition

“We have a president who is delusional in many respects, a pathological liar, a somebody who’s trying to divide us up …. It is very harsh. But that’s the truth.” – Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT)[1] “I did not have sexual relations with that woman Ms Lewinsky.” – Former President & Serial Liar Bill Clinton “There’s […]

United States of Snitches

United States of Snitches

“See Something, Say Something.” – Signs in NYC Subway Stations, on Billboards and Ads in Movie Halls Dear Kim Moon-shine, I was happy to read in your letter that the Democratic People’s Republic of Livia has passed a new law banning money laundering (bad money sometimes ends up financing terrorism).[1] This is an excellent move […]

Nonsense of American Exceptionalism

Nonsense of American Exceptionalism

“The United States of America is truly an exceptional country….But it is clear that something is wrong.” – JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon[1] “I believe with all my heart that America is an exceptional country — that we’re still, in Lincoln’s words, the last, best hope of earth.” – Hillary Clinton[2] “The United States is […]

Welfare – Only for Corporations

Welfare – Only for Corporations

“Companies don’t take care of communities anymore. It’s communities that take care of companies.” – Angelos Angelou[1] Dear Kim Moon-shine Kim Moon-shine, Manse! (Long Live Kim Moon-shine) The applause from your people at the end of the fifth Workers Party Congress was so loud it echoed in the halls of the U.S. State and Defense […]