United States of Incompetence

United States of Incompetence

“The $283 million B-1B Lancer first rolled off the assembly line in 1988 with a state-of-the-art radar-jamming system that jammed its own radar. The $2 billion B-2 Spirit, introduced a decade later, had stealth technology so delicate that it could not go into the rain.” – New York Times, December 6, 2015[1] Dear Kim Moon-shine, […]

Flint & Wilmington – Beyond Salvage

Flint & Wilmington – Beyond Salvage

Dear Kim Moon-shine, How’s the long-range 300-millimeter multiple-rocket-launcher system project coming along? American and South Livian officials are in a frenzy because of fears your 300-mm rockets will reach into U.S. military bases in South Livia. Given your enthusiasm for the project and the strong work ethic of your people, I will not be surprised […]

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 […]