Cultivating Radicalism

The inflamed and untruthful way many in the Press have covered/commented on recent police shootings in the US has likely added to ignorance, hatred and the body count — but maybe that’s the idea. There is a long history in America of disinformation being used to mislead people into war. Black Lives Matter is part of a Black Power movement bent more on domination and destruction,…

Garage Works

In America’s garages, innovation is leading to liquidation.  

Bond Day

Historically, Independence Day in America has celebrated “government of the people, by the people, and for the people.” Over the years, the American people have grown less conscious and more unhinged from democratic structures and institutions—with the government less accountable to the people. America today is more “of the bondholders, by the bondholders, and for the bondholders,” as evidenced in this week’s flurry of activity in Washington to make…

Father’s Day

Human identity, in all it’s aspects of solitude and communion, is anchored in the reality of “made in the image of God.” Rebelling from that starting point, and original unity, has led to widespread disorder within and among persons. With a new consciousness, in communion with the Father, humanity is formed again as the communion of persons. “Cause us to return, O our Father, unto thy Law: draw…

“Run Your Own Race”

From Faberge to a Tiffany dog house, the private collection of American comedian Joan Rivers is taking place on-line and at Christie’s NY, June 16-23.

Trumpeting

Some visitors to NYC, from south-of-the-border, saluted Trump Tower on 5th Ave. yesterday — just as Trump’s son Eric was passing by. One thing not vanishing in the world today is hatred, especially among those who demand to be loved.

Image of Nothing

“…Grieve at the falling away of ‘the things’ which had once been the repository of the Spirit and are now being ousted by an empty ‘doing’ done in the image of nothing…” Erich Heller, The Artist’s Journey into the Interior (Random House, 1965)

American Spring

It’s become fashionable, even for Democrats, to say “no” to Hillary. Where were these people when she was saying “yes” to destroying Iraq, Libya , and Syria?  

Zoo Land

Photographs: Stephen Wise  

Seeking a Savior

The Bernie Sanders rally, in Washington Square Park yesterday, drew thousands of concerned Americans, from a cross-section of humanity, eager to see their country saved from ruin. That will be difficult given the deep-seated “I am King” mindset present in the 1% and 99 % — which undermines America, and is a clear and present danger to the world. The way people walk down the street of any American…

Feel the Bern

Another sign of progress in America, is the large number of patriarchphobes willing to break ranks with their establishment to support a septuagenarian, white-male. Would that he shared their willingness to break ranks with the ‘Democratic’ machine, and put Hillary away. Her record as Secretary of State (participating in the destruction of Libya, Egypt and Syria) qualifies her for nothing but a cell in…

Art in America

  Primitive + Modern — “the disenchantment of our culture with culture itself…the bitter line of hostility to civilization …the discovery and canonization of the primal, non-ethical energies…” Lionel Trilling Artwork (bottom): Barkley L. Hendricks

See No Evil

In last night’s Republican debate, Donald Trump tried to present himself as a ‘strong leader,’ saying: “we should go for waterboarding and we should go tougher than waterboarding.” But then he turned to jello, refusing to mention “Saudi Arabia” (saying instead “a certain territory”) when referring to the destination of family members of 9/11 plotters, departing the U.S. in the days before and after the attack. A truly strong…

Bi-Partisan Cabal

One of the many lies parroted by news organizations is that partisan bickering has kept Washington from ‘getting things done’ — when in fact the status quo, that is undermining America and the world, is highly bi-partisan and getting truly bad things done (see neocons & humanitarian interventionists in action). The checks and balances built into the democratic government of the U.S. have not kept it from becoming malevolent, nor…

Freedom & Liberation Movement

“Let’s not burn America down. Let’s take her like she is and rebuild her. We must maintain and advocate and promote the philosophy of non-violence…we must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” Martin Luther King MLK understood political liberation emanating from truthfulness and spiritual liberation, all of which would be lost in an “I am King” world. It is the truth of the mystery…

Our Gang

“Political language…is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give the appearance of solidity to pure wind.” Orwell Obama’s SOTU was the equivalent of a Jello Shot (Kool-Aid and vodka). “Our reach has no limits.” Nikki Haley’s response was a Jello Shot with moonshine: “Turn down the volume.”

“Come Fly With Me”

The Friars Club remembered entertainment icon Frank Sinatra this evening at the Pierre Hotel in NYC. Guests included: Larry King, Dionne Warwick, Steve Tyrell, Robert Devi, and Deana Martin, along with members of the Wounded Warriors (U.S service members).

Killing Babies Without Regret

Abortion on Demand (“no apology”) zealots, seeking to mobilize like minded men haters (“stop patriarchy”), in NYC today, ahead of the 43rd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, January 22, 2016. While enslaving women to evil, abortion deadens the heart of the perpetrators.

Darkness in Campaign 2016

“There is a chance that one of these days we will achieve contrived personalities that are superior in popular appeal to genuine ones.” John Kenneth Galbraith, The Liberal Hour, 1960  

America’s Psychopathology

President Obama says he gets mad whenever he thinks about the 20 first graders killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre. What about the countless first graders killed in the massacres enabled by the billions of dollars of U.S. weapons provided to Saudi Arabia, Israel, and rebel forces seeking to topple legitimate governments?

March of Progress

The story of progress in America has included abundant infantilism and regression — which should have assured the long term prospects for a company like Toys “R” Us (now closed in Times Square), but for the infantilism and regression of the (Superman) landlords.

Remembering Marvin Hamlisch

Now Available: Remembering Marvin Hamlisch: “The People’s Composer” a photography book celebrating the life and work of Marvin Hamlisch (1944-2012), an iconic American composer and conductor — created by Terre Blair Hamlisch and photographer Len Prince (photo, left and center, Todd Ellison, right)). Mr. Hamlisch’s contribution to the American Songbook includes music from the films: The Way We Were, The Sting and The Spy Who Loved Me. Mr….

Women at War

Last week we saw a woman playing a leading role in a terrorist attack on American soil, followed by the president of the United States saying that women would be serving in all combat units of the U.S. military. Nihilist feminists believe that women-in-charge will produce better outcomes for society. And yet there is growing data (body counts) to support the view that women acting inorganically actually undermine…

Wilson’s Legacy

Black activists are asserting that Woodrow Wilson, the twenty-eighth president of the United States, was a racist and therefore his name should be removed from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. If in a democracy the political leaders are accountable to the people then the American people should have seen to it that Wilson and his Zionist backers were jailed…

‘Shut it Down’

The so-called black ‘reformers’ are just as domineering as the establishment types that produced Teddy Roosevelt and Barack Obama. When human relationships are based on disordered self-love, which is the source of contempt of neighbor and human relationships based on domination (“Spain must go,””Assad must go,” “Wolfe must go”), civilization has broken down, and the institutions that helped bring about the collapse should be abandoned.  

Treasures from the Dream Factory

Judy Garland’s “Dorthy” dress (1 of 10), from The Wizard of Oz, sold for $1.5 million today at Bonhams in NYC. A Munchkin Soldier Jacket, also from The Wizard of Oz, went for $12,500.

Kennedy Conspiracy

The New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show features a trove of documents from famed New Orleans prosecutor Jim Garrison, at M.S. Rau Antiques of New Orleans, LA. In 1967 Mr. Garrison had Clay Shaw, a New Orleans businessman, arrested for being part of a CIA conspiracy to kill President Kennedy. Shaw was later acquitted by a jury that believed there to have been a conspiracy, but that Garrison failed to prove…

All Lives Matter

An ‘unarmed’ black man winds up to deliver a knockout blow to an unarmed white woman in Atlantic City, NJ, 10/17.

The Big Nothing

At this year’s Clinton Global Initiative LE asked Robert Rubin, former Clinton Secretary of Treasury, if he had any regrets about his efforts to repeal Glass-Steagull. Shaking his head, as if disgusted by the question, he said “no”. In the recent Democratic debate Bernie Sanders channeled the establishment’s disorder when he suggested: “The American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn e-mails.” To…

Future of Impact

An ambulance crew passing through this year’s Clinton Global Initiative is an apt metaphor for CGI’s state of affairs—from its aims of “creating and implementing solutions to the world’s pressing challenges,” to the controversy over CGI donors helping to formulate criminal U.S. foreign policy, in particular the actions taken to remove Muammar Gaddafi in Libya. Regarding CGI, one doesn’t have to look far to see ‘do-gooders’ doing…

Trumped Nation

Disoriented Americans, sunk into themselves, are increasingly defeated, and incapable of generating healthy leaders—and holding those in power accountable. One has to go back to Appomattox, and Grant’s magnanimous accepting of Lee’s surrender in 1865, to see the last time America was truly great. If the American people were more conscious of, and responsible for, their government’s actions, their last four presidents, 41-44, would be in…

USA

Independence Day

Photographs: Stephen Wise

Discarded Icon

Amid boxes of discarded library books, at a Salvation Army in NYC, was a marked copy of Will James’ The American Cowboy (Scribner, 1942). The last words in the book, all upper case: “The COWBOY WILL NEVER DIE.” America’s last ‘cowboys’ are wearing Prada and plotting wars against Russia and China.

‘I Am King’ Ethos in America

The American narrative: ‘a New World created by rebels’ — escaping the kings of the Old World — who make themselves sovereign, is resulting is a nation of ‘kings’ seeking to dominate others (see Obama positioning American tanks in Eastern Europe). Ironically, those who make themselves sovereign — with ‘no fear, no boundaries, & no limits’ — are the new slaves (of the evil one). Photographs: Stephen…

Wounded Warrior Project

The Wounded Warrior Project held their Courage Awards and Benefit Dinner at the Waldorf Thursday evening. WWP seeks to honor and empower wounded warriors with services and programs to meet the needs of service members, especially in cases where the VA and family supports have broken down. One speaker said the challenges going forward are for “long term care and quality mental health care.”…