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Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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The collapsing US military & economic empire is making Washington & NATO even more dangerous. US could not beat the Taliban but thinks it can take on China-Russia-Iran...a sign of psychopathology for sure. @BruceKGagnon

Thursday, May 12, 2022

It's a cartoon world


Vegetable farmer and activist Richard Rhames from Biddeford, Maine


I needed some solace yesterday - some reassuring words from someone I know well and firmly trust. I called Richard Rhames in Biddeford, Maine. He's a veggie farmer and for many moons has been a public access TV activist in our state.

Richard had me on his show (Out in left field) lots of times and I reciprocated by inviting him to come on my show (This Issue). Both of our shows were on public access TV. In my case This Issue was on 17 local cable stations across Maine since 2003. Covid shut the whole thing down once it hit.

When Richard answered the phone yesterday I asked if Dr. Rhames was there. I told him I needed a 'consultation'.

I didn't have to ask many questions as he takes off like a rocket and lays it all out. I wanted to hear all of his thinking about what the US is trying to do.

I took five-pages of notes and decided to turn his words into a bit of a poem. Richard was indeed prophetic.  


It's a clown World
just read the story
if you can get lucky enough
to find it printed or aired
and what will the slant

Hopefully not like the
constant lies from
NPR and the other
CIA controlled
It starts
with the lack of exposure
to our own history.
It's hidden.
It's a cartoon society
of 'good guys vs bad guys'
Red, white and blue Superman
all the way.
Could it go nuclear?
Only restraint in DC
is the Pentagon,
and when the Pentagon
is the one we have to rely on,
well, we are fucked.

Doomers or Gloomers?
Are we going under water?
What is the tipping Point?
No rain in New Mexico,
dry in California,
fires burn, make their own wind.

They're clueless!
It's like the production 'Hair'
back in the 60's,
(What happened to all those 'hippies'? They didn't like Vietnam, why aren't they speaking out on US-NATO war in Ukraine? Makes no damn sense.)
So, a line from Hair: 'Listening to the new told lies'.
Wheels are coming off,
they only pick on those who can't fight back.
It's a desperate position of
Think of the mobsters
busting knees.
It's same as 
the Washington-Brussels-Berlin-Paris-London
military muscle
now working over Ukraine
on their way to
Moscow and Beijing. 

This time though
US-NATO psychopaths
are picking on
a nation that 
does not bluff.
Russia has been thru this before,
European invaders,
wanting to take their resources.
Mr. Big just can't be content
working cooperatively with
the rest of the world.

Poland is likely
the next rabid dog 
sent into the fight to rubbish Russia. 
This guarantees a wider war,
just what MIC wants.
So in the end,
do we cheer for Trump,
or Biden, Kamala, or 
who ever is next up?
The oligarchy makes the picks
and feeds them to the parties 
and the media,
who feed them to the people.
We are like a bird in the nest,
mouth open,
hungry for anything we can get.

After all, we are just the
superfluous populations.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

So good!

5/12/22, 5:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or are we, WE THE PEOPLE.

5/12/22, 8:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you dear Bruce.... from from northern New Mexico burning up and at the heart of new cold war...... 🙏🙏🙏🕊🌍🌎🌏🌱🦋😪

5/13/22, 8:28 AM  
Blogger Ariel Ky said...

Wow, Bruce, that's a powerful poem from your talk with Richard Rhames. No doubt he's been mulling over what's happening while he's gardening and growing vegetables. We have reached ground zero. That's my sense, too.

5/15/22, 8:01 AM  

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