Category Archives: america

Evil Personified

The FBI waged psychological warfare against Martin Luther King and his wife Coretta. Letter such as the one, which suggested he take his life, were constantly sent to the family at the behest of the FBI director. J. Edgar Hoover was an evil man and his legacy haunts the FBI to this day. Not so […]

APOCALYPSE NOW AND THEN by Peter Nolan Smith

In 1968 I lied about my age and tried to enlist in the Marines soon after my 16th birthday. My mother refused to sign the papers. The Tet offensive fed her doubts about the final outcome of the Vietnam Conflict. Boys were returning in coffins, wheelchairs, or hooked on heroin. Returning soldiers were portrayed as […]

Friday the 13th

The number 12 symbolizes completeness for numerologists and 13 has a reputation of a prime number steeped with irregularity, further tarnished by 13 being the number of people at the Last Supper of Jesus and 13 people at a table is now feared to doom to death one of the guests. 13 has been considered […]

Today’s Thanks

Today America commemorates Pilgrims? gratitude to the local Indians lessons in food-gathering, especially those tribesmen of Squanto. who helped the religious refugees survive that first year in Plymouth. In response to this unexpected aid the settlers held a 3-day feast for their neighbors. The holiday was made official in 1789 by George Washington, although Squanto?s […]

Bad Mouthing the Eagle

Benjamin Franklin proposed the turkey for the national bird. The turkey of his era was nothing like the domesticated bird slaughtered for Thanksgiving. The wild turkey was a cunning wood creature living in large communes of fellow avians. Huge flocks of brightly plumed turkeys would cloud the skies. Benjamin Franklin was vehemently against the choice […]