Monthly Archives: October 2017

Trout Fisting In America #49 – Elections

In theory it’s the only power any of us actually have, those of us without money, without access to power. No wonder the government wants to keep us from voting (note: all links open in a new tab, b/c there’s a … Continue reading

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Trout Fisting In America #48 – Civility

For a nation that implicitly & silently supports mass murder and a white supremacist police state, we sure are sensitive about which words people use. You’d think after all this time people would realize that civility and good manners don’t … Continue reading

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Trout Fisting In America #47 – Racism

No not ‘race.’ Or ‘race relations.’ We’re talking about fucking racism, which is real in a way that ‘race’—an after-the-fact concept created to justify enslaving a group of people from a particular continent w/no scientific basis whatsoever since saying someone … Continue reading

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Trout Fisting In America #46 – Israel

I always thought the name of the country was an abbreviation for ‘Is real bad idea to occupy Palestine.’ The Israeli occupation and settlement (after settlement) of Palestine is immoral, illegal, and nearly-universally condemned. The only two countries on earth … Continue reading

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Trout Fisting In America #45 – Purity

To insist on purity is to insist that people are incapable of growth, incapable of learning from their mistakes. It says that who they are, and who we are, is who we will always be. Self-righteousness is cheap; it costs … Continue reading

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Trout Fisting In America #44 – Vietnam

I’m afraid that once I start writing this I won’t be able to stop. I’d spent the first five episodes of this PBS special ‘Ken Burns Presents Vietnam Brought To You By The Bank Of America And A Generous Donation … Continue reading

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Trout Fisting In America #43 – Consumerism

And even your brand new luxury dream car eventually just becomes the thing that you drive around the parking lot in circles, ever-dwindling & numb as you—in your desire to consume, to be the consumer—become the consumed, one more ouroboros … Continue reading

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