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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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Trout Fisting In America #42 – The Confederacy

You could just sit and laugh at these sad misguided grandaddyfuckers all day long if it weren’t for the power they were able to call upon—the vast & subtle white supremacist violence that already exists within the police, within the … Continue reading

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Trout Fisting In America #39 – Las Vegas

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news my mom would always say ‘Look for the legislators. Call those fuckers. We don’t have to live like this.’ ” – Fred Rogers. The picture at … Continue reading

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Trout Fisting In America #37 – Setups

Did you hear the one about the magic tractor. Did you hear the one about the squirrel who nailed his genitals to a clock. Did you hear the one about London England. Did you hear the one about the surrealist … Continue reading

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Trout Fisting In America #36 – Guns

It takes a lot of cognitive dissonance to be fanatically pro-gun in 21st century america, but if, as Maury Povich once said, the test of a first-rate mind is the ability to hold two contradictory ideas in your mind at … Continue reading

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