Megan Kelly’s Boregasm

The FOX Presidential Game Show, er, Debate-In case you missed it

Set aside the jeopardy-style set, the faux debate was really just the same rotation of banality and insipid pseudo-insanity and populist paranoia cartoonized by no-nothing idiots Will you cut the EPA, department of education and the IRS? Is Climate Change anti-American. Blah=blah-blah. kel

Huckabee decries the “donor class” even as he and the rest of them are on their knees, mouths open, ready to catch a load from millionaires and billionaires: Walker and the Kochs, Cruz and his wealthy friends, one of whom gave $5 million(Because he just cares about America for you and me, right?) Jeb Bush and Saudi Arabia…They are all sucking at the appendage of the donor class, Huck!

Carson believes we should all tithe like in the bible. Here that Jews, Muslims, Buddhists? You are no bound by Carson’s bible. Dear god, Carson is whiter than me!

Bush was for getting a cohesive national standard for education abolished, because Texas teaching dinosaurs and cowboys living together, and that slavery had nothing to do with the Civil War should be left up to the state. Utah should teach kids we all came from a planet in space consistent with Mormon teaching, while Alabama teaches Christianity, or bans Mark Twain because he was anti-war. How about this, Mississippi can’t afford to teach their kids, but Illinois can, creating a system of have and have nots.

And Huckabee giving constitutional rights to a fetus. It all sounds wonderfully merciful and godly)nothing in the bible about abortion) but the end game means criminalizing the mother. If she gives herself an abortion she’s a murderer.

Find its way into every answer. WAR! More War! And Really more war! Check please, Raytheon, GE, Northrop and war industry.

Can we now start calling Jeb Bush, stuttering Jeb? Uh, eh, er, oh, eh…

Most often heard phrase, from everyone…”I’m the only guy on this stage who…”

Thanks to Donald Trump for bringing the immigration issue to the nation’s attention…a month ago…because no one had been talking about it constantly, except everybody on every channel constantly for, oh, since the Reagan Administration! Trump called the border “Medieval Times.” Have you ever been to Medieval Times? Love their ribs!

And Mark Rubio, who’s hair was brought to us by a grant from Exxon-Mobil sounds like he is in a high school, debate club. I keep waiting for him to start crying, or shout “Spartans rule!”

Wow, and then someone invoked Carly Fiorina for her negotiating skills regarding the Iran issue, because she did so well running Hewlett Packard…off a cliff. Scott Walker, however, would throw out the Iran deal in 2 years, regardless of whether it worked by then or not be cause of the Iran hostages in 1979. He realizes of course that we do business with Germany after WW2, and Japan, Spain and England, both of whom we fought far bloodier conflicts with, or Canada after they invaded us in the 18th Century, and Mexico, oh, also Vietnam!

Finally, we should protect human life at all stages of life. According to Rubio, that’s called the constitution. And Trump, who favored choice and an assault weapons ban, who is now pro-life and wants AK-47s in every classroom! I’m more pro-life than you. No I am I believe in full constitutional rights at birth. I believe it’s a baby when you and the wife decide to pork…And I believe life begins when you club the woman over the head just before dragging her back to the cave.

The candidates on gay marriage: I believe in unconditional love. That said, I have some conditions…

On Black Lives matter: Scott Walker wants to retrain all of America’s police officers, sounding like a liberal . Huckabee says all lives matter. Carson says if the police tell you to bend over for no reason anywhere at anytime, you must comply because We vill march to Sudetenland, und then Czechoslovakia and , Seig Heil! Seig…

To recap: This wasn’t a debate. This was a special edition of the Megan Kelly show. It was the same tired stupidity we hear over and over on FOX News. No one debated. There was no rebuttal, back and forth, it was all “what do you think?” it was playground children going, “I would totally throw a huge bomb at their head using a secret Jurassic park giant Pterodactyl!”

According to Ted Cruz, Iran, China, Russia, ISIS, and damn near everyone is our enemy. Who isn’t our enemy according to these simps. Walker wants to draw a line in the sand at the Czech Republic. What? Huckabee, “the purpose of the military is to kill people and break things. we have to remember what the military is for, he says. Exactly, the military is for making Huckabee’s pals in corporate boardrooms wealthy at the expense of the heads, arms and legs of our soldiers, sorry, our heroes!

“It’s worth noting that Iran released our hostages the day Ronald Reagan took office.” Yeah, because they got fucking paid in a deal Oliver North plead the 5th on and Reagan couldn’t remember.

Finally, Kelly wanted to know who heard directly from god. Well, Ted Cruz, yup! “Scripture tells us you shall know them by their fruits.” Well we saw some fruits on stage tonight. Kasich couldn’t answer the question and was struck by lightening in one of the show’s more dramatic moments. Walker hasn’t spoken directly to god, but he has been “washed by the blood of Jesus Christ.” Then Megan wanted to know what Marco Rubio thought about” God and our veterans.” Ben Carson wants us all to be Christians.

In closing, Kasich says, there is reason to hope again in Ohio. Has he been to Ohio? Christie fought terrorists in New Jersey. Rand Paul is a different kind of republican; bigger better meatier, bolder-Viagra. Marco Rubio will make a greater America greater, and he was poorer than the poorest church mouse. Ted Cruz will spend his first term watching Planned Parenthood videos and being really angry because he’s Cuban! Carson will fight for freedom because it isn’t free. What is the market rate on freedom these days? I’ll give you a buck eighty-two. Huckabee will bring us all to god. Scott Walker turned Wisconsin around and made it 21st in income, above Alabama, Arkansas, Guam and American Samoa, or 23rd in life expectancy behind even Florida with the trifecta of deaths by aging, Spring break mishaps and alligator attacks. And Bush will make it easier through cutting regulations for corporations to make even more money. And the Donald thinks we aren’t winners. We’ll have to beat Mexico, Japan and China. I will wear a suit made of American flags!

To sum up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKjxFJfcrcA


Listen Saturday’s from 11am-1pm to WC Turck, Brian Murray and guests on Chicago’s real alternative media, AM1680, Q4 radio, streaming at www.que4.org.
CAM00236WC Turck is an author, artist, playwright and talk radio host in Chicago. He has been called the most dangerous voice on the Left. His new book “A Tragic Fate: is an unflinching look at the events leading up to the shooting down of Malaysia Air Flight 17.” His first novel, “Broken” was recommended by NAMI for its treatment of PTSD. In 2006 he published “Everything for Love,” a memoir of his experiences during the siege of Sarajevo. He wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “Occupy my Heart” and “The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden.” He works with the homeless and foreclosure victims in Chicago. He partners in a weekly radio show dedicated to issues, society and politics with cohost, activist and artist Brian Murray For more information, past shows, videos and articles, visit www.revolutioandbeer.com


The Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) is a conservative think tank with offices in Chicago and Springfield, Illinois, and member of the State Policy Network. IPI is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) as of 2011. IPI is also a member of ALEC’s Health and Human Services Task Force and Education Task Force. Senior Budget and Tax Policy Analyst, Amanda Griffin-Johnson, presented model legislation (the “State Employee Health Savings Account Act”) to the HHS task force at ALEC’s 2011 annual meeting.[4] Collin Hitt, Director of Education Policy, is a private sector member of the Education Task Force representing IPI. He sponsored the “Local Government Transparency Act” at the ALEC 2011 States and Nation Policy Summit. In its 2006 annual report the Cato Institute states that it made a grant of $50,000 to the Illinois Policy Institute. The Cato Institute is a libertarian think tank founded by Charles G. Koch and funded by the Koch brothers.

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Why Cecil the Lion Matters

This week a storm of outrage erupted from social media after news spread that suburban Minneapolis dentist Walter Palmer shot and killed Cecil the lion July 1st. Despite the 1% spin machine of corporate media, providing cover for wealthy white American men, and repeated denials from Palmer, he knew exactly what he was doing. Palmer claimed that he had all the appropriate permits for big game hunting in Zimbabwe. In truth they purposely lured the lion out of the protected Hwange National Park, baiting the lion with a dead carcass. Palmer wounded the animal with a bow and arrow and made sport of stalking the distinctive black-mane lion for 40 agonizing and torturous hours-for the lion. Romney_Cecil_The_Hill

Palmer hunted Cecil for a trophy, not for food or survival. After killing the animal he cut off the head and skinned it, ostensibly to be used as a rug or display piece; proof of Palmer’s heroism and masculine virility. It should be a crime. The US Fish and Wildlife Service lists African lions as endangered. The African Wildlife Foundation calls them “vulnerable.” National Geographic noted an estimated 200,000 existed at the start of the 20th Century. There are fewer than 30,000 today, and those numbers are dropping. Beware of the spin here, as conservation efforts in several countries, including Zimbabwe have helped a few prides grow in numbers. Overall, across the continent however, lions are reaching a tipping point to no return.

Why the killing of Cecil the lion matters is because humanity is and must be undergoing a transition. As we come to terms with realities of our changing environment, we are learning just how dramatic is our footprint and impact on the planet. The killing of this lion and so many of these creatures, killed for sport predominantly by the wealthy or for the wealthy illustrates the hubris and waste of our species. Clinging to that piggish, self-serving, hedonistic ignorance will prove our own undoing and predict our own destruction.

Palmer, who not surprisingly contributed $5000 to Mitt Romney’s crash and burn campaign in 2012, represents that cruel and ignorant past. He represents the people who gun their engines on earth day, who carry combat rifles into Walmarts, who see racial differences as a threat to hegemony and power as opposed to an opportunity to better define justice. Palmer represents the global warming deniers, the hedge fund traders, the bankers, ISIS, the Taliban, the Western militarists, AIG and Goldman Sachs, the Iranian Mullahs, the Israeli nationalists, Fracking and oil companies, weapons manufacturers and anyone else who keeps us mired in our primitive and ignorant past.

What are we doing as a species? Are we forever to be trapped in the unchanging, stagnate or regressive self-infatuation of consumption and materialism, of rampant and celebratory ignorance masked by the twisted hierarchy o spiritual and religious pretense? Do we wake up day after day after day after day embittered in resisting the change inherent in the universe around us?

That is why the loss of Cecil the lion, and every other lion, giraffes, elephants, spotted owls, sea turtles, whales, hippos, Rhinos and more that are destroyed for profit or for ego. It is a waste without purpose. There was no sustenance for a hungry village from Cecil’s remains. He wasn’t a rogue monster terrorizing a populace; there wasn’t even the culling rationale for the greater good of the pride. It was a waste by a member of a species that is coming to be defined not by its progress and wisdom but by its waste. Enough already! Let Cecil, as tragic and pointless as it is, by a guidepost to a past we must extricate ourselves from and hopefully leave behind.


Listen Saturday’s from 11am-1pm to WC Turck, Brian Murray and guests on Chicago’s real alternative media, AM1680, Q4 radio, streaming at www.que4.org.
CAM00236WC Turck is an author, artist, playwright and talk radio host in Chicago. He has been called the most dangerous voice on the Left. His new book “A Tragic Fate: is an unflinching look at the events leading up to the shooting down of Malaysia Air Flight 17.” His first novel, “Broken” was recommended by NAMI for its treatment of PTSD. In 2006 he published “Everything for Love,” a memoir of his experiences during the siege of Sarajevo. He wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “Occupy my Heart” and “The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden.” He works with the homeless and foreclosure victims in Chicago. He partners in a weekly radio show dedicated to issues, society and politics with cohost, activist and artist Brian Murray For more information, past shows, videos and articles, visit www.revolutioandbeer.com


The Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) is a conservative think tank with offices in Chicago and Springfield, Illinois, and member of the State Policy Network. IPI is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) as of 2011. IPI is also a member of ALEC’s Health and Human Services Task Force and Education Task Force. Senior Budget and Tax Policy Analyst, Amanda Griffin-Johnson, presented model legislation (the “State Employee Health Savings Account Act”) to the HHS task force at ALEC’s 2011 annual meeting.[4] Collin Hitt, Director of Education Policy, is a private sector member of the Education Task Force representing IPI. He sponsored the “Local Government Transparency Act” at the ALEC 2011 States and Nation Policy Summit. In its 2006 annual report the Cato Institute states that it made a grant of $50,000 to the Illinois Policy Institute. The Cato Institute is a libertarian think tank founded by Charles G. Koch and funded by the Koch brothers.

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Why Cecil the Lion Matters

This week a storm of outrage erupted from social media after news spread that suburban Minneapolis dentist Walter Palmer shot and killed Cecil the lion July 1st. Despite the 1% spin machine of corporate media, providing cover for wealthy white American men, and repeated denials from Palmer, he knew exactly what he was doing. Palmer claimed that he had all the appropriate permits for big game hunting in Zimbabwe. In truth they purposely lured the lion out of the protected Hwange National Park, baiting the lion with a dead carcass. Palmer wounded the animal with a bow and arrow and made sport of stalking the distinctive black-mane lion for 40 agonizing and torturous hours-for the lion. Romney_Cecil_The_Hill

Palmer hunted Cecil for a trophy, not for food or survival. After killing the animal he cut off the head and skinned it, ostensibly to be used as a rug or display piece; proof of Palmer’s heroism and masculine virility. It should be a crime. The US Fish and Wildlife Service lists African lions as endangered. The African Wildlife Foundation calls them “vulnerable.” National Geographic noted an estimated 200,000 existed at the start of the 20th Century. There are fewer than 30,000 today, and those numbers are dropping. Beware of the spin here, as conservation efforts in several countries, including Zimbabwe have helped a few prides grow in numbers. Overall, across the continent however, lions are reaching a tipping point to no return.

Why the killing of Cecil the lion matters is because humanity is and must be undergoing a transition. As we come to terms with realities of our changing environment, we are learning just how dramatic is our footprint and impact on the planet. The killing of this lion and so many of these creatures, killed for sport predominantly by the wealthy or for the wealthy illustrates the hubris and waste of our species. Clinging to that piggish, self-serving, hedonistic ignorance will prove our own undoing and predict our own destruction.

Palmer, who not surprisingly contributed $5000 to Mitt Romney’s crash and burn campaign in 2012, represents that cruel and ignorant past. He represents the people who gun their engines on earth day, who carry combat rifles into Walmarts, who see racial differences as a threat to hegemony and power as opposed to an opportunity to better define justice. Palmer represents the global warming deniers, the hedge fund traders, the bankers, ISIS, the Taliban, the Western militarists, AIG and Goldman Sachs, the Iranian Mullahs, the Israeli nationalists, Fracking and oil companies, weapons manufacturers and anyone else who keeps us mired in our primitive and ignorant past.

What are we doing as a species? Are we forever to be trapped in the unchanging, stagnate or regressive self-infatuation of consumption and materialism, of rampant and celebratory ignorance masked by the twisted hierarchy o spiritual and religious pretense? Do we wake up day after day after day after day embittered in resisting the change inherent in the universe around us?

That is why the loss of Cecil the lion, and every other lion, giraffes, elephants, spotted owls, sea turtles, whales, hippos, Rhinos and more that are destroyed for profit or for ego. It is a waste without purpose. There was no sustenance for a hungry village from Cecil’s remains. He wasn’t a rogue monster terrorizing a populace; there wasn’t even the culling rationale for the greater good of the pride. It was a waste by a member of a species that is coming to be defined not by its progress and wisdom but by its waste. Enough already! Let Cecil, as tragic and pointless as it is, by a guidepost to a past we must extricate ourselves from and hopefully leave behind.


Listen Saturday’s from 11am-1pm to WC Turck, Brian Murray and guests on Chicago’s real alternative media, AM1680, Q4 radio, streaming at www.que4.org.
CAM00236WC Turck is an author, artist, playwright and talk radio host in Chicago. He has been called the most dangerous voice on the Left. His new book “A Tragic Fate: is an unflinching look at the events leading up to the shooting down of Malaysia Air Flight 17.” His first novel, “Broken” was recommended by NAMI for its treatment of PTSD. In 2006 he published “Everything for Love,” a memoir of his experiences during the siege of Sarajevo. He wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “Occupy my Heart” and “The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden.” He works with the homeless and foreclosure victims in Chicago. He partners in a weekly radio show dedicated to issues, society and politics with cohost, activist and artist Brian Murray For more information, past shows, videos and articles, visit www.revolutioandbeer.com


The Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) is a conservative think tank with offices in Chicago and Springfield, Illinois, and member of the State Policy Network. IPI is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) as of 2011. IPI is also a member of ALEC’s Health and Human Services Task Force and Education Task Force. Senior Budget and Tax Policy Analyst, Amanda Griffin-Johnson, presented model legislation (the “State Employee Health Savings Account Act”) to the HHS task force at ALEC’s 2011 annual meeting.[4] Collin Hitt, Director of Education Policy, is a private sector member of the Education Task Force representing IPI. He sponsored the “Local Government Transparency Act” at the ALEC 2011 States and Nation Policy Summit. In its 2006 annual report the Cato Institute states that it made a grant of $50,000 to the Illinois Policy Institute. The Cato Institute is a libertarian think tank founded by Charles G. Koch and funded by the Koch brothers.

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Sending the Hitman to the Funeral

In March 1994 I was on a bus just a few miles from Srebrenica, scene of a long and brutal siege by Bosnian Serb forces. The bus passed through a narrow corridor, embattled as Bosnian Muslims trapped in the town fought to reach the larger island of Bosnian territory. We passed solemn and silent through bombed out villages like Novo Selo. A bus on that same road earlier had been ambushed. The passengers killed. A few months later I would befriend a French Doctor working in the so-called Srebrenica enclave. After the war in Sarajevo I spoke with a man who claimed to be a survivor of one of the mass executions that claimed more than 7000 victims, or almost 10% of the 105,000 people generally agreed to have died in 3.5 years of war, excluding between 15 and 30,000 people still listed as missing. Many thousands more never made either list. I’ve studied Balkan politics, culture, history and literature for more than 20 years, and I’ve seen the people there at their best and worst. Writing those words immediately recalls a mock execution I witnessed of a terrified young Bosnian Serb POW on a mountain above Sarajevo.

I have an informed perspective on the conflict. I also understand the continuum in history, a perspective modern media seems incapable of respecting. Their perspective on events are instead episodic; stand alone moments in time, in which the process of history and the interconnectedness of moments, events and happenstance feed the present and inform the past. We are fed the tribalistic one-dimensionality of good vs. evil, good guys and bad guys, my side vs. your side. The incident Saturday with Serbian Prime Minister Alexsandar Vucic, pronounced Vuchich, is a perfect illustration. It also illustrates the inhumanity of international relations and the arrogance and hubris of leaders and diplomats.

On Saturday, amid an emotional ceremony recalling the weeklong orgy of mass murder and violence as Serb forces led directly by general Ratko Mladic, former Serbian paramilitary and a cheerleader for the murder at Srebrenica chose to attend. Survivors, many still carrying wounds, some the only survivors of whole families who were bound and executed by the hundreds at a time, were understandable offended at the sight of a man who days after Srebrenica chided Bosnia’s Muslims before the Serbian National Assembly on 20 July 1995, “If you kill one Serb, we will kill 100 Muslims!” Angered by his appearance, as he laid a wreath at the memorial, Vucic was pelted with stones and insults and forced to flee, shielded by security guards.

It was ill conceived on the twentieth anniversary of the massacre, to say the least. That auspicious anniversary was preceded by a number of emotional stories in Bosnia from survivors, including the story of one man who having lost his wife and child in the massacre committed suicide prior to this weekend’s ceremony. Vucic, for his part remains unrepentant for his wartime rhetoric and actions as a paramilitary, connected to indicted war criminal Vojislav Seselj, commander of the notorious White Eagles. In recent years Vucic has postured at having a change of heart, though it is far likely he is courting Western and EU investment, and inclusion in the EU for a Serbia decimated economically and socially by inward looking nationalism. Diplomatically, had Serbian officials truly sought to offer an olive branch towards the long road to Balkan peace a wreath placed quietly and away from the memorial itself might have proved a softer less offensive gesture.
By coming to the ceremony Vucic assumed the role of the hitman coming to his victim’s funeral. That is not as hyperbolic a statement as it may appear. It was Vucic throughout the 1990s, with his boss and close friend Seselj who proliferated the fiction of “international conspiracy against Serbia,” undertaken they said by Germany, the Vatican, and the CIA. Vucic served as minister of information in Serbia from 1998 to 2000 through the Kosovo War with NATO.

Former President Bill Clinton, who also attended the ceremony, lauded Vucic’s bravery for attending the ceremony and called the violent reaction unfortunate. Good that Mr. Clinton can so easily forgive an adversary in a war, not to mention Bosnia, in which he did relatively little. Clinton’s laissez faire attitude towards Bosnia, for many observers gave tacit approval to the attack on Srebrenica. Even the deaths of thousands of civilians was not enough to compel a stalwart response. Not until September, following another horrible mortar attack market in central Sarajevo which killed 43 and wounded 75 before television cameras would NATO be compelled to act.

Perhaps Mr. Clinton forgot that Vucic sheltered and hid a Serbian intelligence official, Goran Radosavljević, believed responsible for the kidnapping and execution of three American citizens, the Bytyqi brothers, reportedly in Kosovo to help A Roma family escape. The bothers were picked up for violating a law regarding the movement and residence of foreigners. Despite repeated appeals by the US directly to Vucic, whose connections to war criminals, paramilitaries and organized crime are well documented, no one was held accountable for the murders of the brothers.

Was it regrettable that a few Bosnian mourners reacted as they did? What would the reaction have been to Hitler’s secretary, or former Nazi Party members taking a prominent role in a ceremony commemorating the liberation of Auschwitz?


Listen Saturday’s from 11am-1pm to WC Turck, Brian Murray and guests on Chicago’s real alternative media, AM1680, Q4 radio, streaming at www.que4.org.
CAM00236WC Turck is an author, artist, playwright and talk radio host in Chicago. He has been called the most dangerous voice on the Left. His new book “A Tragic Fate: is an unflinching look at the events leading up to the shooting down of Malaysia Air Flight 17.” His first novel, “Broken” was recommended by NAMI for its treatment of PTSD. In 2006 he published “Everything for Love,” a memoir of his experiences during the siege of Sarajevo. He wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “Occupy my Heart” and “The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden.” He works with the homeless and foreclosure victims in Chicago. He partners in a weekly radio show dedicated to issues, society and politics with cohost, activist and artist Brian Murray For more information, past shows, videos and articles, visit www.revolutioandbeer.com


The Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) is a conservative think tank with offices in Chicago and Springfield, Illinois, and member of the State Policy Network. IPI is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) as of 2011. IPI is also a member of ALEC’s Health and Human Services Task Force and Education Task Force. Senior Budget and Tax Policy Analyst, Amanda Griffin-Johnson, presented model legislation (the “State Employee Health Savings Account Act”) to the HHS task force at ALEC’s 2011 annual meeting.[4] Collin Hitt, Director of Education Policy, is a private sector member of the Education Task Force representing IPI. He sponsored the “Local Government Transparency Act” at the ALEC 2011 States and Nation Policy Summit. In its 2006 annual report the Cato Institute states that it made a grant of $50,000 to the Illinois Policy Institute. The Cato Institute is a libertarian think tank founded by Charles G. Koch and funded by the Koch brothers.

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NAACP’s Dolezal No Fraud: Black like Me

HER CRIME? LOOKING BLACK WHILE NOT EMBRACING HER PROPER WHITENESS.

But identifying as Black as Black in our society is apparently so outrageous that we’ll ignore truly important stories, like the international impotence is helping innumerable desperate refuges caught between ISIS and unsympathetic Turkish soldiers, or that scientists discovered that climate change is accelerating, of that TPP is still a blade hanging over the necks of millions of US workers. It certainly stopped discussion on the imbalance police violence rendered against the Black community; at least in the status quo media. Still, the Dolezal issue persists in the Afterschool Special we once called a nation.

There is far more to Ms. Dolezal, that I am not going to cover here. All of it supports a lifetime of closeness and parity with Black members of this society. This is not so much a defense of Dolezal as an effort to highlight how much of a distraction this issue is. More than that, for all the white folks in the media fixated upon this who assert they are not racist; the obsessive attention to this story to the detriment of true conversations on minority issues in this country most certainly adheres to the long history of racial division in America. You are what you support. That goes both ways. At least Dolezal’s support attempts to martial resources and attention to rescue a beleaguered part of our American family.

First of all, identifying as Black is nothing new. Anyone who has living in an urban area knows full well there are thousands of people in minority dominated neighborhoods, male and female, who identify as Black, Hispanic or whatever. Sometimes it has to do with security. Often it has to do with identifying with the community you live in, and the community you grow to become comfortable with. I know Asian and Middle eastern youths who identify more readily with communities of color in America than white communities. Guess why that is Pamela Geller and FOX News?

Who did Dolezal hurt? She didn’t sneak her way into the position in Spokane. She was chosen for her advocacy for people of color. Spokane’s NAACP chapter is a patchwork of races and identities.mlk-day3 Most of them support her. The organization as a whole supports her. She didn’t trick the organization into picking her over an authentic Black person. The Press is cherry picking individuals with criticisms of Dolezal within Spokane’s NAACP. I have worked in offices where far more people were adamantly opposed to the type of pizza we were to have for office parties.

Dolezal had 2 children with her Black ex-husband. She was the target of racially based harassment significant enough for her to file police reports in Idaho and Washington. A Swastika was placed on the door of the Human Rights Education Institute where she worked, so apparently the local white supremacists also thought she was Black, or at the very least a race traitor.

Finally: So what? While I understand and sympathize that the best advocates for issues endemic to women of color are women of color, Dolezal is likely as close to that issue as a white woman can hope. As far as her “blackness” or “whiteness,” maybe if more of us in the white community identified as Black, or identified more with our Black neighbors, friends and family we might have stronger more productive and honest conversations on Race. The answers to those questions really have little to do ultimately with race, but rather having the best, most efficient, more just and more productive nation.

But fixate on what one woman wants to call herself, and who she epitomizes and champions. Likely you’ll draw satisfaction when she quits in shame, at which point the race-shepherding media will then fixate on what is wrong with the NAACP that they could have the freedom and internal sovereignty to hire someone like Dolezal. You have faced the true menace to America: Rachel Dolezal and “blackness.” Meantime, Republicans in Congress are slashing the budget of NOAA, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on the heels of a report that man made climate change was accelerating far faster than previously realized. When that hammer comes down race identity won’t matter. Instead we’ll either identify as permaculture subsistence farmers circa 1640, except, that is those remaining Ayn Rand-ian conservatives cannibalizing each other into oblivion on the remote island once known as Texas.


Listen Saturday’s from 11am-1pm to WC Turck, Brian Murray and guests on Chicago’s real alternative media, AM1680, Q4 radio, streaming at www.que4.org.
CAM00236WC Turck is an author, artist, playwright and talk radio host in Chicago. He has been called the most dangerous voice on the Left. His new book “A Tragic Fate: is an unflinching look at the events leading up to the shooting down of Malaysia Air Flight 17.” His first novel, “Broken” was recommended by NAMI for its treatment of PTSD. In 2006 he published “Everything for Love,” a memoir of his experiences during the siege of Sarajevo. He wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “Occupy my Heart” and “The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden.” He works with the homeless and foreclosure victims in Chicago. He partners in a weekly radio show dedicated to issues, society and politics with cohost, activist and artist Brian Murray For more information, past shows, videos and articles, visit www.revolutioandbeer.com


The Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) is a conservative think tank with offices in Chicago and Springfield, Illinois, and member of the State Policy Network. IPI is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) as of 2011. IPI is also a member of ALEC’s Health and Human Services Task Force and Education Task Force. Senior Budget and Tax Policy Analyst, Amanda Griffin-Johnson, presented model legislation (the “State Employee Health Savings Account Act”) to the HHS task force at ALEC’s 2011 annual meeting.[4] Collin Hitt, Director of Education Policy, is a private sector member of the Education Task Force representing IPI. He sponsored the “Local Government Transparency Act” at the ALEC 2011 States and Nation Policy Summit. In its 2006 annual report the Cato Institute states that it made a grant of $50,000 to the Illinois Policy Institute. The Cato Institute is a libertarian think tank founded by Charles G. Koch and funded by the Koch brothers. .

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Thom Hartman and GMOs: Are you kidding me?

It’s excruciating, Hartman’s repeated disasters in debating right wing ideologues and corporate apologists. . Indeed, I have had moments when he has flubbed arguments so well known and established that I believed he was intentionally throwing the argument in favor of the Right. Much of the time I am aghast at the delinquency of preparation in arguments and debates. One of those moments occurred on his radio program last week regarding GMOs.

On his may 27th show Hartman interviewed/debated (I use the term liberally) an advocate for the GMP industry. Just as I have heard quite painfully time and time again, the guest rolled over Hartman, who was fully unprepared to counter the numerous and transparently false information his supposed adversary paraded. Hartman apparently has never heard that one should not pick a fight he/she is unprepared for.

The guest cited “European” studies which he said proved. First, no such scientific study exists. What the guest was referring to was a report by the dubious European Food Safety Authority, an organization heavily criticized for cozy and frequent conflicts of interest to the companies and corporations it is meant to oversee. It is the same sort of relationship and revolving door situation we find in this country with the Food and Drug Administration, FDA. In fact, the EFSA did not “find” anything, but rather sided with Monsanto and the GMO producers.

A French study was attacked aggressively by the GMO industry. It showed, among other findings that GMO chemicals and material do, in fact, cross the placental barrier between mother and fetus-the same fetus the right claims holds greater rights than the mother. Even without such research there is one question that negates any defense at any level from governmental and even minority scientific opinions, and that has to do with the industry’s vehement assault against any suggestion of labeling. It took Thom Hartman 47 minutes, 35 minutes after the guest mercifully departed to mention that most obvious and prominent argument against the use of GMOs. Why does Monsanto and others not want GMO ingredients labeled? In an interview with activist Margaret Nelson, her issue had to do with a multitude of severe food allergies. Labeling was imperative to this woman’s health and quality of life. The industry points to the negative public sentiment regarding GMOs, offering that consumers would avoid or boycott GMO labeled foods. That would be the free market corporations pretend as economic religion, but in truth the industry’s rejection of labeling is largely driving suspicions among consumers.

My question for Hartman; what else do you have to do other than prepare for these debates. You should be responsible as the last real national voice on the Progressive side for at least the base arguments. Forcing answers to those questions and issues is paramount. Those basic questions always supports progressive issues on everything from GMOs to climate change and social and racial justice. In my little 2 hour weekend show on a small nonprofit low power station, working another job I still manage to read and absorb a monstrous amount of data, as well as energetically dissecting the obtuse and flimsy arguments of the Right. Hartman, working full time on these issues could do the same or better.

There are so few resources for the Left and Progressives. Ed Schultz is, well, confused and no one even knows he exists any longer. Stephanie Miller, though attracting a large and sympathetic audience is largely co-opted fully by the DNC, her arguments amounting to the mass media equivalent of “Duh!” We are beleaguered on the Left in the media. Personalities like Hartman must become a source for arming progressives with the best and most accurate information, arguments and facts rather than frustrating them in debates in which the adversary embarrasses him and the Left.


Listen Saturday’s from 11am-1pm to WC Turck, Brian Murray and guests on Chicago’s real alternative media, AM1680, Q4 radio, streaming at www.que4.org.
CAM00236WC Turck is an author, artist, playwright and talk radio host in Chicago. He has been called the most dangerous voice on the Left. His new book “A Tragic Fate: is an unflinching look at the events leading up to the shooting down of Malaysia Air Flight 17.” His first novel, “Broken” was recommended by NAMI for its treatment of PTSD. In 2006 he published “Everything for Love,” a memoir of his experiences during the siege of Sarajevo. He wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “Occupy my Heart” and “The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden.” He works with the homeless and foreclosure victims in Chicago. He partners in a weekly radio show dedicated to issues, society and politics with cohost, activist and artist Brian Murray For more information, past shows, videos and articles, visit www.revolutioandbeer.com


The Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) is a conservative think tank with offices in Chicago and Springfield, Illinois, and member of the State Policy Network. IPI is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) as of 2011. IPI is also a member of ALEC’s Health and Human Services Task Force and Education Task Force. Senior Budget and Tax Policy Analyst, Amanda Griffin-Johnson, presented model legislation (the “State Employee Health Savings Account Act”) to the HHS task force at ALEC’s 2011 annual meeting.[4] Collin Hitt, Director of Education Policy, is a private sector member of the Education Task Force representing IPI. He sponsored the “Local Government Transparency Act” at the ALEC 2011 States and Nation Policy Summit. In its 2006 annual report the Cato Institute states that it made a grant of $50,000 to the Illinois Policy Institute. The Cato Institute is a libertarian think tank founded by Charles G. Koch and funded by the Koch brothers.

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You’re Invited. Pamela Geller announces Reclaiming the N-Word festival

On the heels of her successful Draw a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad event in Garland Texas, Free Speech heroine Pamela Geller announced today the next great leap forward in Free Speech rights has invited you to a nationwide “Reclaiming the N-word!” event. Join Pamela Geller, Amy Jacobson, Representative Joe Walsh Rand Paul and WLS morning host John Howell, as well as the entire GOP and the great patriots of Garland Texas as White people refuse to have their freedoms abridged.

“Drawing cartoons intended to offend Muslims was just the beginning,” said Pamela Geller. “We are reclaiming the freedoms that made America great.” She was speaking from her posh Manhattan apartment amid some of the $50 million she has received from secret sources to continue her brave efforts.

Among the groundbreaking civic work Geller hopes to accomplish, is making it okay again for White people to use the N-word when and where they please. Geller Hopes to move onto the Mexican and Hispanic community with the S-word, and the C-word for Chinese. Other groups she hopes to reclaim freedom against their desire for respect in America are the Japanese, Slavs, Vietnamese, Filipinos, Inuit, Indigenous Americans, the handicapped and the poor.

Walsh, who suffered a doubly embarrassing blow in the last election to both a woman and an Asian American, but found solace in mocking a crippled veteran’s wounds, said the loss of terms historically used to reaffirm oppression and power structures, which supported slavery, intimidation and genocide, of these “banned” words represent a cornerstone of American freedoms.

“Once coloreds and immigrants, especially the brownish ones,” Walsh said proudly to an audience of 7 upstanding American patriots who tapped their canes and rattled oxygen tanks in support, “we lost some of our god-given freedoms.”

Walsh was referring to upstart minorities who unilaterally decided so-called “derogatory” terms were offensive. That, Walsh and Geller agree, is a slippery slope. What’s next, Rand Paul told FOX host Sean Hannity, yesterday; Voting for everyone? Respect? Civil society?

“Ban the N-word,” said Amy Jacobson, settling into the AM1680 morning show, with her new male minder and verbal abuser, Dan Proft, “and little by little it’s mind police.”

When asked whether or not there would be an event to take back the K-word for Jewish Americans, Geller called the question anti-Semitic and deeply offensive , then stormed out of the interview.

For details on how you can get on the invitation list for this seminal event in the cause of defending American freedoms write to or call:
AM 560
25 NW Point Blvd. Suite 400
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
(847) 437-5200
Or Email Pamela Geller directly and tell her what minority you would like to abuse, and ask how to schedule the event with her:
Email me at pamelageller@gmail.com

A note:
The author believes that parody and sarcasm of the above piece are integral to the perverse political climate of rightwing hate currently paraded under terms such as “Freedom.” In keeping with their penchant for twisting reason and discourse to the detriment and division of civil society, the intent of this piece was to use their assertion that all offense speech is protected under the First Amendment, the author asserts that and their position then excludes any legal or personal offense as an attempt to curb my First Amendment rights.


Listen Saturday’s from 11am-1pm to WC Turck, Brian Murray and guests on Chicago’s real alternative media, AM1680, Q4 radio, streaming at www.que4.org.
CAM00236WC Turck is an author, artist, playwright and talk radio host in Chicago. He has been called the most dangerous voice on the Left. His new book “A Tragic Fate: is an unflinching look at the events leading up to the shooting down of Malaysia Air Flight 17.” His first novel, “Broken” was recommended by NAMI for its treatment of PTSD. In 2006 he published “Everything for Love,” a memoir of his experiences during the siege of Sarajevo. He wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “Occupy my Heart” and “The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden.” He works with the homeless and foreclosure victims in Chicago. He partners in a weekly radio show dedicated to issues, society and politics with cohost, activist and artist Brian Murray For more information, past shows, videos and articles, visit www.revolutioandbeer.com


The Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) is a conservative think tank with offices in Chicago and Springfield, Illinois, and member of the State Policy Network. IPI is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) as of 2011. IPI is also a member of ALEC’s Health and Human Services Task Force and Education Task Force. Senior Budget and Tax Policy Analyst, Amanda Griffin-Johnson, presented model legislation (the “State Employee Health Savings Account Act”) to the HHS task force at ALEC’s 2011 annual meeting.[4] Collin Hitt, Director of Education Policy, is a private sector member of the Education Task Force representing IPI. He sponsored the “Local Government Transparency Act” at the ALEC 2011 States and Nation Policy Summit. In its 2006 annual report the Cato Institute states that it made a grant of $50,000 to the Illinois Policy Institute. The Cato Institute is a libertarian think tank founded by Charles G. Koch and funded by the Koch brothers.

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Warning: Very Offensive: Cartooning Mohammad in a Crowded Mosque

How about this; For purposely and unnecessarily inciting Muslims because that makes far more money on the rampant bigot circuit, should Pamela Geller, who is Jewish, be thrown into an oven and burned for creating an environment that recklessly offended people without purpose, and which led to the deaths of two men? Offended? What if she yelled fire in a crowded fire house, and a number of people were injured or killed in the panic? In was instrumental in the organization of a mean-spirited draw a cartoon of Mohammad contest in Garland Texas yesterday.

Geller, who runs what appears to be a nationalist Israeli front group aimed at agitating Muslims domestically as a means of bring the decades long impasse and inability of Israelis and Palestinians to get along to the United States. Her American Freedom Defense Initiative is little more than an effort to trick Americans into siding with a conflict in which both sides need a bit of a kick in the ass. By sides I mean the Israeli nationalist agitators and the Palestinian and Arab agitators who have turned hate and violence into an industry to the detriment of the great majority of Jews, Arabs and Muslims who really want no part in any of this.

Geller was the tramp who wanted to carry her masturbatory hate and business to New York busses, for no reason other than to upset Muslim fellow citizens and neighbors. So interested in defense of America and the first amendment, which doesn’t exist in Israel by the way, that she has fixated on the real threat to America. Yep, Muslims, who since September 2001 have been responsible for only a tiny fraction of violent terror incidents in America. Apparently her defense of America ignores tens of thousands of white supremacists and white neo-Nazi groups who have killed hundreds in the last decade (Detailed in previous Rev and Beer posts) as well as dozens of police officers, all of which is somehow not round the clock news like any incident around some hapless Muslim terrorist fuck up.

As it turns out yelling “fire” in a crowded theater isn’t against the law, but it does constitute reckless endangerment, which is against the law. Geller isn’t defending free speech. We are free to say what we want in the United States, however, when your only purpose is to offend, I will defend the person who busts you in the mouth. Geller, the fraud won’t face that because she hides behind her money stolen from dupes and Israeli taxpayers. She cowers in the shadows with other bigots and self-promoting garbage. She is an elitist rich kid who grew up wealthy but with no talent other than the propensity for being white trash despite her silver spoon. She is a big part of the problem and hardly a part of any solution. Please no jokes here, I’m in deep enough already. and if there ever was an argument against the first Amendment, Princess Geller is the poster brat.

Now, however, she can be branded a terrorist as well. Her actions directly led to violence. At the very least it is called aiding and abetting; that is a crime as well.

Je Suis Charlie

Je Suis Charlie


Listen Saturday’s from 11am-1pm to WC Turck, Brian Murray and guests on Chicago’s real alternative media, AM1680, Q4 radio, streaming at www.que4.org.
CAM00236WC Turck is an author, artist, playwright and talk radio host in Chicago. He has been called the most dangerous voice on the Left. His new book “A Tragic Fate: is an unflinching look at the events leading up to the shooting down of Malaysia Air Flight 17.” His first novel, “Broken” was recommended by NAMI for its treatment of PTSD. In 2006 he published “Everything for Love,” a memoir of his experiences during the siege of Sarajevo. He wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “Occupy my Heart” and “The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden.” He works with the homeless and foreclosure victims in Chicago. He partners in a weekly radio show dedicated to issues, society and politics with cohost, activist and artist Brian Murray For more information, past shows, videos and articles, visit www.revolutioandbeer.com


The Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) is a conservative think tank with offices in Chicago and Springfield, Illinois, and member of the State Policy Network. IPI is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) as of 2011. IPI is also a member of ALEC’s Health and Human Services Task Force and Education Task Force. Senior Budget and Tax Policy Analyst, Amanda Griffin-Johnson, presented model legislation (the “State Employee Health Savings Account Act”) to the HHS task force at ALEC’s 2011 annual meeting.[4] Collin Hitt, Director of Education Policy, is a private sector member of the Education Task Force representing IPI. He sponsored the “Local Government Transparency Act” at the ALEC 2011 States and Nation Policy Summit. In its 2006 annual report the Cato Institute states that it made a grant of $50,000 to the Illinois Policy Institute. The Cato Institute is a libertarian think tank founded by Charles G. Koch and funded by the Koch brothers.

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Epidemic of Death

Hidden from the news is a growing epidemic of violence by white hate groups. On Tuesday a Wisconsin State trooper was gunned down by a White Supremacist suspected in a bank robbery. Officer Trevor Casper died in a shootout with Snyder. A 59 year old bystander was also killed in the gun battle. Snyder reportedly is a member of “The Fond du Lac Boot Boys.” The secretive group is reportedly a skinhead affiliation. Snyder and 8 others were arrested in1996 after attacking Blacks and Hispanics. Snyder was carrying business cards for a West Virginia white supremacist organization, the “National Alliance.” Snyder also carried literature from the group which stated, in part:

“…we have a responsibility for the racial quality of the coming generation of our people. That no multi-racial society is a healthy society. That if the white race is to survive we must unite our people on the basis of common blood, organize them within a progressive social order and inspire them with a common set of values. That time to begin is now.”

The National Alliance splintered into several spin off organizations in 2003. In 2011, Kevin William Harpham, 36, of Addy, Washington set pipe bombs designed to cause mass casualties along the planned route of martin Luther King Jr. Memorial march. The bombs were discovered and diffused. Police also discovered links between the National Alliance and Harpham.

In March Ryan Giroux, a member of the Hammerskin Nation, a “notoriously violent” neo-Nazi group affiliated with the Aryan Brotherhood killed one man and shot f others in Mesa Arizona. In stark contrast to quick and deadly police tactics with unarmed or less dangerous black suspects, police showed restraint with the still armed and defiant Giroux, who was captured using a taser.

The Wisconsin and Arizona incidents reveal a growing violent trend, virtually ignored by rightwing media sources, while relatively minor incidents involving minorities, or questionable uses of police force on minority suspects receives highlighted coverage in favor of authorities. FOX News and Salem Broadcasting, including former Illinois representative Joe Walsh covered extensively the shooting deaths of a black suspect in New York, but made little or no mention of violent attacks by white, particularly against Law Enforcement officers, which they claim to support. Some suspect Walsh of white power sympathies in his, in the view of some, apparent liberal editing of white supremacist crimes. Walsh sided with violent groups threatening violence against Law Enforcement officers during the Cliven Bundy standoff in 2014. He has been invited on numerous occasions to appear on the Revolution and Beer Show to defend his actions, but so far has not responded.

Since September 11, 2001, more Americans have been killed on US soil by white supremacists than by so-called Muslim extremists. White supremacist groups have been linked to the deaths of more than 400 Americans across the United States, including dozens of Law Enforcement Officers.


Listen Saturday’s from 11am-1pm to WC Turck, Brian Murray and guests on Chicago’s real alternative media, AM1680, Q4 radio, streaming at www.que4.org.
CAM00236WC Turck is an author, artist, playwright and talk radio host in Chicago. He has been called the most dangerous voice on the Left. His new book “Shoot Down: is an unflinching look at the events leading up to the shooting down of Malaysia Air Flight 17.” His first novel, “Broken” was recommended by NAMI for its treatment of PTSD. In 2006 he published “Everything for Love,” a memoir of his experiences during the siege of Sarajevo. He wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “Occupy my Heart” and “The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden.” He works with the homeless and foreclosure victims in Chicago. He partners in a weekly radio show dedicated to issues, society and politics with cohost, activist and artist Brian Murray For more information, past shows, videos and articles, visit www.revolutioandbeer.com


The Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) is a conservative think tank with offices in Chicago and Springfield, Illinois, and member of the State Policy Network. IPI is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) as of 2011. IPI is also a member of ALEC’s Health and Human Services Task Force and Education Task Force. Senior Budget and Tax Policy Analyst, Amanda Griffin-Johnson, presented model legislation (the “State Employee Health Savings Account Act”) to the HHS task force at ALEC’s 2011 annual meeting.[4] Collin Hitt, Director of Education Policy, is a private sector member of the Education Task Force representing IPI. He sponsored the “Local Government Transparency Act” at the ALEC 2011 States and Nation Policy Summit. In its 2006 annual report the Cato Institute states that it made a grant of $50,000 to the Illinois Policy Institute. The Cato Institute is a libertarian think tank founded by Charles G. Koch and funded by the Koch brothers.

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The Writer Stands Alone

I am a writer, the author of 5 published books, 7 un published books, thousands of articles, 2 critically acclaimed plays-thank you Hanna, Celia, Erik and all those who contributed mightily-During the run of my first play, Occupy My Heart, A Revolutionary Christmas Carol, I told Thom Hartmann that the work embodied the struggle of the Occupy movement. I as the playwright represented the one percent. The play was a one dimensional collection of words upon a page. A community, the 99% if you will, came together to make the play real, from those who created the computer I wrote it on, to the printer, the paper maker, the director who further realized and structured the piece, the actors that gave it life and all those who packed theaters around Chicago to see the play. Occupy My Heart made national headlines and diverted the negative press for a time. Community made that possible.

As a writer my religion is truth, at least as best a truth that I can discover. The words of the late Yugoslav writer Danilo Kish are my gospel:

The writer stands alone.

Imbued within those deceptively simple words is the rejection of subordination. There is only truth and false truths. Left and Right are tribal affiliations, each demanding subordination, and each flawed in categorical adherence to their assumptive opposition. They are not yin and yang in that regard, but a continuum of one another. Yin and Yang are therefore calls to war, and war is the impersonal infliction of mass pain, and hence the affliction of mass falsehoods. Pain is the ultimate standard of truth; empathy the only pathway from that pain towards forging community. Community becomes the antithesis of pain.
And yet, amid those simple words by Kish, the writer stands alone still falls short. Nothing in those words describes community itself, or how we come together in achieving community. In that we all become writers; we are all creators of the better world we desire.

Throughout the siege of Sarajevo I stood by Muslim brothers and sisters, as well as their Christian, Catholic, Jewish and atheist neighbors, just as I stand in support and solidarity of Palestinian brothers and sisters, but I do not hate Jews or Israelis just as I did not hate Serbs. I want to see all people exalted.

I do not hate the police; I only want them to be better. I do not hate the America I criticize vehemently; I wish it to be better. I hold the liberal and progressive Left to a higher standard, because we must be the example of the better world we wish to realize. Innocent criticism cannot be translated as an attack on the movement. When we fail, we must endeavor to be better; a matter of constant vigilance as long as we remain human.

The writer stands alone.

Here is the ultimate issue with this sad event. Based upon all I have seen here and overseas and through two terrible genocides, and having talked intimately with Holocaust survivors, I am acutely aware that humanity is flawed. I have seen only too graphically how cruel people can be to one another. I have also seen another side, and that is the side I wish to exalt and support and defend. As a Catholic I was embraced nonetheless by Muslims in the town of Mostar despite a campaign to annihilate them by the surrounding Catholic Croats. I was embraced by Serbs, despite their belief that America was their sworn enemy. The reason is that sometimes in the fight we lose sight of the truth that the world is less a terrible place, but a place in which we are all looking for answers. Liberalism and progressivism I believe holds better answers, when we try.

I ready acknowledge that as a human being I fail sometimes in racial, ethnic and gender issues. Those who know me also know that I engage in that conversation regularly, eagerly and earnestly.
I was doing it long before Starbucks started putting it on cups!

The writer stands alone.

I acknowledge I am flawed, but attempting aggressively to ascend through that ignorance. The bully pulpit of my body and my history is painfully limiting and unaccommodating to truly embracing the intimate and sovereign perspectives of others without a great deal of self-accusation and self doubt; but so is every journey. Make no waste of your time for people who use hate to mask and deflect their own ignorance. Give them no power. Offer them every opportunity for reconciliation without further recompense. One day soon you too will be in their shoes.

I am ignorant, I readily admit, but unwarranted and baseless attacks force me to declare that I am not ignorant. That only regresses the conversations on race and community into these fortresses of self-interest. And so the journey continues…for each of us.

Just as the writer, so too the traveler stands alone.

Peace.


Listen Saturday’s from 11am-1pm to WC Turck, Brian Murray and guests on Chicago’s real alternative media, AM1680, Q4 radio, streaming at www.que4.org.
CAM00236WC Turck is an author, artist, playwright and talk radio host in Chicago. He has been called the most dangerous voice on the Left. His new book “Shoot Down: is an unflinching look at the events leading up to the shooting down of Malaysia Air Flight 17.” His first novel, “Broken” was recommended by NAMI for its treatment of PTSD. In 2006 he published “Everything for Love,” a memoir of his experiences during the siege of Sarajevo. He wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “Occupy my Heart” and “The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden.” He works with the homeless and foreclosure victims in Chicago. He partners in a weekly radio show dedicated to issues, society and politics with cohost, activist and artist Brian Murray For more information, past shows, videos and articles, visit www.revolutioandbeer.com


The Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) is a conservative think tank with offices in Chicago and Springfield, Illinois, and member of the State Policy Network. IPI is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) as of 2011. IPI is also a member of ALEC’s Health and Human Services Task Force and Education Task Force. Senior Budget and Tax Policy Analyst, Amanda Griffin-Johnson, presented model legislation (the “State Employee Health Savings Account Act”) to the HHS task force at ALEC’s 2011 annual meeting.[4] Collin Hitt, Director of Education Policy, is a private sector member of the Education Task Force representing IPI. He sponsored the “Local Government Transparency Act” at the ALEC 2011 States and Nation Policy Summit. In its 2006 annual report the Cato Institute states that it made a grant of $50,000 to the Illinois Policy Institute. The Cato Institute is a libertarian think tank founded by Charles G. Koch and funded by the Koch brothers.

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