Philip A Farruggio

Dead End America    

Documentary film maker Marc Levin made a 'must see ' film entitled Class Divide (2015)  about the gentrification of the West Chelsea area of Manhattan ( 23rd street around 9th…

War! What Is It Good For!?

The 1969 song sung by Edwin Starr, War, What Is It Good For, captured the dark and terrible essence of the USA's Vietnam debacle: War Edwin Starr (War) h'uhYeah!(What is…

How to Blow an Election

Boy oh boy, the Neo Con Democratic Party sure knows how to dismantle things. Think of this: They had the right wing Republicans on their heels with the Dobbs decision…

Oskar Schindler Would Be In Gaza

Remember Steven Spielberg's blockbuster film ' Schindler's List'? In it Oskar Schindler, an ambitious Czech businessman, has his epiphany in Krakow, Poland during the German occupation. Schindler came to Krakow…

Hitler Would Be Proud!

It has become sacrilegious to ever use Adolph Hitler in any comparison of a current political person or group. Sorry children, but we need to give careful scrutiny to our…

Happy MAGA Year!!

Disappointing that many of you loyal Trump and Republican MAGA supporters don't understand history. I could ( and may very well do so) create a whole standup comedy routine on…

Age of Anxiety… Again!

Students of American history realize that we as a people have experienced quite a few ' Ages of National Anxiety'. Looking back but within 110 years or so we know…

Send In the Clowns…

They’re already here! Being a baby boomer this writer has consistently looked at those who lead us as mostly ‘ Clowns’. This goes in spades for those who run our…

Not So Gentler Lebensraum

Imagine, as a 12.5% proud Jewish baby boomer, how outraged I am at what's been transpiring in greater Israel. If one studies the history of that region, the real history,…

 Trick or… TRICK!!

Halloween is for kids and crazy pranksters. The little kids show off their costumes and get nice treats... except for the maniacs out there who like to put needles inside…

Leaderless!

  Can you imagine that after my generation either was pushed into the Vietnam phony war or pushed into the streets to get us out, we have arrived at this,…

Wake Up Working Stiffs

Ironic how so many who say they worship Jesus as their Lord and Savior forget all that he taught: If we have food and covering, with these we shall be…

Bordellos R US

              In a play on words the ' US' in my title can mean the ' Us' being we here in the USA. Get it?…

Tired of the BS?

Well, this writer may have failed 40 years ago at a standup career. Now I plan to use this new piece as fodder for another attempt to be in front…

The Past Is Prologue

Just viewed, for the first time, the 2012 ESPN documentary 'Ghosts of Ole Miss' written by Wright Thompson and directed by Fritz Mitchell. The film covered the 1962 segregationist riot…

This is NO Democracy!!

I just love it when all the media political pundits and talk show hosts ( News Talk?) throw out that word Democracy. You don't have to go to a ranch…

Stranger in a Strange Land

I wonder how many of you reading this agree with the above? In order to best fit this narrative you have to be someone who dismisses this current economic, financial…

Radio Fatherland!!

The Nazis loved to prime the pump with their rituals to keep the ' natives' hyped up. They had their mass rallies with hundreds  of thousands attending. They had those…

Mercy Mercy Me!!

Marvin Gaye said it best in his hit song ( written by him) : Whoa, oh, mercy mercy me Oh, things ain't what they used to be, no no Where…

Revelation.. Not Revolution!

One definition of revelation is: A surprisingly and previously unknown fact, especially one that is made in a dramatic way. This is what many of my fellow working stiffs need…

Anger, Yes Fascism NO!!

Let's cut to the chase OK? All working stiff Americans are living within an empire. As the late President Eisenhower warned, and he should have known because he served it:…

Ignorance of Their Evil

Many readers of this piece will most likely take issue with me on my premise. We look at, or look back at instances of evil acts or evil beliefs, and…

Suckers for the Super Rich!

   This writer has loved professional football and  baseball  my whole life. Going with my father, little baseball glove in hand, to watch Dem Bums at Ebbets Field in the…

Caught in the Draft ’73

One surmises that the volunteer military system devised after the Vietnam debacle erases what had transpired before. Perhaps we all need to revisit that terrible era, when phony US incursions…

Not Enough Fezziwigs

   An annual tradition, since my childhood, has been to watch the 1951 film classic A Christmas Carol starring Alastair Sim. In the film Ebenezer Scrooge, played by Sim, is…

The Fault Dear Brutus Part 2

  Lovers of real American history should recall the words uttered by the late, great newsman and newscaster Edward R. Murrow about Senator Joe McCarthy. During the height of the…

So Many Are So Thankful

There are so many out there that would take a few moments to be thankful this holiday. Where shall I begin? All the tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands…

(Un) Comfortably Numb

Kudos to Pink Floyd and their 1979 classic ' Comfortably Numb' for inspiring me to write this critique. With the news that it looks like the Democrats will continue to…

Farruggio for President 2024

Allow me to announce my candidacy ahead of the current front man for this empire. Don is three years older than me and light years behind me intellectually and spiritually.…

Spectators

Well, if you have any sense of the climate of this American culture, you will realize just how far down the rabbit hole we have fallen. As a baby boomer…

Elevator to Hell

There has to be a heaven, if only by process of elimination. You see, if there is a hell then there has to be the antidote, heaven. To this writer,…

Hurricanes R Us!!

One can only empathize with those poor souls on the SW Gulf Coast of Florida who were devastated by this hurricane. Imagine losing your residence, possessions and perhaps your life.…

Alone in a Crowd!

Did you ever get the strangest feeling while in a crowd of people... some who you actually know, that you are ' All Alone'? Before someone reading this dismisses such…

The 11th Hour of Empire!!

In most dramatic thrillers they love to use the term of ' The 11th hour' for whatever suspenseful endeavor is reaching its deadline. Detectives or surgeons are running ragged to…

No Friends of Jesus !!

It seems that no matter where one looks nowadays, there is a preponderance of friends and neighbors who call themselves ' Good Christians' and then act the opposite. They need…

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