COMMENTARY

Reflections on the Other Side of the Fish Bowl

By:Ernie Hurt

Many a night I find myself sitting alone, often intoxicated, listening to the soothing hum of my fish tank air pump. Maybe I am a little crazy but there are few things in life as peaceful as watching fish swimming in their tank.

If you really think about it, the world you give them is all they know. To them you are God, bringing food and safety. Now goldfish or fish in general, may not be the best pets when compared to dogs or cats.

They may not be cuddly or even notice if you’re in the room- but they like me represent the fine line between wild and domesticated. A dog or cat knows he or she is a pet, relying on us for stimulation and love- where as a fish is a slave to no one. A fish rules his domain without a single fuck to where he is or who owns him. Continue reading

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE THIS TIME

by Ron Whitehead

“Give me liberty or give me death.”
Patrick Henry

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
 –The Bill of Rights, 1st Amendment

“Pray for the dead; fight like hell for the living.”
  –Mother Jones

When in the course of human events
it becomes necessary for one people

to dissolve the political bonds which
have connected them with another

and to assume among the powers
of the earth the separate and equal

station to which the Laws of Nature
and of Nature’s God entitle them,

a decent respect to the opinions
of humankind requires that they

declare the causes which impel
them to separation. We hold these

truths to be self-evident, that ALL
people ALL people, not just property

owners not just the wealthy not just
the military not just the power-elite,
ALL People are created equal, that they

Continue reading

How Many Miles Do You Put on Your Penis in One Year?

By: Kidman J. Williams

It is an inevitable fact that men not only pleasure themselves, but we enjoy it. We enjoy it so much that even when we are getting the humpty hump regularly we are still dating our hands. We’ve all known women that tell their men that masturbation is cheating. Well, that’s just not true! It has nothing to do with women. We are just slutty taint-pirates by nature. We as men treat our special man with only the utmost respect and when “he” stands up we listen to our Commander and Chief.

The question that comes up is how much do men masturbate? How many miles does the average man put on his penis in one year? I’m sure the number lies somewhere between muscular jock to mathematical genius. We’re going to take our figures from the average C+, all American, self-loving slacker. Continue reading

Riders of the Storm

How Christopher Cantwell became Neo, awakening me from the paradigms of the Founding Fathers

By: Donnie Casto II

It’s a gray, dreary and rainy day here in Columbus, Ohio. A freezing rain and an evident razor blade wind makes itself known outside the window. My more spiritually in tune friends have often highlighted to me that what can be seen and heard with our eyes and ears, reflects that which can only be seen and heard with the third eye and the heart.

Were we to keep in mind that premise, it’s likely safe to assume for this moment- in the annals of our nation’s history- that we stand in the midst of the winds of a great change. The evident slow death of the second greatest gift the divine powers endowed mankind with next to love- Reason and Conscience.

This is now a society that perpetuates the “Golden Rule” of conduct, while turning a blind eye to its basic ethical morality- all to justify base animal acts with the paradigms that have been used since the foundation of America to terminate and undermine it. Continue reading

When Color doesn’t Matter

By: Ernie Hurt

Not since the turbulent times of the 1960’s, has the issue of racism been on the public’s mind as it is today. Recent events in Missouri and New York have shaken the issue back into the forefront of American’s lives, leaving another trail of pain and frustration for people of color.

The atmosphere is different since the times of Martin L. King and Malcolm X, with alliances of every race standing up for the widespread prejudice. American people of every shade of skin have protested en mass in several major cities for justice and for recognition of the crimes of criminal police. Continue reading