Writing as Resistance

“The Goal: an era of investigative poesy wherein one can be controversial, radical, and not have the civilization rise up to smite down the bard. To establish and to maintain it. POETS MAY REMAIN IN THE RADIX, UNCOMPROMISING, REVOLUTIONARY, SEDITIOUS, ABSOLUTE.” —Ed Sanders, 1976

Investigative Poetry. Essays. Articles. Poems? Sure.

Revised 2023.

Manichaeism of the Intelligence Complex


Ruins of the United States
were never found
among the nuclear
fallout. Only in name
did the Empire live on,
synonymous with a
concept like Atlantis.

What happened to Tila Tequila.
Like a canary in the coalmine
            for Christian Nationalism,
falling in with the alt-right
as it was forming before the rise of Trump
“[claiming] celebrities get sacrificed
and that she was possessed by Satan
            back in 2012”

            & “Satan inspired Marx!”
says Russ Dizdar
            on the Shatter the Darkness
podcast. “I don’t agree
with homosexuals. . . and
transvestites and all that. . .
            [pedophiles] want their civil rights!”
            he said on 27 August 2020,

            parroting an Intellectual
Dark Web talking point
            on the idea that the right
is being silenced by “atheist,
            Marxist Communism!”
It’s “the Dark Side!”
            which he describes
            as if it were a political movement.


The most heavily propagandized
people on earth
are Americans,
because we don’t have propaganda
we have public relations.
Anna Freud was a life long virgin.
Edward Bernays began
using Uncle Sigmund’s ideas
before the psychoanalyst was
            even famous.
He pioneered the perceptual
that led to the successful 1954
            coup in Guatemala,
strengthening the dictatorial
            banana republic
of United Fruit Co.

            & after the death
                        of Marilyn Monroe
            classical psychoanalysis began
to shift into New Age
            through the Human Potential Movement.
Fritz Perls of the Esalen Institute
            was influenced by Reich,
Wilhelm Reich who believed
in the liberatory potential of Eros,
            & who linked psychoanalysis
                        w/ Marxism—
the ideological enemy
            of Ms. Anna Freud
who had Reich expelled from
the International Psychoanalytic
            Association, & Vienna
& Berlin local psychoanalytic societies.


famous spy James Jesus Angleton
employed a phrase
“wilderness of mirrors,”
taken from a poem
by T. S. Eliot
            (whose influence by Shelley
            was a source of anxiety
                        for the theist),
            to describe the world
of espionage
            & counterintelligence;
            he also knew Pound
                        whom he visited
                        on vacation
            taking photographs—
his father’s business flourished
            in Italy,
            the father described
as being chummy with Fascists.


The United States is now a fascist country.
            It’s always been a fascist country.
Consider the founding fathers,
Consider the genocide of the First Peoples,
Consider the absolutely brutalizing institution of slavery.
Consider what Frederick Douglass said, “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?”
Consider the War on Mexico,
Consider the colonization of the Philippines.
The United States has always been a fascist country.
If you consider the eugenics programs,
If you consider the corporate crushing of the labor movements,
If you consider MK-ULTRA.
Consider “Birth of a Nation,”
The Trail of Tears,
Boarding schools for American Indians in the 1930s,
Consider that Henry Ford was an anti-Semite
And admired by Hitler
            who kept a photo of the beloved entrepreneur on his desk,
Figuring why couldn’t he get away with genocide if America had!
The United States has always been a fascist country.
And what is Fascism really?
It’s being unable to criticize blatant injustices when you see them
            without being called un-American,
It’s when you support bloody, oppressive dictatorships the world over,
Fascism is when you facilitate covert coup d’état
in Iran 1953,
Guatemala 1954
the assassination of Patrice Lumumba,
            propping up the dictator Mobutu in the early 60s in Congo
using a false flag operation in the Gulf of Tonkin
            to get boots on the ground in the Vietnam War,
coup in Brazil 1964,
            Chile 1973,
            Argentina ‘76
the list goes on and on.
Fascism is Operation Condor.
Fascism is totalitarianism that poses as Democracy in the United States
            like totalitarianism often poses as Communism,
Feeding off of the energy of the other, producing mutually reinforced
            State authorities,
Not to mention that war is always profitable.
Fascism in the United States,
            Communism that is Totalitarianism in the United States
             is all the bad in other countries out there,
Never here. Fascism is a War on Drugs,
             a War on Terror
            against mujahideen it helped to create,
            always insisting that war is the solution,
Fascism in the United States,
            Fascism. A War on Everything.
A War on Everything in the United States
            that will not be assimilated into its inverted democracy,
Its ideology of manifest destiny that Edward Bernays spun
            through the birth of PR from World War I on
that Imperialist wars are always about the Spreading of Democracy.
Everybody Loves Democracy!
            Everybody Loves America!
The United States has always been a Fascist country—
            Everybody knows that
It’s always been like this—


Life is the eternal fire of which we are
            brief manifestations like a lightning flash,
Our ashes and sparks are deeds and words,
            indeed they smolder as they spread.
They may disintegrate on the crude clay of earth,
            blackened and worthless
Yet to think such material is the All
            mistakes a shadow play
On cavern walls for reality,
            like forgetting that Bacon was Shakespeare?
Or that Marlowe didn’t really
            die in a tavern back in 1593?