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Bruce A. Jacobs
I write books and poems and play music.
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Trump gun action checklist as of 2018's 22nd school shooting, 5-18-2018: ✓ Send thoughts and prayers ✓ Support the NRA and accept its money _ Ban military-style assault weapons that make mass killings easy _ Close the gun show background... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at alias Bruce.
Der Spiegel, a globally-respected mainstream German publication, has now gone public with what others of America’s European partners have so far not wanted to declare out loud to the United States: You Americans elected this monster, and we in our... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at alias Bruce.
"It is rare indeed that people give. Most people guard and keep; they suppose that it is they themselves and what they identify with themselves that they are guarding and keeping, whereas what they are actually guarding and keeping is... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at alias Bruce.
Since the 24-7 information feed from Western civilization’s fast-disintegrating way of life is disheartening beyond description, here, for you and me, are two facts about Trump of which we can remind ourselves in our daily struggles to both guard our... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2018 at alias Bruce.
You may have heard: 18 Republican politicians have nominated President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize for his interplay with North Korea. To quote a Twitter reply to journalist Andrea Mitchell’s call for Michelle Wolf to apologize for having... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2018 at alias Bruce.
Smart people keep saying this but that’s because reality keeps shouting it: Trump is part of nature’s answer to the temporary global authority of white males who have massive treasuries and armies but tiny appendages of social perception. There Trump... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2018 at alias Bruce.
You may have already heard – see Melissa DePino’s Twitter feed – about two innocent black patrons being forcibly hauled away from a Starbucks by Philadelphia’s finest. Bulldozer-through-the-drywall ambushes like this, day after routine day, decade after lived decade, are... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2018 at alias Bruce.
Short of some single-minded soul’s borrowing one of Trump’s insinuations and giving him the Second Amendment treatment – which would place the United States at the mercy of the smarter and more efficiently hateful monster Mike Pence – what will... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2018 at alias Bruce.
This is the mistake we make: We think that the troops and the tanks and the ovens appear all at once, a firestorm of evil that we can track from a distance and wall out of our towns and our... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2018 at alias Bruce.
If you believe in democracy, Facebook is increasingly incompatible with that desire. As you’ve likely seen in the revelations that continue to unfold, Facebook has created a model where very smart people use very smart machine intelligence to selectively filter... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2018 at alias Bruce.
Sometimes we reach the point where we just have to start hearing and speaking what is real in spite of the insistent stories we are told. So: Forget the underlying narrative of nearly every important story you’re told by The... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2018 at alias Bruce.
This is tortuously obvious unless you live in a bubble of white male obliviousness, in which case this message, like much of today’s American reality, will escape you. But despite its having been repeatedly shrieked by gobsmacked commentators of color... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2018 at alias Bruce.
So now the Democratic Party learns, once again, in an awful but necessary series of exposures, that it has near-zero credibility in pretending to stand up for women. This time the Designated Kinder Money Party went for the kill against... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2017 at alias Bruce.
I mean, really. Can we please ditch the perplexity about Donald Trump? There is little mystery here, despite the prolonged “Wha…?” from journalists and politicians who don’t want to believe that American moral authority is this broken. Look, it started... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2017 at alias Bruce.
Enough already of this ceaseless business of shock, horror, and “can he last?” gibbering among America’s gobsmacked journalists and politicians. I get it that many in the news and electoral industries are bursting their brains trying to make sense of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2017 at alias Bruce.
For a nation so accustomed to congratulating itself as exceptional, it is bitter poetic justice for we as Americans to officially join the ranks of ridiculed autocracies ruled by cartoon dictators. We now fit all the criteria: An elite whose... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2017 at alias Bruce.
You know about the already-infamous much-ridiculed Kendall Jenner Pepsi commercial, in which a Caucasian-stock-photo beautiful young woman joins a lefty protest line, strikes the iconic pose of young black demonstrator Ieshia Evans face-to-face with a row of militarized police officers,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2017 at alias Bruce.
Being white really must suck. Because it’s a scam. From its very beginnings, the whiteness sales pitch to Caucasians has been a bold and persistent lie: “This is a thing about you that makes you superior and will protect you.” Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2017 at alias Bruce.
My filmmaker friend and colleague Laurie Kash made this film of the Women's March in Washington DC, January 21, 2017. Full disclosure: I'm in it. Watch it anyway. It is a beautiful portrait of national and global resistance. Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at alias Bruce.
I recently learned that I have something in common with a close relative of a friend of mine: a love for cats. My friend's relative has inherited cats from other people, and he considers his companionship with a cat (or... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2017 at alias Bruce.
Not that it takes a nation’s founding document to dwarf His Littleness. A baby woodchuck with a bad case of loose bowels would dwarf Trump in both mental and constitutional fortitude. But hearing our orange-crested presidential critter yowl about the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2017 at alias Bruce.
I shot these videos and photos of the Dulles Airport protest today. You can also view the videos on my YouTube channel. People chant "No hate, no fear, refugees are welcome here": People chant, "No hate, no wall, America welcomes... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2017 at alias Bruce.
Tom McCarthy's Jan 28 Guardian piece is a good peek into President Donald Trump's jealous-toddler view of the world and what drives his policy moves, which are best understood as tantrums. What's most terrifying is that his triggers for his... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2017 at alias Bruce.
For those of us in America who have the cushion of assuming a daily life free of being physically kicked in the ass, jailed, blacklisted or fired from our jobs for political reasons, or threatened or worse by goons who... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2017 at alias Bruce.
- Trump thinks his followers are stupid enough to believe the easily-disproved “alternative fact” that Trump's inauguration crowd in DC was not dwarfed by Obama's in 2008 or by the Women's March in 2017. - Trump thinks his followers are... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2017 at alias Bruce.