AE Donation Drive

Last month I had hoped I wouldn’t have to do a donation drive this month, but things don’t always turn out the way you expect them to. If you can help with anything, it would be appreciated. Thank you very much.

“a place where those who hate ignorance may strive to know, where those who perceive truth may strive to make others see.” John Masefield

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Today I Turn 50 ಠ_ಠ

by Scott Creighton

Now that I am officially middle aged, there are no words of wisdom I can impart upon you that I haven’t already written over the last 9 years running this website except to borrow a bit from an old George Carlin quote:

What do you find when you look inside a 50-year-old cynic? A disappointed 25-year-old idealist.

Today there will be no balloons, no one yelling “surprise” and even my Facebook page seems to be mocking me on this, my day.

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Final AE Donation Drive

“a place where those who hate ignorance may strive to know, where those who perceive truth may strive to make others see.” John Masefield

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Moving Moms

by Scott Creighton

As some of you may have noticed, I haven’t been writing much these last couple of days. That’s because I’ve been helping my new roomie move in and get settled here in the homestead. My dear old moms has moved in. She’s cooking a pot roast as I write this… at 10:30am…. breakfast pot roast.

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AE Donation Drive

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AE Donation Drive

Please help keep us up and running if you can.

Speaking truth ABOUT power since 2007

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Should I Shut Up About the Known Unknowns: Greater Kurdistan and the “Revolution™”?

by Scott Creighton

(Please pardon the stream of conscience rant. It happens sometimes.)

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This is what baffles my mind. It’s why I lay awake at night, wondering about where this will all lead and why the hell I’m still doing what I do.

Chris Hedges recently wrote about how he sees himself on occasion and I thought how perfect it was as a description of where I am most days:

“I spoke three years ago to the sparsely attended state gathering of the Green Party in New Jersey. I felt as if I was a character in Mario Vargas Llosa’s novel “The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta.” In the novel, Mayta, a naive idealist, endures the indignities of the tiny and irrelevant warring sects of the Peruvian left. He is reduced to meeting in a garage with seven self-described revolutionaries who make up the RWP(T)—the Revolutionary Workers’ Party (Trotskyist)—a splinter group of the marginal Revolutionary Worker’s Party. “Stacked against the walls,” Llosa writes, “were piles of Workers Voice and handbills, manifestos and statements favoring strikes or denouncing them which they had never got around to handing out.” Chris Hedges

Sometimes I feel as if I’m a tiny little ant, a misguided Learesque ant, raging against a tempest of change that I have no hope of stopping, taking comfort in the act of resistance for resistance’s sake and for nothing more. My work hides with the dusty fliers in the corner while the “Revolution™” is televised daily to massive critical acclaim.

Willy Loman remains an apt analogy.

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