Author Archives: srogouski

Mike Luckovich, Russiagate, and Liberal Xenophobia

When I saw this cartoon by Mike Luckovich I couldn’t help but wonder what kind of a name “Luckovich” is. It sounds vaguely Eastern European, and yet here he is not only accusing Russians of colluding with Nazis but also of being Slavic subhumans. Note the tiny skull. Phrenology lives. I couldn’t help but think […]

Billie Eilish and Van Halen

When noticed earlier today that Van Halen was trending on social media, I first assumed that David Lee Roth or Eddie Van Halen had died. But, as Billie Eilish would say “duh.” It’s click bait. Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel set Eilish up with a nice viral marketing campaign. She doesn’t know who Van Halen […]

President Joe Biden

It’s that time again. Even though it feels as if the 2020 Presidential election has already been going on forever, we’re a few months away from the Democratic Party primaries in Iowa and New Hampshire. Young, left-wing activists are solidly behind Bernie Sanders, who appears to have taken the lead in New Hampshire. Affluent, middle-aged […]

A Slave Patrol in Waiting

You hear it again and again. If you ask a “gun enthusiast” why he needs to own an AR-15 — and nobody’s hunts with an AR-15 — he will tell you that “the American people need to arm themselves against big government.” Yet within my conscious lifetime, there has never been an example of an […]

Donald Trump’s Death Cult

In August of 2005, a time that now feels like ancient history, we began to notice the effects of climate change. A massive hurricane, generated by increasingly unstable weather patterns in the Atlantic slammed into the Gulf Coast. It was the deadliest day in American history since 9/11. According to the most conservative estimates, between […]

Reclaiming Your Inner Fascist

Originally posted on Consent Factory, Inc.:
OK, we need to talk about fascism. Not just any kind of fascism. A particularly insidious kind of fascism. No, not the fascism of the early 20th Century. Not Mussolini’s National Fascist Party. Not Hitler’s NSDAP. Not Francoist fascism or any other kind of organized fascist movement or party.…

The Democratic Debate

Joe Biden: I would only hit a woman in self-defense. Elizabeth Warren: Girls molested by their uncles should be able to have abortions. Bernie: No Rachel I don’t support the Taliban. Buttigieg: I’m not going to invade Mexico like Tulsi says. Also, Tulsi supports Assad. Harris: I know what the word “punked” means, and that […]

The Irishman (2019)

One of the most criticized aspects of Martin Scorese’s critically acclaimed, three and a half hour epic The Irishman is its lack of a female character with a significant speaking role. In an otherwise rapturous review, for example, Matt Zoller Seitz notes that  “Scorsese’s two greatest Mafia pictures, carve out substantial space for wives, girlfriends, […]

Albert Camus on why right wingers want global warming

It’s occurred to me that conservatives aren’t global warming deniers. Rather, they know global warming is a reality, yet they welcome it. They’re a suicidal death cult. Catastrophe brought on by climate change means they’ll not only get to shoot people (like they did during Hurricane Katrina), but that their suicidal, life denying impulses will […]

Epstein Didn’t Kill Himself: A Haiku

We will never know. But still we must be proper in how we say it.