Périr sans mourir

Par Duncan Riley  12/3/2020   Les fonctionnaires parlent d’amour  Ça veut dire le service client  «La pitié est très importante»  Disent les bourreaux   Des gueules sans cerveaux  Babillent des mots sans sens   Des corps sans âmes S’embrassent sans affection    Être humain c’est être pécheur Être employé c’est être libre  Libre du doute, et … Continue reading Périr sans mourir

The Party of Order

Lamartine rejects the red flag by Henri Félix Emmanuel Philippoteaux By Duncan Riley 8/20/2020   In 1848, revolution broke out across two continents. In Venezuela, a conservative government was toppled after angry crowds stormed the national legislature, and within a month the July Monarchy collapsed beneath the weight of popular protest in Paris’s streets. The … Continue reading The Party of Order

Abolish the Police and the World that Created Them

By Duncan Riley 6/8/2020 Edited on 6/16/2020 to correct an error in the first paragraph. The date of the city council's declaration was given as the 7th of May, when it in fact occurred on the 7th of June.   Ever since the uprising sparked by the murder of George Floyd on the 25th of … Continue reading Abolish the Police and the World that Created Them

The Façade of Greatness: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Napoleon at the Borodino Heights,  by Vasili Vasilyevich Vereshchagin,  1897 By Duncan Riley 3/1/2020   Murder, generally speaking, is frowned upon in polite society. Consequently, if an individual were to detonate a bomb in a crowded street, killing and wounding dozens of people, they would no doubt meet with general reproach and condemnation from all … Continue reading The Façade of Greatness: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy