The late poet Kenneth Rexroth coined the phrase Crow-Jimism, which is the concept of Jim Crow flipped inside out. During the Jim Crow era, blacks were roundly discriminated against in American life, primarily in the Old South. That is the past, and we are now in the nationwide era of Crow-Jimism. Blacks can do no … Continue reading Crow-Jimism

Faculty of felons!

As Dave Barry famously says: I’m not making this up. But first, let me repeat that the seed of America’s ongoing implosion was planted in the 1960s, as any sentient citizen now knows. The seed germinated — and grew tall and gangly. While many of that (my) generation simply stayed stoned, others fancied themselves revolutionaries … Continue reading Faculty of felons!