The Interregnum Mile: Chapter Three

Chapter Three Keesha hand shook causing the blue paint to zig zag uncontrollably across the cement canvas. “Crap!” she shouted. The near-perfect replica of the blue sky, white clouds, brown and green trees, and cityscape was now interrupted by a thick solid blue stipe that crashed through the scene like a lightning bolt. Keesha andContinue reading “The Interregnum Mile: Chapter Three”

The Interregnum Mile: Chapter Two

  CHAPTER TWO The phone on the wall had rung four times already. “Get the damn phone!” Deacon shouted from behind the counter. “Don’t you cuss in my shop, young man!” his mother called from the kitchen. “Yes’m. Sorry, mom,” Deacon called back. He was sorry, even if his voice didn’t sound convincing. He wasContinue reading “The Interregnum Mile: Chapter Two”

The Interregnum Mile: Chapter One

NOTE: This is a full-length book, being published chapter by chapter with a new chapter posted every two weeks. Readers will have to stay tuned for “what’s next.” The story is copyrighted by the author (Morna McDermott) but may be freely shared and re-blogged/posted (with citation to the author). The purpose of the story wasContinue reading “The Interregnum Mile: Chapter One”

Demand … or Be Damned

I was invited by Kevin Zeese to contribute something to Popular Resistance a while back, to contribute a call for an action in response to current education reform policies, including but not limited to, any piece of fecal detritus spewed by Betsy Devos and company. I struggled to formulate a response to that request mostlyContinue reading “Demand … or Be Damned”

My Response to the New York Times’ Google Article: What They left Out. A Lot!

Dear New York Times, I know that there’s a greater chance of me winning the lottery than there is in you actually publishing what I have to say in an Op Ed. So let’s pretend for a moment this response is actually IN the New York Times and not my little blog, and that millionsContinue reading “My Response to the New York Times’ Google Article: What They left Out. A Lot!”

Compromise or Corporatize?

A passage from Tipu’s Tiger, a writing collective*: “The concept of allyship has been instrumental in imposing more moderate power brokers and elite protest managers on decentralized movements in an attempt to rein in disruptive protest. Any social movement in recent memory that has attempted to break the mold of permitted rallies and marches, andContinue reading “Compromise or Corporatize?”

A View of the Long Game: Where Art Thou Public Education?

  The privatizers are busy at work. Unless you live under a rock (a tempting thought lately…) you probably feel like I do every time you turn on the news; the sensation of riding the Tilt a Whirl while taking ‘shrooms. It’s exhausting at best, and terrifying at worst; trying to untangle what is happeningContinue reading “A View of the Long Game: Where Art Thou Public Education?”

How Big Data Becomes Psy Ops and Tilts the World Towards its Own Aims: Next Stop, Public Education

  The psy ops tactics used to get Donald Trump elected to the U.S. Presidency (still having gag reflex) are the same ones being used in public schools, using children as their “data” source. Given the power they had on influencing the electorate, imagine what they could do with 12 years of public school dataContinue reading “How Big Data Becomes Psy Ops and Tilts the World Towards its Own Aims: Next Stop, Public Education”

Get Woke, White People! – By Bill Ayers

A re-posting from https://billayers.org/2017/01/22/get-woke-white-people/ GET WOKE, White People! The world-wide outpouring of rage immediately following the inauguration of Donald Trump was dazzling and heartening. Women in the lead, connections and intersectionality in the air, humor, art, determination, solidarity—the people rising, the popular opposition on display. I loved so many signs waving in the streets of Washington: “FightContinue reading “Get Woke, White People! – By Bill Ayers”

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