The Battle of Chicago
Editors’ Note: The Fifth Estate contains virtually no news coverage of the Battle of Chicago. For once the overground media did its job and to repeat the horror stories here would only be redundant. Rather, we feel that it is important to put the Chicago events within a perspective and provide an analysis of the events that occurred.
Aug 13, 2015
Declaration by the Ghost of Emma Goldman
I had come to believe capitalism is just the tip of the iceberg of human stupidity. Altogether there is no injustice without complicity. And truly the sight of a brooding wage slave beguiled by some vapid ideologue of privilege is pitiful. So certainly I knew if you drift into complicity with the world in its ever rude war against you, you lose the world within, but by then I was dying and in need of quiet so was tempted to simply tell them all what they wanted to hear, by then it already seemed idiotic to have much conversation at all, we so readily scoff at any workable proposal for our common survival. And our fetishes abound, as if it were more comforting to obsess about some conspiracy than to face up to the elemental stupidity of our breed.
Oct 14, 2013
Your fingers twitch in your sleep
for a moment before you open
your eyes and roll onto your back
You brush a small critter from your face
and pull a twig from your hair
A pink grey sky envelopes the landscape
as you make your way along an outcrop
of shale thru a field
of wet greens and browns
Sep 8, 2019