Phil Rockstroh

Phil Rockstroh

Phil Rockstroh is a poet, lyricist and philosopher bard living, now, in Munich, Germany. Visit him at FaceBook.

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'A socio-cultural-political structure," writes Rockstroh, "is in place wherein the individual is bombarded, to the point of psychical saturation, with self-serving, elitist manufactured media content." Views
Saturday, December 23, 2017
When the Unthinkable Becomes Quotidian: Thermic Runaway and Strangelovian Palaver
The effects of humankind created Climate Chaos are proving to be more devastating than even the most grim predictions. Wealth inequity is worse than in the Gilded Age. The US empire wages perpetual war, hot and cold, overt and covert, including military brinksmanship with the nuclear power, The...
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Sunday, December 17, 2017
What Was Verifiably Great About America: Fragments of a Memoir Set To A Musical Soundtrack
Having been born in a coal and steel company town but destiny delivered, as an adult, to reside, during extended intervals, in the East and West Coast cities of Los Angeles and New York City, and, at present, the continent of Europe, I have come to conclude, people born into situations providing...
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"Yet we insist on remaining mentally epoxied to electronic appliances, as the oceans of our technology besieged planet die, as the atmosphere is choked with heat-holding greenhouse gas emissions, and, as a result, exquisite, living things disappear forever." (Photo: Nicolas Kovarik/Getty) Views
Friday, December 15, 2017
Capitalism’s Failure Of The Flesh: The Rise Of The Robots
Humankind, being an inherently tool-making species, has always been in a relationship with technology. Our tools, weapons, machines, and appliances are crucial to forging the cultural criteria of human life. At present, amid the technology created phantomscape of mass media’s lurid — yet somehow...
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
A Partisanship Of The Heart: Interior Measures Towards A Re-Visioning Of Capitalism’s Imperium Of Death
According to a nationwide study conducted by the Center For Disease And Prevention (CDC) a greater number of US Americans died (approximately 65,000) from drug overdoses, last year, than were killed during the course of the Vietnam War. All part and parcel of capitalism’s war against life itself...
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US Empire Views
Sunday, October 29, 2017
The Voiceless Left Stands Before The Monster Of History
Rumours of war and the lexicon of war permeate the culture of empires, and the US empire is not an exception. In a concomitant manner, the spectre of violent death pervades the imagery of the US’s entertainment industry and stalks the citizen's dreams. Present circumstances merge with the sleeping...
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Monday, October 23, 2017
Sex, Rage Displacement, and Ecocide: Wanderings in an Interior Archipelago of the Colonized
Human sexuality mirrors human culture. Mating dances of seduction and refusal, and acts of non-consensual aggression cannot be separated from traits witnessed, practiced, and internalised by the people of a particular society. It is impossible to close the bedroom door to the culture at large. Eros...
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Monday, October 16, 2017
2 or 3 Things I Know About Late-Stage Capitalism
A number of recent, press articles, including an over 8000 word feature piece in the New York Times have asked, to quote the The NYT’s headline, “Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?” Although the question was proffered, the reporters and editors responsible for...
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Friday, December 20, 2013
Walking in an Anthropocene Wonderland
According to a recent, exhaustive study commissioned by the US Department of Energy and headed by a scientific team from the U.S. navy, by the summer of 2015, the Arctic Ocean could be bereft of ice, a phenomenon that will engender devastating consequences for the earth's environment and every living creature on the planet.
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Friday, November 22, 2013
Fear In A Handful Of Dust: The Sacred Vehemence Of Imagination In A Soulless Age
From the picture window of our family's eighth floor apartment, at the intersection of 23rd Street and Avenue C, we have a view of the inhuman currents of the East River and the dehumanizing, vehicular currents of the FDR expressway.
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Saturday, June 01, 2013
The United States of Whatever: Ecocide and the Soul of a Nation
The reality of and the outward toll inflicted by greenhouse gas engendered Climate Change is clearly evident (to all but the corrupt and devoutly ignorant) e.g. increasingly destructive and deadly tornadoes and hurricanes, destruction of marine life, severe droughts and rapacious wild fires—landscapes of death, scattered debris and shattered lives.
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