They’ll Call You Alien By Any Means Necessary

Reset #4: We declare our right on this earth to be a man, to be a human being, to be respected as a human being, to be given the rights of a human being in this society, on this earth, in this day, which we intend to bring into existence by any means necessary. — Malcolm X

Oakies strong-armed away from
California, deputized citizens
spying out any grapes of wrath

Unwanted people': When Manitoba's beaches were forbidden to Jews | CBC News

the reset smells of retro-set
Americana retrograde
regressive land, updated
just enough for more
accumulation of wealth

The Bum Blockade – Stopping the Invasion of Depression Refugees – Legends of America

dream hoarders galore
pummeling Japanese
stripping of property
suspected enemy
of the state of Capitalism
eminent domain pressed
into service

American Experience: The Chinese Exclusion Act - AZPM

Exclusion Act, China first
now happy-go-lucky shoppers
see Chinese invasions lurking
under tables pressed
into new use, duck and cover

America First:” The Ku Klux Klan Influence on Immigration Policy in the 1920s | Hoosier State Chronicles: Indiana's Digital Newspaper Program

Commies galore, associations
the crème de la crème
even books read, newspapers
subscribed, anything to alien-ize
counter-intuition

The Largest Mass Deportation in American History - HISTORY

all hands on deck
follow the recalcitrant
hack the doubters
call them haters, shift the
left asshole to the right asshole

Segregation Signs - For All The World To See - UMBC

reset, reconstruct, realign
reunify, repress, retreat
reinvent, redress, reconcile
all to the tune of agnotology
the people are the enemy
and the state is CEO
Autocratica, hawking dreams
now in full-spectrum nightmares

The Anti-Suffrage President (and Anti-Suffrage Faculty) · The Women's Suffrage Movement in a College Community · Suffrage at Simmons

fondly, land of cross burning,
village pillaging, grand theft
treaties, lies triple raised
cashing in truth chips

Anti-communist Picket In Times Square Art Print by Bettmann

masters of illusion
running us into
recalibration
resetting, extortion

Pastor's Plan to Burn Korans Adds to Tensions - The New York Times

rackets oh so slick
Vogue model smooth
Time-Warner deft-defining
resetting life
death, yours and mine

Fixing the Poor | Johns Hopkins University Press Books

Paul Haeder writes about those in-the-trench experiences of people he has connected with. Ground truthing he sees as both an art and necessary in this elite-driven, celebrity-culture plagued society where the stories of those you and I never dine with get in the news. Working with disenfranchised and misbegotten people, he's been teacher, social worker, newspaperman, activist, and marginalized muckraker. Paul's book, Reimagining Sanity: Voices Beyond the Echo Chamber (2016), looks at 10 years (now going on 17 years) of his writing at Dissident Voice. Read his musings at LA Progressive. Read his short story collection, Wide Open Eyes: Surfacing from Vietnam now out, published by Cirque Journal. Read other articles by Paul, or visit Paul's website.