Lenny Bruce was funny. Lenny Bruce was trenchant. Lenny Bruce was a master satirist. Lenny Bruce stepped on toes. Lenny Bruce crossed a line. Lenny Bruce did not cross any lines. He crossed every line. The lines to see Lenny were long. The Man came after him. The Man decided he was dangerous. The Man … Continue reading Lenny


Consensus, Nonsensus

The idea that consensus is necessary in a democracy has nothing to do with and mostly opposes democracy. Real democratic action disappears where the demands for consensus are imposed with the weight of dogma. The kind of consensus that societal norms demand in these United States is often the kind mandated by totalitarian societies, and … Continue reading Consensus, Nonsensus