2014.08.01 The Council of Dissidents

created in my imagination

on the suggestion of Paul Craig Roberts

consisting of himself and Noam Chomsky

and a number of other illustrious

naysayers to the mad march to global self-destruction

who agree to agree on so much more

than they disagree on, and write a letter

once a week to POTUS, telling him

how to save the world, signed by every one

of them and giving millions of supporters

and dozens of progressive websites

a straw to clutch, a straw man for the mainstream but

at least a way to say that we, and not just I

told you so. And who knows, maybe

it will be the hundreth straw to break

the monkey on our backs, and start the music.