Articles by Emanuel E. Garcia

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Moon Landings: Magnificent and Deviously Contrived Propaganda
Emanuel E. Garcia, MD | AULIS Online – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 May 2019

13 May 2019 – The lunar surface is an extraordinarily hazardous environment. Temperatures fluctuate widely from above boiling point to far below freezing. Radiation abounds. Micrometeorites pummel the terrain ubiquitously. The vacuum of space would suck the life out of an insufficiently insulated liquid – or human being. Watching the Apollo astronauts frolic and cavort on this forbidding surface one would think they hadn’t a care in the world. They played golf. They used the Lunar Rover as a hot rod, and they hopped, skipped and jumped around.

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Man and Praying Woman
Emanuel E. Garcia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 May 2019

The white clay clumped and,
Hardening, needed to be worked
Quickly

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Manning, Assange and the Use of Solitary Confinement
Dr. Emanuel E. Garcia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Apr 2019

9 Apr 2019 – Chelsea Manning courageously exposed war crimes. Julian Assange published her findings and many others that reveal the fetid and rank underbelly of Power and its lawless disregard for truth or human life. Their imprisonment is criminal, but their unnecessary isolation in their respective prisons is sadistic, cruel and deplorable. It is a peculiarly atrocious form of torture. In a truly civilised society, this should be wholly unacceptable.

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Massimo Mazzucco’s American Moon
Emanuel E. Garcia, MD | Aulis – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Apr 2019

Apr 2019 – Massimo Mazzucco, the Italian-born photographer and filmmaker is no stranger to deceptions. He brings his considerable talents and methodology to tackling the Moon landings, and the result is American Moon, a 3 ½ hour long documentary that is clear, comprehensive and utterly damning.

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To J. at the Museum
Emanuel E. Garcia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Oct 2018

The crowds, their heretic sweat,
The still heat of the cloistered dusk,
Wall after wall –
Believe me, I was less than whole –

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One Crazy World
Emanuel E. Garcia, MD – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Sep 2018

As someone who has worked in psychoanalysis and psychiatry for the past three decades, I suppose I may be considered to possess some expertise in ‘madness’. This is not to say that I have devoted my life to determining who or who is not ‘crazy’ – the true work of a mental health clinician is not to impose totalitarian judgments but rather to accept the diverse variety of humanity in all of its manifestations and to alleviate mental and emotional suffering.

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How High the Moon? Or the Greatest Deception of Them All…
Emanuel E. Garcia | NEXUS Magazine – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Jul 2018

“Fake news” is nothing new. In less glamorous times, perhaps, it was known as subterfuge, lying, deceit, deception, advertising or public relations. One of the advantages of aging is that one may look back and, in so looking back, events which, at the time of perception, seemed perfectly plausible, can be peered at more closely and, can, in fact, be seen for what they really were.

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Growing into Silence
Emanuel E. Garcia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Jun 2018

Perhaps the walks I stole,
Ever slower, perhaps
The far fold where there is
Neither sea nor sky,

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Careless Flowering
Emanuel E. Garcia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 May 2018

Surrounded by trees,
A public garden steps away,
The autumn-angling sun stirring the roses,

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The Real Target of the Alleged Chemical Attacks: Jeremy Corbyn
Emanuel E. Garcia, MD | Intrepid Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Apr 2018

17 Apr 2018 – Very shortly thereafter, as if to make a bold connecting link between evil Russian and deadly chemicals, we have the story of Assad’s ‘regime’—it’s always a regime, isn’t it, instead of a government, and one never hears of Netanyahu’s ‘regime’ in Israel which has just killed unarmed stone-throwers, for which there is very clear-cut evidence.

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Going Out
Emanuel E. Garcia, MD | Intrepid Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Apr 2018

4 Apr 2018 – Someday it will come for our pale blue dot. The sun is scheduled to lose its fire in about four or five billion years, our lush green earth—or what’s left of it by that time—will grow cold forever. But now it’s just warming up, perhaps in anticipation of its icy future demise. The ice caps are melting, the seas are boiling, and the human species is proliferating.

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To a Goddess
Emanuel E. Garcia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jan 2018

Greying gleaming silk the waters of this evening,
Shroud-like mists, their white along the distant line
And closing in

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When I Am Mute
Emanuel E. Garcia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Dec 2017

When I am mute,
When even my ordinary words
Have deserted me,
When beauty is beyond my ken

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Requiem for the Promised Land
Emanuel E. Garcia, MD | Intrepid Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Nov 2017

31 Oct 2017 – Sometime in the early 1900s my maternal grandparents threw caution to the wind and left Italy to settle in South Philadelphia… I wonder how they would feel, were they alive today, to know that a bright hard-working kid from the lower echelons of the ninety-nine percent would now have little chance to find a way; and that, come hell, high water, or both, the one percent would rather bring us all down than relinquish one ill-gotten buck.

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How May We Fray
Emanuel E. Garcia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Oct 2017

24 Oct 2017 – In celebration of Johan Galtung’s birthday that happens to be also the author’s.

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Macbeth Does the Stations of the Cross
Emanuel E. Garcia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Oct 2017

19 Oct 2017 – It was an unlikely event. I found myself on a rare sunny day this spring in far-off New Zealand, 9000 miles from my native Philadelphia, mounting the steps to a Catholic cathedral so that I might deliver a few requested fliers for a small programme of Shakespeare excerpts in which I was involved.

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How Are You on This Greying Day
Emanuel E. Garcia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Oct 2017

How are you on this greying day

The winds push, all the sky a soft,
A pressing down – it seems so gentle
It might be a smile
As it takes our little breath

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Evensong
Emanuel E. Garcia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Jul 2017

Indigo petals, dew beading in their darker folds,
The memory of cinnamon like alms,
A poet’s hidden tune: all was flush
In the days of our setting out

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This Greater Song
Emanuel E. Garcia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Jun 2017

The trail gives way, the hills decline
And everything around me mine
Under the risen star –

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Looking Back
Emanuel E. Garcia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 May 2017

Everything had been arranged:
A linen tablecloth,
The reckless glow of a taper,
Paintings, artefacts, our hands –

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The Great Game – Or Peace?
Emanuel E. Garcia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 May 2017

Although peace has come to have a bad name, these days, although the voices of those against war are branded as traitorous, and all that is great and good seems connected to soldiering, there are many many more of us who want nothing more or less than peace, the noblest of aspirations. There are many many more of us who know that our precious world is anything but a game, “great” or small: it’s all we have.

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Waiting at Sea
Dr. Emanuel E. Garcia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Apr 2017

Heading out was always easier:
The cleaving rush of the prow,
Songs in my ears that backward fled,
The ebb and burst of rhyme

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The Door Ajar
Emanuel E. Garcia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Apr 2017

The door ajar
And more –
I brought so little
And the room above your garden
Was so spare

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The Blindness of the Left in the Age of Power
Emanuel E. Garcia, MD | Intrepid Reporter – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Mar 2017

The Left has been up in arms about transgender rights and the rights of immigrants, legal or illegal—and yes, immigration policies are everywhere and there are laws about immigration for every country, by the way—but absolutely blind to the war machine. We might recall that Athens, the birthplace of (limited) democracy, was a ruthless empire in the Peloponnesian War: privilege at home, horror abroad.

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And Flight
Emanuel E. Garcia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Feb 2017

I bartered for a simple skiff,
Birdsong had begun to flag when I set out
Keen again upon the open seas

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The Coming “New Year”
Emanuel E. Garcia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Jan 2017

The custom of marking the beginning of a so-called new year is also simultaneously a recognition of mortality and death – of history, the past, of things destined to be forgotten or, if remembered, known as a substrate for what looms ahead.

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Elevator Music
Emanuel E. Garcia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Jan 2017

The wars are always with us,
Near or far,
A bass line to the splendid riffs

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Nocturne
Emanuel E. Garcia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Dec 2016

By degree the grasses,
Bark, the sharp
Angled faces of rock,
The hanging mist around us,
All turned dark

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The Violent Poet
Emanuel E. Garcia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Dec 2016

What? Violence and the sweetest of arts cannot be connected in the same breath, can they?

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A World of Difference
Emanuel E. Garcia, MD | Intrepid Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Dec 2016

It is only in differences, however, that we sense and reach beyond ourselves. In fact, it is the ability to tolerate differences that allows for pacific cohabitation; and it is the ability to celebrate differences that leads to an appreciation of the wonderful joy of the world around us.

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Gifts
Emanuel E. Garcia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Nov 2016

Beggars we were by the looks of it,
Our hosts were gracious making way,
We might have been gods or sly kings

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The Lightness of Frailty
Emanuel E. Garcia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Nov 2016

Looking up, nothing
Like anything from here,
The constellations were unnamed,

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The ‘Victorious’ Legacy of the Vietnam War
Emanuel E. Garcia, MD | Intrepid Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Nov 2016

The irony of the Vietnam War Memorial is no match for the irony inherent in the fact that the man who has won a Nobel Prize for Peace is the very same individual who has presided over drone-assassination, a programme whose distinction is as a kind of apex of dehumanised murder.

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Intelligent Life
Dr. Emanuel E. Garcia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Nov 2016

A new study of data from the Hubble Space Telescope has shown that the number of galaxies is ten times what astronomers had previously thought: nearly 2 trillion. Think of that for a moment. Two trillion galaxies, each containing approximately 400 billion stars.

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Artemis or You
Emanuel E. Garcia, MD – TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 Oct 2016

I couldn’t blame the moon,
Though tempted, for mistaking you
In Artemis, or Artemis in you,
Who could tell, she was so swift,

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Land without Mirrors
Dr. Emanuel E. Garcia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Oct 2016

At some point, hard to remember
Under the sway of the stars,
Along the pathless plains
Brimming towards I knew not what,

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The Greater Evil of ‘Lesser Evilism’
Emanuel E. Garcia, MD | Intrepid Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Oct 2016

It’s high time we freed ourselves from the politics of cronyism, fear and the greater evil of lesser evilism. If not now—when global stakes are at such a height, given nuclear weaponry, climate change, never-ending war and utter contempt for international law—when?

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The Ubiquity of Joy and Poetry
Emanuel E. Garcia, MD | Intrepid Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Oct 2016

A world in which the explorations of nature, the contemplation of art and the bringing together of people concerned not so much with what they can amass, with what fortresses they build, with what territory they can extend, but with what they may share, would prevail. A world of delight in the subtleties of the word, person to person, lip to ear. A world in which life would be all the more precious for its transience and fragility.

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Farewell to Florence
Emanuel E. García, MD – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Oct 2016

I left a jacket
Purposefully
At the Piazza della Signoria

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No Looking Back
Emanuel E. Garcia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Oct 2016

Behind me the woods
We had traversed so long
Ringing with the din of pursuit,

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Discovering Antonioni’s Neglected Masterpiece, Zabriskie Point
Emanuel E. Garcia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Oct 2016

Zabriskie Point is well worth seeing, revisiting, absorbing: it’s a subversive and startling work of art that is fresher and more relevant than ever.

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Why and How I Talk about 9/11
Emanuel E. Garcia, MD | Intrepid Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Sep 2016

20 Sep 2016 – In my darker moments I sometimes wonder what’s worse: our age of an endless ‘war on terror’ ushered in by the events of September 11, 2001, or the fact that for the rest of my life I will be subjected to yearly anniversary commemorations of those events, replete with jingoistic absurdities.

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How Much Better Can You Eat?
Emanuel E. Garcia, MD | Intrepid Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Sep 2016

When I read the Oxfam report, which revealed that the top 62 richest people on earth possess the wealth owned by the poorest half—yes, fifty percent!—of the world’s population, I wondered what in fact these 62 people want that they don’t already have? And if they have them, how much better can or will they live?

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Is Privacy Necessary?
Emanuel E. Garcia, MD | Intrepid Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Sep 2016

In our age of universal self-disclosure through the so-called social media of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and our age of universal snooping courtesy of the NSA and other like organisations throughout the world, privacy is well-worth re-examining. And it is well-worth examining in the context of adolescence.

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The Russians Are Coming . . . Again?
Emanuel E. Garcia, MD | Intrepid Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Sep 2016

But I wanted to write something about the Russians—well, some of them, those I met on a recent trip to St. Petersburg. I wanted to write something genuine and personal and unpretentious, that might help to give enough of a glimpse into a place that might as well be Mordor according to the West.

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Vive la Difference?
Emanuel E. Garcia, MD – Intrepid Report, 29 Aug 2016

Since the dawn of human consciousness, we have described ourselves as being intrinsically apart from Nature, whether by dint of divine creation or superior intelligence or the ability to laugh. We have christened ourselves the stewards of our habitat, and we have taken no prisoners during our mission to go forth, multiply and create dominion.

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