Manufacturing Dissent Since 1996
New interviews throughout the week

Not saying a few things about mental illness and shooting Republicans.

Jun 17 2017

I don't advocate violence. Period. Please don't go out and shoot people. Wait for them to come to you – just kidding! I'm with Bernie. He said he denounces this despicable act in the strongest possible terms. I wish he'd actually used the strongest possible terms to denounce it, instead of just saying he denounces it in the strongest possible terms. But maybe he couldn't come up with the strongest possible terms, and figured we could fill in the blank with our own. He's letting us think for ourselves. I like that.

In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen thinks but doesn't say a lot of things about violence after that shooting up of Republican baseball practice the other week, from the warm-up possibilities of swinging a rifle in the on-deck circle, to the realities of martyrdom for the GOP senators before they finish their divine task of mass killing via health care legislation.

Read the transcript here

Share Tweet Send



Jeff Dorchen

Jeff is a visual artist, songwriter/musician, actor, essayist, fiction writer, poet, playwright and screenwriter. He's been a playwright, songwriter, and performer with Chicago's Theater Oobleck since 1988, a writer and actor with Red Baron Films since 2000, and a contributor to This Is Hell! since 1996. He currently lives in Los Angeles.


Related Interviews
Jeff Dorchen
Sep 13 2023
Rockin the casbah

Memories of Morocco

Jeff Dorchen
Sep 6 2023
Airline safety

Dogwhistling Through the Sky

Jeff Dorchen
Aug 30 2023
Miserable felk

The Miserable Felk

Jeff Dorchen
Aug 23 2023
Perseid michael

Meet the Perseids

More with Jeff Dorchen
Jeff Dorchen
Jul 26 2023
Space dork

Dare to Be Aggressively Humble

Jeff Dorchen
May 24 2023
Three loop ouroboros

The Three-ring Vicious Circus

Jeff Dorchen
May 10 2023

Reasons To Believe!

Jeff Dorchen
May 3 2023

A Little Free Advice

Jeff Dorchen
Apr 26 2023

The Avant - Garde Economy And Its Double

Jeff Dorchen
Apr 19 2023
Alien wiener

Alien Inconvenience