The origins of The Big Grunt go back to the early 1970s, in a dumpy suburb of a rust-belt city in Ohio. Jack and Bobby Kennedy were dead, shot by those who wanted the status quo; LBJ was back in Texas, humping his mistress and drinking heavily after screwing up a job he had longed for his entire life; and Nixon was on a maniacal, paranoid rampage, shooting kids at Kent State and sending others to Viet Nam. From that cesspool of tragedy rose the idea for The Big Grunt….
"There's something happening here, what it is ain't exactly clear. There's a man with a gun over there, telling me I got to beware. Stop, children, watch that sound, everybody look what's going down." -Stephen Stills, and Buffalo Springfield, from the song "For What it's Worth."
How much has really changed since then? Sadly, you know the answer.
The Big Grunt is the voice of the disenfranchised and the cynical; those who realize The American Dream has been prostituted into The American Tragedy.
The Big Grunt is news and commentary that's designed to be relevant, thought-provoking and vital–and sometimes even humorous.