Q Bacca, Q-California, and QANON Sense…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Existentialism, Fascism, Human Rights Q Bacca Jacob Chansley, the so-called “QAnon Shaman” arrested for storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, has filed an emergency motion before a federal judge in Washington, D.C., “for sustenance.” In the alternative, Chansley is asking to be released from jail pending trial. The requests areContinue reading “Q Bacca, Q-California, and QANON Sense…”

Big Lies, Krakens, and Infamy…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Existentialism, Human Rights Mr. Vice President, and Mr. Speaker, and Members of the Senate and House of Representatives: YESTERDAY, December 7, 1941 a date which will live in infamy the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. Speech byContinue reading “Big Lies, Krakens, and Infamy…”

Dark Winter, Brighter Spring…

Topics: Biology, Civics, Civil Rights, COVID-19, Existentialism, Human Rights I have taken the following vaccines this year: Pneumonia, Seasonal Influenza (Flu), Shingles in two booster shots. Therefore, I am very likely to take the Coronavirus vaccine either offered by Pfizer or Moderna. Pfizer is pushing back on the Trump administration’s suggestion that the company isContinue reading “Dark Winter, Brighter Spring…”

Measure of Our Impact…

Topics: Civics, Climate Change, Environment, Existentialism It’s not just your storage unit that’s packed to the gills. According to a new study, the mass of all our stuff—buildings, roads, cars, and everything else we manufacture—now exceeds the weight of all living things on the planet. And the amount of new material added every week equalsContinue reading “Measure of Our Impact…”

Reality-Truth…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Human Rights, Politics, Star Trek I’ve been finishing up the semester. I passed my preliminary exam. Now I’m working on refining my research question for my dissertation proposal, due late spring. I usually take a break from blogging around the holidays, and as my Dean put it, dissertations proposals are “aContinue reading “Reality-Truth…”

Footsies With Armageddon…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Existentialism, Human Rights, Star Trek Iran’s most senior nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh has been assassinated near the capital Tehran, the country’s defense ministry has confirmed. Fakhrizadeh died in hospital after an attack in Absard, in Damavand county. Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has condemned the killing “as an act ofContinue reading “Footsies With Armageddon…”

Truthiness, to Truth Decay…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Existentialism, Fascism, Human Rights, Politics Truthiness is the belief or assertion that a particular statement is true based on the intuition or perceptions of some individual or individuals, without regard to evidence, logic, intellectual examination, or facts. Truthiness can range from ignorant assertions of falsehoods to deliberate duplicity or propaganda intended to sway opinions. The concept of truthiness hasContinue reading “Truthiness, to Truth Decay…”

Science Literacy, and Democracy…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Education, Existentialism, Human Rights, Politics “The human understanding is no dry light, but receives infusion from the will and affections; whence proceed sciences which may be called ‘sciences as one would.’ For what a man had rather were true he more readily believes. Therefore he rejects difficult things from impatience ofContinue reading “Science Literacy, and Democracy…”

The Next Authoritarian…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Fascism, Human Rights, Politics “All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible.” Frank Herbert No less than “created realities” Karl Rove and “the room where it happened,” and knock-off Yosemite Sam, John Bolton, have saidContinue reading “The Next Authoritarian…”

Stockholm, and Munchausen…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Climate Change, COVID-19, Human Rights, Politics Stockholm syndrome is a psychological response. It occurs when hostages or abuse victims bond with their captors or abusers. This psychological connection develops over the course of the days, weeks, months, or even years of captivity or abuse. Ref: https://www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/stockholm-syndrome#definition Munchausen syndrome by proxy isContinue reading “Stockholm, and Munchausen…”