The Apotheosis of Stupidity…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Existentialism, Fascism, History, Human Rights “Obviously, there are issues with the border and with migration, but these are the kinds of stunts you see from people who don’t have a solution,” Buttigieg said in an interview with journalist Evan Smith at the 2022 Texas Tribune Festival. His comments drew applause fromContinue reading “The Apotheosis of Stupidity…”

DARVO…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Existentialism, Fascism, Human Rights, Politics DARVO is an acronym for “deny, attack, and reverse victim and offender“. It refers to a reaction that alleged perpetrators of wrongdoing, particularly sexual offenders, may display in response to being held accountable for their behavior.[1] Some researchers and advocates have indicated that it can be a common manipulation strategyContinue reading “DARVO…”

Pablum and Fascism…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Existentialism, Fascism, Human Rights After my commission to the United States Air Force, I was at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi, attached to Air Training Command, learning about Communications and Computer Systems. One of the things I would be introduced to is ARPANET, there, and at Bergstrom Air ForceContinue reading “Pablum and Fascism…”

The Business Model…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Democracy, Existentialism, Fascism, Human Rights “Maxwell Smart, a highly intellectual but bumbling spy working for the CONTROL agency, battles the evil forces of rival spy agency KAOS with the help of his competent partner Agent 99.” Source: Internet Movie Database (1965 – 1970) There were several spy genres on television asContinue reading “The Business Model…”

Occam’s on Steroids…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Existentialism, Fascism, Politics Originally from the entry: Apathy, Crisis, and Zappa (another blog I posted to before WordPress). So what exactly is a constitutional crisis? We should be clear about what does — and, more importantly, does not — merit this description. It’s possible to have a major political crisis evenContinue reading “Occam’s on Steroids…”

Counting in Counties…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Civilization, Climate Change, Existentialism, Politics Reality literally bites. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the link between politics and health became glaringly obvious. Democrat-leaning “blue” states were more likely to enact mask requirements and vaccine and social distancing mandates. Republican-leaning “red” states were much more resistant to health measures. The consequences of thoseContinue reading “Counting in Counties…”

Perils of Privilege…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, COVID-19, Dark Humor, Existentialism, Fascism, Human Rights Steven Bannon’s “medieval,” take-no-prisoners defense rested yesterday. The three-shirt Troglodyte didn’t take the stand in his defense on advice from counsel. He said more outside the courtroom than he did inside. Today is closing arguments. The January 6th Committee ended “season 1” yesterday asContinue reading “Perils of Privilege…”

Factions, Fascism, Dystopia…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, COVID-19, Existentialism, Fascism, Human Rights The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanentContinue reading “Factions, Fascism, Dystopia…”

Reality Daytraders…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Civilization, Existentialism, Fascism, Human Rights Vladimir Putin is a reality daytrader. His invasion of Ukraine is a “special military operation,” not a war, or more accurately, an ongoing war crime. Gaslighting eleven Russian time zones is as easy to him as flatulence. With the GRU and American social media, he canContinue reading “Reality Daytraders…”

Shields Up…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Cybersecurity, Existentialism, Fascism Summary This joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA)—coauthored by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Department of Energy (DOE)—provides information on multiple intrusion campaigns conducted by state-sponsored Russian cyber actors from 2011 to 2018 and targeted the U.S. and international EnergyContinue reading “Shields Up…”