Takeaways…

Democrats kept the Senate. But Georgia is still important. Ellen Ioanes, Vox Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Existentialism, Fascism, Human Rights, Women’s Rights First, explanation and apologies: I’m working on a five-year-old laptop, and the OEM (original equipment manufacturer) is no longer supplying parts, or at least that’s what Geek Squad is saying. Early in theContinue reading “Takeaways…”

Death by Whataboutism…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Civilization, Climate Change, Environment, Existentialism, Fascism, Human Rights Nikolas Cruz was sentenced in the Parkland Shooting to life without the possibility of parole, torpedoing his request to die by the state executioner. Alex Jones owes a bucketload of money to the Sandy Hook families who have had to endure his liesContinue reading “Death by Whataboutism…”

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…”