Endgame…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Existentialism, Fascism, Human Rights Happy New Year, of a sort. This kind of post would appear on a Friday, but it appears today on the one-year anniversary of an insurrection that one party that attempted it, is denying that they did try to overthrow the government. “Problem 1. Suppose that weContinue reading “Endgame…”

Borders, Corporations, Race, and Ubuntu…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Existentialism, Fascism, Human Rights, Star Trek “We should do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutelyContinue reading “Borders, Corporations, Race, and Ubuntu…”

Willful Ignorance…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Climate Change, Existentialism, History, Human Rights There is a high price for willful ignorance. The above is Dr. Carl Sagan, an Astrophysicist, five years fresh off of the success of the original Cosmos series. He’s speaking about mitigating the effects of greenhouse gases, what is now referred to as global warmingContinue reading “Willful Ignorance…”

Kristallnacht…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Democracy, Existentialism, Fascism, Human Rights Amid the GOP’s nationwide push against teaching about race and sexuality in schools, two members of the Spotsylvania County School Board in Virginia advocated for burning certain books, according to the Fredericksburg-based Free Lance-Star newspaper. This came as the school board directed staff to begin removing “sexually explicit” booksContinue reading “Kristallnacht…”

The Incredible Callousness of Being…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Existentialism, Fascism, Human Rights Title source: The Unbearable Lightness of Being, a 1984 novel by Milan Kundera. The White House correspondent slot is a coveted perch in Washington, DC, media real estate. After landing an excellent job and a press pass, a select few of journalism’s crème de la crème getContinue reading “The Incredible Callousness of Being…”

This Dragon…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, COVID-19, Existentialism, Fascism, Human Rights The Brainwashing of My Dad is a 2015 American documentary film directed by Jen Senko about her father’s transformation from a nonpolitical Democrat into a political Republican. The film was mostly funded by a Kickstarter campaign. Synopsis As Jen Senko tries to understand the transformation of her father from a nonpolitical Democrat to an angry Republican fanatic, sheContinue reading “This Dragon…”

Gambit…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Climate Change, Existentialism, Fascism, Human Rights Noun: a chess opening in which a player risks one or more pawns or a minor piece to gain an advantage in position Ninety percent of Fox Propaganda employees are fully vaccinated. The employees are required to disclose their vaccine status. The network tests theContinue reading “Gambit…”

It Can Happen Here…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Existentialism, Fascism, Human Rights The novel was published during the heyday of fascism in Europe, which was reported on by Dorothy Thompson, [Sinclair] Lewis’s wife.[3] The novel describes the rise of Berzelius “Buzz” Windrip, a demagogue who is elected President of the United States, after fomenting fear and promising drastic economic and social reforms whileContinue reading “It Can Happen Here…”

Dunning-Kruger Death Cult…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Climate Change, COVID-19, Existentialism, Fascism, Human Rights In a speech 40 years ago to a group of conservative preachers, Heritage Foundation founder Paul Weyrich said, “Now many of our Christians have what I call the ‘goo-goo syndrome.’ Good government. They want everybody to vote. I don’t want everybody to vote. ElectionsContinue reading “Dunning-Kruger Death Cult…”

De Facto Secession…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, COVID-19, Democracy, Fascism, History, Human Rights Fourteenth AmendmentSection 3No Person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, orContinue reading “De Facto Secession…”