The New McCarthyism…

New liberal ad ties presumptive future House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to ‘red scare’ icon Joseph McCarthy, Peter Weber, The Week Topics: Civics, Civilization, Democracy, Economics, Existentialism, Fascism Debt Ceiling and Dystopia The debt limit does not authorize new spending commitments. It simply allows the government to finance existing legal obligations that Congresses and presidents ofContinue reading “The New McCarthyism…”

Hierarchy, Power, and Resources…

The Last Kingdom recap: season one, episode three: succession in Wessex, Sarah Hughes, The Guardian Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Civilization, Democracy, Existentialism The modern martial arts belt ranking system started emerging in 1907 when the creator of Judo, Jigoro Kano, introduced the iconic Judo uniform and belt. Before that, his students practiced traditional Japanese kimonos.Continue reading “Hierarchy, Power, and Resources…”

Tribute to the Trekkie…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Civilization, Democracy, Existentialism, History, Human Rights Note: Sourced from https://physics4thecool.blogspot.com/2011/10/honoring-trekkie.html, my previous blog posting site. “If you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice. Say that I was a drum major for peace. I was a drum major for righteousness.” Dr.Continue reading “Tribute to the Trekkie…”

Munchausen by Congress…

Research Gate dot net: Epidemiology of Munchausen syndrome by proxy in New Zealand Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Civilization, Democracy, Existentialism, Fascism, Human Rights Tina Depuy (from her website: tee-nuh doo-pwee) wrote an analysis of the Republican Party when the House of Representatives was under John “weed head” Bohner in 2013: Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, nowContinue reading “Munchausen by Congress…”

Young Guns: an Epitaph…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Dark Humor, Democracy, Existentialism In 1870s Lincoln County, New Mexico, English cattleman John Tunstall hires a wayward young gunman named Billy to join the “Regulators” who live and work on his ranch: Doc Scurlock, Jose Chavez y Chavez, Dick Brewer, “Dirty” Steve Stephens, and Charlie Bowdre. Tunstall tries to educate and civilize the young men in his employContinue reading “Young Guns: an Epitaph…”

The Apogee of Evil…

Credit: Erik English. Topics: Biology, Biosecurity, Civilization, COVID-19, Democracy, Existentialism Weaponizing a pathogen sounds like something out of an archetype Bond villain, minus the wrapped-up plot twists by the time the credits roll, and the obligatory fawning of a stereotypical bikinied woman over the intrepid MI-6 spy. Real life doesn’t conclude so cleanly. Before everyContinue reading “The Apogee of Evil…”

The Nobel Peace Prize 2022…

Topics: Democracy, Existentialism, Fascism, Nobel Laureate, Nobel Peace Prize The 2022 Peace Prize is awarded to human rights advocate Ales Bialiatski from Belarus, the Russian human rights organization Memorial, and the Ukrainian human rights organization Center for Civil Liberties. The Peace Prize laureates represent civil society in their home countries. They have for many yearsContinue reading “The Nobel Peace Prize 2022…”

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…”

Leverage and Looting…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Democracy, Fascism, Politics In Roman mythology, Janus was the god of doors, gates, and transitions. Janus represented the middle ground between both concrete and abstract dualities such as life/death, beginning/end, youth/adulthood, rural/urban, war/peace, and barbarism/civilization. Source: Anderson Lock Blog (they’re apparently locksmiths and historians on the side) Vladimir Putin’s war of aggressionContinue reading “Leverage and Looting…”

Breadbaskets and War…

Topics: Biology, Civics, Civil Rights, Climate Change, Democracy, Existentialism, Politics The cornucopia’s history lies in Greek mythology. There are a lot of different stories it might have originated from, but the most common one tells the story of the lightning god, Zeus. As an infant, Zeus was in great danger from his father, Cronus. ZeusContinue reading “Breadbaskets and War…”