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…”

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…”

Kalashnikovs and Switchblades…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Existentialism, Fascism, Human Rights Note: Coming up for air (briefly). Still writing the dissertation. My plan is to post Tuesday – Friday of next week. Blogging will be my sanity in an insane world. Using pictures out of Ukraine showing a crumpled metallic airframe, open-source analysts of the conflict there say they haveContinue reading “Kalashnikovs and Switchblades…”

A BFD…

Topics: Existentialism, Fascism, Politics I have been working on my dissertation, so I have understandably been missing from blogging. Now, I don’t know if I will be able to give my final defense. One needs a functional planet for that. Information bubbles are a big problem here in America. People sink themselves into warm, soothingContinue reading “A BFD…”

Spitballing…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Existentialism, Fascism, Human Rights Note: title inspired by a tweet from Congressman Adam Schiff. In Congress, July 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them withContinue reading “Spitballing…”

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…”

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…”