Truthiness, to Truth Decay…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Existentialism, Fascism, Human Rights, Politics Truthiness is the belief or assertion that a particular statement is true based on the intuition or perceptions of some individual or individuals, without regard to evidence, logic, intellectual examination, or facts. Truthiness can range from ignorant assertions of falsehoods to deliberate duplicity or propaganda intended to sway opinions. The concept of truthiness hasContinue reading “Truthiness, to Truth Decay…”

The Next Authoritarian…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Fascism, Human Rights, Politics “All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible.” Frank Herbert No less than “created realities” Karl Rove and “the room where it happened,” and knock-off Yosemite Sam, John Bolton, have saidContinue reading “The Next Authoritarian…”

Q & A…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Climate Change, COVID-19, Fascism, Human Rights Why are the republicans behaving so irrationally? It depends on what you mean by “irrational.” Paul Weyrich gave away the game in the 1980s. “I don’t want everybody to vote. Elections are not won by a majority of the people. They never have been fromContinue reading “Q & A…”

Negligent Genocide…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Fascism, Human Rights, Politics Under Penal Code 192b PC, California law defines involuntary manslaughter as the unintentional killing of another person, while committing either a crime that is not an inherently dangerous felony or a lawful act that might produce death. A conviction is punishable by up to 4 years inContinue reading “Negligent Genocide…”

Altered States…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Fascism, Human Rights, Politics When the United States declared war on Germany 100 years ago, the impact on the news business was swift and dramatic. In its crusade to “make the world safe for democracy,” the Wilson administration took immediate steps at home to curtail one of the pillars of democracyContinue reading “Altered States…”

W in the Absolute F…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Dark Humor, Existentialism, Fascism, Human Rights We started with Tuesday’s “debate,” where one candidate came for the debate, while the other as an orange primate slinging shit, trying to get his opponent to stutter and literally, “seeing what sticks.” Every post-debate analysis gave it to his opponent. Now, he’s tested positiveContinue reading “W in the Absolute F…”

Fierce Urgency…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Climate Change, COVID-19, Existentialism, Fascism “We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there “is” such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. ThisContinue reading “Fierce Urgency…”

Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, COVID-19, Existentialism, Fascism, Human Rights Public-opinion polling shows that Trump’s low opinion of American elections has practically become Republican Party orthodoxy. According to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday, Republicans have an “unprecedented” level of “concern and mistrust in the system.” Roughly 70 percent of Republican voters believe that if Hillary Clinton winsContinue reading “Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc…”

Call It by Its Name…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, COVID-19, Fascism, Human Rights Turning Point: China removes presidential term limits. First we see the face. The face of America’s Donald Trump, or Hungary’s Viktor Orban, or Russia’s Vladimir Putin, or Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the face of men who wish to transform democracies into personality cults. The face is the oldest mark ofContinue reading “Call It by Its Name…”

Entropy and Existence…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Existentialism, Fascism, Human Rights Entropy as Time’s Arrow: “One of the ideas involved in the concept of entropy is that nature tends from order to disorder in isolated systems.” Hyperphysics The Senate Intelligence Committees’ bipartisan report confirming Russian interference in the 2016 election, and that Putin’s puppet; his coterie lied in official testimonyContinue reading “Entropy and Existence…”