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…”

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…”

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…”

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…”