liberty is worth fighting for … More Enlightened Radicals?
With the American Revolution, the Enlightenment took power. … More Radical Enlightenment Takes Power in America
Terrible question. The kind of question that turns the day into a cold and rainy afternoon. This morning, scrolling through my Google news feed, I read that Steve Jobs would look into the mirror each morning and remind himself to treat the day as if it were his last day on earth. Pressure. When I … More What Makes Life Worth Living?
Imagine Trump hiring Dr Strangelove to replace General Kelly. Gary Lachman, in his book, Dark Star Rising, writes some fascinating paragraphs about Vladimir Putin’s Chief of Staff, Anton Vaino. Move over, telescope, microscope, the nooscope is here! Vaino, co-inventor of the nooscope, is aiming at “recording and distilling the sum total of human thought” (Anton Vaino, Mad … More Big Tech controls the Future, meet Anton Vaino!
wars of opportunity are not moral, or honorable … More The Elder Bush Also Lied Us into a War
Work hard and shut up … More The Spectre of China
The other day I was thinking about the I Ching, synchronicity, and schizophrenia. The wild and crazy science fiction writer, Philip K. Dick, used it to plot Man in the High Castle, and consulted the oracle to the end of his days. It “works” because of synchronicity, which is the connection between an internal subjective event … More And then, there’s Terence McKenna
Last night I finished watching the third season of Man in the High Castle on Amazon video. The American Nazi youth were celebrating the destruction of the Statue of Liberty to launch the year of the new beginning. This public demonstration followed the meltdown of the Liberty Bell. By destroying the symbols of American history, the … More Political Lies Lead To Totalitarianism
Tony Utano, President of the TWU Local 100 recently told his members that the Janus Case is like “mustard gas”. You can see it, but you can’t predict which way the wind will blow it. He clearly means that the expected Supreme Court decision, with Neil Gorsuch now on the bench, will have … More The Janus Case: mustard gas for unions?
It was 1940, and the Democratic Convention was about to pick their presidential candidates. Paul Block, a Pittsburgh newspaper publisher, knew he had dynamite. The “guru” letters. They were strange letters written by Henry A. Wallace, currently FDR’s popular Secretary of Agriculture, and rumored to be his choice for VP in the upcoming presidential election. … More The Guru Letters