Smuggled Nukes, the Ultimate Threat

Although it has dragged on for so many decades, it is hard to imagine that the impasse with North Korea can endure for another year. The fact that the Kim regime now has nuclear weapons, and is finalizing a missile delivery system, and is as unstable as it is, indicates … Continue reading

Non-Violence Has Never Looked Better

US Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC) went on MSNBC’s Morning Joe show Thursday and stated that President Trump was “partially” to blame for the polarization and poisoned state of politics in America today. Such generosity from a right-winger is breathtaking. To think that the two-year spew of insults and rants, temper … Continue reading

All Conspiracies To Be Revealed — by Trump?

The election of Donald Trump owes an awful lot to conspiracy theories. As in, Barack Obama was born in Kenya, climate change is a Chinese hoax, the entire American news media is a vast conspiracy, three million illegal aliens voted in the 2016 election, and Obama wiretapped Trump Tower. Then, … Continue reading

Feudalism is Archaic, Not US Constitution

I am red hot with rage as I type these words, having just hours ago heard Donald Trump’s heartfelt opinion of the United States Constitution. It goes like this: “It’s a very rough system. It’s an archaic system … It’s really a bad thing for the country.” No, this was … Continue reading

2018 Election Beckons

FBI Director Comey’s testimony to Congress just now was predictable in all that he wouldn’t say. He “can’t speak to that in a non-classified setting.” He “doesn’t think it appropriate to comment on specific individuals.” I didn’t watch the whole thing. I doubt that he was asked about his releasing … Continue reading

On the Anniversary of the Reichstag Fire

This blog was never intended to be so heavy with politics, but my intentions are not the only ones that have been side-tracked these days. How many Trump voters realize that the US intelligence services are said to be “holding back” sensitive information from this administration, because they are afraid … Continue reading

Trump Era, A Grim Yet Unpredictable Future

After spending eight years peddling a conspiracy theory that Barack Obama was born in Kenya and ineligible to be president, we are now awash in exhortations from Republicans to join together in unity behind their super-hero of the age, Donald Trump. Trying to predict the future of this new regime … Continue reading

Uncharted Waters. Sail On.

Since the hara-kiri of the American electorate on November 8, 2016, we have had a few scattered tip-offs about the mentality that will soon be holding the Executive Branch of the government. Election recounts are commonplace in cases where the results were close, and sometimes it is automatic. But when … Continue reading

The Anti-Intellectual Revolution

  Many times it has been pointed out that the great irony of the internet revolution has been the proliferation of egregious stupidity and mean-spirited neurosis that has followed in its wake. Imagine what intellectuals of centuries past would have thought if you had described for them the basics of … Continue reading