Tuesday, June 21, 2016

History of Humanity

The history of humanity is one fuck-up after another. I see no reason to think the future will be any different.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Incongruous Identities

What perplexes and amuses the vast audience in the arena of ideas is that modern social conflict primarily consists of sociopathic philosophers, psycopathic nihilists, and delusional do-gooders. The apparently inescapable paradox of the modern human condition (as a consequence of the accumulated traumas, grievances, and ideological baggage of human history) that is inexorably leading humanity to an increasingly discordant future.

Acknowledging the reality of this situation is the first step in contemplating initiatives consistent with the rule of reason in a distinctly unreasonable world.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The Digital News Cycle

Hysteria
Euphoria
Depression

alternating between flattery and disappointment

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Wonder Years



Wonder Years
1963


1964


1965


1967


1968


Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Love Hate Relationship

American history, like other human relationships, apparently goes through love/hate cycles.

1967 Summer of Love
1968 Chicago DNC riots
1969 Woodstock Festival
1970 Kent State Massacre

Stress Reduction

Everyone has their limits and shortcomings.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Shearing Sheep

When in Ireland, I witnessed a sheep farmer and his Border Collies herding sheep into an enclosure. Using whistle commands, the farmer instructed the Collies on which way to turn the sheep, when to bunch them, and when to move them into the pen.

I was reminded of this witnessing the Break Free 'fossil-free' campaign events, May 14-16. Assuming the role of the sheep farmer, 350 (led by Bill McKibben) blew the whistle commands, while Break Free organizers barked at environmental activists (the sheep)--herding them into protest encampments at oil refineries.

It was astonishing to witness such precision in action. Of course, this entertaining choreography would never have taken place without the enticement of a payoff for McKibben and his herders from the 'wool merchants', i.e. Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, and the Rockefeller Brothers.

Now, all that remains is the sheep shearing by on-the-take politicians--the wool taking the form of U.S. Treasury funds for nuclear-powered electrical generating stations, along with large scale solar and wind turbine farms, using highly toxic chemicals from the oil industry in their manufacture.

Now that's an efficient, vertically-integrated operation.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Silence

Silence is a symptom of complacency and cowardice.

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