Let’s refuse to kill other people even if a bunch of war-hungry Senators tell us to

We have gotten dragged into several wars this century, all of them pretty much disasters — for everyone except for those who got rich off of them. If you think the next war is going to solve our problems and rid the world of all the bad guys – well I know of a girl … More Let’s refuse to kill other people even if a bunch of war-hungry Senators tell us to

A personal response to the news of the world with the help of W.B. Yeats

I am a bit of a new junkie. I guess it’s because I think avoiding the news is mere escapism. I want to know the truth about what is going on. That’s why it is such a serious issue with me when the news media deliberately lies to push the agenda of some entity that … More A personal response to the news of the world with the help of W.B. Yeats

Is civilization in decline or does the media just make it look that way?

I was going to write: “Lately I feel like the world is spinning out of control, going bat-shit crazy, and the walls of civilization as we know it are crumbling around my ears.” Then I thought, “When haven’t I felt like that?” Except it always feels like the spinning out of control and disintegration is accelerating … More Is civilization in decline or does the media just make it look that way?