Tag Archives: politics

Political Wisdom in My Alternate Universe

Our Elected Representatives are showing us that true patriotism is when you do what you think has to be done – even though history is going to depict you as a sniveling, amoral, hypocritical, manipulative, greedy, cruel, misogynistic, dishonest, racist, climate change-denying, gutless coward. I find that inspiring. I don’t understand all this prejudice against […]

U.S. as Colony

Media pundits are beginning to say that recent political events suggest that the U.S. is becoming a third-world country. This is, in fact, the successful culmination of an Establishment effort that began in the 1970s. During the 1950s and 1960s, European countries had to give up almost all of their colonies worldwide. Seeing that the […]

TRYING TO UNDERSTAND TODAY’S POLITICS

  One cliché about life and death, etc.— found, for example, in the Bible and Das Lied von der Erde— is that we may go, but the Earth goes on and life goes on for those who survive us. . Well, maybe enough people—it only takes a few at a time—are so jealous of those […]

WOOZLES, FACTOIDS & FACTS

(I feel uncomfortable—and lazy—using Wikipedia for my research in an essay about the validity of information in discourse but, yes, I am lazy. Besides, this Wikipedia information seems well sourced. Anyway, to quote:)  A Woozle is an imaginary creature in . . . Winnie the Pooh, published 1926. In chapter three, “In Which Pooh and […]