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21st Century Censorship

One of my biggest fears when Donald Trump was inaugurated was that he would circumvent the First Amendment and impose censorship. His Bubba placating wars with the media appeared to set the stage. With the benefit of about a year’s worth of hindsight it appears he is well on the way to achieving that objective to at least to the degree he deems necessary. However, he and some fellow fascists around the globe are doing it in a different way than I originally envisioned. Let’s explore. Continue reading 21st Century Censorship

The Carpenter And The Arsonist

One of the challenges that face progressives is refuting the lies of our political opponents. Americans have a very short political attention span, (about 30 to 120 seconds). You can tell several lies in thirty seconds, but it takes much longer to refute them. That got me to searching for an analogy to illustrate the danger that destroyers pose. I think I found one in my family history. Let’s explore. Continue reading The Carpenter And The Arsonist

If States Were Countries

How does an old white guy who was born in the United States and has never left it for a longer period than two weeks relate to a dreamer? The answer was to imagine that each state were a separate country and put myself in the shoes of my two oldest granddaughters. Let’s explore. Continue reading If States Were Countries

Simultaneously Read, Enjoy And Think

I have a policy of only adding non-fiction books to the Recommended Reading section. That category comprises most of my reading. The more I learn the more I discover I don’t know; that probably accounts for the number of nerdy books I read. There is a genre of writing known as historical fiction. The story is fiction but the depicted events are real. One of the many advantages of “working” for yourself is that you get to bend the rules. Today I want to discuss something that a book of historical fiction made me think about. Let’s explore. Continue reading Simultaneously Read, Enjoy And Think

Image Matters

In order to solve international problems a political leader often needs international support. On July 4th North Korea gave America what it described as a present by test launching an ICBM. The juxtaposition of those two facts doesn’t look good for America. Let’s explore. Continue reading Image Matters