They did not foresee… the development of a vast mass communications industry, concerned in the main neither with the true nor the false, but with the unreal, the more or less totally irrelevant Aldous Huxley We all like good Theater. Something terrible happens to an innocent victim (or victims), the good guys scurry around trying […]Read More Theater of Fear
Sympathy for the Devil Victims After the Islamic terror attack in Nice, politicians around the world expressed their sympathy with the people of France, sending warm thoughts and prayers. Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada said “Our sympathy is with the victims.” Leung Chun-ying of Hong Kong expressed his “deepest sympathies” with the French […]Read More Of Course You Realize This Means War!
…with thunderous applause” I’m a sci-fi enthusiast. I love The Time Machine, the many volumes of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy trilogy, Asimov’s Robot and Foundation series, and more. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve seen Star Trek (TV and film), and Star Wars. When my kids were young, I ran Star Trek […]Read More “So this is how liberty dies…”
A Fool’s Paradise Is a Wise Man’s Hell ? Thomas Fuller The twentieth and twenty-first centuries have seen incredible progress in science, technology, art, philosophy, morality, and more. Not only that, but we can access all that knowledge and wisdom from a device we carry around in our pockets. We have even transcended modernity according […]Read More Paris: A Fool’s Paradise Is a Wise Man’s Hell
Pick up your guns, strap on your helmet and report for duty. The bad guys are coming, and we have to mobilize. There have been skirmishes in many places, as varied as Ottawa, St. Jean, Chattanooga, Fort Hood, London, Paris, Västerås (Sweden) and others. Lord only knows where’s next, and He isn’t saying. Don’t have […]Read More A Call To Arms
At about 11:00 a.m. on July 17th 2015, a gunman attacked a storefront Naval Recruiting Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, firing aggressively into its window. No one shot back, because Bill Clinton had long ago disarmed U.S. soldiers on military bases. As any fool can know, as the only one armed, the gunman had the situation […]Read More Any Fool Can Know
The Dark Ages Have Arrived It’s been peaceful here in North America. There hasn’t been a war in the United States since the end of the Civil War a hundred and fifty years ago. There hasn’t been a war in Canada since we kicked America’s ass in the War of 1812. We’re not used to; […]Read More Peaceful Times Are Over
An annotated conversation about war, adapted from Facebook: (click on links for annotations) Alice: We are bombing over Syria! Right now. We are bombing. Oh, my heart hurts. Russ: Hate Alice: The thing is this … there are children. Women. Men who want only to provide for their little families. There are doggies and kitties, goats maybe. […]Read More A Conversation About War
A More Human Mouse Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently spliced the human gene associated with language into the brains of a mouse. While the rodents didn’t say anything about the experiment, they were better able to find chocolate in a maze then regular mice. This is perhaps another example of science mimicking […]Read More Are You A Man or a Mouse?
ISIS is a pathologically brutal organization trying to make the world a better place. Who can disagree with making the world a better place? You may not agree with their definition of “a better place,” but can you really say their hearts are evil? A restored Caliphate is an ancient Muslim dream, and these hardworking, […]Read More ISIS Is Right
Well, not quite the Messiah, but the messianic era. It’s been affirmed by Barak Obama, leader of the free world. In his pre-golf speech about the beheading of James Foley, the President stated “One thing we can all agree on is that a group like ISIL has no place in the 21st century.” This remarkable […]Read More Hallelujah: The Messiah Has Arrived