The Last Revelation

“And when the final sunset rolls behind the earth And the clock is finally dead I’ll look at you, you’ll look at me And we’ll cry a lot But this will be what we said…” Live, “White, Discussion” In the Year of our Lord, 2015, a Jewish man from Brooklyn came to us, the People.  […]

I’ve Lost My Voice

I can’t write a thought I’m proud of so I’m not saying anything at all.  It’s a sick of the mind, not the body, but it’s still got me quiet.  I expect I’ll shake it eventually, but who knows when. Weighing my options.  Considering a format change.  Watch this space.

Well, That Was Unexpected

I watched the results come in last night in a state of disbelief. I knew that Clinton probably couldn’t beat him fair and square.  I knew that months ago.  What surprised me was that we apparently live in a democracy after all.  Who knew?  If there is a silver lining to the gathering stormclouds, it is […]

The Economics of Star Trek

As some of you may be aware, I have been a Star Trek fan all my life. It was arguably formative, though in my youth I was more interested in the technology than I was the social commentary. (Growing up white, right?) Nevertheless, Trek represents one of the few works of mainstream sci fi that […]

America the Beautiful

Right.  I promised an acid-fueled lunatic rant so here goes! This one has been cooking for a while now.  After my last three posts all critical of the America-that-is, I thought it might be a good act of balance to talk about the America I believe in.  Describe what I’m fighting for, what I hope […]

The Case for Philosopher-Kings

Aren’t we in a pickle now. I mean seriously.  There’s no probable outcome of the November elections that looks good for the United States.  Jill Stein, the only candidate with anything resembling a humane platform, is polling at two percent.  This might be because the media are kind of ignoring her the way they did […]

For Love of Country

This Colin Kaepernick thing has got me thinking. Love of country is pernicious. Patriotism all too easily becomes jingoism, a wellspring of delusion that vomits forth such gems as “Damn liberals got us gone soft, nobody’s scared of the US anymore” and “Support the troops!” and “He didn’t stand for the national anthem? Crucify him!” […]