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SHARE Thursday, June 10, 2021 The Etymological Animal Must Slip Out of the Cage of Habit to Grasp Truth
In today's computer-driven world, one thing that people have been told for decades is to be vigilant that their computers do not become infected with viruses. This meme was slipped regularly into popular consciousness. To avoid infection, everyone was advised to make sure to have virus protection and here we are.
SHARE Monday, May 24, 2021 Bob Dylan at Eighty: A Masked Man in Search of Redemption?
Dylan, the spellbinder, has, through his public personae, hypnotized his followers with his tantalizing and wonderful music. "Not I, not I, but the wind that blows through me," wrote D.H. Lawrence in his poem, "Song of a Man Who Has Come Through." This sounds like Dylan's artistic credo.
(21 comments) SHARE Friday, May 21, 2021 Second-Stage Terror Wars
The road from 9/11 to the corona crisis connects familiar faces and much more. Twenty years have elapsed and the links tell us that the war on terror needs an update and new opponents. Philip Zelikow pops up again.
(6 comments) SHARE Sunday, May 2, 2021 Between Us
Maybe he was asking the wrong question. He felt in a flash that he knew the answer but couldn't say what the true question was. But it didn't seem to matter now. He felt as he walked ahead he was heading back to find his future in the present.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, April 4, 2021 The Assassination and Resurrection of Martin Luther, King, Jr.
This year, the anniversary of the murder of the Christian prophet and martyr, Martin Luther King, Jr., falls on Easter Sunday, April 4, which gives rise to doubly deeper thoughts that cross religious boundaries... for very few Americans are aware of the truth behind the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the United States' celebrated civil rights icon.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, March 29, 2021 Rise Up, Say the Birds to the Bread
There are profound reasons why birds and bread have held such important places in people's spiritual lives and imaginations for thousands of years. They symbolize our human solidarity in the breaking of the bread and our need for freedom in the winged beauty and song of birds in flight.
(16 comments) SHARE Wednesday, February 17, 2021 Opening the CIA's Can of Worms
To denounce censorship, as they have done, is admirable. But now Greenwald, Taibbi, and Hedges need go up to the forbidden gate with the sign that says - "This far and no further" - and jump over it. That's where the true stories lie. That's when they'll see the worms squirm.
(6 comments) SHARE Wednesday, February 10, 2021 The Invincible Green Stick of Happiness
Have you ever heard of the green stick of happiness? It exists, but you usually only find it when you aren't looking for it. It is a revelation when it finds you.
(20 comments) SHARE Wednesday, February 3, 2021 A Review: Greg Poulgrain's Book "JFK vs. Allen Dulles"
The book by Greg Poulgrain that I am about to review is extraordinary by any measure. The story he tells is one you will read nowhere else, especially in the way he links the assassination of President Kennedy to former CIA Director Allen Dulles and the engineering by the latter of one of the 20th century's most terrible mass murders.
(9 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 26, 2021 The Will to Believe: Americans and their Divine Masters
The need to believe in today's American system of government with two alternating parties runs very deep. Propagandists use the need to believe to control people. Even when every new administration is the counterpart of the other, so many people keep their faith in the game. It is a civil religion and the leaders are demi-gods for the faithful.
(8 comments) SHARE Friday, January 15, 2021 Raskolnikov's Dream Come True
The current event in the United States are so bizarre they may seem like a dream, or more specifically, a nightmare. As with most nightmares, they are hard to decipher. In such nightmares, what seems true isn't and what isn't often is. Welcome to the Weirdness.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 26, 2020 What Time Is It in Lockdown?
Here where I dwell in the northern hemisphere, the winter solstice has just occurred. The darkest day of the year in a dark year.
(13 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 12, 2020 Partly Truth and Partly Fiction - Totally Genius: Kris Kristofferson
Kris Kristofferson is one of our greatest songwriters. Like a great poet, his work encompasses all the themes that make us human: love found and lost and regained; the search for a true home; the need for adventure; freedom and its cost; the search for faith and God; mortality; sexuality, anti-war heroes,etc.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 6, 2020 Listening to the Silence with Don DeLillo
My wife and I were recently hiking on a narrow mountain trail along which we encountered not a soul. We came to an isolated spot overlooking a valley to the east. We stopped, looked, and listened. Not a sound. Not even birds. Just beautiful silence.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, November 19, 2020 An Invitation to Seeking Truth in a Country of Lies
There are books that are political and books that are artistic. They are usually thought of and are distinct. What follows is my introduction to my new book that is intended as a marriage of the two, one that captures the mystery of art and a political solidarity with the powerless. Call it literature.
(42 comments) SHARE Thursday, November 12, 2020 Everybody Knows the Fight was Fixed
Americans who voted for either Trump or Biden in the 2020 election are like Torvald clones. They refuse to open that door so they might close it behind them. They live in the doll's house - all 146+ million of them. Like Torvald, they are comforted. They are programmed and propagandized, embracing the illusion that the electoral system is not structured and controlled to make sure no significant change can occur,