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(25 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 14, 2014 Rethinking Conspiracy
Rethinking Conspiracy posits that too many citizens have been indoctrinated with illogical and inappropriate attitudes regarding "conspiracy theories" and suggests it's time we reconsider our habitual thinking about the subject and adopt a new paradigm.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, February 8, 2016 Kasskara: Sunken Land of Hopi Ancestors/Migration to the Fourth World
The series is based on the words of Oswald "White Bear" Fredericks, a Hopi aborigine who was the main consultant for Frank Waters' Book of Hopi. White Bear explains Hopi history, which spans far back into past ages. He details the migrations of the Hopis' antecedents, which took them from a sinking Kasskara in the Pacific to Easter Island, South America, Central America, Mexico, and on to what's now the United States. Series: Kasskara: Sunken Land of the Hopi Ancestors (12 Articles, 23805 views)
(72 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 23, 2016 Is Shakespeare Dead? Mark Twain Confronts an Enduring Myth
While tributes pour in to the Great Bard on his April 23rd birth date, it may be worth mentioning that our US national icon and friend in the struggle, Mark Twain, thought the historical Shakespeare of April 23rd to be a fraud and forgery.
(22 comments) SHARE Sunday, March 27, 2016 Danger In Cell Phone La La Land
This article confronts the adverse effects that cell phones and related technologies are evidently having on us and questions their necessity and inevitability.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 9, 2016 Kasskara: Sunken Land of the Hopi Ancestors/Migration to the North
Oswald "White Bear" Fredericks, a Hopi indigenous elder who was the main consultant for Frank Waters' Book of Hopi, explained Hopi history, which spans far back into past ages. He details the migrations of the Hopis' antecedents, which took them from a sinking Kasskara in the Pacific Ocean to Easter Island and on to South America, Yucatan, and Mexico, finally to what's now the United States. Series: Kasskara: Sunken Land of the Hopi Ancestors (12 Articles, 23805 views)
(15 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 3, 2018 'A Skeleton Key To The Gemstone File' Turned 40
A "viral" document before personal computers existed, 'A Skeleton Key to the Gemstone File' summarises and highlights the letters of Bruce Porter Roberts and redefines the definition of "Mafia." It paints for us a truer picture that reveals how deeply the roots of organized crime intertwine every aspect of US politics and culture.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, February 21, 2016 Kasskara: Sunken Land of Hopi Ancestors/The Taotooma City
This series relates a history of the Hopi as conveyed through Oswald "White Bear" Fredericks. He told his story to Joseph Blumrich, from which Blumrich wrote, Kasskara: Und die Sieben Welten, a book which is not available in English.
White Bear told the same story to others, of course, in the oral tradition, including my high school history teacher, Henry Denny, who was close to White Bear and his wife, Naomi. Series: Kasskara: Sunken Land of the Hopi Ancestors (12 Articles, 23805 views)
(9 comments) SHARE Wednesday, April 1, 2020 House of Mica: Hopi reps tell UN to wake up!
On December 10, 1992, Thomas Banyacya, Kykotsmovi Hopi Nation (Arizona), addressed the United Nations General Assembly. In his speech, he explained to diplomats the significance of a petroglyph at Prophecy Rock (Hopiland).
(12 comments) SHARE Saturday, September 24, 2016 'The Pimps': A cartoon inspired by Dick Gregory
Ralph drew this after we talked about my hearing Dick Gregory speak at Compton College in winter of 1981. He'd said, " "These manipulatin' pimps don't give a damn about none of ya'all!"
Gregory was referring to a presumed tiny group of oligarchs who seemed to be rather running amok.
Ralph made an acronym of PIMPS, and he had cartoon. Series: Primitive Man (17 Articles, 21502 views)
(43 comments) SHARE Saturday, September 10, 2016 Many of our valiant police...
This week's "primitive man" cartoons is a drawing he created to protest the harebrained cannabis policies in 1980s California. I thought it appropriate since we've evolved so little in terms of modernizing drug policy. Lately we've been told Cannabis will remain Schedule 1 according to DEA. Also, they're adding kratom (mitrogyna speciosa) a benevolent herb, to Schedule 1. Delegitimizing nature is symptom of severe human defect Series: Primitive Man (17 Articles, 21502 views)
(5 comments) SHARE Tuesday, August 2, 2016 Prior to the Acquisition of Intelligence
"Prior to the acquisition of intelligence, early man spent much of his idle time in feeding, drinking and the pursuit of childish games."
#2 in Maj. Ralph E. Hamilton's "Primitive Man" series. Series: Primitive Man (17 Articles, 21502 views)
(6 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 3, 2016 The Invention of the Wheel
"The Invention of the Wheel"
#2 in a series of "primitive man" cartoons by Maj. Ralph Hamilton (1918-1999). Series: Primitive Man (17 Articles, 21502 views)
(27 comments) SHARE Sunday, October 9, 2016 Be All You Can Be (a cartoon)
One of Ralph's cartoons served as cover art for a book whose title was that cartoon's caption: Be All You Can Be was the US Army's recruiting slogan for about twenty years (80s-90s). Considering that he was a major when he drew it, his irreverent attitude towards the military may seem a little surprising. Yet there are many military service members who don't appreciate their lives being casually squandered, not to protect the Series: Primitive Man (17 Articles, 21502 views)
(8 comments) SHARE Friday, September 30, 2016 The Priestly Class (Two Cartoons)
In "The Lowest Animal," Twain says: "Man is the Religious Animal. He is the only Religious Animal. He is the only animal that has the True Religion -- several of them. He is the only animal that loves his neighbor as himself, and cuts his throat if his theology isn't straight. He has made a graveyard of the globe in trying his honest best to smooth his brother's path to happiness and heaven. Series: Primitive Man (17 Articles, 21502 views)
(16 comments) SHARE Friday, October 14, 2016 'Evolution in Practice'--a cartoon
Ralph drew this cartoon with India ink on a handwritten letter in the 1990s. The letter subsequently got wet and smudged, so I had to do a little inexpert graphic repair. The original caption, "Evolution in Practice", was smeared beyond recognition. Series: Primitive Man (17 Articles, 21502 views)
(26 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 29, 2016 The Streets of Taiwan...a poem
I wrote this one summer when I was visiting Taiwan. I had lived there previously so I was already familiar with the island. One question that looms throughout the piece is the relationship between China and Taiwan. China claims it as a territory. Taiwan considers itself independent (with help from the US). Series: Poetry (2 Articles, 4729 views)
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, August 1, 2016 But what are they doing, dad?
"Early man spoke not in grunts and monosyllables as is the popular belief..."
First in a series of "primitive man" cartoons by Maj. Ralph Hamilton (1918-1999). Series: Primitive Man (17 Articles, 21502 views)