Addicted to Guns & Violence: America Needs An Intervention

Addiction isn't about substance - you aren't addicted to the substance, you are addicted to the alteration of mood that the substance brings. -Susan Cheever Guns, rights and regulations. A toxic threesome. With the possible exception of abortion, nothing in the US of A inflames the passions as much as the debate over guns and … Continue reading Addicted to Guns & Violence: America Needs An Intervention

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From Fox News to Fake News: Propaganda vs.Truth and The Struggle to Save Our Cultural Soul

People need good lies. There are too many bad ones. -Kurt Vonnegut / Politics, Money and Culture Politics, money and culture have become bound together in an immense Gordian knot. Many accept this perverse relationship as normal. However, it is not normal, and the co-mingling has produced an intractable force which exploits society's willingness to … Continue reading From Fox News to Fake News: Propaganda vs.Truth and The Struggle to Save Our Cultural Soul

Donald Trump And The Forbidden Planet

Watching the Donald Trump reality tour lead up to the election has brought to mind one of my all-time favorite sci-fi movies. It's not difficult to see the drama being played out between Trump, the Republican Party, and the American public having a curious similarity to the movie plot. Here's a quick synopsis of Forbidden … Continue reading Donald Trump And The Forbidden Planet