Monthly Archives: October 2020

The Age of Violently Wishful Thinking

What Do We Want? Utopia! When Do We Want it? Right Now! We have never quite outgrown the idea that somewhere, there are people living in perfect harmony with nature and one another, and that we might do the same … Continue reading

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Sweden Once Again Goes Its Own Way on COVID

Sweden’s death rates from COVID are lower than for most of Europe. Like much of the rest of the world the “case count” in Sweden has trended upward with the cooler weather. But so far, Sweden is resisting the mass … Continue reading

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Great Emancipations

Emancipation is any effort to procure economic and social rights, political rights or equality, often for a specifically disenfranchised group__ Emancipation in Wikipedia Over the past two centuries, there have been at least four “great emancipations” in the western world. The Emancipation Edict of 1861 in Russia … Continue reading

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The Most Important Thing We Learn from Politics

Daily life is based largely on lies that we tell each other. Politics makes this point so well because there is virtually no truth at all in anything that touches politics or government policy — especially the media. Telling the … Continue reading

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Why Do They Want You to Panic?

Lockdowns are typically portrayed as prudent precautions against Covid-19, but they are surely the most risky experiment ever conducted on the public. From the start, researchers have warned that lockdowns could prove far deadlier than the coronavirus. People who lose their jobs or businesses … Continue reading

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Wizard of West Returns Even Stronger Than Before

The wizard of the western world descended into the abyss while battling the Balrog monster named COVID. To the amazement of the world, he has returned with a new visage, and a revitalized mission — to defeat those twisted men … Continue reading

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A Powerful and Wise Guided Missile: What Every Child Should Learn About Himself

The following are some more thoughts that originated in Stephen Covey’s “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.”. Most children are given a horrible start in life. Left largely to the mercy of schools, peers, social media, mass media and … Continue reading

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The Illusion of Control and the Circle of Influence

Some Things Cannot Be Controlled — Even By the US, the EU, or the UN In the 1970’s, Ellen Langer, a researcher from UCLA, demonstrated evidence for a phenomenon she called the illusion of control… Time and again, research has … Continue reading

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