Lest we forget

Today is the 20th Anniversary of the Great Betrayal. Hong Kong was transferred from its rightful owners to the Chinese. Thus the great betrayal occurred. Why does China want to exert control over Hong Kong? Since the Communist party took power in China in 1949, it has consistently decried the “century of humiliation” that China […]

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The signposts on the road to hell.

As I mentioned in the previous post, I am a big fan of Dr. Timothy Snyder’s book, On Tyranny, 20 Lessons from the 20th Century. The book is an easy read-and very much necessary in the age of the Orange Menace. His 20 lessons are coming true before our eyes. The entire list can be […]

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The slow slide to the bottom

There is a professor,  a professor named Timothy Snyder from Yale University,  who has done a lot of his historical work on fascist and totalitarian societies. He wrote a book published late last year entitled: It’s good book-and I intend to talk about it soon. As you may remember ( but I have not been […]

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While I was out.

He seized his axe, which he had made very sharp, and as the leader of the wolves came on the Tin Woodman swung his arm and chopped the wolf’s head from its body, so that it immediately died.

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Drafted back into service

And like a moth to the flame, with Trump proving every day that he was far worse than anyone could have ever imagined, I’ve decided to heed Victor Lazlo’s advice: The last six months have been so utterly crazy, and there are just too many things to say, that I resolved to myself that I […]

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Goodbye and farewell

I regret nothing. There seems to be an impression among some people that a Facebook or Twitter account is about what pleases them and what they want to read, rather than the message(s) the owner of these accounts wishes to convey. And that, if those messages are ones that the readers disagree with, it is […]

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A few observations by David Frum

David Frum sums up well what the great darkness we are heading into .   @davidfrum I think we will be returning to this a lot over the next few years. https://t.co/eVhYhNhlXz — Noah Kristula-Green (@Noahkgreen) November 12, 2016

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Just a few questions on the way out the door.

Today is Veterans Day, or as I prefer to think of it now, Remembrance Day as it is referred to throughout the British Commonwealth.  I supposed to honor others for their service and I do. But I have also given some 35+ years of my life to the service of the United States. And on […]

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Now it’s time to make some decisions

America fucked up last night. They had a choice to make-and they chose the selfish option. Now they deserve to suffer for it. And suffer we will. For the short term, people will rejoice, however when people experience the effects of the legislation that he will propose-and the Supreme Court nominees he will name, all […]

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Barbarians at the gate

Tomorrow is, without a doubt, the most frightening election I have ever experienced in my adult life. As John Cole put it: “The best way I can compare my mood right now is the trash compactor scene in Star Wars, where I am living in a fetid world of Trump shit, while the walls are […]

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Standing at the abyss…………

That’s where the land of my birth is today. Remember this scene from the end of the movie, Wall Street? That’s a great thought for 2016 especially as we have hordes of less than rational people screaming about e-mails again and again. All the while ignoring the really awful and totalitarian things of the man […]

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Why the choice is not a choice……..

Which could also be why I kind of wish it was Bernie in the ring taking the fight to the orange headed dictator wanna be. But before I point out, that we don’t always get what we want-and with the barbarians at the gates we have to do things we don’t necessarily like, I’d like […]

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