With the rise of Bernie Sanders, the socialist anti-capitalist rhetoric has surfaced again in the political arena. Only now it appears like it's gaining traction. Sanders' campaign, which in the past would be nothing more than an idealistic third-party run, has been a legitimate threat to the coronation of America's first female president. Excuse my sarcasm … Continue reading Build … Don’t Tear Down
It was late winter 2008 in Southern California. I split my time between a printing plant in Los Angeles and the high desert on the back side of the Angeles Mountains north of Los Angeles. Eight years of a Bush White House were coming to an end; and it seemed like America might be turning the … Continue reading My Road to Political Disillusionment
The United States is caught up in the hysterical frenzy of politics right now. Being the ratings whores they are, the media couldn't have asked for a better scenario. They have a reality television show they can run twenty-four hours a day covering ad nauseam. Every mundane action and reaction, every tic and response is documented and … Continue reading What do the genetics of a Bengal Cat and the evolution of economics have in common?
This weekend I watched the newly released movie 'Serena,' directed by Susanne Bier and starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. The source material for the movie, the book 'Serena,' written by Ron Rash of Appalachia, takes place in North Carolina at the beginning of the great depression in the 1930s. 'Serena' is a riveting tale of greed and … Continue reading “Will we let ourselves be pillaged?” Serena … circa 2015
Updated: January 10, 2015 With the unprecedented level of government dysfunction in Washington D.C. and no hopes of any change in sight, everyone is trying to find a solution to our broken system. Much blame has been placed at the foot of the Republicans obstructionism, specifically the Tea Party movement led by Ted Cruz. However … Continue reading Creating “A Society Within Itself”
When I started this post two weeks ago, President Obama had started his saber-rattling. Basha al-Assad of Syria had crossed Obama's "red line" for allegedly using chemical weapons in Syria's civil war. I say allegedly because the United Nations report is not yet in. Since then we've seen an extensive public relations campaign by the administration … Continue reading Are we ready for the Syrian “Cascade of Unintended Consequences”
As we all know by now, George Zimmerman was quitted on all counts against him for the murder of Trayvon Martin. A jury of six of his peers (in theory), found that Zimmerman acted in self-defense under the conditions of Florida's "Stand your ground" law. Now if you've been watching television or read the major … Continue reading Why the George Zimmerman trial wasn’t really about race or even George Zimmerman!