Terrorism won yesterday in Berkeley and Portland. See these important stories.

Seattle protest on 20 January 2017

Summary: Yesterday was a big day for political terrorism in America, with wins for the terrorists in Berkeley and Portland. Plus applause from many on the Left. Success is copied. Expect more threats of political violence and violence -- until we no longer tolerate such behavior. "This is the moment our generation decides whether we … Continue reading Terrorism won yesterday in Berkeley and Portland. See these important stories.

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Martin van Creveld warns about the infantilization of our youth

Infantilization of America's Youth

Summary: Martin van Creveld looks at a disturbing trend in the West -- the increasing age of adulthood. We expect less maturity from young adults and deny them the responsibility that helps them grow. They live down to our expectations. Both they and society are the losers from this.   “Infantilization” By Martin van Creveld. … Continue reading Martin van Creveld warns about the infantilization of our youth

Fear the rise of political violence in America. We can still stop it.

Black Bloc in Milan

Summary: The common responses to the increasing political violence in America range from cheering (for "our side") to complacency. But the history of other republics, such as Rome and Weimar, show that political violence can spin out of control quickly, with ugly consequences. Our tolerance for it makes this possible. This is a follow-up to The … Continue reading Fear the rise of political violence in America. We can still stop it.

America’s rising tide of drug overdoses, a symptom of deeper problems

Overdose death

Summary: America has a drug problem, a symptom some deeper sickness of our minds or souls. Sick people often ignore warnings that would allow them to respond and recover. So it is with nations. It's time for us to ask what is wrong with America. America is among the most drugged major nations in the history … Continue reading America’s rising tide of drug overdoses, a symptom of deeper problems

Ignore the outrage. Instead understand why United assaulted a passenger.

Fly the Friends Skies of United

Summary: Yesterday's incident at United reveals much about the changes happening to America. First, let's sort through the stories to see what really happened. Then let's skip the cheap hand-waving and draw conclusions that can help us understand events and so begin to retake control of this nation. The New York Times tells the story, … Continue reading Ignore the outrage. Instead understand why United assaulted a passenger.

An inspirational video from India shows why we’re losing to the 1%

Little fish can defeat big fish

Summary: Here is an inspirational video from India that illustrates a problem of Indian politics that we share. It's well done, rich with lessons for us as for the people of India for whom it was made. Lead India was a television series launched on India's 60th Independence Day by The Times of India Group … Continue reading An inspirational video from India shows why we’re losing to the 1%

Godwin’s Law should force us to remember & fear our shared heritage with Nazi Germany

Godwin's Law

Summary: American discussions often end in references to Hitler or Nazis. That's usually seen as an oddity or fun fact, when in fact it warns us of deep aspects of American society that have roots in 1930s Germany -- and that still shape our future. We prefer amnesia to confronting this. Perhaps events in the next … Continue reading Godwin’s Law should force us to remember & fear our shared heritage with Nazi Germany