Katy Perry shows us America. We should listen to her.

Summary: The new music video by Katy Perry provides a warning and a call to action for America. Looking deeper, it reveals much about America. The video deserves attention as entertainment, as art, and as a mirror in which we can more clearly see ourselves. Below is the video, followed by analysis.   https://youtu.be/Um7pMggPnug   … Continue reading Katy Perry shows us America. We should listen to her.

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The Wall Street “Fearless Girl” teaches us why we are so weak

Wall Street bull vs. little girl statue

Summary: The statue of the Fearless Girl vs. the Wall Street bull gets rave reviews, ignoring the false and foolish lesson it teaches girls. It depicts a delusion rooted in our history which has bloomed and now dominates our myths and actions. “People need stories, more than bread, itself. They teach us how to live, and why. …Stories … Continue reading The Wall Street “Fearless Girl” teaches us why we are so weak

Dreams of apocalypses show the brotherhood of America’s Left & Right

Summary: Left and Right in America are in many ways mirror images of each other, as many posts here have shown. No surprise, since we're all Americans. If we recognize this, perhaps we can better communicate with each other, and perhaps even work together better.  {1st of 2 posts today.}   Left and Right share … Continue reading Dreams of apocalypses show the brotherhood of America’s Left & Right

Conflict in tomorrow’s offices: strong women clashing with each other

Summary: Three videos about Disney princesses show us the future of work in America, dominated by the clashing personalities of strong women.  (2nd of 2 posts today.)   As women move on top of men in America, conflict will increasingly take place between strong women, replacing the men-men and men-women clashes that dominate today's work … Continue reading Conflict in tomorrow’s offices: strong women clashing with each other

Why don’t our dreams of a better world inspire us to act?

Summary: In this chapter of our search for a better America we examine our stories and myths. Do they show a path to the future -- inspiring us to act --  or are they just dreams of salvation by gods?  {1st of 2 posts today.} Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and … Continue reading Why don’t our dreams of a better world inspire us to act?

Forgotten what political reform looks like? See this reminder by Taylor Swift.

Summary: Reform movements in America have almost entirely burnt out, with Hope & Change Nobel Peace Prize laureate Obama stamping out the embers. Yet the sparks remain and will catch fire again, sometime. Will we recognize harbingers of change after so many disappointments? See this new video by Taylor Swift; it shows what to look … Continue reading Forgotten what political reform looks like? See this reminder by Taylor Swift.

Why have our movies become so dark, showing a government so evil?

Summary: The evolution of America has accelerated as we slide down the long-feared slippery slope leading to the end of the Second Republic (founded on the Constitution). Each event appears clear in the news, but the cumulative effect -- the rise of a New America -- is too large for us to see. For perspective … Continue reading Why have our movies become so dark, showing a government so evil?