The secret source of fake news. Its discovery will change America.

Summary: Our leaders have made a discovery of the sort that changes the destiny of nations. It is a secret that explains much of modern American history. We have become gullible, seeing the false beliefs of others but credulously believing what our tribal leaders tell us. The avalanche of "fake news" is the logical response by … Continue reading The secret source of fake news. Its discovery will change America.

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The Left calls Trump a fascist instead of focusing on the issues

Summary: Campaign 2016 is the most ideological election since 1982, perhaps since McKinley-Bryan in 1896 (our most expensive election). Rather than deal with these issues, and the serious reasons to oppose Trump, the Left prefers to focus on bogus condemnations of him as "fascist". This preference for cartoon-like fantasy over messy reality is why they … Continue reading The Left calls Trump a fascist instead of focusing on the issues

Proof pointing to the people guilty of weakening America

Summary: We, Americans, delight in creative explanations blaming others for our problems. "It's not my fault" is our mantra. Here are two examples suggesting that we can find the guilty parties can be found in the mirror. We can do better. . In these pages I've attempted to convey some of the astonishing aspects of … Continue reading Proof pointing to the people guilty of weakening America

“Ender’s Game” is a horror movie, showing us our dark side. No worries; we’ll forget faster than we eat the popcorn.

Summary:  Reader's have requested revisits to the posts about "Ender's Game". As the poster below shows, it holds a mirror to show us aspects of today's America.  Dark themes, evoking aspects of ourselves we prefer to hide (as popular art so often does).  Our fear, even paranoia. And our willingness to kill as a first … Continue reading “Ender’s Game” is a horror movie, showing us our dark side. No worries; we’ll forget faster than we eat the popcorn.

The secret, simple tool that persuades Americans. That molds our opinions.

Summary: Part one of this series discussed some dark origins of the New America, and why most discussions of America should touch on NAZI Germany. Today we examine a specific example of this: the big lie as the most effective tool of political persuasion on Americans.   All this was inspired by the principle ... … Continue reading The secret, simple tool that persuades Americans. That molds our opinions.

Orson Scott Card and the Dark Side of “Ender’s Game”

Orson Scott Card has become the latest icon in the culture war.  DC hired Card to write Superman comics. The Left protested Card's right-wing views (especially his anti-gay stance). DC fired Card. Conservatives protest this economic sanction due to non-job-related personal opinions (like Scientific American firing a writer for his Christian views).  See the details … Continue reading Orson Scott Card and the Dark Side of “Ender’s Game”

Voices from the past describe the coming New America

Summary:  Perhaps the most difficult aspect of the future is to convey the fantastic range of possibilities. Peoples' minds rebel even at scenarios which are mundane, even likely, from a historical perspective. Let's open our minds for a minute, and contemplate the possibility that what happened in the recent past can happen again -- no … Continue reading Voices from the past describe the coming New America