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.

The airlines’ crippling pilot shortage: another bogus “skills” crisis

Corporate journalsim

Summary: Our major media tell the news from the perspective of the 1%, no matter how bogus. For example, in stories about "skills shortages" we see the New America in which employers refuse to pay market-based salaries. They assume that the reserve army of the unemployed -- refreshed by immigration -- will keep wages down. … Continue reading The airlines’ crippling pilot shortage: another bogus “skills” crisis

Complaints about air travel are the cries of a dying middle class

Summary: The airline industry is a tale of New America. Deregulation, cheap fares allowing more people to travel but with increasingly poor service and rising complaints. It's an oft-told story of stupid people unaware of the consequences to their behavior. But that's a shallow view that misses the real significance of these trends.  {1st of … Continue reading Complaints about air travel are the cries of a dying middle class

Another fear barrage hits America: thermite is bad for airplanes!

Summary: Another day, another info op run against us. Thermite is bad; bigger budgets for HomeLand Security are good. It's easy for them because we're so fearful and gullible. When that changes America will change, and meaningful reform becomes possible.  {1st of 2 posts today.} Follow the narrative of fear It started with a routine … Continue reading Another fear barrage hits America: thermite is bad for airplanes!

Look at past airliner shootings so we can learn about government lies

Summary:  Airliners are occasionally shot down (collateral damage) by modern air defense systems. Like children run over cross the street, it's an ugly fact of modern life. These extreme (but fortunately rare) events reveal much about the behavior of governments -- and about us. Governments lie; they do so because we believe them (no matter … Continue reading Look at past airliner shootings so we can learn about government lies