The climate change crisis as seen from 2100 AD (a business as usual scenario)

Summary: To share the excitement of the UN Conference of Parties in Paris (COP21) let's imagine how the people of 2100 AD will see the world, an exercise giving us a better perspective on the choices facing us. This post describes a "business as usual" scenario, an antidote to the prophecies of doom flooding the … Continue reading The climate change crisis as seen from 2100 AD (a business as usual scenario)

Stratfor: Time Is Working Against the Islamic State

Summary: Slowly it the obvious becomes apparent that the hype about the the Islamic State was (like that about the USSR and al Qaeda) bogus, that it is neither a potential superpower nor going to sweep beyond is based in the Sunni Arab areas amidst the wreckage of Iraq and Syria. Here Scott Stewart of … Continue reading Stratfor: Time Is Working Against the Islamic State

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

The similar delusions of America’s Left and Right show our common culture – and weakness

Summary:   Another post describing the distortions in our thinking resulting from our growing susceptibility to propaganda, a weakness eagerly exploited by elites of both left and right (i.e., both factions of our ruling class).  For the Republic to prosper -- perhaps even survive -- I suspect we must do better. The FM website's mailbag brings a flow … Continue reading The similar delusions of America’s Left and Right show our common culture – and weakness