America's wells of inspiration have run dry. We dream of reform but lack the will to act. Where can we find new ideas?
Summary: Few of the reviews, whether giving one or five stars, well describe Justice League. This brief spoiler-free review (nothing not seen in the trailers) explains why you should see it. If you have seen it, this highlights some points you might not have fully appreciated. Post your thoughts about it in the comments. This … Continue reading “Justice League” is the film we need, not the one we deserve
Summary: Our heroes reveal who we are. Under economic stress not seen since the Depression, we display the same powerlessness -- and revert to the same heroes. In some ways we are back to conditions like the Depression era. High unemployment. High school graduates entering a crowded job market with little hope for most. College … Continue reading Our choice of heroes reveals much about America
Summary: Before we can find solutions, or even slow the fall of the Republic, we need accurate diagnosis of what ails us. Facile answers point to evildoers, or flaws in the Constitution. Fix them and our awesomeness will be rewarded. But America's weakness lies elsewhere, and can be seen by each of us when looking … Continue reading We want heroes, not leaders. When that changes it will become possible to reform America.
Summary: We choose our heroes unconsciously, choices which shape our daytime actions. Our modern heroes serve us poorly, pointing to our weaknesses and away from our historic strengths. This is the fourth in a series about our struggle to adjust to the new century; links to the other chapters appear at the end. “The myth … Continue reading The problem with America lies in our choice of heroes