What overthrew the Taliban: Special Forces’ guns or CIA’s cash?

Summary: The information superhighway gives us the illusion of knowledge about our world. Yet the past 50 years teaches us that we know so little and that so much remains hidden for so long. Previous posts provide examples from the post-WWII era. Today we look at a telling vignette from our post-9/11 era, a story … Continue reading What overthrew the Taliban: Special Forces’ guns or CIA’s cash?

My film and recommendations for 2010: Virtual JFK

I strongly recommend seeing the movie Virtual JFK.  The book is even better. They are not just about history, they are about our present.  And our future.   Among the wealth of insights this provides, I draw your attention to two points. The press conferences.  By comparison with Kennedy and the journalists, today’s conference looking like … Continue reading My film and recommendations for 2010: Virtual JFK

Learning to see beyond the American Pravda

Summary:  Here we discuss a powerful article about a serious weakness of America -- our broken observation-orientation-decision-action loop. Specifically, our ability to orient our present in term of our history, a broken mechanism because of our amnesia and gullibility. We need not be like this; we can change. . Recommended reading: "Our American Pravda", Ron … Continue reading Learning to see beyond the American Pravda

The facts about the 1970’s Global Cooling scare

The propaganda campaign to create hysteria about global warming required altering the public memory about both science and history.   Both have been successful, disturbingly so. For the former, putting the well-developed science about the Little Ice Age down the memory hole.  The public must have a false image of the world's climate as stable, so the two century warming … Continue reading The facts about the 1970’s Global Cooling scare

An important letter sent to the President about the danger of climate change

An important conference was held in January at Brown University:  "The Present Interglacial, How and When Will it End?”   As a result, the following letter was sent to the President.  The media has not reported this, but you should be aware of the letter and its significance. Dear Mr. President: Aware of your deep concern … Continue reading An important letter sent to the President about the danger of climate change