Science debunks the eco-fable of Easter Island

Summary: The fast Polynesian expansion across the Pacific from Samoa to South America is one history's greatest achievements of exploration. Conducted with primitive technology, they colonized almost every suitable island in the Pacific. Equally remarkable in a different way is how the sad story of the last and least-suitable of their settlements has been twisted … Continue reading Science debunks the eco-fable of Easter Island

Why don’t our dreams of a better world inspire us to act?

Summary: In this chapter of our search for a better America we examine our stories and myths. Do they show a path to the future -- inspiring us to act --  or are they just dreams of salvation by gods?  {1st of 2 posts today.} Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and … Continue reading Why don’t our dreams of a better world inspire us to act?

Captain America: the Winter Soldier – high-quality indoctrination for sheep

Summary:  Myths reflect how a people see themselves and their aspirations. Great peoples have great myths. We, early 21st C Americans, see our myths on the big screen, the spectacles of our day. They reveal much about our nature. It's not a pretty picture. For example, see "Captain America: the Winter Soldier". See links to … Continue reading Captain America: the Winter Soldier – high-quality indoctrination for sheep