For 2019, let's resolve to overcome our fears, face our challenges, and have a great year.
Before we start 2019, let's see the extraordinary events that made 2018 so special. Let's make 2019 a great year – but in a good way, unlike 2018.
Summary: American politics is dominated by fear. As we start a new year, we can gain courage by looking at the good aspects of our past and the glimmers of good fortune that lie in our future. These moments are conjured by our myths from the dry pages of history -- so that we remember … Continue reading A great leader tells us not to fear the New Year
We begin 2017 as a nation governed by fear. Campaign 2016 proved this, as both candidates appealed primarily to our fears. I believe we have become fearful because we have forgotten who we are. American is different, like Athens more than our neighbors, as explained in this excerpt from Allan Bloom's Closing of the American Mind (it should … Continue reading A New Year’s resolution for America
Summary: Sometime during the past few generations we lost our traditional confidence in ourselves. Fear replaced it. It makes us weak and easy to manipulate. Fortunately our fears are exaggerated, and our history gives us reason for confidence. Let's shed our fears to make a great 2017! Climate change, peak oil, 4GW, social decay, ecological collapse, … Continue reading This New Year, let’s resolve to face the future with care, not fear