Seeing behind the headlines about China’s attack, stealing the governments’ jewels

Summary:  China attacked! Playing a script from countless action-adventure movies, our political leaders and columnists gear up for bold headlines by screaming for war while they know nothing. It's America. But the info highway gives us information to see beyond the headlines and sort fact from fancy. Here's the latest news about the massive theft … Continue reading Seeing behind the headlines about China’s attack, stealing the governments’ jewels

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The Snowden affair has ended. What have we learned about ourselves, and about America?

Summary: We've concluded the 17 month national dialog started by Edward Snowden's revelations. As I predicted, nothing happened. In effect, we acquiesced to our government's mass surveillance. This encourages them to expand further. With each such victory the State grows stronger, its citizens grow weaker (becoming subjects).  But nothing is written. It's all about choice. … Continue reading The Snowden affair has ended. What have we learned about ourselves, and about America?

Members of the Deep State exchange high-fives, celebrating our passivity

Summary:  On 6 June 2013 the Guardian and Washington Post published the first in the latest round of revelations about the NSA's surveillance programs. Amidst the outpouring of brave rhetoric about the need to change, I predicted that nothing would happen. Rather, our passivity would encourage the leaders of the national security state (aka the … Continue reading Members of the Deep State exchange high-fives, celebrating our passivity

Celebrate what happened one year ago. It’s the birthday of a New America!

Summary:  Exactly one year ago Glenn Greenwald published the first of Snowden's revelations. Two days later I forecast that our response to these momentous disclosures would be nothing. That our passivity would mark the birthday of the New America, and the death of the Second Republic (under the Constitution). Today I add this to the … Continue reading Celebrate what happened one year ago. It’s the birthday of a New America!

We lived amidst dreams in 1963 & were harshly awakened. How clearly do we see today?

Summary: History can tell us not only about the past, but also suggest insights about our time. Here examine a bright episode from the past. In the 1960s we were wrapped in illusions about the nature of our government, which were ripped away during the 1970s. Do we see the world as poorly as we … Continue reading We lived amidst dreams in 1963 & were harshly awakened. How clearly do we see today?

Scoring the game so far: NSA is winning, we’re losing

Summary:  Eleven  weeks have passed since the first revelations by Snowden about the NSA's surveillance programs. Let's total up the results. Spoiler for the post: the NSA is winning, we're losing. But there are some potentially significant effects in other nations. . What's been the effect of the revelations by Snowden about the NSA's surveillance … Continue reading Scoring the game so far: NSA is winning, we’re losing

The US government is competent, as proven by the results of the latest terror alert

Summary: Since 9-11 Homeland Security has declared 15 alerts (8 Red and 7 Yellow) with no terror strikes. Now we have another, this time overseas. Again, nothing has happened. These alerts are successes on a historic scale, as the government has maintained a climate of fear and built support for the vast and growing security … Continue reading The US government is competent, as proven by the results of the latest terror alert