Fear the police (important advice on the streets of his new America)

Let's do something different. Instead of discussing the evolution of the-America-that-once-was into a New America, let's have some practical advice about how to live in it. For example, what should you do when questioned by the police? You have identified yourself, and now the questions begin...  {From the archive of 2013.} Contents Don't talk without an attorney … Continue reading Fear the police (important advice on the streets of his new America)

Debunking the stories about a Trump-Putin conspiracy

Summary: Stories about conspiracies involving Trump and Putin have increasingly dominated the news since the election. Only slowly has rebuttal evidence and analysis accumulated (see the list at the end of this post). Yet the debunkings have had little effect. The stories are too politically useful to both Left and Right, Journalists (haters of Trump) … Continue reading Debunking the stories about a Trump-Putin conspiracy

These are the people responsible for our out of control police…

Summary:  Matthew Harwood's definitive article shows that America's police have gone out of control. But nothing will change unless we identify the people responsible, much as the year of outrage following Snowden's revelations of NSA surveillance produced few reforms. The evidence clearly points to the guilty parties -- and a solution. San Diego policeman Neal … Continue reading These are the people responsible for our out of control police…

News good & bad about the fantastic growth of America’s security services.

Summary: We need a sense of proportion when reading the news to avoid being swept away by euphoria on Monday, by despair by Tuesday, and by Friday having forgotten the reasons for both. Today we look at the growth of our police and domestic intelligence services, attempting to put them in perspective with both our … Continue reading News good & bad about the fantastic growth of America’s security services.

We watch “The Winter Soldier”, then see similar actions in our news. Can it inspire us to act?

Summary:  Hollywood produces a stream of superhero movies like "Captain America: The Winter Soldier", vividly told tales of successful battles against oppression. They entertain us. But events move against us and we need inspiration. We have strength but not the will to use it. We can find it in our history, in our myths, and … Continue reading We watch “The Winter Soldier”, then see similar actions in our news. Can it inspire us to act?