A safety checklist for America during the ebola panic. #1: Look for cowardice.

Summary: The ebola panic should remind us about one of the great questions of our time. When did Americans become cowards? Previous generations of Americans faced threats far greater than anything we face today, yet did so without the hysteria that sweeps America each year about a new doom (worse, they're coming more quickly). What … Continue reading A safety checklist for America during the ebola panic. #1: Look for cowardice.

An epidemic afflicting America: fear about Ebola. Avoid the carriers. Facts are the antidote.

Summary:  In April 2009 I wrote Are Americans easily panicked cowards? I think not, but many experts disagree. It's still relevant, well-worth reading today. Unfortunately the past 5 years provide evidence I was wrong. We have become easily panicked cowards. Activists and political leaders -- on both the Left and Right -- see this, and influence … Continue reading An epidemic afflicting America: fear about Ebola. Avoid the carriers. Facts are the antidote.

Today’s crop of fear-mongering. Watch and enjoy, but don’t succumb.

Summary: Our news media overflows each day with a new crop of fear-mongering It should disturb us that both Left and Right seek to persuade us through fear. To manipulate us. These are skilled political engineers. They know us better than we know ourselves, and they obviously see us as fearful sheep. It's our choice: … Continue reading Today’s crop of fear-mongering. Watch and enjoy, but don’t succumb.

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