America's wells of inspiration have run dry. We dream of reform but lack the will to act. Where can we find new ideas?
The Jian has only one wing. Unless a male and female pair lean on each other and act as one, they’re incapable of flight. It's a powerful metaphor for us.
The new "Lost in Space" on Netflix deserves your attention. They designed it to be educational. It is, but in ways they did not intend.
Summary: Despite predictions of certain environmental doom for 2017, Los Angeles has survived. While we celebrate, let's learn from these and 50 years of other confident predictions designed to frighten us into obedience. Let's learn from them. On 15 January 1971 Americans watched a TV show by a hot new director, the 24-year old Steven … Continue reading Celebrate Los Angeles’ survival, despite the predictions
Summary: The TV show Designated Survivor shows Hollywood's response to Trump, envisioning a good liberal President facing a devastating vast right-wing conspiracy seeking to overthrow the Republic. This tells us much, as fiction provides a mirror to people's beliefs and values. It reveals the shallowness and poverty of our dreams. Perhaps that is why the reform of … Continue reading In “Designated Survivor” Hollywood dreams of a good president, the anti-Trump