Progressive Vs. Conservative
The Struggle To Understand The Differences
A very brief discussion about capitalism and democracy. Before the industrial revolution started in the 1700s and gained steam, pun intended, in the mid-1800s, when the start of mass production of goods became de rigueur, capitalism as we know it didn't exist. If you want more detail on the history of industrialization, it's available online, ...
It seems clear that the GOP white-wing is looking backward to the days when white men ruled with few questions asked. They owned it all and lived like royalty while the rest of the country barely survived. This is what they see as the good old days. Let's not forget that any politician over the age of 70 had...
The Role of Government
The raging debate, I guess there are several, but the overarching debate is about government; how much? how big? conservative or progressive? This is not a new debate, it goes all the way back to the founding fathers (maybe the mothers, too, in private when the "fathers" got home from work). Let's see if we can agree that government is...
2022 Election Crib Sheet
The Democrat Progressives and the Republican Regressives
Our Decaying Democracy?
Is our democracy on its deathbed? What are some of the longest governments/empires in history, and what brought them down?
The Path To Extremism
We just finished watching three seasons of a Netflix show titled Manifest. It's quite a good show, and looking online, they are working on season four which may be shown in two or more parts as they are planning on 20 episodes; that seems to be a lot, but... the title Manifest took on a new meaning for me as...
Anatomy Of A Democracy
We have many choices and many decisions to reach. You could have a monarchy; those were all in vogue in the 18th and 19th centuries and even before that. A monarchy, not what Britain has with a Queen who has to sit back and watch the likes of Boris Johnson turn England into a Monte Python skit, but an...
There is more talk of building the wall. Perhaps we should melt down the Statue of Liberty and use it to make a wall against the "tired, the poor, the huddled masses yearning to breathe free..."
The Russian invasion of Ukraine: