What is Eating at the West?

I’ve been giving some thought lately as to why conspiracy theory thinking and blatant bad logic seem so successful in America these days. And not only in America. Europe suffers from the same. Recently, I posted a few thoughts on this subject. I’m re-posting them here. These are from a forum concerning immigration. The original … Continue reading

Capitalizing the Citizenry

I propose that the government capitalize its citizens. I first tried to pitch the idea by saying that someone might need an F-150 truck to do business. Of course, the criticism came back that people would borrow just to get the truck, and then refuse to pay back the loan. Never mind that they would … Continue reading

Personhood

When viewed from the perspective of history, it’s very easy to see how both labor unions and corporations ought to receive personhood. They each have distinct voices which, by their natures, speak for what could be either a person or group of like minded people. They are each a conduit for the expression of people … Continue reading

Canary in a Coal Mine

Here is a compilation of some posts on the topic of collective vs. individual thought, and how the struggle between them is tearing us apart, that I made on the site Peakoil.com.   I think that the meme of unionization is an important one working its way through American Society. Many people see labor unions … Continue reading

Personal Space vs. Public Sphere

I just read about some person who was upset that their dog died after it was stuffed into an overhead bin on an airplane, in its cage, I guess. I have to ask, what did they expect would happen when they tried to take an animal on a plane? Was it going to get a … Continue reading

Re-visiting Guns

I posted previously about how I believe America needs a type of gun registry. I want to post a few comments from myself and others on a chat thread to further elaborate upon it. I said, as my screen name evilgenius, The biggest deal with mass shootings is their place in the public consciousness. I … Continue reading

General Conversation Around the State of News and the Age We Are In

I posted several things on the website Peakoil.com that have to do with this subject. Instead of restating them, I decided to copy them, and the relevant posts from others that helped shape them. The thread title was Deep State Black Ops. I said, “So, if Putin launched a misinformation campaign against Hillary Clinton because … Continue reading

It’s Time to Talk About Guns

I’m not much of a gun nut, but I do like to shoot occasionally. I think it’s fun to go to the range and fire at a target. There is a certain amount of challenge to it. Sometimes, I’m even a good shot. I have lots of friends who hunt. I grew up in a … Continue reading

Self-Sufficiency and the Individual: Where is This All Leading?

I posted this as my namesake, evilgenius, over at peakoil.com; Look, there are two approaches taken in describing how The Civil War came about in the US. The dominant one today is slavery. The other one concerns Confederate ideals. The Republican Party is rife with Confederate ideals. It isn’t necessarily racist. Take a look at … Continue reading