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

The High Cost of Selfishness in Society

I’ve just gotten home from work. Something happened tonight on the way home that upset me. I was driving along my city’s main north/south highway when I saw a car on the shoulder that was jacked up. It had a flat tire, I guess. Anyway, as I was driving by in one of the middle … 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

School Size

There is another thing to think about when it comes to school shootings. This wouldn’t apply to mass shootings per se. That is that schools could be kept deliberately small. High schools could be kept large enough to have the opportunities available to students, such as shops that contain the sorts of machinery necessary to … 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

Getting at the Root of Sexual Misconduct and Abuse By Addressing Parenting

I started a new thread on a subject board about this topic. Here’s what I said to start it off; I’ve been thinking about the #metoo thing lately. Originally it went after some obvious abusers. Then it began to go after some who may or may not have been guilty, like Garrison Keillor. It has … 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

The Architecture of Frustration

I think we need to look upon the economy like a layered onion, or a tree. All of the attention is focused upon the outermost layer, the one that is growing. The trouble with the US economy is that since the 70’s the outermost layer has become detached from the domestic economy. The fact is … Continue reading