The Life Civil

Since humankind began building and living in cities, we have claimed as our own the term civilized. The word describes the next stage of humanity, following from savage to barbaric to civic.┬áIt follows from family to clan to tribe and implies something beyond the stacking of bricks, the building of close housing and monumental edifices …

The Cult of Trump

It begins at the center and spreads, this wave of delusion and absurdity, demolishing the ability to question, to think straight, to distinguish truth from lies or reality from fantasy… It overwhelms any capacity for critical thinking, any logic and common sense in its path. It flips perceptions of reality on their heads, and projects …

Privilege and Waking

Sometimes I feel like I am in one of those novels like FARENHEIT 451, where I am one of those proud citizens of one of the world’s best states–suddenly having to confront the evidences that it is not. Comes the waking, the gradually realizing that in fact it is one of the ugliest, most abusive, …

Hubris

A sad reflection on pathological power Thinking about Trump and Nixon, and about that special hubris common to narcissistic and criminal minds… The thing is, criminals think they are smarter than everyone else. They think they can outsmart the rest of the world. They really believe they can get away with anything. They are utterly …

“Millennials are ruining everything!”

I read this article… http://www.businessinsider.com/baby-boomers-caused-millennials-destructive-spending-habits-2017-6 Wow… Millennials are arrogantly having better taste than to eat at Applebees, have the cheek to choose to support small-owner businesses over big corporate chains, and are destructively not buying into the economics that sank their parents’ savings and home equities because the bankers could not be trusted to do …