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The Revolution is over and you are President of a small country…

Here you are, your first day as President Zee of Landistan. The blue and gold Landistan flag proudly waves over your brand new office building, equipped with ¬†gleaming furniture made from the finest local mahogany. Vice President Ay strides in, hands full of official papers. Ay’s rival faction joined with yours to gain independence and … Continue reading

I’m so old, I remember newspapers

I know you will find this hard to believe if you were born after 1990, but I promise it is true. People used to read newspapers, which were delivered to their door step every day. No, really, ask some old person, they will confirm this. Newspapers, as the word implies, were largish sheets of actual … Continue reading

Private Charity Replace Government Assistance? The Fly in the Soup Kitchen

Vouluntarism: 1. the principle of relying on voluntary action (used especially with reference to the involvement of voluntary organizations in social welfare). 2. PHILOSOPHY the doctrine that the will is a fundamental or dominant factor in the individual or the universe. Here is an ideology to run through the CACA tester, but first let’s admit … Continue reading

Yemen: You Can’t Beat People from the Mountains

“then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains”-Jesus “Kurds have no friends but the mountains.”-Kurdish proverb Most Americans are vaguely aware of a place called Yemen, but they probably think of it as just another stretch of sand full of violence. Yemen has been in the news lately because the Houthis, a … Continue reading

On Israel, from an Ex-Christian Zionist

I fear for the future of Israelis. On what mass of evidence and rationality is this fear based? On a sick feeling I got last summer when Israel was in the middle of bombing Gaza. It just came to me:”The tide has turned; this level of racial hatred will destroy the haters.” “That’s not rational! … Continue reading

Kolomoisky: Jewish Oligarch Hires Nazi Thugs to Kill Russians-what could go wrong?

I had a bad feeling about Igor Kolomoisky when I first read about him a year ago. He holds Israeli/Ukraine/Cyprus triple citizenship but felt inspired to defend his vast Ukrainian billions from…well, from everyone, actually. So as soon as the US-sponsored coup against the elected president of Ukraine was completed, Igor was appointed governor of … Continue reading

China will win due to West’s Imagination Deficit

“Imagination,” Einstein said, “is more important than knowledge.” When the Queen asked her fancy-pants economists why they did not see the Crash of 2008 coming, they took a few days to answer. Finally, they said it had been a “failure of imagination.” You would think the West would have pulled itself up and fixed its … Continue reading

It Might be a Fake Revolution if….

Hey, I’m just as susceptible to propaganda as the next guy and I started out so angry at Assad-Rotten dictator! He’s killing his own people! Something must be done-here’s something-we must do it! Then I happened to watch an obscure video by a Syrian “freedom fighter” who explained that actually, that smoke behind him was … Continue reading

What Might Have Been: No War in Vietnam

Woodrow Wilson gets very mixed reviews as a US president. He was elected on the slogan “He kept Us Out of War” (WWI) and then got us promptly into war. He presided over the establishment of the Federal Reserve, which is basically a bunch of private bankers running the US economy. Gee, what could go … Continue reading

Who put the empty milk carton in the fridge? Hitler!

Originally posted on Welcome Travelers…:
Life’s Disappointments What could be more natural than blame-storming? You notice something is wrong and you try to figure out who is to blame. Someone put an empty milk carton in the fridge and here I am with a bowl of cereal and no milk: Who did it? When you…