Category Archives: How the World Really Works

Are Humans Inherently Violent?

image: creative commons CC0 license from pixabay Ask scientists the question about our inherent nature, and you will unearth a spectrum of answers, with most clustered at two poles: That we are inherently a violent, covetous, acquisitive and war-prone species, … Continue reading

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Links of the Month: July 2021

cartoon by Teresa Burns Parkhurst in the New Yorker One of the things I’ve found amusing in the debates about whether humans have free will or not, is the strange position of some very popular but seemingly not very bright … Continue reading

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Pandemic of the Unvaccinated

The danger now is in areas of vaccine hesitancy (orange in the top chart above), both to their own people and to those they visit in areas with low levels of infection (dark blue in the second chart above). So: … Continue reading

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Extinction Capitalism Part Two: The Next Ten Years

actual vs official rate of inflation (CPI), per ShadowStats In the first part of this article I attempted to explain how and why what I call Extinction Capitalism arose, and why it will inevitably lead to global economic collapse. In … Continue reading

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Extinction Capitalism, Part One: Our Imaginative Poverty

image by greentumble.com In his articles and books, Richard Manning describes high-maintenance monoculture, which has prevailed in much of the world since the early days of civilization, as “catastrophic agriculture”. He uses that term not because of its impact on … Continue reading

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A Reckoning With Our Inhumanity

child prisoners of the Kamloops Roman Catholic Indian Residential School, which operated 1890-1960; 215 children’s bodies have been found through ground-penetrating radar photographs on the grounds of this “school” alone; photo by Library and Archives Canada My friend PS Pirro … Continue reading

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Links of the Month: June 2021

A very early cartoon from Poorly Drawn Lines Consistent with my rewrite of my latest CoVid-19 article, I’m going to try to make my LOTM write-ups more factual and less editorial, or at least less judgemental. I’m also merging the … Continue reading

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Seventy

Old friends | Sat on their park bench like bookends A newspaper blown through the grass Falls on the round toes | On the high shoes | Of the old friends Old friends | Winter companions the old men Lost … Continue reading

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CoVid-19: Light at the End of the Tunnel

Note: Michael Dowd’s comment on the original version of this article has prompted me to “mark up” the article to remove judgements and stick to what we know. I’ve tried to do that, below, with the additions/changes noted in a … Continue reading

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Never Felt Safe

I‘ve been simultaneously reading two books of essays, largely autobiographical, whose authors’ courage at admitting the truth about themselves is disarming, even startling. Melissa Faliveno’s Tomboyland describes growing up in rural Wisconsin and evolving as a queer feminist; here are … Continue reading

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