This About Sums Up 2017

Hurt. Confused. Guilty. Defensive. Grieving. Over-exposed. Maybe it’s not just USA. Maybe the world is grieving for a dream long lost. Maybe civilization is always just a dream and then we wake. Always, to chaos. But WE have built the machines. WE are not dreamers but writers, scholars, giants of intellect. And WE MAKE. But can WE awake?   “Something happened that drove him right … Continue reading This About Sums Up 2017

Warnings From Great Voices

It was tragic, all right, but George and Hazel couldn’t think about it very hard. Hazel had a perfectly average intelligence, which meant she couldn’t think about anything except in short bursts. And George, while his intelligence was way above normal, had a little mental handicap radio in his ear. He was required by law to wear it at all times. It was tuned to a … Continue reading Warnings From Great Voices

The Human “Seeking for God”

An excerpt from Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s The Possessed (or The Devils or Demons) on the topic of highest moral truths and whether the human faculty of reason (the faculty in which the entire scientific enterprise and philosophy is rooted). These passages, pulled out from a larger conversation between Nikolay Vsyevolodovitch Stavrogin and Ivan Shatov. I don’t claim to know what Dostoyevsky means by the passages below. I found … Continue reading The Human “Seeking for God”

Brief Origin of a Paradigm

I’ve been reading John Perkins lately and he talks about going to business school in the late 60’s before the doctrine of Milton Friedman became the new normal. To grossly oversimplify Milton’s complex Nobel Prize-winning work: this doctrine advocated the manipulation of the money supply by the government as the primary means of solving economic problems. As such, the only concern of businesses should be … Continue reading Brief Origin of a Paradigm