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History: Propaganda with Footnotes

History: Propaganda with Footnotes We define civilization as an organized society with writing. An organized society with oral history is therefore uncivilized. It’s pre-historic, you see, no matter how sophisticated it may have been. History is what is written and historians quote ancient writings and subsequently each other to provide accurate history. I like history, … Continue reading

Beating Stress-the Silent Killer

Stress is a perceived dangerous loss of control. The good purpose of stress: the leopard attacks- adrenaline/epinepherine and cortisol dumps into your body, your Blood Pressure rises, your heart races, you hyperventilate and your muscles tense. This is no time for analysis, your reason is not required and is not engaged. All other processes, growth, … Continue reading

Abortion Debate: Could We Please Drop the Stupidity on Both Sides

I hate abortion yet I’m pro-choice. I’m pro-choice because God gives us free will. We can choose what to do with it. Have you noticed God didn’t stop you last time you did wrong? But even choices have limits that are not allowed. We call those crimes. I would like the abortion choice to be … Continue reading

You Can’t Kill a Virus

You can’t kill a virus, because it’s not alive. It just floats about as potential until it can hijack the cell of a living thing to make it reproduce more viruses. Some folks tried to kill Covid by drinking bleach, alcohol and other disinfectants on the theory that hey would disinfect their innards. It makes … Continue reading

The Press is a Lying Drama Queen

Look, they need to get your attention to get readers so they can get money. It’s that simple-and that’s not going to change. The best way to get your attention is to yell, “Fire!” We naturally respond to threats to our health and safety, right? So we tune in and become outraged by exaggerated BS. … Continue reading

OMG! I’m a Socialist!

I was talking with a young woman, a Southerner, Christian and business woman. She was describing historical research she had done, coupled with some deep thinking, and concluded that she is a Democratic Socialist. Amazing. But then young people haven’t spent their entire lives pounded with Cold War propaganda that labels anything left of Mussolini … Continue reading

The Real Dr. Suess

Full disclosure: I love this guy. We are apt to think he was just a writer of beginning-reader rhyming books with wonky illustrations, Though his sixty children’s books sold over six hundred million copies translated into twenty different languages, that was not all he did. He was recently called out for racism, due to his … Continue reading

Qanon, the latest apocalyptic cult

Qanon is an apocalyptic cult whose desire is to execute political opponents, which they believe will result in a safe, peaceful and orderly world. Apocalyptic cults have sprung up throughout history in times of national stress. The world is so bad and the forces of evil so secret and nefarious, that the only solution is … Continue reading

Trump Won Florida. I’m So Ashamed.

Trump’s very name makes me feel nauseous, and I live in Florida, so the news this November 4th made me immensely sad. What’s wrong with my fellow Floridians? But then according to the vote map, he didn’t win it by much, even though the whole red center of the state seemed to prefer him (51.2 … Continue reading

Tonka Trucks and Imperialism

Tonka Trucks and Imperialism When I was a pre-schooler, my beleaguered mom dropped me off at some church nursery. I guess she wanted to go shopping without chasing my adventurous fanny down the street. I was content because the church had a room full of toys, including a Tonka truck, those glorious metal beauties. As … Continue reading