“Only a crisis – actual or perceived – produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around. That, I believe, is our basic function: to develop alternatives to existing policies, to keep them alive and available until the politically impossible becomes the politically inevitable.”—Milton […]Read more "Why the Radical Left Needs Trump to Win"
“Serial killers ruin families. Corporate and political and religious psychopaths ruin economies and societies.” “Psychopaths, like anyone else, are born with different basic likes, dislikes and desires, which is why some of them are doctors and presidents and others are petty thieves or rapists. … What differentiates a sociopath who lives off the labors […]Read more "Blueblood Blues"
Many activists angry with the oligarchy that came to the fore in the wake of Occupy and the financial crash have cleared out, gone home and gone back to complacency. This is only a temporary ebb, and a precursor to the explosive resurgence that is to come. It is a thinning of the less dedicated […]Read more "Occupy 2.0"
Citizen Earth As humanity advances further through the post-industrial revolution phase of history and ever closer to the following paradigm shift which is to surpass it, the question of scale is gaining unprecedented significance. Exponentially, populations rise, resources are consumed, technology is invented and information is disseminated and exchanged into what the social theorist […]Read more "Globalism and Nationalism"
Freedom! Liberty! These words connote a forceful and positive vibrance that anyone would be insane to deny as a pinnacle of human values. Within the spectrum of perspectives regarding the nature of man and the implicit social contract that emerges upon the co-existence of individuals, it is safe to say that freedom is ultimately the […]Read more "Freedom"
As history unfolds, it becomes ever more crucial for the citizenry to disband the social constructs that have thus far defined the relationship between citizen and state, and to take upon themselves the power entitled to them by the principles of equal opportunity and reason. We presume it an axiom that every human being is […]Read more "Declaration of Revolution"
History has short term facets and details that can be analyzed in the microcosm, including current events, as well as a the perspective one can gain from the long view, which provides a greater intuitive grasp of the overarching patterns of humanity’s evolutionary process. When we consider the idea of history repeating or “rhyming” we […]Read more "Our Place in the Universe"