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The “doublethink” community

Events in the first half of 2020 demonstrate that millions of Americans have some mental disorders that are far more serious than we might have ever imagined. Rational, sane, and observant people have always noted that many people are somehow … Continue reading

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The values we need to overcome COVID-19 (and most other problems)

It isn’t hard to see that our government, our society, and our culture are being judged by the pandemic and the panic it has created. (And it seems likely that the verdict will be condemning.) Actually, all of these things … Continue reading

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Congressional incivility: pots calling kettles black

“Mommy, mommy, he started it! Chuckie started it!” The facts are pretty clear. I’ve heard the various words screamed, the various texts (or tweets or whatever) sent, and even the opinions of a half-dozen different pundits.

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Once upon a time… no more

Yesterday was part 1 of this commentary. Today? How life has changed from fifty or sixty years ago. And not all due to technology. Today? You dispose of what does not work or when you get the latest gadget. You … Continue reading

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Once upon a time… a look back

Part 1 of 2 parts When I was growing up (late 1950’s and 1960s), things were different.

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Apologize?

In the recent Insider article about the lack of unpreparedness of American cities for a nuclear explosion, one of their “experts” stated that he had apologized to his children and grandchildren for “leaving the world in such a horrible mess.” … Continue reading

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Bread and circuses: the impeachment show

I’ve said very little about this pitiful reality show. And I won’t say much now – far more able people than I have written and spoken hundreds of thousands of words about this clown act. On a scale of 1 … Continue reading

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The racism of robotics?

Despite little or no resemblance to Isaac Asimov’s humanoid-style robots or most of those in science fiction, the world is rapidly becoming the habitat of all kinds of robots. In the original sense of the word, I might add. Not … Continue reading

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Rats in a cage – national madness and more

Some of the old science fiction writers explored the entire concept of the decay and collapse of society, as featured in the NIMH or Calhoun experiments with mice and rats back in the 1950s and 1960s. (You can read about … Continue reading

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Madness spikes – and not just in government

By Nathan Barton The press (old and new media) continues to try and demonstrate (and prove) the world is going mad.  Here are just a few examples:

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