Digitalization: The Spirit of the Age

“Community digitalization holds unprecedented promise. The tools, values, and organizational paradigms that constitute and follow from digitalization enable human enterprise to be organized better, differently.”  “The promise of digitalization won’t be realized automatically; it will require a massive collaboration across societal stakeholders.” Bas Boorsma, quoted above, offers the promise of a better tomorrow by fostering…

The World as It Shouldn’t Be

“Barack knows that we are going to have to make sacrifices, we are going to have to change our conversation; we’re going to have to change our traditions our history, we’re going to have to move into a different place as a nation to provide the kind of future we all want desperately for our…

Unfair for the Common Man

A dictionary defines “workaround” as a strategy or technique used to circumvent a defect or other problem in a program or system. Applied to politics, workaround describes a solution to a problem that bypasses the normal or established process which is considered to be obstacle to a desired outcome. Progressives, with their aversion to the…

Shelf Life

(Begin recording) Ahem . . . A dust collecting barge circling the globe is not the most exciting life. And, when I say “circling the globe”, I don’t mean chugging down Amsterdam canals one week and slogging down Bangkok Klongs the next. I mean orbiting the globe. Dealing with circumplanetary dust – comet dust, asteroidal…

Mysteries of the Known Knowns

You might be aware of the TV miniseries Mysteries of the Unknown, a show that seeks answers to our history’s mysteries. I want to propose another miniseries: Mysteries of the Known Knowns – a show that seeks answers to the things we know we know from our recent history. Here are six suggested episodes with…

A Pandemic of Authoritarianism

Here are four bumper sticker/tee shirt sayings that I am proposing to publicly counter the pandemic of authoritarianism: ACT LIKE FREE PEOPLE. SAY “NO” TO MANDATES. **** USE YOUR HEAD OR GOV’T MEDIA WILL USE IT. **** I AM AMERICAN. I DON’T DO MANDATES. **** “You’ve got to speak out against the madness” Madness? Back-to-school…

“Mask Wearers of the World, Unite!”

In everyone there is some willingness to merge with the anonymous crowd and to flow comfortably along with it down the river of pseudo-life. This is much more than a simple conflict between two identities. It is something far worse: it is a challenge to the very notion of identity itself. Václav Havel This past…

Fourth of July Americana Without a Fifth of Jackboot Alchemy

Empty the bottled witches’ brews – the potent eye-of-newt-baboon-blood admixture of COVID scientism and the wool-of-bat-tongue-of-dog-nihilism-cultured Marxism – down the toilet. Turn off the media cauldron . . . ~~~~~~ There. Now, pour yourself a tall cool glass of Simply Lemonade. Cut yourself a piece of apple pie. Kick back and enjoy some Americana. Reanimate…

Are We to Be Their Playthings?

“There is no question in my mind that very significant powerbrokers around the world have either planned to take advantage of the next pandemic or created the pandemic.” – Dr. Michael Yeadon, ex-Pfizer VP Sixty years ago, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, in his farewell address January 17, 1961, warned the nation: “. . . we…