State of the Union – A Tweet Storm

Part I - The Trio of Terribles In Trump, corruption and incompetence merge with malevolent intent to appear as some grand design. A trio of terribles, ravaging in synch. 1/ Part of this troika is illusory, though. Most of it. It is not all some masterminded grand design. Much is simply chaos pulling in synch. … Continue reading State of the Union – A Tweet Storm

The Walking Dead – Season 7 Episode 1 Revisited

The second half of Season 7 of The Walking Dead kicks off this Sunday (February 12, 2017, 9:00 p.m. on AMC). To refresh recollections, I am republishing a piece I wrote the day after this season's premiere episode, one of the most gut-wrenching episodes of any hi-end TV series (The Wire, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Dexter, The Sopranos, Lost … Continue reading The Walking Dead – Season 7 Episode 1 Revisited

The Concept of The Other

It's time to talk again about the 'Other.' The Other, as a tool employed to facilitate an authoritarian's rise to power. It's the 'them' in Us vs. Them. The Other. Because there's always an other. The notion is straight out of the Autocrat's Handbook. It's Authoritarianism 101. And it's useful for us - those of us … Continue reading The Concept of The Other

Left-Wing Radicals

  Everything old is new again... ‪Now that ordinary folk have taken to the streets to protest of this sh*tstorm of bad governance - ever since the Women's March kicked things off the day after the Inauguration - we should expect to hear the term 'left wing radical' with increased frequency in the days ahead. … Continue reading Left-Wing Radicals