Monthly archives: December, 2016

Top five risks in 2017

2017 is a transition year, when a new president and his cabinet will assume office in the United States and critical elections are scheduled to take place across Europe in France, Germany and other key nations. These transitions may lead to improvements, but they may also lead to increasingly dire conditions for people……


The plot thickens

The Berlin truck attack and assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey appear to have been staged. I base this opinion on repeated viewing of the raw footage available from both events. I have not followed any of the mainstream news coverage on either event, and have only seen a limited amount of……


Yule: The Winter Solstice

Like most Americans, I grew up with Christmas traditions including a decorated tree with presents underneath, stockings stuffed with goodies hung on the mantelpiece, wreaths hung on doors, a yule log, and of course, Santa Claus sneaking down the chimney on Christmas Eve. And, like most Americans, I never questioned where these traditions……


On the outside looking in

Looking back on my life, I realize that I have lived as an outsider for a large portion of it. I have spent many years living among people of different cultures, who speak different languages and have different customs and traditions from myself. I used to think this somehow made me more worldly……


Racial solidarity for me, but not for thee

A faithful reader sent me a link to an opinion piece on the CNN website by Peniel Joseph, who is the Barbara Jordan Chair in Political Values and Ethics and the Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University……


Contradictions indicating deception

When navigating through the murky waters of the mainstream media, we must look for indications of deception to see past their attempts to trap us in false reality. One such indication is the presence of contradictions in a heavily promoted narrative. Here are some examples.

Pussy grabbing
One of the funniest and……


The pizza is a lie?

A Gallup poll recently revealed that American’s trust in mass media has sunk to a new low: only 32% of Americans still trust the mainstream media. And that was before election day, which proved that the mainstream media are either totally inept or shameless liars. There is no doubt in my……


Diversity does not work

If you are like me, you are weary of hearing about how great diversity is and how it is a source of strength. This is not always the case. Even when we apply diversity to scenarios other than societal, it can be an utter catastrophe.

Companies engaged in manufacturing achieve economies of……


Too early to complain?

Election 2016 is over and although president-elect Trump has yet to be inaugurated, I already have a sense of dread about the next four years.

I did not vote because I refuse to support the lesser of two evils. I was overjoyed that Hillary Clinton lost, and particularly pleased with all the……