Tag: surveillance

The real fascists

Modern Western nations describe themselves as republics or democracies, but in fact they are all corporations. To paraphrase a quote attributed to Benito Mussolini, the merger of state and corporate power is fascism.

Fascism is a political theory advocating an authoritarian hierarchical government and the promotion of a capitalist economy subject to……


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……


Smartphones are making us dumb

Yesterday, our family spent the day in nearby park enjoying the stunning orange, red and gold autumn leaves. I enjoy sitting outside and simply taking in the sights while listening to birds sing. I also enjoy people watching. We have been going to this particular park for more than 15 years, and lately……