Choosing a President for Alderaan Reasons: Modern Mythmaking & the “Dark Side” of Presidential Politics

Myth matters. Gilgamesh slayed the great beast Humbaba. Persephone was abducted by Hades. Anubis weighs hearts at the threshold of eternity. There is great meaning to be gleaned from each of these mythological still shots, a meaning that does not depend on historical veracity, on whether they actually happened, or happen.   Oh, and here’s […]

Humanity, Not Quite Ready for Civilization: MLK’s Audacious Belief

Part III in a series that explores whether humanity is ready for Civilization. Click the following links to read Part I and Part II.   Have you ever stopped to ask yourself what Civilization means? Nobel Peace laureate and philosopher Albert Schweitzer did. In his book, The Philosophy of Civilization, the great thinker writes: “We […]

Nailed Nuts, Rioting Pu$$ies & the Blazing Politics of Attention: A Public Service Announcement

Sarah Palin / Ted Cruz / Rand Paul / John Boehner / Paul Ryan / Bill O’Reilly / Rush Limbaugh / War on Christmas / OBAMACARE / Drone Drone Drone … PSST!  HEY, BUDDY!  OVER HERE!  LOOK AT ME! This is important!  No, serious!  There’s an injustice going on!  And I’ve only got 1,000 words […]