Monthly Archives: August 2011

By their movies, you might know what’s coming.

This is about mental conditioning and the film industry’s part in it Background: When Orson Wells broadcast a dramatization of H.G. Well’s ‘War of the Worlds’, on October 30th, 1938, it was so realistic that millions of Americans believed it … Continue reading

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Mr. Cameron’s War(s).

Mr. Cameron, the Prime Minister of Great Britain, has a lot on his plate! He and the elite constituency he represents are engaged in several wars, on several fronts, yet he can’t admit why. In fact, he dare not admit … Continue reading

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The new number one? Really?

When I was growing up in London, I used public transport a lot. It was, by and large, cheap and reliable. I can think of only a couple of times that the bus I was traveling on broke down; but … Continue reading

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Do they have somewhere else to go?

One might be excused for thinking that the people running our governments, the global corporations and the financial institutions, who are ruthlessly and inexorably destroying our planet in the pursuit of national hegemony or increased shareholder value and profit have … Continue reading

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Insanity, Stupidity or Just Business?

Rudyard Kipling had a way of cutting through the B.S. of the time. This is a poem he wrote towards the end of the 19th century, when Britain was involved in conflict in the North West Frontier: roughly speaking, the … Continue reading

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