In the United States, being opposed to genocide makes one an extremist (01 March 2024)



Morally honorable Aaron Bushnell — versus the predatory vermin, who run the United States (26 February 2024)



A pointed takedown of lamentably uninsightful personal character — Tarik Cyril Amar regarding Elon Musk (31 January 2024)



George F. Smith is thinking about — the United States' punishment of Liberty-supporting displays of courage (17 January 2024)



A conclusion we share — psychiatrist Martin Greenwald on loss and gratitude — and my comment about purported wisdom's short reach (11 January 2024)



UN general assembly's Gaza cease-fire vote, synopsized — decency versus murdering devils and abysmal cowards — Manichaeism may rise from Gazas ashes (14 December 2023)



Join the few — resist becoming yet another destruction-addicted muttonhead (26 November 2023)



Paul Craig Roberts' brilliant Modernity metaphor (29 June 2023)



Noticing American leadership's ridiculousness, a Chinese spokesperson stated the obvious — and an accompanying aria (about propaganda) from Caitlin Johnstone (21 February 2023)



Poland — no doubt actively supported by Germany, Ukraine and the United States — banned Russia from 2023s commemoration of Auschwitz-Birkenau's liberation by the Red Army (28 January 2023)



Insight from Pepe Escobar — on the West's side, nihilism — on the multipolar others', hope (19 January 2023)



MLK Day — we killed off Western humanity's giants — and left an unending carpet of powerful lice in place (16 January 2023)



Christmas Day 2022 — ruled by the worst among us — kakistocracy — David Stockman's wham-banging take on our Great American Scumbaggery (25 December 2022)



Let's keep killing Yemeni children — effectively say the Biden administration and Congress (14 December 2022)



Constantly displayed hatred — and a lack of consequences for failed leadership — have destined the end of the Western Imperium (25 October 2022)



Does wisdom completely elude the West — having been unable to find even a trace of soulful maturity there? (09 October 2022)



Jiddhu Krishnamurti was right — you cannot be soulfully healthy and societally well-adjusted at the same time — astute observations from Caitlin Johnstone (09 September 2022)



Resistance to tyranny — embraced in a smile — Dmitri Lovetsky's AP photograph from Moscow (25 February 2022)



Here, not here, and still here — Thich Nhat Hanh has died (25 January 2022)



Mundanity is prized with age (20 January 2022)



Civilizational self-destruction, it's in the wind — Notre-Dame's interior, reportedly, is being re-designed to please non-Christians (08 December 2021)



Devil makes us do it? — US arms sales and national soul (26 May 2021)



Trouble, eventually, will find us — the more aware we are, the sooner so (20 May 2021)



Prophetic voices — C.J. Hopkins gave Matt Taibbi an overview of how the world is now (14 May 2021)



A good point from Caitlin Johnstone — geopolitics is (my words) about rampaging ego (09 April 2021)



'Conservative' Matt Walsh said — something wisely cautionary about elderly presidents (27 March 2021)



An artful description of Humanity's plight — from Caitlin Johnstone (12 March 2021)



Blowing people to bits is — "de-escalation" — according to the United States (27 February 2021)



Glimpses of sour viciousness — the United States in action — December 2020 (29 December 2020)



A Chris Hedges video worth watching — for those whose minds are still free (23 December 2020)



Being provocative as a psychic survival tool — that's my excuse (25 October 2020)



Jon Schwarz essentially (and accurately) said that — politics is about fostering deadly delusions (11 September 2020)



Age of Impenetrable Self-Involvement — we're having a baby, let's set California on fire (08 September 2020)



Wake up fighting? — Caitlin Johnstone and Didier Raoult on rebelling against foolish consensus (23 August 2020)



Coronavirus — western democracies showing arrogant ineptness — a spiritual lesson? (15 March 2020)



"Good enough" — conceptual millstone or simple equanimity? (31 December 2019)



Objecting to pillaging gets tiresome — but . . . (30 December 2019)



Andrew Bacevich described the American condition — and a comment of my own (11 September 2019)



Circles or spirals? — life's curious repetitions (17 August 2019)



Falling on one's head — a short observation about being old — with no lesson attached (15 August 2019)



Chris Hedges wrote something vital — to any hope for cultural resuscitation (06 August 2019)



Getting rid of print books — is different, now that I am old (26 July 2019)



PCSing (part 2) — the moving truck's trailer didn't burn up (14 July 2019)



PCSing — if no one was hurt, and the moving truck's trailer burned up — or your household crates fell off the container ship — would it be a bad thing? (29 May 2019)



Frugality overcome — after 5 decades, circumstances forced Old Dog Pete into buying a bike repair stand (23 April 2019)



Let's add two more logs to the "despicable humanity" pyre (30 March 2019)



Let's mess with Pete — the Cosmos' teasing sense of humor (22 Mar 2019)



A friend's untimely death reversed a Trump bobblehead's meaning (06 February 2019)



Mountains made her spiritual kin to some of us — Taiwan's Gigi Wu (23 January 2019)



There are people who matter to us personally — even though we never meet — Paul Sherwen was one (04 December 2018)



Is the monster you spawn — a whole lot worse than mine? (30 November 2018)



Google is (reportedly) planning to assist China with censorship — so scientist Jack Poulson quit — few other employees had the spine (21 September 2018)



Death of a powder blue gourami fish — and theoretical physicist Sabine Hossenfelder's essay — on feeling "done here" (19 September 2018)



Capitalism, greed — and Google's return to China (27 August 2018)



Should the Catholic church be banned — as an organization that churns out sex criminals? — Am I serious? (20 August 2018)



Might toddling Donnie's — NATO poop-throwing — be of unappreciated value? (13 July 2018)



Elizabeth Keyes on the combination of evil and American empire — parallels Svetlana Alexievich's message in her Soviet era book, Zinky Boys (31 May 2018)



Does it take brain cancer to encourage a confession — that the Iraq War was a mistake? — a comment about redemption (28 May 2018)



Is bounced-around human life like this Betta fish's? — a musing on selective randomness (14 April 2018)



Have you noticed how cheap stuff — that you once planned to replace — is still with you? (09 April 2018)



Dark humor — and the whimsically falling Chinese space station (02 April 2018)



A cynic's laugh — a handful of quotes collected by Milicent Cranor (29 January 2018)



On MLK Jr Day 2018 — an observation about "the arc of the moral universe" (15 January 2018)



Cardinals in brush — a parable? (31 December 2017)



The betta fish conspiracy — if we cannot laugh at ourselves, who are we going to giggle at? (05 December 2017)



GrumpyWithoutCoffee said — "Moronism . . . is one of the central pillars of the GOP and of conservative identity" — Is that fair? (06 October 2017)



Both American political parties are enemies of ordinary people — but Republicans win the Plutocrats' Prize for robbing the nation's soul — consider the Graham-Cassidy health care bill (21 September 2017)



In memoriam — Ryan Shefferly (10 September 2017)



Bye to my "like a kid again" bike (06 September 2017)



The cancer battle metaphor — symbolizes American culture's basic denial (21 July 2017)



Straggling buyers crept back, long after the "thrift" sale was over — another ramification of Clutter Rat Disease (04 July 2017)



Clutter rats and their stuff — when dying comes (02 July 2017)



Don’t count on it – lost in Frankfurt (19 June 2017)



Birkenau's hidden parable (31 May 2017)



A geezer's smile — hardtailing down a steepish hill in Germany (05 April 2017)



Endurance and fragmented shards — old friends (16 November 2016)



Circumstances have a way of demonstrating moral absurdity (29 August 2016)



The way it always goes — Aaron Gordon's thoughtful comment about the Rio Olympics (23 August 2016)



Passings orient us (18 July 2016)



Is Dark Humor Wrapped in a Dark Source Worth Listening to? — Convicted Fraudster Conrad Black’s Brilliant Four Sentence Summary of the United States’ Fall from Respectability (01 April 2016)



Transience in All Things — Death of a Vacuum Cleaner (12 February 2016)



Jimmy Kimmel’s Pretend Jesus Skit — Humorously Highlighted Prominent Republicans’ Rejection of Actual Jesus — a Comment on Spiritual Awareness (04 February 2016)



Helpful Illusion (04 January 2016)




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