The Deep State and Misplaced Power

In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist We must never let the weight...

On Fascism

The word fascism has been used a lot lately. However, the term represents a unique Italian political movement. Foremost, fascism was made possible because Italy shares one official language overlapping numerous regional languages called dialects each with its own...

Mary Magdalene, Metaphorical Tower and the Good News

In addition to his twelve disciples Jesus had a group of devoted women followers. Mary Magdalene stands out by the number of times her name is mentioned in the Gospels. She’s the first among all the disciples to acknowledge the resurrected body of Christ. Throughout...

Wonder Woman

A few weeks ago I viewed the movie Wonder Woman. I had planned to write an essay on the film to add a female super-heroine to my list of male superheroes. I somehow gave up on the idea since. I decided to write this short piece to explain why instead. The movie is...

Democracy & the Emergence of the Investor-State

Corporations, which should be the carefully restrained creatures of the law and the servants of the people, are fast becoming the people’s masters. President Grover Cleveland, State of the Union Address, December 3, 1888   We live in a corporatized world. Most...

World Wide Spying Web

The Net Age does not refer to the contents of this web site or to the markup language (HTML) and the WWW that rides the infrastructure of the Net. What constitutes this new age is the hardware that is physically located throughout the planet ̶ transcending...

god of money;

Those who confuse the power of money with the power of God and believe they’re doing God’s work, in the end they will pay dearly… Swami...

On-line connection, Off-line communication; A new dynamic

It is through artistic creation that obvious yet overshadowed truths come to light. In James Graham’s play Privacy, the author entertains the idea that in a post-Snowden world it is not privacy but retrospection and self-communication that should be the topic of...

Quo Vado:

The most popular movie at the turn of 2016 was Star Wars; The Force Awakens. As the title of the series implies, the topic of war is being projected in future outer space even though we’re still a long way from colonizing a planet. This shows how rivalry and war...