Category Archive: Politics

Apr 23

Global Climate Change is REAL

In Brief— A presentation of facts verifying that humanity and other species are endangered by man-made climate change. [Written in December 2016-January 2017.] ———————————————————————————————————————————————- Neither Science Nor a Deity Will Save Humanity— Whoosh. Splat! Representative Ignoramus throws a snowball in congress exclaiming that because it’s snowing like crazy in Washington D.C. climate change is a …

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Apr 16

America: Torture “R” U.S.

In Brief — With Mike Pompeo — who believes in torture and “black sites”— as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), it’s time to look at America’s use of torture since the earliest days when colonists arrived on the country’s shores and stole the land from the natives. This piece examines the American use …

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Mar 19

Israeli Government Stupidity

In Brief— An examination of why the Israeli government stands in the way of peace with the Palestinians. The Definition of Insanity— It is often said that insanity is doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different result. If that is the case, why is the Israeli government refusing to treat the …

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Mar 12

The Horror of Apartheid

In Brief— A review of memories of the author’s experiences in South Africa in the early ‘80s when apartheid was in force. ——————————————————————————————————————————————– Apartheid is Abhorrent Wherever it Occurs— It was 1982 and we were on our way to an experience that was South Africa then…but exists today in another part of the world. We …

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Feb 12

Zealotry is Poisonous

In Brief— An examination of two aspects of society, Politics and Religion, and how the mixing of the two creates a destructive force. A Deadly Recipe— Mix one part Politics with one part Religion, add a human society made up of differing views and watch it boil until it spills out in turmoil. This is …

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Dec 18

‘Tis the Season to Donate

In Brief—Bay points out the necessity for ignoring the commerciality that smothers the real meaning of the season and spending your money on the worthy causes that can really make a difference. “Ho, Ho, Ho!” Donations That Have Real Impact— We all need another tie or toy like we need water in our shoes. How …

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Dec 11

The Frightening Republican Platform

In Brief— An examination of the Republican platform that’s supposed to be the blueprint for what the party stands for. It’s downright scary! The Monster Crawls Out from Under the Bed— With the 2016 bizarre election now history and the unexpected election of Donald Trump, we need to focus on the really bizarre and dangerous …

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Dec 04

Prejudice is Down Deep

In Brief—A peek at the often hidden prejudice that hides within most of us as well as the blatant prejudice we find in some misguided individuals. Prejudice is a Plague Hiding Within— It emerged from hiding in my subconscious in the unlikeliest of places. Dressed in my hippie trousers, flowered shirt and with my wallet …

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Nov 27

Human Nature: An Unconventional View

In Brief—Bay explains why he believes humanity has no better than a 5% chance of survival beyond the end of this century. —————————————————————————————————————— Humans are Flawed Creatures— Capitalism, seeking profit, is just one reason why humanity has only a small chance of surviving beyond the end of this century. Greed, short-sightedness, forcing one’s way of …

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Nov 20

Chronicle from the Old Folks’ Home—Part 10

In Brief—Bay reflects on the past weeks in the warehouse where he lives. This time it’s different. Cranial Pinball Machine and Random Thoughts— The fog of depression over the election results lifted to reveal the trees standing naked, with sparkling snow having nudged autumn’s oranges and golds aside. By the time this column makes its …

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