Category Archives: history

Back-Channels: How One Man’s Folly was Mitigated

Peril (2021) You might think this is just paranoia speaking, but I think, as do the authors of this book, that the world came perilously close to a catastrophe in January of this year. If General Mark Milley hadn’t initiated … Continue reading

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Shambhala or Shambolic?

Ancient Aliens (Season 16, Episode 2) I usually don’t pay much attention to theories about ancient aliens when it comes to this series on the History Channel, but because of my connection to Nicholas Roerich, I wanted to see what … Continue reading

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When the Gambler Finally Cashed in His Chips

Kenny Rogers (August 21, 1938 – March 20, 2020) All it takes is a chance viewing of a farewell concert to set my Astrology wheels in motion. Last night we watched CBS’ “All In For The Gambler” and then I … Continue reading

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Christian Ethics: Could You Do This?

Jesus and the Rich Young Man This parable is the stumbling-block for most Christians. Here is a synopsis of the story from Wikipedia: In Matthew and Mark, the discussion is set within the period when Jesus ministered in Perea, east … Continue reading

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The Inspiration for John Lennon’s “Imagine”

John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky (2018) Call it Serendipity, call it Kismet, call it in time for dinner: we wouldn’t have watched this Channel 4 film on Netflix last night if there had not been an interruption to … Continue reading

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Everybody Gets to Say, “Goodbye, Lucifer”

Lucifer: Season 6 – Partners ‘Till the End It’s been a fun run, for sure. Six glorious seasons are now over. No doubt, some will want it to be resurrected, once more, but what’s done is done! Now, just for … Continue reading

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Fascism: Fascination of the Mind

Pink Floyd The Wall: the Movie (2000) Life in Britain during World War II must have been hell. The constant fear of invasion by the Germans coupled with nightly bombing raids and V2 rockets would have kept the population on … Continue reading

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Symbol of American Politics

American Bald Eagle I got this image during today’s afternoon nap. I think it’s informative and enlightening. A bald eagle is a bird of prey, but it usually only hunts fish, like salmon. In order for it to fly, both … Continue reading

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Is “Freedom” the New Slavery?

Rebellion and Revolution After reading 1984 yesterday, I realized that I neglected one of the Newspeak/doublethink phrases: Freedom is Slavery Then, today, I read the following from a Phineas Quimby article: The difference between rebellions and revolutions is this. Revolution … Continue reading

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Was Thatcherism a Form of “English Socialism”?

1984: The Graphic Novel (2021) It might seem a stupid question, but the timing of Margaret Thatcher’s rise to power in the 1980’s seems to lend itself to a Newspeak idea: Conservatism as an act of government to control the … Continue reading

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