Saturday, April 9, 2022
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
I've always been an avid reader of science fiction. Like any creative endeavor, individual examples belong on a spectrum somewhere between awful and sublime. Yet taken as a whole, across that spectrum, the motivation of the genre, what might better be thought of as "speculative fiction," is not imagining what is or was, but what might be. Yet in order to meaningfully look ahead, it helps to know some history and to pay attention to current events.
Based on over a half century of observations, I must sadly conclude that not enough people have read and understood SF. I've a feeling it's time to place your bets on the post-apocalyptic depicters, not because they were right, but because we didn't listen to them.
Monday, February 15, 2021
Boxing white supremacy
(On Contact with Chris Hedges & Professor Gerald Horne)
"On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to Professor Gerald Horne about the importance of boxing in the shattering of white supremacy. Professor Horne’s new book is ‘The Bittersweet Science: Racism, Racketeering and the Political Economy of Boxing’...
So boxing is an important story to discuss when you're trying to understand social, political, and economic change in the United States of America."
(Mark Knopfler on YouTube)
Saturday, February 6, 2021
(The Convo Couch on YouTube)
"Craig "Pasta" Jardula and Fiorella Isabel talk to Caleb Maupin about the state of the left, socialism, and more."
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Peace and prosperity can only occur if we rein in the greed heads and build back using socialism as the model.
(Richard Wolff on YouTube)
― Isaac Asimov, News Week, 1980.
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Sunday, January 10, 2021
Dr. Cornel West is the professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University, and the author of numerous books, including Race Matters."