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New Era of Global Collective Psychosis

New Era of Global Collective Psychosis

Anybody who has been unfortunate to be in a car or plane crash, but lucky enough to survive it and tell the story afterwards knows the inherent paradox: the event occurred in the blink of an eye, but seemed, in retrospect, to have unfolded in a dreadful slow-motion sequence. What can be called the crash [...]

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Donald Trump: Caligula of the Lowest Common Denominator Empire?

Donald Trump: Caligula of the Lowest Common Denominator Empire?

In appearance the US election campaign extravaganza is heating up. Latinos in New Mexico recently protested violently against a Trump rally, at times some, including the networks, implied that the United States could descend into a modern day civil war opposing pretty much the old south and its racist Confederate  ideology to the rest of [...]

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EU’s Police State of Exclusion and Fear

EU’s Police State of Exclusion and Fear

Two bombs in Brussels shook Belgium and the rest of  Europe to the core. The event was a nightmarish flash back to the Paris attacks of November, 2015. In both cases, locally born and recruited elements of Daesh (ISIS) did the unthinkable. In Europe, just as elsewhere worldwide, security has overwhelmed the discourse. Some, from [...]

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Cuba: Détente or Monroe Doctrine Imperial Plot?

Cuba: Détente or Monroe Doctrine Imperial Plot?

Although the Cuban Revolution is 57 years old and is usually blamed for Cuba’s isolation, it has been 88 years since the last visit to the island by a US head of state. United States President Barack Obama, together with members of his cabinet, including Secretary of State John Kerry, and a large delegation of [...]

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If We Are at War, Let’s Bring Back the Draft!

If We Are at War, Let’s Bring Back the Draft!

I served in the French military. Not by choice. Then it was mandatory for all young men to serve. France had a draft, and it should bring it back if the country is at war. I could have tried to dodge the draft with various shenanigans, but I did not want to do so because of [...]

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