The Media Machine: Money comes First, Truth is Optional

“You have to watch the News if want to stay informed!” This is more or less the reasoning reiterated, regurgitated and which resonates with many a consumer today; eyes glued to the screens ready to eat up the latest shock report or scandal. Mild depression sinks in during the emotional fallout of said event, lamenting … More The Media Machine: Money comes First, Truth is Optional

“Is the world becoming worse,” is an absurd question!

The apocalyptic scene you’re witnessing is of the ancient city of Babylon being flipped over into lava through a great cataclysm. The painter behind this brutal depiction of the Day of Judgement was John Martin who made this after visiting the most heavily industrialized area in Britain during the mid-19th century, aptly named ‘Black Country’. … More “Is the world becoming worse,” is an absurd question!

Are we really smarter than Tribal People?

Picture yourself smack in the middle of the Amazon Rainforest surrounded by the village populace of a local tribe encased by circling huts. They are further semi-surrounded by an imposing wall of trees, the vast Amazon River, supplemented with rustling leaves and wild sounds. In front of you stands the chief of said tribe and … More Are we really smarter than Tribal People?

…because Republicans fear America’s decline

A catastrophic healthcare act that would make Robin Hood wince. A cataclysmic agenda centered on unsustainable energy when most want more alternative energy. A calamitous migration policy easily buried under the accusation that it is absurd. Granted, all these doomsday descriptions are more divisive rather than helpful and are at best remarks of outrage rather … More …because Republicans fear America’s decline

 Pixar: exposing children to hard life lessons

Imagine a children’s movie that unabashedly portrays the main protagonists as prejudiced due to irrational fear of a foreign species but whom they are ironically dependant on for economic and energy output. Perhaps an animated film about a more personal issue: a main character traumatised by the death of his spouse and all but one … More  Pixar: exposing children to hard life lessons