What the world looks like from above

. . . . . . . Russia, under Vlad Putin, lowers its steel gauntlet’s fist down upon the map of Ukraine. The West bellows as if stung by a dragon’s tail. In the East, the real dragon — Xi — curls its tail around the renegade island-province of Taiwan. The mechanized conveyor belts are […]

Xanadu’s errors

. . . . . . . There is an angel and a devil on every Republican’s shoulders. . . . . . . . Whispering into the ears are a pair of adversaries who will both lie to get their way. Neither can be trusted. But there is a neutral party who brings a […]

Canadian freedoms are limited

. . . . . . . Have you ever feared for your rights? . . . . . . . In Canada, you have good reason for doing so. Canada — a nation with a monarchy above and behind it — suppresses certain rights in order to elevate certain other principles. It’s a country […]

The ability

. . . . . . . Look upon the two-faced man. One face, clean-shaven and esteemed, looks toward the future. The other face looks back upon the past. . . . . . . . He is Janus, the Roman god. And today we are comparing that divine spirit with a rusted-out Political Party, […]

Doin’ the hyperpower dance

. . . . . . . *unpleasant grin, rubbing hands* . . . . . . . When Osama bin Laden was shot dead by Special Forces, the war on terrorism had already been raging for years. Iraq and Afghanistan, muslim to the core, had toppled, their heads sliced off. The previous Bush administration […]

Living in the government

. . . . . . . How’z it goin’, man-in-a-half-suit? . . . . . . . Man-in-a-half-suit, your world is a wider world. My world is the rats and the streets, sometimes co-mingling. Your world is the airport and the car rental terminal, the call girl and the Wi-Fi computer. You have the […]

Woke corporations

. . . . . . . If you think it’s funny to worship a pussycat, you ain’t “woke” nuff. . . . . . . . The writing’s on the wall. / The politics have never been so tall. / Your strawmen are ready for a fall. / Yon resisters barely have the gall. […]