Coping: Plan A: Ignore. Plan B: Denial. Plan C: Smart?

Coping: Plan A: Ignore. Plan B: Denial. Plan C: Smart?

I used to think that Ignore/Denial/Smart responses were mutually exclusive endpoints in how we generally address very tough situations. Such as what’s happening today – chaos, power-madness, wars, disease, politics, … – and all proceeding unpredictably. No longer. I now see these as three essential process steps that can help each of us deal effectively – cope – with our own world mess.

Our Veneer of Civilization Has Become Frightening Thin

Our Veneer of Civilization Has Become Frightening Thin

Civil society seems to be disintegrating, not just here but all over the world. Does this portend a civilization collapse, or just a Great Reset? Is “civilization” simply a thin layer – a veneer – over the beast of humanity? Or is this simply a huge complex system reconfiguring itself around a new technological reality? Something very big is happening, for sure. Globally.

World War III Is Underway – But Not As Expected

World War III Is Underway – But Not As Expected

World war has a painful meaning for me. My air force pilot father was killed in the very last days of WW II. My stepfather spent over three years in a German POW camp, coming back with serious PTSD. Now we have WW III to fear. WW III is not coming. It is here – today, but very different from what the fearmongers are telling us.

Who Is WHO? The Great Resetter, Maybe?

Who Is WHO? The Great Resetter, Maybe?

Something really strange and troubling is going on with the World Health Organization (WHO), a UN agency, and the World Economic Forum (WEF). From its initial charter as an advisory agency, WHO today seems to be taking on a much greater and more active role – for a “Disease X” pandemic yet. Do you know what this is all about? I sure didn’t.

You Can Fool Enough of the People Nearly All of the Time

You Can Fool Enough of the People Nearly All of the Time

This post is about fooling the people. The majority are not fools, nor stupid, but mostly believers and go-along-to-get-along’s. They often know pretty much what’s going on. Sadly, most are without power to resist, and will shortly be also without power even to complain or challenge. The rulers-and-wannabes will have their way with us, it seems. Or will they?

Why Do We Have So Many Truly Awful Leaders?

Why Do We Have So Many Truly Awful Leaders?

The simple answer is that we are herd animals, tribal flavor. A strong need for leadership is built into our human nature. My question then is why we seem to have so many truly bad leaders. Especially today, it seems. How do such human disasters ever achieve a leadership position? Are we-the-people at fault, or is it something much deeper?

Good Riddance 2023. Welcome 2024. Maybe …

Good Riddance 2023. Welcome 2024. Maybe …

A new year has begun. What will it bring us? Well, most of 2024 has already been baked in during 2023. But does anybody truly know what happened in 2023? Lots of views, along with the usual mis-information and mal-information. Nobody really knows. Any guesses for 2024? Here are a few of mine …

We Already Own Almost Nothing, But Are We Happy Yet?

We Already Own Almost Nothing, But Are We Happy Yet?

Do we really own much of anything these days? Well, I thought we did. Like corporate stocks, securities. Turns out we don’t. We “own” only a “security entitlement” – a claim on the underlying security that is held by an agent. And so much today is bought as a subscription, lease, or collateralized loan. The situation here is worse than I could have imagined.

The Breaking Point

The Breaking Point

Do you sense the tension, the closeness of something very big? Very large complex systems do not always reach a point of total collapse. Instead, they may simply break apart in completely unpredictable ways. Is our world system possibly near such a breaking point? How can we tell? What happens when a world system breaks?