Maui Needs Speculators

The devastation in the Lahaina area, on the western coast of Maui, is still being assessed. The loss of life is unspeakably tragic, with a death toll that is certain to rise over the coming weeks. In terms of property, over 2000 structures have been damaged or destroyed. They range from residential to commercial, industrial,


The Peculiar Unreality of Spectacle

Isn’t AI just a shoddy facsimile of authentic expertise that “serves the state and the media” in a new theater of Spectacle? Longtime correspondent Zeus Y. recently shared this thought-provoking article: Guy Debord’s Warning of ‘The Role of the Expert:’ A Philosophical Perspective on the Rise of Fact-Checking. The article sheds light on the current phenomenon of fact-checking and


Will America’s ‘Karens’ Succeed in Killing Free Speech?

During the first week of October, the American Library Association (ALA) “celebrates” an exercise in self-delusion called “Banned Books Week.” “For more than 40 years,” the ALA insists, “the annual event has brought together the entire book community – librarians, teachers, booksellers, publishers, writers, journalists, and readers of all types – in shared support of the


Tennessee School District Says ‘Pagans’ Are Oppressed

The school system in Clarksville, Tennessee encouraged its teachers to attend cultural competency class the other day. Staff learned that “white Christian” people are privileged while “people of color” are oppressed. The workshop was supposed to promote diversity, equity and inclusion – which normally means excluding Christians, white people and heterosexuals. Click here to follow