Hollywood predicted our fate in 1981 movie

A scene from the 1981 movie My Dinner with Andre laid it all out for us, our future human condition under a coming beast system, in terms that everyone could understand. In that movie one of the characters provides a chilling perspective on the world from his vantage point in 1981 and where he saw it


Control Versus Choice

COVID cases are up. Hospitalizations climbed 24% last week. But the media make everything seem scarier than it is. The headline “Up 24%!” comes after dramatic lows. Hospitalizations are still less than half what they were when President Joe Biden said, “The pandemic is over.” Yet the shallow media keep pounding away: “It may be


BRICS and Loans May Break Our Bones

I’ve been pretty much housebound in our little cottage during the summer heat wave here in super-humid Memphis, so I’ve begun playing a computer game called Civilization as a diversion from my various book-writing projects. It’s the fifth generation of this game, which first launched in 1991. I’ve never played the prior versions, but this