The Periscope

A.T. Symeonidis
Thinking about an unbalanced world
Created 31 Dec 2020
  • Belt & Road Initiative: China ascendant
    06 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    That China is turbocharging her already extensive (and successful) efforts to corner world trade is not news—and the so-called Belt &Road Initiative is her economic-strategic plan to carry out her glo...
  • Bidenista USA: Illegal immigration enabled
    06 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    The other day I was watching illegal immigrants invading the US on YouTube. A heroic soul, with a video camera, was attempting to interview newcomers, but to no avail, since there wasn’t a soul within...
  • More on Pfizer Covid jab (good news)
    05 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    Antivaxxers are going wild on all fronts and reports such as this one below make no difference to their “rational delusions.” We now discover daily that human nature possesses an unusually powerful co...
  • So, you want to be a really good writer, don't you?
    04 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    We’re all writers, aren’t we? In a very basic sense, we are. Technically, if you have even a rudimentary, but decent, education, you can put thoughts on paper (or a monitor screen) that seem attractiv...
  • The Sultan (Erdogan) is ailing
    03 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    The “sick bulldog” look Turkey is an increasingly troubled country run by an “unofficial” dictatorship under the self-appointed sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Islamist AKP party. In recent years,...
  • Letter to Daughter 2 (aka A2-D2)
    02 Oct 2021
    This is the rough (digital) equivalent of a letter in the bottle. My guess of the odds of a real ocean-going letter in a bottle, floating right into the hands of the person to whom it is addressed, ar...
  • When the "woke" get wacked...!
    01 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    Russell Brand is not exactly a household name. He’s a British comedian with a decent following among loony Dems and extra liberal, latter-day, Roundheads, whom Forbes described thus: “Brand’s politica...
  • Athens Diary, 10/01/2021
    01 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    October arrived with plenty of sunshine but with a sharp drop in temperature, which is fine by me (I do not enjoy sub-Saharan weather, which is what Greece experiences in the long, oppressive, summer ...
  • The case of USMC Lt. Col Stuart Scheller
    30 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    The US Marine Corps is a granite institution you cannot dabble with, especially if you are yourself a member of the USMC Brotherhood with officer rank. Blind obedience, we are told, is the simple rule...
  • For once, I approve of a YouTube ban
    30 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    As if the world hasn’t had enough of the enormous dislocation caused by the pandemic, it must also cope with the additional severe headache of antivaxer online guerrilla warfare. As vaccine science ex...
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