The Way Things Ought 2 B

John Thornton
American Culture, Economics, and Politics, seasoned with a dash of catastrophic thinking.
Created 27 May 2021
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  • Why Does Everyone Hate Each Other?
    16 Jan 20221 day ago • 16 min read • 1 0
    I was talking to my friend Ron the other day, returning from lunch (I’m driving) and the conversation turned to rise of the Angry Age, the current era where American is turning against American, what ...
  • Mozargyny
    06 Jan 2022 • 10 min read • 1 0
    Many of us know the story – born in Salzburg, traveled Europe as a child, played before Kings and Dukes and people with titles like “Elector of the Duchy of Westphalia”, whatever that is; the father p...
  • They're Not Coming Back
    29 Nov 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    You want them to, NOW, as you sit in your car, the twelfth one in line at McDonald’s. Waiting, waiting, waiting, you turn your head, seeing a completely empty restaurant… and just when you start to wo...
  • What Party is better at Managing the American Economy?
    08 Nov 2021 • 7 min read • 1 2
    IT IS almost axiomatic. It is such a foundational rule of the economic and political universe that, like gravity, the seeming truth of it outweighs any analysis. It is an assumption held by nearly eve...
  • 410,000,000,000
    29 Oct 2021 • 10 min read • 6 1
    The Number 410 billion. Remember it. For the rest of your lives. What is it? According to the National Institute of Health, 410,000,000,000 are the total number of hours worked by the near 10,000,000 ...
  • Anti-Vaxxers: The Modern Barbarians
    25 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Modern Western Civilization is built upon 2 axioms (rules): Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. The Universe is understandable and can be manipulated for Mankind’s benefit The first r...
  • The Beauty of Karen's Sorrow (Part 2)
    23 Sep 2021 • 8 min read • 1 0
    I obviously could not write the biographical portion of this review of the Carpenters without a deep dive into Karen and Richard’s lives and work. And, of course, the biography is easy… but what is it...
  • The Purpose of Clint Eastwood
    21 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    I was listening to the latest The Big Picture podcast on Friday morning, this specific episode being a retrospective on Clint Eastwood’s career with the release of Clint’s latest, Cry Macho, in theate...
  • The Beauty of Karen's Sorrow
    09 Sep 2021 • 13 min read • 1 0
    To Karen, the first woman who made me cry. ”Love of beauty is taste. Creation of beauty is art.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Yesterday Once More AS WITH many tales of misogyny, it all started… the melancholy ...
  • Critical Race Theory and White Fragility
    20 Jul 2021 • 12 min read • 3 5
    They’re at it again. The liars, the denialists, the whiners… frothing at the mouth because of something called “Critical Race Theory”, misrepresenting it for something it is not, enacting legislation ...
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