Rule of the Mediocrities

  Names that loom large in history do not always betoken exceptional intelligence or character.  To mention Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini, for example, is to invoke three murderous mediocrities–for not one of them was a person ever noted for marked intelligence.  Their characters are of course shrouded in the funereal history of their many victims,…

These Lift Our Spirits

So much weighs upon the committed activist; the emotional toll of simultaneously feeling urgency and the limitations of one’s own actions, can be disabling.  Accordingly, it is imperative that we remind ourselves–and be reminded by others–of recent actions taken by comrades across the world in our shared struggle for survival and liberation.  Accordingly, here are…

Diannesaurus Meets The Little Mammals

“Screeee!”* the Senator (aka “Big Liz”) was reported to have emitted on being confronted by a host of scurrying little creatures.  The diminutive critters were heard to squeak “We want to live,” and “Climate threatens our survival.” “Kree Gawk!”** Big Liz exclaimed.  After milling around a bit and posing for a photo op with Liz,…

Extinction or Rebellion

There is no way to overstate the crisis that is now upon humanity. Even in the alarms raised by the scientific community, there is danger; we hear and read estimates that say we have this or that number of years before humanity faces “dire changes” it cannot reverse. This has the effect of causing us…