Tag: Totalitarianism

Random Ruminations Amid War Drums and Wicked Weather While Working for Wages

Random Ruminations Amid War Drums and Wicked Weather While Working for Wages

January 18, 2020 by Doug “Uncola” Lynn: It’s been a long year. First, we narrowly avoided World War 3. At least for now.  And, currently, we are approaching peak bullshit in the arena of American politics; as if that were even possible. War and political bullshit: Both means of blowing smoke up our collective asses … Continue reading Random Ruminations Amid War Drums and Wicked Weather While Working for Wages

America is Over But You Knew That Already

America is Over But You Knew That Already

December 28, 2019 by Doug “Uncola” Lynn:   Should old acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to mind? Should old acquaintance be forgot, And old lang syne? For auld lang syne, my dear, For auld lang syne, We’ll take a cup of kindness yet, For auld lang syne. - Robert Burns   According to the … Continue reading America is Over But You Knew That Already

An Offer You Can’t Refuse

An Offer You Can’t Refuse

October 7, 2019 by Doug “Uncola” Lynn: We read to know we're not alone. Although that particular truism is often mistakenly attributed to the author C.S. Lewis, it was actually William Nicholson who wrote those words in his 1989 play "Shadowlands", a story about C.S. Lewis. Indeed. The power of words. And perhaps many of … Continue reading An Offer You Can’t Refuse

Technological Trends are Arrows Pointing Toward Inevitability

Technological Trends are Arrows Pointing Toward Inevitability

September 21, 2019 by Doug “Uncola” Lynn: In the movie “I, Robot” the actor Will Smith played a detective who distrusted robots. But all of the other characters in the film believed he was paranoid because, after all, what could possibly go wrong?  And therein lies the irony of technology today: The human mind can … Continue reading Technological Trends are Arrows Pointing Toward Inevitability

The Wright Women:  “Loving Frank”, an Architect of Modernity

The Wright Women: “Loving Frank”, an Architect of Modernity

(8,560 words = 35 minute average reading time including the optional epilogue; or 30 minutes without the epilogue.) April 30, 2017 by Doug “Uncola” Lynn:   Whoso would be a man, must be a nonconformist. He who would gather immortal palms must not be hindered by the name of goodness, but must explore it if … Continue reading The Wright Women: “Loving Frank”, an Architect of Modernity

Prisons of Pleasure or Pain:  Huxley’s “Brave New World” vs. Orwell’s “1984”

Prisons of Pleasure or Pain: Huxley’s “Brave New World” vs. Orwell’s “1984”

April 21, 2017 by Uncola:   Definition of UTOPIA 1: an imaginary and indefinitely remote place 2: a place of ideal perfection especially in laws, government, and social conditions 3:   an impractical scheme for social improvement   Definition of DYSTOPIA 1: an imaginary place where people lead dehumanized and often fearful lives 2: literature: anti-utopia … Continue reading Prisons of Pleasure or Pain: Huxley’s “Brave New World” vs. Orwell’s “1984”