Forerunners of things to come...

Not with a bang?

Submitted by frlarry on Fri, 06/28/2019 - 11:45

Although I have yet to take much interest in the debates, I've gotten the impression the Democratic candidates this year are engaged in a bidding war. Bright, shiny voting blocks are up for bid. Which candidate will promise the most free stuff? Will any of these voting blocks consider the deep questions of funding, or will they just be impressed by all the Monopoly money on the table?

Is the Pope a globalist?

Submitted by frlarry on Thu, 04/04/2019 - 09:59

It has been alleged that the Pope is a globalist. I believe the person who declared this incorrectly derived this notion from the fact that the Catholic Church is, by definition and by history, the universal (meaning world-wide) Church. (As it says in the Creed, the Church is "One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic.")

On the use of AI for marketing and nudging.

Submitted by frlarry on Fri, 01/04/2019 - 16:19

There was a game show in the 50s that was called "What's My Line?" The format involved a panel asking a guest questions (like the game of twenty questions, beginning "Is it bigger than a breadbox?") to help narrow down the field of operation, etc. Guests almost always had an unusual line of work. You can get a more detailed sense of how it went by checking out the YouTube channel with its episodes. That, however, is not what this post is mainly about.

On the postmodern hubris of meta-level thinking

Submitted by frlarry on Tue, 06/06/2017 - 16:40

Ever since computer games developed significantly beyond the PACMAN stage, and imagined realities took on three dimensions and other attention absorbing features, our inveterate game players have come to think of reality itself as a kind of programmed virtual reality, and, as such, that it could be reprogrammed. This may strike someone who entered adulthood before PACMAN went viral as delusoinal. Reality, we might say, is a given. Our capacity to shape reality is very limited, and subject to unforeseen consequences. We might even wonder at the sanity or the cluelessness that this almost godlike attitude seems to imply.

What Matthew 24:28 says about government programs and their architects

Submitted by frlarry on Sun, 05/28/2017 - 20:00

What is the fundamental cause of the subprime mortgage crisis and the crash of 2007/2008? If you don't know the answer to this, you haven't been paying attention. The fundamental cause was that lending institutions were forced, by government mandate, to take on high risk mortgage lending.

Optimism may be extinguished, pessimism may oppress, but hope will survive.

Submitted by frlarry on Fri, 10/21/2016 - 08:26

Three years ago, I was stunned by the level of corruption in the state of Kansas. (See "Kansas Court Indefinitely Suspends Former Attorney General Kline’s Law License Over Abortion Investigations.") I didn't realize then that it was the canary in the mineshaft.

Globalist religion

Submitted by frlarry on Fri, 08/05/2016 - 17:56

People don't generally realize it, but the New World Order is founded on a religion. On the surface it looks like a religion of secularism. It goes deeper than that, however, because of what is worshipped in this religion. That worship can be characterized on a symbolic level (at least) as trinitarian. The three divine persons in this religion have the names History, Gaia and Moloch. All three are worshipped (either directly or indirectly - there is such a thing as a practical atheism, even in someone who believes, after a fashion, in God) and sacrificial offerings are given to all three. There are distinct differences in what each of these "gods" require as sacrifice. Actual human history records what these sacrificial offerings are.