When they take Social Security to avoid paying back their debt…

… then, will you get to the streets? Or has Ageism and Generationism, where you allow the media and popular personalities to invent alienating, divisive, downright insulting generalizations about *all* old folks, also removed our sense of empathy for those soon to retire? While many of us may have a few decades left until weContinue reading “When they take Social Security to avoid paying back their debt…”

Do the wealthy care about you?

The rich care about you, and all the trials and tribulations of your working-class life in exactly the same measure the average American cares about the homeless encampments growing in every city in the country. They have their jokes and memes about your complaints about not being able to afford food and healthcare, too. ManyContinue reading “Do the wealthy care about you?”

Do you want to fight, or fold?

This nation once fought a terrible civil war over the concept of human chattel slavery in which poor, working class white males from the North and the South gathered into armies and killed 850,000 of each other on behalf of wealthy, slave-holding plantation owners, who enjoyed a very low, low bottom line on their laborContinue reading “Do you want to fight, or fold?”

Cuban embassy in Washington attacked? Internet awash with propaganda? Just another day…

The US media, for a little while anyway, missed that a crazed Texas man from Mexico with ties to extremist Christian sects traveled to Washington, D.C. and shot up an embassy with an AK-47 or replica AK — the communist’s favorite rifle — in an attempt to murder Cuban diplomats inside. The man also claims,Continue reading “Cuban embassy in Washington attacked? Internet awash with propaganda? Just another day…”

No, #generalaction isn’t a neoliberal campaign strategy, nor were Marches for Causes

And other absurdities, intentionally failure-oriented activism strategies, silly commentary, yadda yadda. Today, the intrepid Record Correcting Blue Wave accounts that we’ve all been promised began raging across the social sphere, right on someone’s mark. Today was probably the start of their pay cycle and hourly or per-word billing requirements. So far, I’ve been told –Continue reading “No, #generalaction isn’t a neoliberal campaign strategy, nor were Marches for Causes”

Apps are not Real, Personal Computing is Dead for Most of You.

Don’t let anyone try to convince you ‘apps’ are real. Are you ready to give up the “personal” in your personal computing environment? You may have already. What is an app? It is a collection of program files, potentially some dlls, file systems, and data files, among other things, and they are designed to runContinue reading “Apps are not Real, Personal Computing is Dead for Most of You.”