Aftermath (Part Five): Patriarchal Theocracy

patriarchal  [pey-tree-ahr-kuh l] adjective1. of or relating to a patriarch, the male head of a family, tribe, community, church, order, etc.: my father’s conservative, patriarchal ways. 2. characteristic of an entity, family, church, etc., controlled by men: the highly patriarchal Mormon church. theocracy  [thee-ok-ruh-see] noun, plural theocracies. 1. a form of government in which God or a deity is recognized as the supreme civil ruler, the God’s or deity’s laws being interpreted by the ecclesiastical authorities. 2. a system of government by priests claiming a divine commission. 3. a commonwealth or state under such a form or system of government. (http://www.dictionary.com/) If I had ten dollars for every argument I had in the last several years over the ramifications of choosing to vote third party, I’d be able to buy a private island and escape this bullshit, but no, nobody paid me to argue Read More …

Connecting the Dots, Part 2

United States of ALEC from BillMoyers.com on Vimeo. On October 11, 2012, I wrote the following post: Do you know ALEC? If not, you should. And you should be afraid. The video above was part of the above post. I just watched it again. Somehow, there has to be a way to get the word out Read More …

Just when you thought you understood, someone explained it better…

Cassandra isn’t my name. It never has been, but there are times when I can’t imagine a better, more proper identification for how I view the world. Take this shining example of hindsight, brought to you by EPI, by way of The Atlantic. A Giant Statistical Round-Up of the Income Inequality Crisis in 16 Charts But Read More …

Hostile Hostess…

Dr. Egon Spengler: [about the storage facility] Wow, its getting crowded in there and these readings point to something big on the horizon. Winston Zeddemore: What do you mean big? Dr. Egon Spengler: Well, [shows a twinkie] Dr. Egon Spengler: let’s say this twinkie represents all of the psycho kenetic energy in the New York Read More …