(This is a new and in-work blog. Most subjects are in The Tag Cloud and I'm working on getting it in alphabetical order (got code?). Commenting by anyone not a bot or troll is via https://disqus.com/.)
"He not busy being born is busy dyin' " - Bob Dylan
"Do no further harm." - Medical cliche
(Next pic Vietnam War Memorial, explanation following.)
Above is the most descriptive photo of my brothers and sisters who didn't make it -- we are the Vietnam War generation except for the chicken-hawks like Dick "Darth Vader" Cheney. Chicken-Hawks will take their ways to their graves and I wish them all due speed.
I am the Vietnam war generation because each generation is a war generation, a democide generation, a holocaust generation, a massacre generation, a lynch mob generation, etc. Names like "baby-boomer" and "millennial" are Orwellian language-takeover scams.
(My HS Grad 1970 pic.)
(Me 2019 in Winter)
(Me 2019 in Summer)
I have the perspective of a primatologist and we as a species are presently causing the sixth extinction. I've been inside ICBM silos, submarines, and all types of military aircraft and this world has so many active nukes pointed at each other right now that it's a miracle if we as a species show up to our next meal. Added to war is the reality of our technologies beginning with AI repeating the mistakes we made with nuclear bomb invention and escalation.
We as a species mostly agree on what I call "Point A", meaning the condition our condition is in. We mostly agree on "Point C", meaning our overall reasonably ideal condition (by definition including our environment). What we mostly disagree on is "Path B", the path to Point C.
It's mostly discussing Path B here, so please use professional-type politeness, all positive, no negative.
"Rudolph Joseph Rummel (October 21, 1932 – March 2, 2014) was professor of political science who taught at the Indiana University, Yale University, and University of Hawaii. He spent his career studying data on collective violence and war with a view toward helping their resolution or elimination. Rummel coined the term democide for murder by government (compare genocide), such as the Stalinist purges and Mao's Cultural Revolution."
- Wikipedia as of 2018-07-03