Tribalism Watch

by baldilocks Today, a friend of mine posted this Facebook exchange. (I edited the names because I’m not interested in getting any of these people trolled – even the one who deserves it.) Maneesh, as many may have surmised, is an American of Indian descent. Sadly, this kind of response is common to those of … Continue reading Tribalism Watch

Farming Fear

by baldilocks Report: ISIS eyeing Mexican border to infiltrate America and execute terrorist attacks Islamist militants tweet gruesome images of dead American soldiers and vow to blow up embassies Saudi King warns that the west jihadis' next target The weeds of fear are the favored crop of any terrorist. Two years after that bit of … Continue reading Farming Fear

John McCain Was Right

by baldilocks I always found the term "fear-monger" to be a tell about the person using it. A person who mongers is, using the traditional definition, a dealer or a trader who sells a finite set of commodities. The second connotation goes this way: [the promotion of] a specified activity, situation, or feeling, especially one … Continue reading John McCain Was Right

Weapon of War 2014

by baldilocks Originally posted here on May 12, 2010; slightly updated and re-edited. This story is never out of season.  And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall … Continue reading Weapon of War 2014