Six Months In

It has been six months since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began. Does anyone know what is going on in Ukraine? The amount of disinformation and misinformation makes media consumers with memories of the Syrian Civil War shrug. Per both American and Russian intelligence services, Ukraine would collapse fast. Once this did not happen, OSINT…

Celebrating Juneteenth

If you are working today, you are not a corporate drone. Corporations jumped on the Juneteenth national holiday and have implemented it into their corporate holiday schedules. Smaller employers do not care, and our service sector still has to work for everyone else. The laptop, email class though, they get the day off. America now…

Nothing Wrong With Exploring National Divorce

In recent months, an idea formerly relegated to the fringe right has popped up in more mainstream right discourse: national divorce. Secession, devolvement or dissolution are other ways to describe it. It is another possibility that was outside the Overton Window now entered into the regular framing medium for policy and ideas. As the board…

Orban Keeps Winning

Viktor Orban’s Fidesz party won another election in Hungary this weekend. Pollsters claimed Orban’s party looked more vulnerable this election than it’s prior elections defending its large majority. Fidesz emerged with a substantial majority with minor gains to its seats. Right wing pundits gush over Orban and miss key points to his governance. Orban made…

Stop With The Red Dawn Fantasies

One month into the Russo-Ukrainian war, the world adjusts to seeing a conventional military conflict. The world did not pay attention to Yemen nor to Ethiopia, but the media did not tell them to care. The conflict is not a police action after a steamrolling of a poorly equipped Muslim nation. The unification of the…

Weeks & Decades

Russia decided enough was enough and kicked off direct involvement in eastern Ukrainian hostilities. The fog of war has been thick, aggravated by a digital fog of war. The world sits watching with several days elapsed and the International Community is gearing up aid and involvement. To borrow from Lenin, this has been a week…

The War Drums Beat for Ukraine

The NY Times decided now was the proper time to push our government to get tough on Ukraine. I wrote in April of ‘21 that Ukraine would be a battlefield. The media megaphones now want it. We need to get serious and beef up the troop deployments to regional NATO members upwards of 5,000 with…

On Boys and Wolves

On August 25, 2020, a seventeen year old young man shot and killed two convicted felons to death and shot and disarmed another. It was all caught on livestream. Within two days, charges were filed against that young shooter for a flurry of offenses. On November 19, 2021, a jury acquitted that young shooter of…

Ghost Shirt Arguments

The right falls into the left’s frames with ease. Race issues are an obvious one, as recently Rep. Greene complained about the $450,000 for separated illegals by citing the lack of Democrat movement on reparations for blacks. It is idiocy and admitting the left’s frame of the necessity of any money. On occasion, the right…

Marketing The Decline

It was too serendipitous to tackle a topic and then see an amazing example of the very issue be blasted across the media landscape. Lower your expectations, folks, and stop complaining about bare store shelves, skeleton staffs and bad customer service that you enjoyed as recently as February 2020. The media will be marketing a…