June 29, 2020 | by Eriс
The True Cost of Censorship
This subject has been raised a million times. Don’t think I can add much new substance. Still let me try.
To have censorship, there has to be a person or persons, actively interested in keeping a group of their fellow countrymen (or subjects) in the dark about something. They eliminate or manipulate facts, put a different spin on events, mix lies with truth. Censorship and propaganda go hand in hand. It is hard to say where one ends and the other begins. Censorship used to be a feature of totalitarian regimes or totalitarian way of thinking. Yet today, almost no society is free of the information censorship. In the modern world that must be free from restraints imposed upon human minds, we frequently find ourselves restricted.(more…)
June 28, 2020 | by Eriс
Living through the times of riots and revolt Year 2020. The United States of America
You can fool all the people some of the time,
and some of the people all the time,
but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
This piece was written at the end of June, 2020. A lot have changed since then, including my own attitude towards the subject of interest. At the time I was trying to make sense of the world around me.
What is happening to us?
After many years of relative peace and quiet in America, we have entered the zone of instability, leading us to calamities not known to current generations. In a way, it is a perfect storm, where many elements suddenly came together to create a destructive force that begins to assail the bedrock of our democracy. Most none of us have any shelter from the stormy weather, except facing the truth and doing something about it, on a very personal level. This requires a lot of thinking and pro-active reaction, which most of us lack. We were never trained. There is no plan B for our lives, most have no places to run to, no action to take, to re-organize lives. We listen to the newscasts, talk privately among ourselves. We send each other URL links with bits of information describing some sad events here and there; pass along videos of some outrageous conduct or manifestation of ideas, by various parties, both friendly and totally fiendish. We also hope this is going to end somehow when the orgy of senseless violence would end.(more…)
June 25, 2020 | by Eriс
The Bastards who Love Mayhem, a.k.a. BLM
Our beautiful country is awash in nasty racism. But where is it coming from? Look no further than BLM (“Black Lives Matter”), the organizer of the protests. The Youtube video from 2015 has one of the founders spelling out who they are (try https://youtu.be/HgEUbSzOTZ8). They are “trained Marxists”. From here things become very clear.
I don’t detest BLM because they are black. I despise them because they are red. Not Republican “red” – Commie “red”!
In my vocabulary “Marx” is a four-letter word. Karl Marx lived in the 19th century and his political Marxist theories eventually gave us Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Fidel and many others. The murderous bunch. It also made the 20th century one of the bloodiest on record. Millions of people perished because of wars and persecution by the hands of the above characters and their henchmen. Marx disciples brought us class struggle, revolutions, wars and misery to millions.(more…)
June 22, 2020 | by Eriс
The Affirmative Action. Time to Say Good Bye.
It was a beautiful idea when it was hatched. The year was 1961. It was to right the wrong. To do what was morally proper and long overdue. Give the colored population of the United States of America every chance to advance after being denied opportunities for the longest time. To make sure our black citizens are not discriminated upon by the government and eventually, by the businesses, where they would find gainful employment. Give them a foothold in finding housing, getting education and daily American life. It was to lower and expunge the existing barriers that prevented them from entering the society as first-class citizens. Not staying as sub-society that for a longest time was relegated to the ghettos and despair.(more…)
June 3, 2020 | by Eriс
It Happens in My Town
What is happening here in New York is an unmitigated shame.
Crazed crowds of people are drunk with impunity. They demand that people of the city, one of the most tolerant places on Earth, accept responsibility for sins real and imagined. This crowd methodically destroys what it did not create. It strips the city bare of its international appeal, and that unbound care-free charm. Fear is signing a long-term lease in this town. Feel the fear for your own life and honor, for being suspected of racism. A casual sidelong glance may cost you. Your business may be destroyed.(more…)