As my older brother lay dying of terminal cancer/COPD; he told his daughters: “I will not go gentle into that good night – I will fight,” and proceeded to live that statement day after day when doctors predicted he would be dead. If there can only be one end; then it matters all the more how you face it – so I’m returning to the battlefield of human worth with a renewed commitment. And . . . Oh, yes; I’ve been pulling my punches with the previous books – it’s time to go toe-to-toe with our evil times. This book is an in-your-face challenge to those people who refuse to show their face: And if they won’t come into the light – I’ll bring the light to them.
If someone were to ask you to do something; if there were even the smallest chance of it injuring your child – you would say; “No, I won’t gamble with the life of my child.” But when technologies inherently risk all life on earth – you are willing to take that small chance; for a small benefit.
If words like “Extinction,” and “Apocalypse” are written too big for anything but videogames and movies: you need to step back a bit.
We now have the power to do incalculable things — and we have authorities who are eager to use that power.
Government isn’t impersonal; it’s personal. It’s a matter of life and death. . . January 15, 2022.
Let’s not “quibble” the point away by claiming that “truth” is a philosophical concept; and accept the everyday usage: “Tell the truth.” • Doctrine is a useful tool for avoiding debate – because its “truths” are so frequently revealed and not built upon everyday experience and consistency. • The prevalence of the word “lens” is an avoidance of the word “viewpoint”– and the admission of a subjective judgement — “lens” implies a detached and scientific “truth” [although Science itself has subjective underpinnings.] • • The “Lie of Wikipedia” if you will; is the “doctrinal” structure that allows every article to use a different lens and present a different “truth.” The “Potato Famine” is presented in such a way as to minimize and deflect ethnic and religious oppression; and portray those “truths” as whining and irrational – Whereas the Wikipedia article on “Atlantic slave trade” uses a “lens” that selectively maximizes the role and guilt of “Europeans” in every possible way. • Both these “truths” are presented separately – each lens creating a different universe: with different elements and different laws, and even a different logic. • • The “truth” is that your beliefs don’t have to be proven or debated – but when you insist on making them Our beliefs, and Our truths — you damn well better.