”Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime” only works if the man has access to a lake, but lakefront property tends to be expensive and lakefront property owners don’t take kindly to trespassing.
Jason Stanley, a philosopher at Yale University, has recently written a book called How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them. He was interviewed on the Vox website.
His take on fascism is that it isn’t a system of government so much as a system of politics. In the interview, he summarizes fascism better than I’ve ever seen it done. See if this looks familiar.
In the past, fascist politics would…Continue
This photo was taken in my neighborhood yesterday. It is of a crosswalk light being installed, I think by the State of New York.
A lot of people in the neighborhood have been asking, quite sensibly, why these are being put up. If you look closely, you may be able to see…Continue
Last night I voted in the NY primary. For Governor, I voted for Cynthia Nixon.
This morning, I was informed that, in public, she ordered lox, cream cheese, tomatoes, onions, and capers
on a cinnamon raisin bagel.
Some sins are cardinal. I may have to Repent.