Media malpractice as Wikipedia labels free expression forum ‘far right’

As people who don’t like censorship leave Twitter to join Parler, what I view as media malpractice is occurring. I am not surprised. Continue reading “Media malpractice as Wikipedia labels free expression forum ‘far right’”

Jeffrey Tucker’s tribute to dead philosopher more useful than political speech on race

Individualism has long appealed to me, and of late, I’ve been trying to study key figures who’ve written about it in the past. I practically wallowed in Ayn Rand for years, and of course did some reading on Thomas Hobbes. Via other writers’ works and essays, I bumped into Tibor R. Machan who passed away in 2016 as the US presidential election kicked into high gear with the energy of a muscle car blowing past my 176-horsepower vehicle on I-95. Continue reading “Jeffrey Tucker’s tribute to dead philosopher more useful than political speech on race”

Shirer’s classic work raises questions about today’s unrest

Nazi propaganda poster
Nazi propaganda poster aimed at factory workers in the 1930s. “Wir sind für” translates as, “We are for”.
Forms part of George Grantham Bain Collection (US Library of Congress).
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Pt. 2 in a series

How much do you really know about the Nazis and The Third Reich?

I dropped the ball as I made my way through William L. Shirer’s classic work ‘The Rise and Fall of The Third Reich’. I tend to read several books at the same time, and I ended up reading a bio of Churchill, a French Resistance fighter’s account of the Gestapo, and several other books relevant to that period in history. Reading contemporary accounts puts things in context I find.

I came to realize how relevant this work is today to the political climate in the US and in other countries. Continue reading “Shirer’s classic work raises questions about today’s unrest”

Does Facebook think I’m a real Russian Spy?

One musician’s dilemma highlights the need for
decentralized social media platforms 

By Rebecca Day

 On Friday, March 13th, 2020 I sat at my kitchen table and I confronted an unprecedented dilemma. I had just arrived home from filing my taxes, and as I poured a cup of coffee, emails began pouring in. Due to the threat of COVID-19, my entire live music calendar for the foreseeable future was being wiped out by a tidal wave of cancellations. Continue reading “Does Facebook think I’m a real Russian Spy?”

Indie Music Bus: One site doing more than just talking

Indie musicians are dear to me for more than one reason, and a big one is the fact my daughters earn a living writing, composing, and performing their original works. There are many websites offering to help indie musicians, and a number of those are predatory. Some sites talk a lot but do a little.

One site that stands out for doing a whole lot more than just talking is Indie Music Bus. Continue reading “Indie Music Bus: One site doing more than just talking”