Duly Noted by George Handlery Medial Anesthetics: Lies, Distortions, Cover-ups and Self-Censorship. Repeatedly, Duly Noted has claimed that advanced-country political systems are undergoing changes. Earlier, democracy as a system meant that a high degree of trust determined the relationship of the governed and those entrusted with the delegated power they needed to govern. This relationship […]
Our successful societies are under attack. In itself that finding provokes a yawn and not a commentary. However, the challenge has increasingly perturbing features. An embedded peril is that our civilization finds it difficult to admit the threat and to mobilize its means to fend it off. A cause of this paralysis is that the […]
Duly Noted by George Handlery. January 21, EU’s Europe (EU-Rope), America, and Security. Contradicting the old hit song, not love makes the world turn around. Compatibility or hostility based relationships do that. A main axe of the past century, around which the world gyrated, had been the “transatlantic relationship”. That nexus was expressed by security […]
About a “troublemaker” who says that we need to end the liberal era and revert to democracy.
There are persons that are assigned a perennial role in the news. Often they are presented packaged in negative judgments. Typically, if the matter is deemed to […]
Challenged by the horde that inundates it, Europe positions itself in its favored pose. It happens to be the inactively enjoyed prone position. As a college wrestler this writer learned that only two shoulders on the mat are worse. Being in a predicament is not the worst […]
Did you know that, the grinning international press reports on “America’s Humiliation” in Syria. It would make one feel good if this would be no more than hostile propaganda and as such transparently untrue. Alas, in Syria the shoe fits. Putin’s pie has landed on the […]
At times, you register news in an accidental sequence. While certain items were not intended to be related a link between them emerges in your mind. Indeed, you discover, a relationship exists because their cores are fused by a common denominator.
Duly Noted’s first case is […]
You have noticed that “racist” has become a magic word. Incant it to win a debate; at least in a PC-infected court. This (ab)use of a word is thought provoking. The same happened to “fascist” or terms such as “super”. Everything has become super –unless it is […]
Re-examining a perennial topic.
You might have gotten tired of the “Greeks” who have dominated the news for the past six months. Since you were, without wanting to know it, closely involved in the consequences, you seem to be wrong. In case you overlooked […]
Some troubles stay perennially newsworthy. Hardly is the “last one” about them penned, they revive through unforeseeable issues and, by sanity’s standards, surprising scandals. These re-animations of the plot are of a nature that the rational brain could not predict without ingesting dope.
A growing number of […]
Western Civilization (and its non-western imitators) have achieved something unique. The accomplishment is that, for the first time in the record written by mankind, it liberated its peoples from hunger, maladies, suffering and ignorance. Thus, it achieved a decent material existence for all. These achievements enabled the […]
Much to their detriment, Americans like to ignore the rest of the world. Accordingly, they do not appreciate reminders that, like it or not, the rest of the world is out there. Worse, some of its “leading leaders” have rabies and “bite.” Aware of the provocation, […]
It is risky to take the rickety boat from Africa to Europe. Nevertheless, masses embark on a journey to a dream that dissipates once reached. Unshaken by the perils, the goal remains to enter an assumed paradise. The participants put themselves in harm’s way and antagonize […]
Freedom is open to abuse by those that scorn the liberty of others. A British portal carries this title: “Extremists are setting up anti-British schools”. What does this tell us? The foes of liberty exploit the freedoms we grant. Thus, basic rights become instruments […]
Does this sound like an admonition? Such as in “run for good health”. Since the writer has experienced the University of Oregon’s legendary Bill Bowermann, and since then has stuck to daily running and weight lifting interrupted by reading Russian, such a call would be […]