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Oddly enough, the pejorative “rogue state” was popularized by the United States in its descriptions of North Korea, Pakistan, and other nations intent on terrorism and mayhem. It is now more appropriate to describe the U.S. as such.

Never in the history of the world has so much power and…

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More than likely, some form of capitalism will always be with us. Let’s hope what we have in America does not stick around. Yes, you can make millions of dollars coming up with an idea for a company. If it works, that’s even better. This country, however, does not value…

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Let’s look at the preamble to the Constitution for any insights.

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our…

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The rest of the world now looks on America as not the land of the free but as the land of the freak. So many Americans are neurotically concerned about their “freedoms,” I tweaked the word to “freek” for the title.

It’s like the movie “Idiocracy” was turned into a…

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The labeling of First, Second, and Third World countries originated in 1952, from an article by Alfred Sauvy in L’Observateur where he mentions “three worlds, one planet." First World countries were the U.S. and capitalist allies like Western Europe, Australia, and Japan. The Soviet Union and its Eastern European allies…

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It looks bleak. Civilization, under the pressures of predatory capitalism, resource depletion, war, and climate change, could wind up being a smattering of humanity scavenging for a cave to live in, wood to burn, and tech to salvage. These are the things we know and live with daily. …

Glen Hendrix

Artist, writer, poet, inventor, entrepreneur

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