No Easy Answers

Apologies to anyone following for TV related content.  I truly have “too much spare time…” 

I regretted finishing the book “The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America” as it presented realities and subtly raised questions without promoting a personal or political agenda.  It did reinforce my observation that Wall Street’s “too big to fail” implied “out of control.”  A related essay encountered recently was “Anatomy of the Deep State“, which doesn’t claim a great conspiracy, but rather the gradual power escalation of Wall Street, Silicon Valley, the White House and the military.  Fun stuff.

Universe 101Especially attractive from the essay is the term “groupthink“, describing a culture where many believe they’re independent thinkers when in fact its more Orwellian.  The author suggests that moguls masquerading as libertarians are the biggest hypocrites.   I hope I won’t be targeted as a dissident for having read “The Communist Manfiesto” as a teenager, but appreciated it not for the haunting spectre it suggests, but for its outline on a history of class inequality.  So what should be the proper label for beyond-the-box ponderers?  I like Robert Heinlein’s simple “not-stupids.”

Another deep to which my mind has gone lately (beyond the obvious deep end) is space.  With the internet’s infinite resources have been exploring string theory, dark matter and dark energy and the like.  Theories we almost know (remember Heisenberg) but can’t prove or fully understand.  It is more comforting than scary knowing as much as any expert.  Easy answers aren’t appealing.  Self-righteousness is appalling.

Now back to the next episode of “Fringe…”

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