Mass Shootings: Sources and Solutions

Messano News  offers up a succinct and, for the most part, correct analysis of the epidemic of mass shootings. My only issue with the post is that it leaves out one other contributing factor: legalized abortion. There is no doubt that nothing in our history has cheapened human life quite so dramatically as the Supreme Court's ruling … Continue reading Mass Shootings: Sources and Solutions

The X-Men Go To Church

Below are snippets from a long-lost episode of the X-Men's long-storied past. This is an episode not likely to be inserted into the Marvel Cinematic Universe anytime soon. Too bad. I'd wager it would be more critically and commercially successful than the misadventure which is the most  Recent Installment  in Marvel Comics' mutants movie franchise. … Continue reading The X-Men Go To Church

Deep Fakes for the Deep State

  https://youtu.be/lrla4PzOEuE   When I saw the movie Forrest Gump years ago and first watched those scenes where the actor Tom Hanks' titular character was spliced into historic footage I thought, "Aww hell, it won't be too long before this technology is put into the service of propaganda." People being scrubbed from official records, erased … Continue reading Deep Fakes for the Deep State

Phillip K Dick’s ‘The Pre-Persons’

  Phillip K Dick has to have the distinction of being the science fiction writer with the most movies made from his works. Blade Runner, Minority Report and Total Recall are probably the best known of the lot. The Pre-Persons, the short story you can read by clicking the link below, has never been adapted … Continue reading Phillip K Dick’s ‘The Pre-Persons’

The Summit of Hypocrisy and the Depths of Apathy

Without Archbishop Vigano's participation, I knew the recent Vatican summit on sexual abuse by the clergy was going to be a farce. Without Vigano in attendance, the gathered bishops could, with little resistance, pretend with the world at large that the Roman Catholic Church has a pedophilia problem when, in fact, the evidence suggests that … Continue reading The Summit of Hypocrisy and the Depths of Apathy