The Power of the Pink Pyramid

Analysis and Opinion By JoeAm It strikes me that people over the age of 30 operate under two mistaken ideas. One is that information gets passed around the same as it did 15 years ago when newspapers were profitable and Tic Toc wasn’t even a glint in someone’s mind, and, second, that what we are … Continue reading

Unity, who you?

Analysis and Opinion By JoeAm We need to get a handle on the Marcos campaign’s call for “unity” to figure out if it warrants support should it become an operating framework for the Marcos Administration. Maybe it does, maybe it doesn’t. It seems to me there are two types of unity, one that is political, … Continue reading

Free speech and cancel culture

Analysis and Opinion By Joe America Free speech is the idea, enshrined in laws, that people ought not be restrained in what they say because ideas help social development. But free has an asterisk attached that says free also means responsible. You can’t make bomb jokes in an airport, or threaten someone with physical harm … Continue reading

Zelenskyy, the man, the machine

Analysis and Opinion By Joe America Somewhere between hero and puppet lies the truth about Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. I’ve read both opinions here at the blog and on social media. He’s a courageous hero. He’s a puppet of oligarchs, a corrupt bum. My view? Today’s incessant simplification of complex situations into one-liners that define a … Continue reading

Living a Lie

Analysis and Opinion By Joe America We all live a lie, using crutches to keep us anchored and prevent us from going crazy in the unpredictability, risk, and stresses of events we cannot control. My pen name, Joe America, is a lie that keeps my family safe and readers guessing. The idealized America that I’ve … Continue reading