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

Earth’s End Game

Analysis and Opinion By Joe America We are approaching earth’s end game, for humans. We’ve destroyed the environment, overpopulated the place, and stuffed it full of poison-emitting machines, all in the name of progress. Ethical harmony and compassionate community-building, founded on truth and progress, have given way to self-dealing power games founded on manipulation and … Continue reading

Quantum Living

Analysis and Opinion By Joe America Generally, I’m a pragmatist, a realist searching for truth and well-being for myself and others carved out of the life we face as we arise each morning, go out, and do our best. Having read and studied and argued at length, I find that I have little patience for … Continue reading

Reply 1986

Analysis and Opinion By Irineo B. R. Salazar ” . . if you can hear me, reply. 1988, time of my youth . .” is part of what Deok-Sun, the female main character of K-Drama Reply 1988, says at the end of that series, a nostalgic look at a neighborhood of Seoul back in 1988, when people still … Continue reading