Making sense out of the nonsense that surrounds us

by Joe America There is a lot of nonsense in the Philippines. From an ignorant Senate President weighing in on the science of seeding clouds above volcanic ash to thieves at sea being warmly welcomed by the Philippine Coast Guard, which is supposed to protect the nation from thieves at sea . . . there … Continue reading

The morality of self. Back to the caves.

By Joe America When we lived in caves, we thought better than we do now. We found knowledge useful as we chipped out new tools, we established rules to live by, men hunting, women having babies, tribes banding together. Well, okay, we’d occasionally throw virgins into the volcano to appease the powers greater than us. … Continue reading

The good, the gullible, and the ugly

By JoeAm We are a community, a giant tribe, whose well-being depends on each of us doing our part in protecting the common good. That is where we find security against the wilds and other tribes. It’s how we put food on the table, clothes on our bodies, and a roof overhead. It’s how we … Continue reading

Okay, it’s locusts and the plague. Adapt.

By Joe America Humanity is on the ropes. You know it. I know it. Neither of us are doing much about it. The Situation Global warming is at us like a swarm of locusts, melting ice,  warming seas, and bringing drought, fire storms, and wind storms that are out of this world. We will drown … Continue reading

What does Justice Leonen mean when he says we ought not demonize?

By Joe America I retweeted a tweet and was immediately blocked by Associate Justice Leonen. Well, these things don’t happen for one tweet, so my guess is that the good Justice had been reading my host of earlier tweets critical of the Supreme Court for not certifying the election of Leni Robredo as the nation’s … Continue reading