What drives governments to be so stupid?

By Joe America It is most obvious that many governments today are stupid. They undertake acts certain to punish a lot of innocent people, like us. Why do they do this? We can look at case studies and get some ideas. America. Greed has replaced the neutral trading value of money so that people’s ambitions … 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

Supporting VP Robredo: or re-learning how to follow

By Joe America The subject here is discretion. Do we, as people who seek freedom, fairness, and security under the Philippine Constitution, have it? Do we have the ability to manage our own agenda to support a woman who is leading an important initiative, the fight against illegal drugs? Do we have the ability to … Continue reading

The Professional Heckler is an institution, Panelo a passing fancy

By Joe America The Duterte Administration is getting very sensitive about criticism. Vice President Robredo criticized the drug war and the President threw a hissy fit, tauntingly offering her the job of drug czar. You can see the burning anger in his eyes when he talks about it, a woman, after all. The trolls, of … 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