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Climate change versus American business: An armchair analysis

My armchair analysis and predictions: Climate change will be impossible to deny, especially if governments don't take actions to address it soon. A lot of people may be hurt or killed, whether in natural events or in human conflicts. Those living in regions that are less affected by climate extremes will be asked to foot the bills, so it is going to hit everyone but especially those who doe not have tremendous power or leverage over Congress and the military. Below are three scenarios of how I think things might go down. (Let me know what you think will happen.)

Russia, Russia: Righteous indignation or lust for plunder?

OPINION By Frank Ellsworth Lockwood Ironically, the official problem the USA had with Russia used to be that they were supposed to have been a "communist" country, so the excuse for the cold war was that Russia would export communism to US trading partners and nationalize resources from which our oligarchs wanted to skim profit. But then the sham was lifted because the breakup of the Soviet Union turned Russia into a capitalist dog-fight. So now, some US war lovers are trying to play it both ways, convincing people that Russia, the great empire, is set on gobbling up other nations. The narrative may have convinced a lot of people. I am not convinced, however. Yes, it is true that, although the great Soviet Union no longer exists, Russia still has more land mass than the USA, and surely that must stick in the craw of some US nationalists. It seems worth thinking about the fact that various groups have been advocating a similar collapse of the American federation, splittin

Green Semantics: Understanding the American feudal system

Forget the “Deep State,” or “Oligarchy" because we are now in a feudal system: The rules may have changed Opinion by Frank Ellsworth Lockwood Friday, November 1, 2019 Look under America's hood, and you will find a feudal system. Comments by various Greens has convinced me that many of them may misunderstand the nature of what they sometimes call “the oligarchy” or “the deep state,” when they speak of it as one thing rather than many things interacting.