Monthly Archives: December 2016

Barry’s Blog # 189: Trump: Madness, Machines, Migrations and Mythology, Part Eleven

In the last days of 2016, politics, media and fake news were in flux, and the stench of madness within the gates was more pronounced than ever before. There was now almost no difference between politics, news and pure entertainment. … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 188: Trump: Madness, Machines, Migrations and Mythology, Part Ten

It’s always about stories – and all the stories we tell are ultimately about ourselves. The American mobility story includes a south/north variant. Millions of African-Americans left the South between 1920 and 1970. Their motivation was perhaps less about the … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 187: Trump: Madness, Machines, Migrations and Mythology, Part Nine

Demographic: picture of the people Migration: change, related to mutate We moderns take for granted the freedom to move about, visit exotic places, sell our houses, join a different church, take a job that requires moving to another city, study … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 186: Trump: Madness, Machines, Migrations and Mythology, Part Eight

Part Eight: Recount This   The recount effort that overnight mobilized over ten thousand volunteers and raised over $9 million, ended on December 12th. Although it raised the hopes of millions, it was clearly doomed from the start. Ultimately, though … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 185: Trump: Madness, Machines, Migrations and Mythology, Part Seven

I’ve spent zero on advertising. – D. Trump Much of my writing circles around my basic assertion that this is one of those times in American history when great holes appear in the façades of our myths. And when they … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 184: Trump: Madness, Machines, Migrations and Mythology, Part Six

Everybody knows that the dice are loaded Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed Everybody knows the war is over Everybody knows the good guys lost Everybody knows the fight was fixed The poor stay poor, the rich get rich That’s … Continue reading

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