Who is ready to live off the grid?

Experts who recently briefed the U.S. Congress on the threat of a North Korean nuclear electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack painted a horrific picture of the aftermath of a nuclear explosion that would dismantle the nation’s power and communications grids.   A Washington Examiner story quoted officials as saying an explosion of a high-altitude nuclear bomb delivered […]

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Routes and Paths

  1. The Apparatus contains routes that lead us to the center where subjects are more easily controlled, measured, taxed, indoctrinated.  Roads, chutes, aisles, orange pylons, advertisements, produce placement, fences, queue stanchions, traffic cops, rules of the game, supply chains, clocks, schedules, elevators, escalators, train tracks, flight patterns.  In the Apparatus, you must go where […]

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Fleeing civilization for the feral life

To become feral means to flee domestication and return to the wild.  Feral creatures live just beyond civilized society, along the fence rows, in the shadows of the forest’s edge.  Of course the fencerow is a metaphor.  One’s fencerow may take the form of joining an intentional community, of joining an urban collective, of leaving […]

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Trump, Emerson and the American Strongman

Donald J. Trump finds himself the leader-in-waiting of the most powerful empire in the world. During his controversial campaign, Trump wore many faces, that of political outsider, unabashed braggart, artful dealmaker, the crazy uncle who doesn’t give a damn, fix-it-guy, and sometime patriot.  But Trump’s most effective role – the one that won him the […]

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Don’t stop with the Confederate flag. Pry off the Rotunda!

As he was passing through Columbia, Feral Jesus met a crowd of loyal Southerners gathered there, and said unto them: So the authorities want to remove the Confederate flag from the state house?  Don’t stop there!  Pry off the rotunda and look into the soiled chambers within.  See the so-called “representatives” – men and women, […]

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The Big Four Bridge

Once an intimidating span of iron and steel.  Delivering coal, limestone and sandstone over that great inconvenience and magnificent necessity called the Ohio River.   Bearing the weight of an expanding nation. Today it bears the sandals and sneakers and bicycle tubes of locals and tourists.  A diversion, an amusement.   Bored and boring consumers […]

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