Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Wondering at the truely Political

What a year this has been, and what a strange season we are in now in terms of United States politics. If nothing else we are not seeing business as usual all along the partisan political food chains, I like to think this is because normal people are putting their equations together in more demanding fashion. Personally I don't care to be a voice in a chorus of electoral favor, for personalities have no place in modern government as I imagine it should or could be.

The initial posts on this blog presenting Bertrand Russell's introduction to his Principia Mathematica outline a case for more complex thinking and also a path to more clear, notational expression of what we are thinking while we are thinking it. With this in mind I created a 33 variable political equation detailing aspects of mutual personal import that must temper our understanding of the politics and economics of the world we live in today.

I reckon we must think optimistically in terms of results rather than positions and personalities. We all agree that the present government is as close to failure as so many human beings can do in twenty years without complete disaster. Technology makes vital information available to us all, as we care to seek it out or that it cannot be readily concealed.

I reject that peace is out of reach for decades, or not at all. The world is a scary place not because there are too many people in it, but only because of the fear we all feel, and learn to face and overcome. The velosity of good and evil in the world is way on the side of the Angels, as these things were once reckoned. On this account the choice of candidates for President in 2016 is the most stark in my lifetime. But after all my optimism leaves no worry whichever pol we suckers vote in, will muddle thru, perhaps at last to achieving real world peace some generation soon.
This in terms of racism speaks to our times.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

A gift from the archives

Another great penman of the 1930s is Frank King. His strip Gasoline Alley depicted home grown white folk growing up in America. Although the forms and fashions change constantly, some things remain the same. Although worlds away from George Herriman's Krazy Kat, the two penmen share similar tecniques to very different narrative devices.

Krazy Kat speaks to much the same material, but only in a more abstract/ macro manner. Enjoy this selection from 1931, and have a Merry Chrismas!