On Travel and Terrorism

For those of you travelling this holiday season and suffering the delays and indignities of the TSA, keep this in mind: at least all that groping and x-raying doesn’t work. So says this most excellent article on Cracked.com.

That’s right Cracked, the old second rate kid’s humor magazine has morphed into one of the best sources of history and analysis online. Meanwhile, the once venerable Time has degenerated into becoming Fareed Zakaria’s blog. Go figure.

Maybe Mad magazine will replace Psychology Today next…

Anyway, a series on winning the War on Terror without become the next evil empire is on my agenda for 2014. Stay tuned.

On Monopoly and Toys

It’s that time of year again. Time for kids to experience the joys of new toys. I remember Christmases from my childhood. There were toys and games made by Ideal, Kenner, Tyco, Milton Bradley, Selchow and Righter, Parker Brothers, Playskool, Fisher Price, Tonka, Mattel, and Hasbro.

Today, all these companies have been merged down to two: Mattel and Hasbro. I find this a wee bit disturbing. Merger mania is the Marxist dialectic in action.

I’d like to run the process in the reverse: away from socialism and toward free agency. To that end, I have launched a new site, Finance and Freedom, to focus on just this issue.

I do intend to continue posting new material here at Holistic Politics, but sometimes it’s better to have a tighter focus. Many small town Chamber of Commerce types might find the color scheme and hippie fonts here off-putting.