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Politics and its Discontents: The Disaffected Lib Is Back!

For those many who have been following the Mound of Sounds’ posts on my blog for the past while, good news: he has reactivated his blog, The Disaffected Lib. Mound tells me that he intends to pursue various topics related to climate change and sea level rise; given the depth of his research, scholarship and . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Disaffected Lib Is Back!

Politics and its Discontents: "I’ve Gone To The Dark Side": A Guest Post From The Mound Of Sound

I received this essay from Mound yesterday. He asked me to read it carefully before deciding whether to post it, given its dark, apocalyptic overtones. I acquiesced in the Mound’s request and concluded there was no way I would not put it on my blog, dealing as it does with issues and truths that, as . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: "I’ve Gone To The Dark Side": A Guest Post From The Mound Of Sound

Politics and its Discontents: Guest Post: The Mound Of Sound On Oligarchy

I am pleased to present to you this second guest post by the Mound of Sound, a.k.a. The Disaffected Lib:

When the “Greatest Democracy on Earth” closes up shop and re-opens as an oligarchy every other supposed democracy, including our own, better sit up and take notice.

The United States of America has proven . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Guest Post: The Mound Of Sound On Oligarchy

Politics and its Discontents: A Guest Post From The Mound Of Sound

I have missed reading the Mound of Sound since he put his blog, The Disaffected Lib, on hiatus about five weeks ago. A man of wide-ranging interests and passions, his posts on climate change and politics never failed to catch my attention and stimulate my own reading and research.

Yesterday I received an . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: A Guest Post From The Mound Of Sound

Politics and its Discontents: The Choices Bloggers Make

Yesterday I put up a post entitled Apocalyptic Scenes, which featured a video clip of severe storms in the U.S. The Mound of Sound, currently on hiatus from his blog, The Disaffected Lib, left a comment about the relative dearth of bloggers covering issues such as climate change. The Mound, if you have read . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Choices Bloggers Make

Politics and its Discontents: A Guest Post From The Mound of Sound

In response to my last post, which dealt with climate change and the persistent drought in California, The Mound of Sound, a.k.a. The Disaffected Lib, offered some incisive commentary that I am featuring as a guest post.

Mound has been doing exemplary work on the climate file, and people looking to educate themselves . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: A Guest Post From The Mound of Sound

Politics and its Discontents: The Polar Vortex Explained

In response to my post the other day about Donald Trump’s fatuous dismissal of climate change because of the cold we are experiencing, The Mound of Sound, who does exemplary work on the subject, explained that the loss of Artic ice is powering the Polar Jet Stream currently engulfing us.

Here is a video that . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Polar Vortex Explained

Politics and its Discontents: Lessons Learned, Lessons Forgotten

H/t Catherin Bradbury

‘God save thee, ancient Mariner!From the fiends, that plague thee thus!—Why look’st thou so?’—With my cross-bowI shot the ALBATROSS.

-excerpted from The Rime of The Ancient Mariner, by Samuel Coleridge

In what may seem like a very long time ago but is, by historical standards, really but a blink of the . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Lessons Learned, Lessons Forgotten

Politics and its Discontents: Pondering Pam Et Al.

It was a comment yesterday that The Mound of Sound (a.k.a. The Disaffected Lib) made in response to a cartoon I posted depicting the much beleaguered Senator Wallin that made me think. He reminded me of an earlier time when there was honour associated with public service, and expressed the hope that Harper’s poisonous . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Pondering Pam Et Al.

Politics and its Discontents: Climate Change Poll

The Disaffected Lib continues to do stellar work on the climate change file. Visiting his site will arm anyone interested with some solid information about what is, in my view, the most dire threat facing humanity today. Yet I can’t escape the dispiriting conviction that despite such invaluable efforts and resources, little is going . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Climate Change Poll

Politics and its Discontents: The Digital Life

The Disaffected Lib recently wrote a post expressing ambivalence about the ubiquitous role that technology plays in our lives. It is an ambivalence I think many of us, especially those of an older generation raised on typwriters, print and analogue television, feel. On the one hand it has been an undeniable benefit, connecting us . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Digital Life

So, what’s in Anonymous’ bombshell Toews video?

Early this morning, Anonymous dropped its Toews bombshell via youtube. I tried to follow the narrative but my hearing (Menieres/tinnitus) was not up to Anonymous’ echoed audio. I gave up after a couple of minutes of trying to decipher the contents. It didn’t sound like much so I moved on, thinking that the data dump . . . → Read More: So, what’s in Anonymous’ bombshell Toews video?