My Thoughts On The Amazon Rainforest Burning Down

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I am, technically, if these designations mean anything anymore…”half Brazilian.” Which is to say…my mother was born and raised in Brazil, and emigrated to the United States when she was in her twenties.

She grew up in São Paulo…which, at the time of this writing, is engulfed in Book Of Revelations level smoke and darkness.

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The Pro Wrestling Theory Of The World

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“In professional wrestling, kayfabe is the portrayal of staged events within the industry as ‘real’ or ‘true’, specifically the portrayal of competition, rivalries, and relationships between participants as being genuine and not of a staged or predetermined nature of any kind. Kayfabe has also evolved to become a code word of sorts for maintaining this ‘reality’ within the direct or indirect presence of the general public.”
–Wikipedia, “Kayfabe”

I listened to a Manly P. Hall lecture recently where he went into why Gnosticism, Hermeticism, and Neoplatonism failed in Ancient Rome, and why their contemporary, Christianity, succeeded with the masses. And it all boiled down to professional wrestling, as far as I’m concerned.

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Moon Colonies To Happen “Sooner Than You Think”

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The United States Department Of Commerce today released an “Op-Ed” regarding the future of space travel. This post was published on a day that is resonant with three significant events related to the topic:

  1. 1961: JFK asks Congress to support the burgeoning U.S. space program.
  2. 1977: Star Wars is released in theaters.
  3. 2012: SpaceX Dragon becomes the first commercial spacecraft to visit the International Space Station.

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Ozymandias And The Giant Squid Theory Of International Relations

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“Do you see? Two superpowers retreating from war. I’ve saved the Earth from hell.”
–Ozymandias, “Watchmen”

On such an august occasion as the apparent truce between North and South Korea, I thought it would be apropos to discuss my Giant Squid Theory Of International Relations. Let us turn now to the 1987 graphic novel Watchmen.

Spoilers.

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