Mr. ORCHARD and Mr. Snyder

Re-working Mr. ORCHARD this week (to upload to studios.amazon.com) brought Mr. Blake Snyder to mind quite a lot. If I were to read Mr. ORCHARD without any prior knowledge of it, I can’t imagine I would ever guess that I wrote it; it’s really violent and dark. If I were told in advance what happened …

One Planet, One Passport, Many Ecoregions

Like Einstein, I believe in an elected world parliament, and I personally support a global federation of all regions wherein a majority want to give it a democratic try together. Often we think of “one world government” as ‘1984‘, or the ‘Star Wars‘ Empire and Darth Vader.  A world federal power could be very, very …

Notes on Nationalism: George Orwell

Orwell said in 1984 that “the best books were the ones which told you what you already knew”; I felt that exact way in reading this essay of his.  One item that hooked my particular attention was this: PACIFIST: Those who ‘abjure’ violence can only do so because others are committing violence on their behalf. …