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Falling Through Life

To the person I used to be,

Life is like falling. From birth to love to death we reach out into the infinity for others hoping for a brief second that if we travel far enough that we might touch another soul.

I woke up on January 9th 1977 from the fall. An era of mondo-cool short dresses and far-out bell bottoms. In the corner of the shag carpeted room was an American made Zenith television with a monotone mustached news anchor reporting on Jimmy Carter's succession. I drove a groovy red 1977 Ford Granada with a straight-six and gas stations were selling go-go juice for .62 gallon. I'm not sure how many times I would end up dying of dysentery on the Oregon Trail.

The world was changing, as the United States began testing the Space Shuttle and the launch of the Voyager II. In June of 77, just after Elvis’s last concert and just before his death in August, I came to the realization that this is the world I had woke up to. I had to accept that this reality was my own. I would sp…

Russia's interference in the elections, explained.

What is Russia's thinking in their influencing of the U.S. Election, perhaps even aiding Trump to become President of the United States? 

In order to better understand Russia's thinking we have to go back to World War I when Russians and particularly, a lawyer named Vladimir Lenin rose to power under the ideals of Marxism. It was a time when Russia was transforming into the Soviet Union and Karl Marx's ideology of modern communism would give rise to America's Red Scare. “Hysteria provoked by a mounting fear and anxiety that a Bolshevik revolution in America was imminent — a revolution that would change church, home, marriage, civility, and the American way of life." "Out of this spark will come a conflagration”
-Iskra, 12/1900, (Co founded by Vladimir Lenin)
Marx's Das Kapital laid a framework for cultural and economic change that would eventually spread to over a third of the world (now a quarter), marking one of the fastest and widespread growths of pow…