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Deliberate Chaos

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D. We saw the reckless, deliberate, and inexcusable chaos in Afghanistan. It’s even harder to watch when it unfolds along the Texas border, but drone images don’t lie. The FAA can try to run block on these images, but they can’t cover up the suffering.Barking extreme vax mandates may temporarily shift the…

Dr. Strangelove

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D. America’s enemies see what’s happening; they don’t need a wild general secretly blurting his fears behind the president’s back to America’s adversaries like in some Dr. Strangelove sequel.Two presidencies in crisis and allies left reeling. Power schemes, corruption, blood hatreds, and chaos reign while the treasury gets looted. Terrorists celebrate as…

Segregated and Sanctioned

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D. Headline: Alabama Doctor Refuses to Treat Unvaccinated COVID Patients-Newsweek Brilliant and insightful remarks below byThe bloodiest trick of history is that subjugation and genocides are closer to the human heart than we ever dare to imagine. In the aftermath of Rwanda or the slaughter of native Americans or China’s terrible abuse…

Help Us, Obewan 😎

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D. Watching the morning news, I feel like I’ve fallen into a dangerously surreal Star Wars movie. Not only in the prescribed unraveling of America, but across the planet, people are getting increasingly isolated, co-opted, herded, bullied, checked, fired, arrested, segregated, denied equal treatment, and banned as they are stripped of basic…

Remembering Barbara

Ethel and I hosted Barbara Olson and her husband Ted (not pictured) at the White House Correspondents Dinner in Spring, 2001. Barbara and Ethel become long-distance prayer friends. Barbara’s husband was Solicitor General and she was a well-known political commentator. Her husband Ted says that he had a tearful good-bye by phone with her moments…

Pseudo-Leaders

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D. Pseudo-leaders: Officials who behave badly toward you and think more highly of themselves than they ought to think. “Patience growing thin,” Joe? It’s September 11th. How are American hostages in Afghanistan today, Joe? New White House slogan: “Making the world unsafe for democracy one cluster at a time.”

Command and Control.

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D. Well, look at that! I guess that settles THAT. All federal employees must be vaccinated. A chief executive orders something done so that should end any question and things should now roll out smoothly. The simple science of Command and Control. That’s how other presidents did it, right? No worries. After…

St. Jude Points

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D. Expats carry reputations, good and bad, as adventurous souls. Truthfully, we get by in tough situations by God’s graces and with a little help from our friends in the field.Today, a fellow expat Julia Reimer, took time to retrieve my apartment keys at a local hospital, where I’ve taken up temporary…

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