Should we always endure a silenced heart?
Category Archives: Silent Consent- (A dystopian novel by Circa24)
Kudos to a Great Graphic Artist Rubin Bolling: Alternative MAUS Hits Home
-by Ptera Hunter Among the best responses that I have seen to date about the recent mashugana decision by the Tennessee School Board to ban a book about the holocaust (because a cartoon mouse shows a breast) comes from graphic artist Ruben Bolling (a.k.a., Tom the Dancing Bug.) One of Mr. Bolling’s most recent parodies,Continue reading “Kudos to a Great Graphic Artist Rubin Bolling: Alternative MAUS Hits Home”
The Downside of the Growth Curve?
Since the beginning of the industrial revolution, human populations have sky-rocked. In 1800, approximately one billion people lived on our planet. At that time, we lived on the energy of the sunlight that came down each year or stored in trees and crops over a few years to decades. Once we learned to exploit fossilizedContinue reading “The Downside of the Growth Curve?”
Tennessee School Board Bans MAUS Over a Naked Mouse.
an editorial by our writer, Circa24, author of Silent Consent Now, in 2022, the Tennessee school board wishes to ban Maus by Art Spiegelman (1980). It claims that it doesn’t mind people learning about the Shoah, as long as it’s sanitized! “A naked” picture in the Pulitzer-winning graphic novel Maus displays one character after herContinue reading “Tennessee School Board Bans MAUS Over a Naked Mouse.”
Cow Pox and the Propaganda of the 19th Century’s Anti-Vaccine Society
In June 1802, James Gillray published the Cow-Pock or “The Wonderful Effects of the New Inoculation!” a publication of the Anti-vaccine Society. It used bald-faced lies and misinformation to discourage people from taking the first vaccine in European medicine. In his classic propaganda cartoon, he implied that vaccinations would cause people to become more bovine,Continue reading “Cow Pox and the Propaganda of the 19th Century’s Anti-Vaccine Society”
Plastics and Their Role in Silent Consent
A recurring theme in Silent Consent by Circa24 is the damage done to the future generations from the plastics that made much of the carbon era so remarkable. Plastics, as we know them, have become rare strategic materials in the Founder’s States of that book. People seek antique plastic products from the 20th century asContinue reading “Plastics and Their Role in Silent Consent”
Some Paint Choices That Can Cut Your Carbon Footprint and Reduce Your Chemical Usage.
Silent Consent looks at a dystopian world where easy access to energy and power has become part of our past. Although fiction, its prediction of a polarized world is very plausible. A caste system with a few powerful elites have controlled many of the pre-carbon era civilizations. The many others, who serve as their energyContinue reading “Some Paint Choices That Can Cut Your Carbon Footprint and Reduce Your Chemical Usage.”
Population and Violence?
Spite is a natural behaviour among organisms, just like mutualism and parasitism. Behaviourists define war as a loose-loose interaction in which each party is harmed by the exchange. Among humans, war is typically fought to gain control of resources. The Nazis’ moved against the Soviet Union and waged war in North Africa primarily to gainContinue reading “Population and Violence?”
On Track for a Societal Collapse Soon
One of the things we look for in good science is the ability to make predictions. In 1972, an MIT team modeled twelve different possible scenarios for the future based upon different responses to the environment. Since then, we have followed the BAU2 (Business as Usual) scenario. Based upon our desire for continued economic growth,Continue reading “On Track for a Societal Collapse Soon”
New in Science: Plastics a Devil’s Bargain
In July, 2021, Science, one of the most prestigious journals in science, dedicated an issue to the ecological threat of plastics. In industrialized societies, avoiding plastics is nearly impossible. From our clothing to our kitchenware and homes, tons of plastics surround us. Plastic waste, including microplastics from our laundries, now pollute the soil and theContinue reading “New in Science: Plastics a Devil’s Bargain”
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