The Musings of Mike Spindell


May 2016

Vietnam and Remembrance of Thing Past

Yesterday was Memorial Day and throughout our media,  whenever there wasn't automobile commercials,  we saw memorials to those American Armed Service members who lost their live fighting America's wars.  From my perspective all of America's wars since Vietnam were not... Continue Reading →

Five Things We’ve Learned (Or Haven’t Learned) About America in the 21st Century

When I was a boy, so long ago, the 21st Century was a science fiction dream in a distant, hopeful future where the world be a better place and full of wonders. America was the land of the victors, with... Continue Reading →

“This Changes Everything”: The Phony Meme From 9/11

Our memories not only serve the purpose of learning to avoid danger from past experience, they serve as the glue that holds our sense of our fleeting lives together into a linear personal narrative. For all of us most memories... Continue Reading →

The Puerile Prognostications of Our Political Punditry

While I would get few arguments that this 2016 Presidential Campaign has been perhaps the most bizarre in American history,  many people seem to overlook one of the main reasons that this campaign is surreal.  The obvious fact of the... Continue Reading →

The Bigotry of the Boycott Israel Movement

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (BDS) "is a global campaign attempting to increase economic and political pressure on Israel to comply with the stated goals of the movement: the end of Israel's occupation and colonization of Palestinian land and... Continue Reading →

The Democratic Party Today is Out of Touch and Money Is the Reason

I wrote the essence of this post one week after the Republicans made great gains in the 2014 mid-terms elections.  Those elections gave Republicans solid control of both Houses of Congress and with the then conservative majority on the Supreme... Continue Reading →

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