Four Horsemen Documentary

Sometimes, you need to take a step back and look at the ‘big picture’. I did that yesterday when I ran into a documentary that (in the words of the producer) “reveals the fundamental flaws in the economic system which have brought our civilization to the brink of disaster”. It’s only 98 minutes and 54 seconds, so it’s not able to spend too much time getting into the details of why and how we got here. But, it offers a historical perspective that should give everyone food for thought. And, for those that need an introduction to the current mess … Click here to read the rest…

Apocalypse

Two years ago, I stumbled across something that knocked me down and shook me up. In other words, it was a revelation. When ancient Greeks suffered such a revelation, they referred to it as ἀποκάλυψις, or apocálypsis (normally, with the involvement of some diety). Of course, we don’t say ‘apocalypsis’. We say ‘apocalypse’. How do we use ‘apocalypse’ today? When we say ‘apocalypse’, we mean disaster. That is because the Book of Revelation, which is chock full of disaster, was written in Greek. And, the title of the book? Ἀποκάλυψις Ἰωάννου, or ‘Apocalypsis Ioannou’ Of course, we Anglicized it to: … Click here to read the rest…