I am a universalist, a globalist, because human rights are universal, not local, and because universalism is the only attitude that has any chance of preventing global nuclear war and global warming ecocide, or what others have called omnicide--killing off all multicellular life on Earth. Nuclear war, global warming, and the sixth mass extinction combine to create conditions on Earth which pose a high risk for ending not only industrial capitalist civilization, but ending all life on Earth.
The Anthropocene: the era in which ALL LOCAL POLITICS are now PETTY POLITICS.
Recent international news media interviews have covered the following topics:
Propaganda Function of the Corporate Mass Media
The Vietnam War: a US War Crime
UC Berkeley Free Speech, Fascism, and the Alt-Right
President Trump: the end of the US Empire
Global Warming: Collapse, Ecocide, Mass Extinction
ISIS, Iraq, Syria, Israel, Gaza, Yemen, and US Middle East Policy
Western US Public Lands Management; National Parks
Gun Violence, Police, Black Lives Matter, and War on Drugs
US Military and Economic Geopolitics, Empire, NAFTA
Oil and US Empire: Middle East, Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria
Racism - Immigration: Economic, Political, and Social Inequality
Cultural Attitudes and Public Opinion: Americans, Who Are We?
Image courtesy of T.C. Hall Media.
Mark Mason PhD US political and cultural analyst for the international news media. Located in the San Francisco Bay area of California, United States of America. I am available to the international news media for commentary on US foreign policy, scientific policy, and domestic political, economic, and cultural matters. -- The image used at the top of this page is courtesy of James Fassinger. The "Don't Vote" image is courtesy of T.C. Hall Media.
Recent measurement of CO2 in parts-per-million at Mauna Loa, Hawaii, USA. "Before the Industrial Revolution in the 19th century, global average CO2 was about 280 ppm. During the last 800,000 years, CO2 fluctuated between about 180 ppm during ice ages and 280 ppm during interglacial warm periods."May 10, 2013ESRL Global Monitoring Division News Items