I Am Woman, See Me Fly

I Am Woman, See Me Fly
by Saab Lofton

The Greatest American Hero was cancelled in the spring of 1983, but three years later, Robert Culp proposed the following concept to series creator, Stephen J. Cannell: What if the alien supersuit was given to a woman?

How Things Got to This Point


How Things Got to This Point
by Saab Lofton

Even When We Lose, We Win


Even When We Lose, We Win
by Saab Lofton

"Long I pondered my king's cryptic talk of victory -- time has proven him wise ..."
--from the movie, 300

Kick Up Your Heels, Footloose and Fancy Free

Kick Up Your Heels, Footloose and Fancy Free
or
Intellectual Laziness and Adrenaline Addiction in Activism
by Saab Lofton

"We know what you're against, but what are you for?"
--Ted Kennedy while addressing the Peace Movement

A.D.D. Stands For America's Dumbed Down by Saab Lofton


A.D.D. Stands For America's Dumbed Down
by Saab Lofton

"It is often remarked in the First World that, from the president on down, Americans are the most ignorant -- in the literal sense of not knowing what they ought to know -- of any people with First World advantages."
--Gore Vidal, The American Presidency

"Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe."
--H.G. Wells

Curing Utopia Phobia by Saab Lofton

Curing Utopia Phobia
by Saab Lofton

"Democracy has failed because so many people fear it. They believe that wealth and happiness are so limited that a world full of intelligent, healthy and free people is impossible."
--from the book, Color and Democracy: Colonies and Peace (1945), by Dr. W.E.B. DuBois

The New Aesthetic by Saab Lofton

The New Aesthetic
by Saab Lofton

"It's not funny, Bart! Millions of girls will grow up thinking that this is the right way to act -- that they can never be more than vacuous ninnies whose only goal is to look pretty, land a rich husband and spend all day on the phone with their equally vacuous friends talking about how damn terrific it is to look pretty and have a rich husband!"
--Lisa Simpson, The Simpsons

No War but the Class War

No War but the Class War
by Saab Lofton

"The line must be drawn here -- this far, no further ..!"
--an often heard line in Star Trek

For me, the political has always been personal. For instance, as I once said in a commentary ...

The Future of Humanity's Economy, Part II

The Future of Humanity's Economy, Part II
by Saab Lofton

"Social action must be animated by a vision of a future society."
--Professor Noam Chomsky

... and as visions of the future go, it doesn't get any better than Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek. Unfortunately, given the extent to which laissez-faire capitalism (otherwise known as Reaganomics) is CURRENTLY dominant in America, Roddenberry's vision is under attack because it depicts the Human race as having abolished poverty, and obviously, a libertarian has less than zero interest in THAT.

What's worse, it's also assailed from within since Roberto Orci -- one of the screenwriters behind the 2009 Star Trek remake -- said during a Q&A with fans that, "there's money, or some kind of credit system in this [version]."

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