Hughesair (Inflection Point)

Retired physician and air taxi operator, science writer and part time assistant professor, these editorials cover a wide range of topics. Mostly non political, mostly true, I write more from a lifetime of experience and from research, more science than convention. Subjects cover medicine, Alaska aviation, economics, technology and an occasional book review. Globalization or Democracy documents the historical roots of Oligarchy, the road to colonialism and tyranny

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Saturday, July 30, 2022


 Quarterly GDP down almost 1%, every foreign purchase amounts to a negative entry to our GDP. What’s worse, a like transfer of middle class wealth transfers to our banking and multinational oligarchs. All of which, further diminishes economic velocity and productivity.  

Tuesday, July 19, 2022


 While some still hold on to the belief In globalism, people all over the world wake up to the realization that globalization is just another form of colonialism. 

The greatness of America was the freedom of its people to work for themselves and their family. Their inventiveness, industry and work ethic lead to great prosperity. Globalism gave all that away in favor of an international cabal of oligarchs. We now face a new King George with the same struggle as the colonists did. We have our freedom and democracy only so long as we insist on keeping it. Time to ring the bell in Philadelphia.

Monday, July 18, 2022

Global Warming

 CO2 no doubt poses a major environmental problem. It is not alone. Mitigating the problem with political solutions lead to universal chaos. Technology and industry offer solutions, but sound business with increased productivity and marginal return and jobs will do what politicians cannot. 

Farmer’s Revolt

 Wasting our farmers with fuel costs and nitrogen restrictions resembles the loss of the farmer class in 18th century England due not to the individual revolution but to imperial England’s own globalization's under the guise of colonialism. We fought hard to free our country from the shackles of globalism then and we must renew the struggle. The loss of our middle class now as back then leads to tyranny 

Monday, July 11, 2022


 I’ve written about the subversion of our democracy for almost a decade. I interpreted the problem as globalization versus the constitution. However, as events unfold, I see the conflict coming down to authoritarian government versus representative government. It’s hard to believe, but a growing minority reject belief in our constitution and our culture. The seed of this mutation began post Vietnam with an internationalization of our foreign policy by foreign born and educated cabinet members. We did this to ourselves and now face the consequences. July 2022, we appear to stand on the edge of a precipice. Will we be able to vote a change, or will totalitarian government prevent or subvert an election?

Wednesday, July 06, 2022

Will Rogers

 Here’s the full quote:

This election was lost four and six years ago, not this year. They [Republicans] didn’t start thinking of the old common fellow till just as they started out on the election tour. The money was all appropriated for the top in the hopes that it would trickle down to the needy. Mr. Hoover was an engineer. He knew that water trickles down. Put it uphill and let it go and it will reach the driest little spot. But he didn’t know that money trickled up. Give it to the people at the bottom and the people at the top will have it before night, anyhow. But it will at least have passed through the poor fellows hands. They saved the big banks, but the little ones went up the flue.

The essay by Will Rogers was a regular weekly column.

Number 518, it ran in the St. Petersburg Times on November 27, 1932.

Sunday, July 03, 2022

January 6th


History will record January 6th as a revolt against a rigged election and a demand for the 12th Amendment. Guided by self interest and foreign dollars, an elitist minority and shadow government subverted and attempted to end Democracy in favor of Globalism. Like the Boston tea party, Insurrection Day marked America’s revolution against tyranny, propaganda and censorship. Citizens bore mass political incarnation in defense of their freedom and the Constitution. 

In the words of Thomas Paine: “Britain, with an army to enforce her tyranny, has declared that she has a right (not only to tax) but to bind us in all cases whatsoever, and if being bound in that manner is not slavery, then there is not such a thing as slavery upon earth. Even the expression is imperious, for so unlimited a power belongs only to God.”

Saturday, July 02, 2022

Jerome Powell

 Testifying before the House Finance Committee, Powell says that he looks at consumer spending rather than consumer income as a measure of inflation. Never mind that it might be the consumers last dime as he sells his home and buys a mobile home to live on the street.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Globalization or Democracy

  This book speaks of post Vietnam leaders’ desire for a more cooperative global world order. Discouraged by war, they hoped that globalism and free trade - at any price - would discourage nationalism and end wars. This strategy became the central academic, economic and foreign-policy priority for the next fifty years. What could possibly have gone wrong? And tragically it had. Globalization or Democracy documents the complex concatenations  -both economic and political - with their deleterious outcomes.

Thursday, June 16, 2022


 Politicians at a very young age realized that they were treated special, that they could get away with things and be rewarded in ways that others could not. They soon realized that they could trade on their personality and not have to work, that they could get elected or rewarded in high school and college without even trying. Later, politisions found that they could thrive in the community without working, getting rich on other peoples money. Hardly a trustworthy trait for representative government or personal character. But that’s what we’ve got.

All the Light You Cannot See

 A beautiful book, I'm reading for the second time. The story serves as a perfect metaphor, light as the medium for understanding. The story enters the quantum world with light in a narrow band of the infinite range of electromagnetic wavelength, all of which is invisible but also the medium for understanding. Marie-Laure’s blindness contrasts with the blind radio waves of the French resistance and self realization of a German boy caught up in the blindness if Hitler’s Germany. The story captures the blindness of a German populism to the Nazi propaganda and indoctrination of a generation and those who go along.

Today All the Light You Cannot See serves as a further metaphor for the past idealogical subversion of generations of American children, idealistically goose stepping to the anti American, socialist narrative of their teachers. This narrative, in my view stemms from the anti American demonstrations during and after the war in Vietnam. A shadow government, NGOs and bureaucracy, blinded by the light, led to a self destruction of our freedom and voice from within. This educated elite cannot stop until they destroy our republic or until they themselves are defeated. Democracy remains a light they cannot see while the ether vibrates with quantums of their propaganda, advancing the false narrative of a vague international elite. I hope the light of our resistance will overcome and be less violent than that in Saint-Malo. We will see what happens. Others may draw different meanings, but this book delights the sole in many ways with elegant writing, a best book.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Deregulate the Doctors

 Doctors quit medicine in droves while medical schools modified curriculum to accommodate the new guideline regulated standard care. Doctors quit because regulation, the greed and overriding authority of hospitals, medical bureaucracy and insurance companies interfered with their patient care and medical judgment.

Guidelines favoring expensive treatments without adequate diagnosis or even interest in correct diagnosis, led to lower life expectancy, erosion of professionalism, science, trust and the ranking of American medicine throughout the industrial world.

Politically Speaking

 It’s not about Democrats versus Republicans, not even Socialism versus Capitalism. It’s about a shadow government bent on destroying our Democracy and our freedom from within in favor of a vague totalitarian internationalism with world wide égalité of the masses favoring international banking, multinationals, oligarchs, and the same shadow elite.