My name is Mike Booth. I’m 74 years old. My faculties are beginning to fail and I don’t know how long I have left. Suddenly it occurs to me that I should be doing something besides publishing snide comments on Facebook. I should explain my seven-decade vision of the world, of who’s doing what to whom, how they’re doing it and how they’re able to get away with it. Where are they coming from and where are they likely to take us in the short, medium and long-term future, if there is a long-term future? I’ll be brief, sincere and frank. I don’t have time to beat around the bush. I don’t have an agenda—keeping in mind that everyone has an agenda, whether they know it, or admit it, or not.
There are a lot of dangerously twisted minds on the loose out there, most of them in suits, many of them in positions of awesome power. I’ll do my best to describe the worst of them, an exercise in “know your enemy,” if you will. If I can be a positive influence on a single young mind I’ll be satisfied.
You may have noticed that the subtitle of this site mentions “bi-lingual.” That’s because some of the posts will be in Spanish. I’ve lived permanently in Spain since 1968 and I have some questions and comments for my Spanish countrymen on Spanish subjects. English-speaking readers can either practice their castellano or use the Google translator (“Translate this post” the right-hand column.) It works surprisingly well. Lectores españoles que quisieran leer las entradas en inglés también disponen del Google translator (“Translate this post” en la columna de la derecha.) Funciona sorprendentemente bien.