We commune with the dead.
Northern California is a truly awesome and spectacular place that gives a vivid meaning to the Romantic sense of the sublime.
Showtrials have been an integral and essential element in shoring up the perimeters of virtually every authoritarian state. These trials have usually served as a prelude to or as a reaffirming of the drift towards totalitarianism. In such showtrials dissent, opposition to tyranny, and even a simple reluctance to participate in the schemes of authoritarian leaders have historically been met with a disproportionately violent response.