So, the month of May is history now, and it’s time to gaze forward into the lazy daze of summer.
Without further ado I shall get right down to my stats for the month. Which are actually quite boring and predictable. May is what I call a “status-quo” type of month. As compared to April, in the Merry Month of May my Page Views went up a bit – from 6,364 to 6,455. Unfortunately, my number of Distinct Visitors went down slightly, from 3,527 to 3,523. I would reckon off the top of my head, that this is not statistically significant, but I am not willing to sit down and do the actual math to prove that assertion! [Sighs of relief from the corner where my Marketing Staff lurks.]
In any case, thank you again, Visitors and Readers, I truly appreciate you, I hope you enjoy reading my posts and get something useful from them!
Next: My standard disclaimer:
Your Privacy is Important to Me: WordPress calculates who is a distinct person by their I.P. address. It also uses the I.P. address to deduce which country you live in. I myself can’t see I.P. addresses unless you leave a comment. In which case I can see your email address; and from that I COULD look up your I.P. if I were curious, which I am not.
Next: Before posting my usual “Parade of Nations”, this here is my nostalgic trip down memory lane. In which I narcissistically “look-back” through my own posts of the last month, self-assess them, and highlight a few which I think are particularly good, I call this feature:
Highlights of the Month
So, here we go, in chronological order:
- I started off the month of May with more Trotsky/Chase goodies, namely this 5-part sequel to my previous sequels. Like I said in my post, it’s okay for historians to go where the facts take them; but the Ice Dance judges WILL deduct points for a poor artistic presentation.
- Followed by this 3-part series on the Syria War, penned by our old friend, Evgeny Krutikov.
- Next, Kadyrov really drew blood with his snippety criticism of the French government. As shown in the sequelae, when Monsieur Macron reacted with quite the thin-skinned squeals of outrage: “Je ne prends pas conseil d’un dictateur!“
- Next, probably my greatest achievement of the month: This 5-part historical series on Soviet miners strikes of the 1990’s. Along with my Chase/Trotsky series, I hope this helps to elucidate some thorny issues of interest especially to socialists.
- The five-parter seems to have become the new normal for me, with this series about the psychological effects of the Crimean Bridge. This piece fits in particularly well with the overall motto of my blog, which is “Human Dignity”. As opposed to “Space-Alien Dignity”, which is a different matter, altogether. Speaking of which, can the Crimea Bridge be seen from space? I don’t know the answer, I’m just asking…
- For MH-17 conspiracy theorists, a new tantalizing scrap (literally) of evidence on the pro-Russian side of the ledger: The serial number of the alleged BUK. I personally tried to include this factual nugget in the official English-language wikipedia page on MH-17, but my edit and footnote were removed within a few hours after posting. I reckon it doesn’t fit the official wiki narrative, as to what is acceptable evidence. Personally, I have no idea who shot down the MH-17, whether it was Ukrainians, Russians, or Separatists. Either way, one has to assume that it was just a horrible accident.
- And on a more joyous theme, I ended the month with a bang, this post is my personal favorite. What is there not to like about Gladiator Movies? Especially those featuring Emperor Commodus in the arena? And I managed to twist even Lenin’s biography into a form of gladiator spectacle while indulging in my own favorite hobby: Skewering inept historians! (My analyst thinks I have a Freudian complex about historians, that might be so…)
But now, my friends, it is time for that Pomp and Circumstance that everybody has been waiting for: Time to march on with the
Parade Of Nations
My 3,523 May visitors hail from the following countries, in order of most to least page views. WordPress allows me to save these stats as a CSV file, from which I copy-pasted onto here:
|United Arab Emirates||8|
|Hong Kong SAR China||4|
Thank you, Friends and Visitors.