If it Walks Like a Duck…

In a special session yesterday, the Utah Legislature passed a resolution recommending Critical Race Theory (CRT) NOT be taught in Utah public schools. The language of the House version of the resolution, HR901, stated: “…the House of Representatives strongly recommends that the Utah State Board of Education review standards for curriculum and ensure the following…

Intersectionality and Critical Race Theory

Ending oppression by oppressing even harder. Intersectionality is a concept created in 1989 by Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, professor at the UCLA School of Law and Columbia Law School. She coined the term to help explain the oppression of African American women. Presented in a paper for the University of Chicago Legal Forum titled, “Demarginalizing the…

Critical Basketball Theory

Modern basketball games are governed by the clock. When that final horn sounds, the game is over and whichever team has the most points is the winner – the other one loses. If it is tied, they go back to the clock, an overtime period is played and again, when the time runs out there…

Chicken or Egg?

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Or more to the point, does a particular type of society determine a national economic system or is it the other way around? I think history shows that free societies tend toward free economies. I am not aware of any “great capitalist revolution” prosecuted in the same…

Youth is Wasted on the Young

America is in the thrall of spoiled, immature, terroristic adult children – and paying the price for it. History can only be understood by looking in the rearview mirror, and as I look back over my life (spanning from 1959 to today), I believe that the 1960’s were the turning point for where we are…

Qualitative vs. Quantitative

Constitutional rights must not be subjected to emotional reasoning. By rule, our local paper, the Park Record, only allows submissions of letters to the editor or guest editorials from a single author but once every 30 days, therefore, I cannot respond to a letter directed toward a guest editorial a couple of weeks ago. It…

Reversing Alinsky

Pick the target. Unfreeze it. Depersonalize it. Depolarize it. Make them live up to their own rules. What do: Critical Race Theory Modern Monetary Theory Gender Fluidity Climate Change Social Justice Equity …all have in common? First, none of them make any logical sense on their own. Critical Race Theory claims to end racism by…

SkyGov and the Democrat Terminators

SkyGov became self-aware 57 years ago today. A couple of months ago, I was part of a discussion in which one of the participants, a very smart lady, said the reason conservatives lose is not just that we are not particularly good at playing the game, it is that we do not even know what…

Breaking the Cycle

I recently proposed that what BLM and the “anti-racists” believe is “systemic racism” is really the direct effect of government dependency. I have given a substantial amount of thought to this possibility and what follows is the result. The only substantive connection between white America and the anger of black America is the fact that…

The Ugly Truth

The entire BLM/woke/cancel culture breaks down to one least common denominator: Life isn’t fair. Never has been and will never be. Life has been defeated by those best equipped to fight it on their own terms. As racist as this sounds, black Americans have been domesticated. So many have been fed and sheltered by the…

A Most Political of Pandemics

The real virus in America is the Democrat Party’s addiction to tyranny. On March 17, 2020, I wrote: “This pandemic panic reveals more about the weakness of our society and its dependence on central authority than it does about the effectiveness of our disaster response capability or our health care system. I am amazed at…

Blocking Lanes on the Information Superhighway

Constricting the flow of information is a risk to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness… The left in America seems to believe there is some information people just do not need to know, so their allies at Internet and social media companies help them ban that “forbidden” information, essentially shutting down certain lanes on…

Neat, Plausible and WRONG

“Those are my constitutional rights”, is a statement I often hear when discussing the Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the Constitution of the United States – most often in discussions of the First and Second Amendments. Wrong. Every American, whether natural born or naturalized, has God given rights as defined in the…

Collective Sins

People who favor collectivism (socialism, Marxism, or communism) believe it brings total social and economic equality, that wide swaths of the population can be “equalized” by banning and criminalizing certain disfavored behaviors, as well as the thoughts and beliefs that support those behaviors. If we are all to behave alike, accept the same standards of…

Fun With Dick and Jane

We have all been there. You pack up the family and head to your grandmother’s house for the annual pilgrimage at Christmas or Thanksgiving (or another holiday) and when you arrive, your cousin and his wife are there – with their bratty, undisciplined, ill-behaved pre-pubescent twins, Dick and Jane. You dread the next couple of…

America Has Crossed a New Line

Some friends and I were discussing the seemingly constant string of violent events that only occur when a black person is shot by police, how two black children essentially skated in the murder of an Uber driver and how the amount of media attention in a “mass shooting” is directly proportional to the race of…

A Malicious and Malevolent Presidency

There is something decidedly wrong with the Biden presidency and this is most certainly not a normal administration. They intentionally and openly divide the American people, and policies are enacted with a high degree of retributive malice, prosecuted with evil glee. You can almost hear the Wicked Witch of the West (VP Kamala Harris) cackle,…

What is on the Other Side of the Wall?

Every now and again, I come back around to considering G.K. Chesterton’s “paradox of the gate”. Here it is in Chesterton’s own words from his 1929 book, “The Thing”, in the chapter entitled, “The Drift from Domesticity”: “In the matter of reforming things, as distinct from deforming them, there is one plain and simple principle;…

Nosferatu

Vampires are real. When people say that what is happening today is something out of a dystopian novel, they normally think of “Brave New World” or “1984”. Of course, I see the parallels – more now to Huxley’s dystopian world but strangely enough, I think of “Dracula”. I just finished re-reading the original “Dracula” by…