The Moral War is Here

“Virtuous motives, trammeled by inertia and timidity, are no match for armed and resolute wickedness. A sincere love of peace is no excuse for muddling hundreds of millions of humble folk into total war. The cheers of the weak, well-meaning assemblies soon cease to count. Doom marches on.” ~ Winston Churchill I’ve been trying to…

Is 2020 a Technicolor Election Year?

The left wing “news” centrifuge is spinning at full rpm, casting everything the GOP speakers say as lies or misinformation. They are attacking every personal attribute that has any chance of casting doubt on the speaker’s credibility But it dawned on me why the 2020 GOP convention is having such an impact – it is…

2020: Will the Intolerant Overcome the Tolerant?

I was thinking about how great literature of the past has two components, one of entertainment and the other of wisdom. Often, the great authors of history do more than just cater to our enjoyment by telling a great story, they also educate through the themes of their writing. To varying degrees, many of these…

What’s At Stake In 2020

The 2020 election is not really a choice between Democrats and Republicans, it is more of a choice of what America is going to be in the future. The question on the ballot is whether America is going to retain and strengthen its reliance on the logic and reason of Western Civilization or abandon it…

It’s All Been Done Before

“Government is the great fiction through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.” ~ Frédéric Bastiat, Essay on Government (1848) “As long as it is admitted that the law may be diverted from its true purpose–that it may violate property instead of protecting it – then everyone will want to participate…

Disconnected

What we are seeing in our politics today is the complete disconnect of our government and the people. People in government live in one world and the people in another – that’s the only way to explain the lack of concern over the riots in the cities run by Lori “Baby Groot” Lightfoot, Ted “Soyboy”…

Fear of Fear Itself

I see this phrase all the time: “They hate us, they really hate us”. It is offered as an explanation of why the left is so rabidly confrontational and irrational these days – but after several conversations with local lefties this week, I have concluded that it is not really hate, it is something close…

The New Oath

Black’s Law Dictionary defines the term “oath” as: “Any form of attestation by which a person signifies that he is bound in conscience to perform an act faithfully and truthfully…” America requires oaths of office for public officials, for lawyers and judges and for presidents. The Pledge of Allegiance is an oath and many clubs…

De Cive (The Citizen)

In his 1642 publication of “De Cive” (The Citizen), Thomas Hobbes introduced the idea of “bellum omnium contra omnes” or translated, the “war of all against all”. Hobbes deduces that this is the state of nature in which each man has equal right to resources and this equal right eventually results in violent conflict over…

A Mini-Malthusian Moment

Concurrent with whatever damage they do, crises – whether real or manufactured – sharpen the focus of the people who experience and survive them. The various disruptions in the established patterns of living caused by shortages, deprivation, and prohibitions cause people to question “luxury” aspects of their lives that have become routine. Once people discover…

God Bless the USA

If you can listen to this without getting chills, you don’t understand what this nation is and what it means. I can feel pride welling up in my chest and tears beginning to flow every time I hear this song. This one is especially powerful in these times of hate and uncertainty – this is…

1620 vs. 1619

On this July 4th Eve, I want to remind Americans about something – this nation was founded on a choice, a choice that was eventually reflected in the Declaration of Independence, the Northwest Ordinance and the Constitution of the United States. The dishonest 1619 project would have you believe that America was founded in 1619…

Redefining Reality

If you are white, Christian, heterosexual, employed, believe in free markets, individual liberty and the Bill of Rights (or even are any single one of those or combination thereof), the progressive left, through postmodernism and deconstructionism, seek to redefine everything about you in such a way that they can be interpreted as evil. Even though…

Sometimes a Knot is Just a Knot

We have effectively moved from the Kafka portion of the program where people are charged with unidentifiable crimes to the Stalinist purge portion where any variance from the currently accepted standards (which change every day) is treason. I saw where NASCAR is mandating training about “unconscious bias”. This is lunacy – but it is a…

Hysterical History

History is a funny thing. For some, history liberates, for others, it binds. For some it is an educational tool that informs and guides, preventing the repetition of mistakes and serving as a ladder to the future. For others, it is a prison – an explanation for failure and an excuse for who they have…

Fighting Wars Already Won

It is neither stunning nor brave to fight a war that has already been won, but that is what many “movements” do. They continue to “fight” even when there are no shots being fired, no bombs being dropped and no men in the field but they do this because there is no danger to them…

Greenwood Before 1921

Trump’s rally in Tulsa is being held about a mile from the Greenwood District. Many only know of the tragic race battle that occurred there in 1921 due to this rally – but I posted about it over a year ago, writing: “There is an interesting history story that is both tragic on an epidemic…

Whose Fault Is It Anyway?

People ask me why I keep posting and writing. I do it to annoy you. Just kidding. I look at it like this – let’s say I have a young child at home and he goes next door to play with his best friend and classmate. Let’s say that unbeknownst to me, my neighbors are…

Had Enough?

Look, I have been pretty gloom and doom/Debbie Downer about pretty much everything 2020 so far. It’s not so much that disaster is around the doorstep, because it is always around the doorstep, it has been because all of this seems all so…well so…unnecessary. We began the year with a bogus impeachment followed by the…