An American Ragnarök?

Are we on the brink cataclysmic destruction of America and everything in it – even the gods? People who read my writings know my mind sometimes (often?) works in strange ways, making connections or drawing stimulation from strange places. This afternoon, I walked in the den and Thor: Ragnarök was on the idiot box. It…

Soylent Green is People

Biden’s government and their big corporation allies are busying themselves creating the very dystopian future predicted by science fiction. Businesses, especially those at the top of the food chain, invest millions in research and some, if not most, of the multinationals have intelligence gathering operations that rival anything the CIA or FBI (or even the…

DNA Does Not Explain Racism

But a will to power certainly goes a long way to an explanation. I believe in the validity of the science of epigenetics – so much so, I based two novels on the subject. Epigenetics is the concept that certain traits are heritable, that they have been passed to us via our ancestor’s DNA and…

We Don’t Get Fooled Again

Lt. Horatio Caine is watching. What is the most powerful element in the Periodic Table? It is the element of surprise. Sorry – Dad joke. Not enough coffee this morning. Many believe our electoral processes are irreversibly compromised and there will never be a fair and free election again. I do not believe that. I…

Macco’s Razor

When you start with a desired conclusion, filling in the blanks to support it can get weird. Critical thinking is the ability to analyze information objectively and make a reasoned judgment. It involves the evaluation of sources, such as data, facts, observable phenomena, and research findings. What the Democrats are doing is not that. It…

The Cultural Mimicry of China

China is the genus Thaumoctopus of human culture, a hollow imitation of a superstate. In the natural world, the physically weak are overcome by the physically strong. That is an observable and provable law. But even that law has its exceptions and variations. Those not possessing physical strength (power, speed) find safety in other mechanisms,…

Institutionalizing the Mentally Ill

People with mental health issues were once institutionalized, then they weren’t – because some decided it was better to let them wander the streets. Now they are being institutionalized again, just this time in graduate programs at Ivy League universities. They now make millions of dollars by producing intellectual pornography based on little more than…

A Most Benevolent Kind of Racism

Benevolent and munificent racism is still racism. I have concluded American leftists thrive on stereotypes. They really dig them. As a mater of fact, stereotyping seems as natural as breathing to them. Maybe it is because collectivists can only see collections. Since the individual is a mythical creature to collectivists, individuals are apparently invisible to…

Grog and the Groglodytes

The “anti-racists” claim that race is a social construct created by whites to maintain power over black people, but then they turn right around and use race as the basis for another construct, the “minority”. A friend mentioned Thomas Huxley the other day. Huxley was a contemporary and a big fan of Darwin – so…

Chinese Checkers

What moves are the Chinese PLA planning? I have some knowledge of how things work in China. I spent several years working in China and know how closely aligned Chinese companies are with the Peoples Liberation Army (often the business cards I was handed had the company title on one side and the PLA officer…

The Establishment Empire Strikes Back

The new Utah GOP Party leadership must fight a two front war, with the enemy already inside the wire. Our media outlets here in Utah differ little from the national media when it comes to publishing fake news and misinformation – and their targets are the same – conservative, constitutionally grounded Republicans. Conventional wisdom would…

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…