Reversal of Fortunes

Western civilization is not in decline – it is in reversal. Western civilization was not born with fully formed ideas of individual freedoms and a liberty protected by a government dependent on its people. It evolved into those positions over centuries of constant learning – and that learning included making mistakes – like slavery. Most…

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First World Problems

Americans have the worst case of #firstworldproblems in history. Prosperity has spread so far and wide that we now have time to waste of frivolities like safe spaces, microaggressions and chasing phantom wrongs. Our successful are wildly successful, America is still a place where a person can be stone cold broke today and bathed in…

A Sense of Propriety

“We blush for the impudence and rudeness of another, though he himself appears to have no sense of the impropriety of his own behaviour; because we cannot help feeling with what confusion we ourselves should be covered, had we behaved in so absurd a manner.” ~ Adam Smith, “Of the Sense of Propriety” (1759) “These…

Oppressive Chaos

Please indulge me in a bit of personal recollection and reflection – it does have a rational purpose, you have my solemn word on that. My mom died in 2004 of complications of Parkinson’s Disease and dementia. I grew up in a loving household with a magnificent extended family close by but after 24 years…

Solutions

As we saw in the election results, the majority of Americans knew very well that it was time for the Obama Socialism Train to be derailed. Being a newly-minted small business owner, I couldn’t be happier riding the Trump Capitalism Train. What surprises me are all the Debby Downers who can’t stop whining about his…