The Fall of the House of Jefferson

“A departure from principle in one instance becomes a precedent for a second; that second for a third; and so on, till the bulk of the society is reduced to be mere automatons of misery, and to have no sensibilities left but for sinning and suffering.” ~ Thomas Jefferson, letter to Samuel Kercheval (June 12,…

Dangerous Rhetoric

Of all the issues America faces, perhaps the one that scares me the most is the degree of comfort Democrats exhibit in demonizing their opponents and casting them, not as wrong, but as evil.   Just this past couple of weeks:   New Democrat “It Girl”, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, called President Trump a racist and an…

The Baby Bernies

Interesting how far left the Democrat candidates (both declared and presumptive) for president are already going.   “You get get a car and you get a car and you get a car!”   Two of them, Tulsi Gabbard and Kirsten Gillibrand, are already apologizing for any thoughtcrime and wrongthink they ever committed in the past…

The Birth of the Progressive Venus

I must admit, I watch the rise of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with some degree of amusement. I’ve compared her splash on the contemporary political scene to the origin story of the Greek goddess Aphrodite (Venus in Roman mythology). In this older of the two stories of Aphrodite’s birth, she emerges from the sea a grown woman.…

The Postmodernist Progressive Pandemic

Progressives have always been collectivists (i.e. socialists, Marxists and communists). Until the fall of the USSR, collectivists generally followed the Stalinist/Orwellian model , the central premise of which is that the government is God, whatever it says goes without question and you will be forced to act as if it is true – even if…

Does Atlas Wear a Yellow Vest?

For the past week or so, I have been listening to the audiobook version of Atlas Shrugged – and this weekend, my wife and I watched all three of the Atlas movies (I is great, II is OK, III is a made-for-TV movie and gave Rand’s work the low budget Hallmark Christmas movie treatment).  …

The Coming Apophasis

“Well, my girl’s in the next room, Sometimes I wish she was you, I guess we never really moved on” ~ Hinder (Austin Winkler; Cody Hanson; Brian Howes), “Lips of an Angel”, Extreme Behavior (2005) America has just witnessed the near canonization of George H.W. Bush by Democrats and an institutional media (aka the Demmedia)…