The Trolley Problem

There seems to be a common belief among the pundit class that Trump’s biggest issue going into the election is the public’s unhappiness with his pandemic response. If so, that is one of the most successful propaganda campaigns the Democrats have mounted in this cycle. What makes that interesting is that it is based on…

Flag On The Play

It is well known that President Trump is a counter-puncher. If you hit him, he is going to hit back harder – and for many casual observers (and that is most of the electorate) that is the problem. Think of it this way – you are attending a football game and the game is hotly…

Weekend Musings – Week 40

Couple of interesting things from over the weekend. First, I was catching up on my podcasts and was listening to Dan Bongino’s podcast from Friday. He chronicled a call he received from a NYT reporter who wanted to talk about the leftist/anarchist violence ongoing in several cities around the country. As a quick digression, I…

Postmodernism, Progressivism, and Lysenkosim

Progressivism is intellectualism for stupid people. As I listen to the baseless, moronic yammering of progressive postmodernist “scholars”, I am reminded of two people – early computer software pioneer Chip Morningstar and Soviet agronomist Trofim Lysenko. In 1993, Morningstar wrote an article about his first adventure with postmodernism and deconstructionism titled “How to Deconstruct Almost…

Choose Wisely

The risk of a Democrat dominated government is obvious to all who care to look. Secrecy: they refuse to tell America what their plans and policies are (i.e. court packing). You can learn more by what the refuse to say than what the do. Lack of principles: both Biden and Harris have reversed their positions…

Joe Biden Goes Nuclear

Joe Biden has attraction problem. No, this one isn’t related to his attraction to prepubescent children or sniffing women’s hair, this has to do with his base. His attraction problem is one of an atomic nature – how does he generate the attractive force necessary to keep his nucleus of support together as he defends…

The Notorious RBG Has Passed

RBG’s passing is a tragedy for her family. I will agree that she was a force in life and on the court – even though I disagreed with just about every decision she made as a Supreme Court Justice. I will say that she was an unabashed, unapologetic liberal, someone true to her ideology. And…

Unhealthy Cynicism

I had a recurring experience at a meeting yesterday, one that I think dovetails with a lot of the anger and angst that exists in our contemporary public discourse. Over the past two years, I have tried to communicate how and why some complex technology we invented works. We have had positive results with ever…

Insurrection Porn

It is hard to explain the Democrat’s seeming lack of concern about Ole Hidin’ Biden’s banishment to the basement, his lack of any discernible campaign strategy, his constant flip-flopping on issues, and his rapidly declining mental state without considering that they don’t care if he wins or not. Biden seems to be a means to…

19 Years Later

On this anniversary of 9/11, I look back as I have since that fateful day in 2001. Coming on the heels of the closest and most contentious elections in modern times, 9/11 represents many things to many people. Some say it unified America, some say it divided us. I would say that any unity was…

Wakanda is Fiction – Wokanda is Real

We were out of things to watch, so triggered by Chadwick Boseman’s untimely and tragic death, we watched “Black Panther” again – and having watched it several times, I watched it with a bit of a jaundiced eye based on the rampant knee-bending to BLM we have been seeing lately. As is often the case,…

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…