All You Have is Your Good Name

“To understand our civilisation, one must appreciate that the extended order resulted not from human design or intention but spontaneously: it arose from unintentionally conforming to certain traditional and largely moral practices, many of which men tend to dislike, whose significance they usually fail to understand, whose validity they cannot prove, and which have nonetheless…

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A Failed Grande Experiment

The terrorist attack in Manchester should mark the end of a Grande Experiment. Sadly, this quote by the mayor of Manchester indicates it won’t be: “The message that I would want to get over — and this is how the vast majority of people feel — this man was a terrorist, not a Muslim. The…

Waiting for GOPdot

Does the media have the right to ally with the Democrats in their quest to take over a duly elected government? Sure they do. It’s not illegal. It may be unethical and unscrupulous – but that doesn’t matter. They could care less. It’s all about winning and winning so much they will be sick of…

The Hysterics

In the world of philosophy, there are five generally recognized branches of philosophical thought and inquiry. These are (listed in hierarchical relationship to each other): 1) Metaphysics (the study of existence), 2) Epistemology (the study of knowledge), 3) Ethics (the study of action), 4) Politics (the study of force) and 5) Esthetics (the study of…

The New Republican “Third Way”

After considering my lack of comfort with President Trump’s first 100 days, I came to the following conclusions. Please bear with me on this one – I certainly could be wrong but I think I see a pattern developing and it sure looks a lot like one we have seen before.   When Bill Clinton…

$25 Down, $25 a Week

There is one perception of modern times that perhaps more than any other has caused America to enter a socioeconomic death spiral. Our downfall is rooted in the insane idea that somehow, we can live our lives on some sort of a $25 down, $25 a week forever installment plan. It boils down to the…