Burning Down the House

“Some men aren’t looking for anything logical. They can’t be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.” ~ Alfred J. Pennyworth describing the Joker to Bruce Wayne We are told that the various protests/riots/looting events around the country are the result of anger. We’re also told that…

Walmart vs. Church in the Age of the Rona

In my opinion, the unequal treatment of churches during this manufactured panic reveals another fundamental truth. Secular humanism leads to autocracy and tyranny. Marxists, secular humanists, and totalitarian statists share a fear of religion. That fear is rooted in the idea that there is a power greater than the state and that power is vested…

Aspirational History

“America holds onto an undemocratic assumption from its founding: that some people deserve more power than others.” ~ Jamelle Bouie, The 1619 Project “Jeffries and teachers in upper grades I talked to around the country say they spend the beginning of their presentations on slavery explaining to students that what they learned in elementary school…

The Moral Foundations Theory

After being reminded of Jonathan Haidt’s 2012 book, “The Righteous Mind”, I’ve been thinking about the Moral Foundations Theory Haidt proposed. He noted that there are 5 (maybe 6) foundations for morality and these things determine the differences between liberals (whom I call progressives because I believe that is a better description) and conservatives (whom…

Write Mike In 2020

To all my Utah friends out there on the InnerTubes, especially those in the First Congressional District (Box Elder, Cache, Daggett, Duchesne, Morgan, Rich, Summit, Uintah, and Weber counties and a part of Davis County): I invite you to write me in. I thought about this earlier this year but since I have little faith…

Blinded By Science

“Believe all scientists” makes about as much sense as “believe all women”. We never should believe all of any group simply because they are a particular identity. Our local paper published an editorial asserting that if you don’t just blindly do what the “scientists” tell you, you are an anti-vaxxing, knuckle-dragging moron who just wants…

Never a Better Time to be Alive

In a way, American culture has nationalized a perspective that was popularized during the Obama administration and one that I hated to no end. If you think back to those thrilling days of yesteryear (when we were introduced to “funemployment” and a dystopian “new normal”), almost everything that happened to Obama was “unexpected” or “unique”…

Our Randian Times

In a way, America is getting a taste of life under a centrally planned, collectivist economy and government. Over the past few weeks: People are only allowed to do the things a very few “experts” sanctioned by the state think are proper. Voluminous regulations are created covering every aspect of daily life and then arbitrarily…

Failure is Only Final if You Quit

Life teaches many lessons. Yesterday, I was reminded in real time of something my maternal grandmother used to tell me when I was a child. She said that there is always a solution to any problem if you look for it hard enough. On Sunday, my eldest son wanted to get some aerial video shots…

Outside the Wire

Yesterday, after conducting a SDR (surveillance detection run), I mounted my up-armored Ford F-150 4X4 and braved the dystopian landscape to trek to one of our local food distribution centers, carefully avoiding the Coronazombies and the ever-present gelatinous blobs of Covidity floating in the atmosphere- both just waiting for a helpless, hapless human to pass…

Propaganda, Agitprop and Self-Fulfilling Prophecies

The reaction of the enemedia to this pandemic is the textbook definition of a self-fulfilling prophecy – this is Vietnam 2.0. They constantly focus on every misstep, ignore any success and hammer the twin narratives of distrust and failure 24/7/365. And then they act surprised when people distrust the administration because they believe it has…

Lying Media Liars Who Lie

I want to expose something that has become an article of faith on the left. Multiple talking heads and barely literate pundits are claiming this: Donald Trump is intentionally lying about the corona virus epidemic and is irresponsibly putting your family in danger. Don’t believe me, here’s Dean Obeidallah, failed lawyer and third rate Muslim…

Scarcity

In the natural world, there exists something called the “carrying capacity”. Carrying capacity of a biological species in an environment is the maximum population size of the species that the environment can sustain indefinitely, given the food, habitat, water, and other necessities available in the environment. Anybody who has ever farmed or ranched understands this…

The Adult Babies of the Democrat Party

Back in 2016, I wrote:   “If one remembers their own childhood, one can assume that there will be remembered at least one situation where some unfair punishment or major injustice was vested on one’s person. I can vividly remember being punished for a crime I clearly committed (I snuck a piece of my own…

Authoritarians Are Everywhere

A couple of weeks ago, Tucker Carlson suggested that there are people on the left who believe they have no obligation to conform to reality because they believe they oversee it. They believe that because a plurality of their peer group thinks a certain way, that is what defines their reality and that they can…

Tear Down This Wall

“Mr. Gorbachev – tear down this wall.” ~ President Ronald Reagan (1987) We, the people of America could well be reaching our own “Berlin Wall” moment. The initial impetus of both the right and left when analyzing the government investigations over the last several years are “Who is to blame?” and “How do we spin…

Christmas Bells Are Ringing

  Caroling, caroling, now we go Christmas bells are ringing Caroling, caroling thru the snow Christmas bells are ringing Joyous voices sweet and clear Sing the sad of heart to cheer Ding dong, ding dong Christmas bells are ringing… ~ “Caroling, Caroling”, sung by Nat “King” Cole (words and music by Alfred Burt and Wihla…

Tantalus Reincarnated

In the larger scheme of things, the Democrat impeachment circus is not just a beclowning event for them and their anti-Trump loyalists, it is doing far more damage to the American political landscape and our system of government. To Democrats and their malleable “standards”, Trump appears as the reincarnation of the Greek god Tantalus. Tantalus…

OK, Boomer!

I guess the new thing with the young’uns when confronted with challenges from their elders is to reply with the inane dismissive of “OK Boomer” – or the newest pejorative variant “GFYS Boomer” (these crazy kids and their acronyms). Of course, the implication is that now that you old folks have stolen Greta Thunberg’s childhood,…

The More You Know

What follows is an editorial published in our local paper, the Park Record, as part of the continuing community debate surrounding the “Welcoming Schools” program created by the largest LGBTQ lobbying entity in America, the Human Rights Campaign. I didn’t want to post it here until the paper made it available online. Here it is:…