Duly Noted - Shame; On All Of Us

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The record of the last century has been assembled with mosaic pieces of horror. This explains inquiries directed at those who, as conscious contemporaries, have witnessed these wrongs. The past’s adults are faced with a question: “What were you doing? How could you allow such […]

Duly Noted - From the Blog of the Last Survivor

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The fictitious diary of a well-meaning chap.

Humor bridges the gap between reality and tragedy. In doing so, it demonstrates our ability to be amused, no matter what. This pseudo-journal is translated from the Hungarian. Some inferences had to be sacrificed because of the uniqueness […]

Duly Noted - The Enemy? He is Us.

Duly NotedSly totalitarian challengers exploit our liberties that they abhor.

It is a natural inclination to endeavor to assess threats, whether immediate or only discernible to those with a vision. Such calculations are made in terms of the foe’s inclinations, and physical means. These estimates like to […]

Duly Noted - Countries, Borders, Peoples.

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Man is a territorial animal. A consequence is mass murder that proves that pacifism, meant as an antidote for aggression, facilitates bloodshed. If land is involved, leaders and peoples tend to lose their rationality and their moral compass of decency.

Most conflicts are about claims […]

Duly Noted - A Shock to the Heart and a Sad Message for the Brain

Duly NotedAt the outset, be reminded that what happens elsewhere might be the present circumstance of others. However, the event also threatens to become your future.

 

Let us look back in time. In the early seventies, when new in Europe, to illustrate an aspect of the […]

Duly Noted - Weirdness, Mainly Sexual, From the Big Picture

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1. The Ukraine complained that a Russian armored column has entered her territory. That came after the “peaceful invasion” of quickly re-painted army trucks. The half-loaded lorries expressed Putin’s “humanitarian” concern. They forced their way into an independent country to carry aid for separatist “civilians.” […]

Duly Noted - Don't Worry: Just Look the Other Way

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Jihadism has declared war on all other systems, ways of life and cultures. Ignoring that excuses the momentary denial of the implications. There is a reason; confronting such threats contradicts PC-approved “solutions”.

News suppression is the preferred approach of our political elites who shun the […]

Duly Noted - Hardliner Immigrants and Compliant Hosts

Duly NotedIt would be convenient to claim that “Duly Noted’s” responds here to the International Day of Refugees (June 20th). It would also be opportune to add that the writer represents an earlier vintage of refugees to defuse guilt by violating PC. However, the truth is beyond […]

Duly Noted - Peace, Its Preconditions And Our Duties.

Duly NotedSubmission to get a deal undermines what it wishes to preserve.

If you follow big time politics, such as in “who invades whom and why,” then you noticed that the victims of state crimes are dropped if the aggressor shows brawn. The greater the […]

Duly Noted - A Lie that Can be Sold as the Truth is Poison

Duly NotedAbout self-administered verbal anesthesia.

Every age and all cultures tend to accept certain statements as self-evident and, therefore, as true. The term, “crutch” comes to mind. One possibility is that the allegation is correct. Even for agnostics, the Ten Commandments might fit the category. […]

Duly Noted - A Dracula is Back

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When the “glorious past” attracts in the bleak present.

 

A madness, thought to be banished into the sealed coffin of bygone times, is reemerging. The returning Dracula threatens the destruction of the procedural order that preventively canalizes conflicts among advanced nations. Some […]

Duly Noted - Mighty Country, Weak People, Powerful State, Subject Masses

Duly NotedPutin under pressure, while some concessions confirm that their originator is a fool.

 

A common gene connects the dominant systems of the past; they were mostly dictatorships. Rarely could a major power be rated, by the standards of its time, as free. Applying […]

Duly Noted - Freedom is Not For Free

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Aggression must also have a price.

The Ukraine is one of those places that conventional education encourages the West to ignore. As taught, history and politics can write off a region because it is tagged as “confusing”. All nations are complicated; therefore, that […]

Duly Noted - Russia and Crimea: Have You Read Enough?

Duly NotedIf you think so, you need to reconsider.

 

The initial endeavor of newsmen is to “tell all”. Except when the gathering of information imperils the journalist’s life, that is the easy part. Alas, the bare facts get the public bored. By the […]

Duly Noted - About Russian Matters, Because Russia Matters

Duly NotedPast aggression is resolutely fought but the present’s cases are met with restraint.

 

Much that comments upon Russia’s Crimean adventure is self-serving. Some moves are made to act as excuses to:

(1) Maintain the moral high ground while

(2) A costly response is avoided […]

Duly Noted - An Alert Born Out of the Womb of Experience.

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An aberration’s path from rejection to tolerance and then to approval.

 

Success, especially when inherited and not earned, stimulates arrogance. The so cursed think themselves to be immune from the consequences of errors that they exclude them from the realm of the […]

Duly Noted - A Disobedience that Enrages “Europe”

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Find out why the operators of guided democracy begin to fear their peoples.

 

Precarious is the existence of small countries because they are easily overlooked. Would we knowingly crush a worm crossing the sidewalk? Not seeing the little fellow, we take the step to […]

Duly Noted - Why?

Duly NotedSimple questions might demand difficult answers.

 

This writer became politically aware when the fifties dawned. Condemned to live in the Hungarian cell of Socialism’s Soviet empire, the “why” was reoccurring in the conversation of the adults. Given the colonial status, the descent into […]

Duly Noted - A Revolt of the Masses

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This installment of Duly Noted departs from the posting’s usual pattern. A seemingly small event has occurred that sheds light on what might be, a yet partially hidden, long-term trend of fundamental significance.

The venue of the deed is Switzerland. That country might be […]

Duly Noted - New Tags for Old Problems

Duly Noted Inventive labels do not heal what they cover up.

Labels can change an object’s perceived meaning while the traits of the verbally recycled item remain unchanged. Through this process, the good is redone as bad, black may mute into white, and […]

Duly Noted - ’68 And All That

Some dissonance to embellish an otherwise undisturbed self-anointment.Duly Noted

 

Inexorably, the intensively self-admired ‘68ers are ageing. The passing of time does not keep the eternally youthful from continuing in their bad old childish habits. Therefore, the gorilla-style breast beating continues. It is followed by preaching […]

Duly Noted - Settlers and Migrants

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The story of a derailment.

 

Let this begin with a superfluous defense against the inevitable PC-fed charge of small-minded prejudice. Your writer is a habitual migrant. Having left, entered, moved from, and then reentered several countries is part of the blame that validates the […]

Duly Noted - Coercion and Concord

Duly NotedA contemporary tale told in the past tense.

In 2014, the world recalls the “Great War” of 1914. Already the gap between the terminology used then, and the rating applied now, are thought provoking. The Great War held its title for twenty years. Then, […]

Duly Noted - “Karl Marx For President”

Duly NotedIncompetence and endangered freedom.

Recently, a memorable video had been circulated. It showed a person collecting signatures in a better neighborhood. So far, you have not discovered anything sufficiently unusual to deserve a commentary. The wondering ends when you hear about the matter for […]

Applied Hypocrisy?

Duly Noted Why liberals support the “other side”. […]








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