Bunkerville, the New Bunker Hill: The Back Story

clvnbndy2The Rules:

1. Follow the Money

2. Follow the Water

3. Follow the Political Incest

 

ALL DARK BLUE TEXT IS MY PERSONAL NARRATIVE

ALL PERTINENT LINKS ARE HIGHLIGHTED IN BLUE

THE SUMMARY IS AT THE BOTTOM, YOU MAY WANT TO [...]

The Closing of the Presidential Mind, Part 2: Growing Government

obm-mrxsmBeginning in the late 1970s, an offshoot of Marxism known as Critical Legal Studies took hold in the American legal academy. Born in May 1977 at a law and society colloquium at Madison, Wisconsin, Critical Legal Studies was an outgrowth of postmodernism. This school of thought held [...]

Duly Noted - Freedom is Not For Free

Duly Noted

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 [...]

Long Live The Republic!

usrpblcFor over two hundred and thirty years the American Republic has weathered wars, epidemics, hostile neighbors, worldwide conflicts, economic disasters, internal struggles, and competing ideologies. Its birth was a long and desperate struggle for independence against the strongest and most advanced military in the world. In the [...]

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 [...]

On Love

 Odysseus and Penelope by Francesco Primaticcio (c. 1563)

Odysseus and Penelope by Francesco Primaticcio (c. 1563)

Dilige, et quod vis fac—“Love, and do what you will.”

~ Augustine

According to the theologian love is not restricted to realm of the divine and human, nor to those beings [...]

Examining Russia’s Crimean Problem

 

As a major power Russia has always had a problem. That problem is its coastline, or rather the lack thereof. Compare it to America and its three coasts, all of which have numerous warm water port facilities, and the problem becomes stark. Russia has a lot of coast, but much of it is either [...]

On Tyranny

tyrnyAgain, where the people are absolute rulers of the land, they rejoice in having the openness and exuberance of youth, while a tyrant counts this a danger, and seeks to slay or silence those possessed of spirit, while the discreet fear his power and violence.

~Euripides, The [...]

Gun History, Protect The Second Amendment

gncntrlIn 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. [...]

Education and Economics

slvry*N.B.: This article is based on an excerpt from Great Books of the Western World, Vol. 1: The Great Conversation—The Substance of a Liberal Education by Robert M. Hutchins

A man without the proper use of the intellectual faculties of a man, is, if possible, more contemptible [...]

From German Marxism to Heidegger's Post Modern Fascism

A Very German/Fascist Transition Prefiguring the Socialist International Conversion from Communism to Post Modern Multiculturalism & Identity Politics

The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics died an ugly death in the 1990’s so that it has little or no chance of recovering. Yet, such an ugly political collapse proved to be very opportunistic for many [...]

Alinsky 101: IRS Picks the Tea Party Target

alnskyDave Camp (R-MI), House Ways and Means Chairman, said on Tuesday that the IRS is still targeting tax-exempt conservative groups for audits. These revelations by Camp’s committee comes on top of last year’s findings that the IRS as early as 2010 had used “inappropriate criteria” to discriminate [...]

The Original, Right-Wing Extremist

grgwshngtnOne can reasonably presume how today’s Left would characterize and attack the person I am about to describe to you. Without a doubt, he would be characterized as some sort of dangerous, right-wing, tea-bagging, homophobic, Christian Neanderthal who should be maligned, attacked, marginalized, silenced, and driven from [...]

Symposium—The Death of Work

Socrates (470-399 B.C.) was a famous Greek philosopher from Athens, who taught Plato, and Plato taught Aristotle, and Aristotle taught Alexander the Great. Socrates used a simple but ingeniously profound method of teaching by asking philosophical and revelatory questions. The Greeks called this form “dialectic” – starting from a thesis or question, then discussing ideas [...]

Uninventing Freedom

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Daniel Hannan, the famous Euro-skeptic, recently published a magnificent book, Inventing Freedom: How the English-Speaking Peoples Made the Modern World. In it he traces the history of the Anglosphere – the English-speaking countries of the world – from its origin in the British Isles to [...]

Deconstructing American Marxism

mrxsmIn its essence Marxism, the core ideology of modern Socialism, is an irrational, utopian and coercive perversion of human equality. Marxism seeks equality where equality does not exist, demanding legal enforcement of equal social outcomes, including those related to economics, higher education, athletics, religion and human sexuality. This [...]

Pete ‘Potemkin’ Seeger: Stalin’s Little Minstrel

Pete Potemkin Seeger“One of the things I’m most proud of about my country is the fact that we did lick McCarthyism back in the fifties.”

“I still call myself a communist, because communism is no more what Russia made of it than Christianity is what the churches [...]

Beck: Is it a Miracle or a Massacre?

Miracles and MassacresThis is a great book by Glenn Beck and co. Miracles and Massacres is an interesting name. Beck is concerned that even though we have the internet slowly but surely we are losing our history. To a large extent that may be true but history [...]

The German Highway from National Socialism to Islamic-Fascism

While many conservatives have been excellent stalwarts in defending America from communists and Marxists, they have overlooked, and continue to overlook the dangers of a subtle but powerful undercurrent of modern fascism coming out of the heart of Europe with robust ties to terrorism. Actual historical Nazi ties to modern Middle Eastern terrorism are often [...]

50 Years since LBJ’s Great [Slave] Society

Great Society“The Great Society rests on abundance and liberty for all. It demands an end to poverty and racial injustice, to which we are totally committed in our time. But that is just the beginning.”

~LBJ, “Great Society” Speech, University of Michigan (May 22, 1964)

“The black [...]

Reagan Predicted Obama 50 Years Ago

rnldrgnBack in 1936, Mr. Democrat himself, Al Smith [who ran against FDR in 1932], the great American, came before the American people and charged that the leadership of his party was taking the part of Jefferson, Jackson, and Cleveland down the road under the banners of Marx, [...]

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 [...]

The Senate and Federalism – A Failure of Checks and Balances

When the Constitution was amended in 1913 to allow election of U.S. Senators by public vote it was a major change in the way in which the federal government operated. It also radically changed the power structure within the legislature, to the effect that one of the major checks on federal power was removed, paving [...]

Duly Noted - Settlers and Migrants

Duly Noted

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 [...]

The Left is Seldom Right

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