MUST-READ COMMENTS FROM GOVERNOR MIKE HUCKABEE … AUGUST 19, 2014

THE WORLD IS IN TURMOIL … CHRISTIANS ARE BEING CAPTURED & SLAUGHTERED EVERYWHERE … ISSIS CONTINUES ITS MARCH TO WASHINGTON D.C … AND THE PRESIDENT CONTINUES TO BE AOL, IN LEADING THE NATION

–FINALLY A REASONED VOICE FROM AMERICA’S USUALLY APATHETIC POLITICAL CLASS:

SO WHAT DOES GOVERNOR HUCKABEE HAVE TO SAY ABOUT [...]

Ideology and Diplomacy

I can well remember back in fourth grade when I was introduced to the music of Tom Lehrer, the mathematician and musical satirist whose album This Was the Year That Was became very popular about that time. Among the songs it contained was one entitled Send the Marines, which incorrectly suggested that sending the Marines [...]

TODAY'S RECOMMENDED READING

HERE’S TWO READING ‘GOLDEN OLDIES” WORTH PURCHASING FOR YOURSELF, LEFTIST FRIENDS, AND (PARTICULARLY) FOR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS:

“Nixon in Winter: His Final Revelations about Diplomacy, Watergate, and Life out of the Arena by Monica Crowley” …

[And a reminder, that to open any of the following blue Web links, please cut-and-paste the relevant one into your [...]

On Plotinus and Immortality

plotinusNow I shall endeavor to make that which is divine in me rise up to that which is divine in the universe.

~Plotinus (last words)

I become a Christian on this date 38 years ago, August 8, 1976.

~Ellis Washington

Biography

Plotinus (c. [...]

Duly Noted - Our Normalcy is Abnormal and the Self-Evident is Not Obvious

Duly NotedLiving in an advanced country brings privileges. Since we are used to them, these appear to be self-evident. Think of security and excellent health care. Add the role of laws to protect the citizen even against the state. Add to the benefits a system that, thanks [...]

Roots of the Israel-Gaza Conflict

With the ongoing conflict between Israel and Gaza I decided to re-publish this Open Letter which I wrote during one of the previous Israel/Gaza conflicts. Nothing much changes, it seems. But hopefully this time Israel will deal with the terror-mongers once and for all.

But it seems that John Kerry has either bought into the [...]

On Tacitus and the Tyranny of Monarchy

tctsThe more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.

A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing of more, and amid the passive acquiescence of all.

~Tacitus

Prologue: Biography

Publius (or Gaius) Cornelius Tacitus (c. AD [...]

Islamism and Reality

I recently encountered a piece of commentary entitled Moral Equivalence, Moral Idiocy by Bruce Thornton; an excellent item explaining exactly what is going on in the “Arab-Israeli dispute.” It reminds me, in some ways of a piece written by Israeli commentator Ephraim Kishon that I read in 1968 or thereabouts, in the wake of the [...]

Review of Lynne Cheney’s Book About James Madison

Lynne Cheney has written what may be the most authoritative and comprehensive book ever on the life of Founding Father and president James Madison. It [...]

What Baton Do We Pass On?

ilglimgrtn3In the beginning of this nation, due to British rule, the idea of the United States was a whisper and a dream. The Puritans desire for religious and economic freedom is proclaimed in our Declaration with the terms, “… that all men are created equal, that they [...]

The Establishment Removes Its Mask

Growing up during the 1960’s in the People’s Republic of Berzerkeley, I was, more often than desired, treated to statements criticizing “the establishment.” As I grew older I found opportunity to ask exactly what this “establishment” was, and found that the only answers I received were nebulous, blaming “the established order” or a bit more [...]

On Plutarch and the Idea of Citizen

pltrchIt is not histories I am writing, but lives; and in the most glorious deeds there is not always an indication of virtue or vice, indeed a small thing like a phrase or a jest often makes a greater revelation of a character than battles where thousands [...]

On Virgil and the Necessity of Good Language

vrglIt is easy to go down into Hell; night and day, the gates of dark Death stand wide; but to climb back again, to retrace one’s steps to the upper air – there’s the rub, the task.

~ Virgil

Prologue: Biography

Publius Vergilius Maro (October [...]

Penglis Online News. Video Broadcast. June 17th, 2014

New terms: “Islamic Supremacist.” “Criminally negligent homicide.” This report centers on the massive foreign policy failures of the Obama Administration, and traces through recent history how they came about. The real story of Benghazi and Cairo comes out, and how they are linked. Also if any charge is to come out of the House [...]

Save the Pilgrims by Rush! A Book on Time Travel and Patriotism

rush limbaugh pilgrimsRush wrote a brilliant children’s book. It is about our Brave Pilgrims. Limbaugh appears to be hated by the left but almost anything he touches usually is quite successful. If you listen to Rush on the radio around Thanksgiving the story about the pilgrims always [...]

On Lucretius, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius and the Nature of Life and Death

eptts “Again we are all sprung from a heavenly seed, all have that same Father…”

~ Lucretius, On the Nature of Things, Book II

If thou art pained by any external thing, it is not this that disturbs thee, but thy own judgment about it. And [...]

On Apollonius, Nicomachus and First Principles

“All that has by nature with systematic method been arranged in the universe seems both in part and as a whole to have been determined and ordered in accordance with number… by the domination of number preexistent in the mind of the world-creating God…”

~ Nicomachus of Gerasa, Arithmetic I, Chap. VI

Prologue: [...]

Remembering Memorial Day

mrldyWe have our times of great joy and thankfulness that we spend with loved ones close to us. In these times of joy we prioritize what is important in our lives and for many it is the renewed bonding, friendship and love that cement lives and relationships. [...]

On Hippocrates, Galen and the Nature of Ancient Medicine

ms-snk“First do no harm.”

~ Aphorism attributed to the Hippocratic Oath

“We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to [...]

How Demagogues Con People

coexistHow do you know you’re being had by a slick politician? Writing in Mein Kampf about how to manipulate people and win power, Adolf Hitler said that since the average person had a very limited memory and a “slowness of understanding,” it was necessary to use only [...]

Enduring Courage: Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn of the Age of Speed

Enduring Courage“There is no failure except in no longer trying,” once wrote American philosopher Elbert Hubbard. Though pithy it perhaps most accurately captures what was once the American ethos – an upstart nation populated by upstarts, millions united by a common cause to prove to the world [...]

On Aristotle and the Nature of Animals and Slaves

arstl2“Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise.”

~ Proverbs 6:6

“And indeed the use made of slaves and of tame animals is not very different; for both with their bodies minister to the needs of life.”

~ Aristotle, Politics (384-322 [...]

On Aristotle and the Idea of Judgment

arstl“We don’t do punishment [judgment]…. The way that we deal with our kids is, they are responsible for their lives….”

~ Will Smith (actor)

“…I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self…”

[...]

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 [...]

Bunkerville, the New Bunker Hill: The Back Story

clvnbndy2The Rules:

1. Follow the Money

2. Follow the Water

3. Follow the Political Incest

 

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






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