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

 

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 [...]






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