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 […]
The 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.
Publius (or Gaius) Cornelius Tacitus (c. AD […]
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 […]
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 […]
In 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 […]
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 […]
It 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 […]
It 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.
Publius Vergilius Maro (October […]
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 […]
Rush 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 […]
“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 […]
“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
We 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. […]
“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 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 […]
“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 […]
“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 […]
“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…”
Putin 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 […]
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 […]
Beginning 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 […]
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 […]
For 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 […]
If 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 […]
Odysseus and Penelope by Francesco Primaticcio (c. 1563)
Dilige, et quod vis fac—“Love, and do what you will.”
According to the theologian love is not restricted to realm of the divine and human, nor to those beings […]