Thursday, January 28, 2016

I believe the parents in this case are SUSPECT!

The loss of common sense needs no further proof than a community searching for a missing child as they “even entered a wolf den.”  Impossibility is no impediment to rational thinking.  I believe the parents in this case are SUSPECT!   

Friday, January 22, 2016

Margaret Mead said: “…we free women to be people


In the early 1960’s Margaret Mead said: “…we free women to be people, and whether we free them to copulate oftener or with more partners is less relevant…we are making an evolutionary change.”

Eric Sevareid wrote in the 60’s: “…the popular passion of Americans is not politics, baseball, money or material things, … it is education. Education is our biggest industry.”

Eric Seveareid also said: “ …the communications revolution brings out every social evil, every human tragedy, and conflict immediately and intimately within everyone’s ken.”


So how much has history gotten right? Or how much has gone terribly wrong?

Thursday, January 21, 2016

How to fix the ‘lack of assimilation’ problem with immigrants today?

How to fix the ‘lack of assimilation’ problem with immigrants today?  After the 1880’s, at points of entry to America, immigrants were given Anglicized names, cities offered adult night courses in English and free elementary schools for children, ladies paid calls on families to preach the virtues of naturalization, the D.A.R. produced loyalty lectures to inculcate the ‘spirit of Americanism’ and lastly, acceptable cultural ideas (typically conservative) taught people to “use it up, wear it out and make it do.”  When a child today pledges allegiance to ISIS, as just occurred in one of our schools – what should we really do as opposed to merely segregating the offender?   

Monday, January 18, 2016

Where is the ‘promised land’ today?

To quote Martin Luther King, “I have seen the promised land.” Where is the ‘promised land’ today? Where have the blacks landed after all these years?  In Heaven or in Biblical Palestine? No, in Egypt, captives yet in Obama’s America .    

Have you noticed that nothing’s changed in America, 153 years on?

“O for a garden, a vine and a fig-tree, and my library!” Such a lament from the losing side during the Civil War.

“While the soldiers are famishing for food, what is called ‘red tapeism’ prevents the consummation of contracts to supply them.”  Such a fact from the losing side during the Civil War.

Have you noticed that nothing’s changed in America, 153 years on?


Except… Today’s giveaway from government (advertising on radio) takes the form of EMT, Emergency Remediation of Taxes, a program fostering (and encouraging) irresponsibility in the American public.    

Sunday, January 17, 2016

“A sad house is that in which a father’s seat in vacant; a sadder house is that in which the father has vacated his influence

“Success is the only standard of merit in a general,” said a Confederate during the Civil War.  But if we fill in the blank today with ? a President Obama, unfortunately, since we live in a world inherited from Clinton, success must first be defined.


“A sad house is that in which a father’s seat in vacant; a sadder house is that in which the father has vacated his influence and left the children fatherless even whilst he lives.” Such a sentiment from the mid-1800’s must also be re-worked today.   

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Our Enemy, the State

 “Therefore every assumption of State power, whether by gift or seizure, leaves society with so much less power; there is never, nor can be, any strengthening of State power without a corresponding and roughly equivalent depletion of social power.”

Albert Jay Nock’s 1935 masterpiece, Our Enemy, the State; Nock distinguished “social power” – voluntary choices, actions, and arrangements such as occur in markets and in mutual-aid societies – from “State power”

“We’re open when schools close.”

Where can children go when the weather is too bad for them to attend classes ( because of busing concerns no doubt)?  To The Triple Crown Family Fun Center which advertises: “We’re open when schools close.” No learning… just frolicking, right? Are we in a surreal world or what?  

The State of the Union (STFU) is a sordid spectacle of self-congratulation

The State of the Union (STFU) is a sordid spectacle of self-congratulation
“The annual State of the Union pageant is a hideous, dispiriting, ugly, monotonous, un-American, un-republican, anti-democratic, dreary, backward, monarchical, retch-inducing, depressing, shameful, crypto-imperial display of official self-aggrandizement and piteous toadying, a black Mass during which every unholy order of teacup totalitarian and cringing courtier gathers under the towering dome of a faux-Roman temple to listen to a speech with no content given by a man with no content, to rise and to be seated as is called for by the order of worship — it is a wonder they have not started genuflecting — with one wretched representative of their number squirreled away in some well-upholstered Washington hidey-hole in order to preserve the illusion that those gathered constitute a special class of humanity without whom we could not live. It’s the most nauseating display in American public life — and I write that as someone who has just returned from a pornographers’ convention. It’s worse than the Oscars.”

Kevin Williamson 

Monday, January 11, 2016

Why listen to ‘news’?

Why listen to ‘news’?  Today’s report claims that encounters with second-hand smoke are “higher for smokers.”  Can the obvious be news? Can insanity be worth a listening? Hell, no.