Posts from ‘November, 2010’

Why chastity?

Conservatives can be divided into two groups: political conservatives and social conservatives. Political conservatives believe a conservative approach is the best way to run a government and an economy. For them, conservatism is a management style and theory of resource use. Social conservatives believe that a society is happiest when its customs, rules, and values…

Voting with our feet

To us of an old-school conservative bent, you don’t get problematic government without problematic citizens. While most of our fellow Americans think that we’re in the grips of some vast conspiracy, military-industrial complex, corporate takeover or media domination, we see a clearer truth: Most people cannot manage their own affairs past the next paycheck, and…

The high cost of diversity

We at Amerika.org generally tend to avoid trends, which is when in an attempt to figure out what they think, people band together and repeat the same ideas at each other. We’re making an exception for the TSA debacle which has occurred as the American authority in charge of pre-flight safety has installed backscatter “naked”…

No sense of humor

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When is a white person not white?

Oh, those horrible Caucasians — we don’t hate them because they’re smart, successful and (sometimes) beautiful. We are morally opposed to them because they’re all racist hater-bigots! There were 6,604 criminal incidents characterized as hate crimes reported in the United States in 2009, according to an FBI report release Monday. The incidents involved 7,789 offenses…

Diversity doesn’t work

For 200 years, nearly the entire duration of the country, America has been wracked by race. We write more about it than any other single, consistent political topic. For the last 50 years, Europe has joined us. For 2500 years at least India has wrestled with this issue; it is known also in China, to…

Why I’m not freaking out about the latest drama

Our press makes money by selling intense emotional reactions. These are most commonly achieved through fear, sadness and pity. As a result, it is necessary for our press to keep us in a constant state of fear by dramatizing news stories. Here’s the latest: On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved a bill that…

How to distribute money fairly

One thing any government or culture is going to do is determine how it distributes wealth, because any successful society will generate wealth that doesn’t originate in a single person. There are two basic theories: Divide the spoils. If we have money, spend it on us. Make sure everyone gets a cut, and don’t let…

Abdicate, William

Today Prince William, heir to the British throne, announced he would wed Kate Middleton, a commoner. Already the prole-conscious flatterers are cheering: The days of dynastic marriages based on class are clearly over for the British royal family. This generation of royals, like those in continental Europe, lead more “normal” lives, or at least have…

Feed the kids crap

I scanned this from the pages of a magazine, Cooking Light, that used to offer some very creative recipes. Then they kicked out their editor who had spent 30 years refining her skills in that area, and replaced her with an MBA-type dude who views the magazine more as coffee-table decoration. And so you get…

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