Posts under ‘Politics’

Nationalism takes a middle path between extremes

Humans are suicidal. They will, out of fear for consequences, deny obvious facets of reality and so choose illusory paths that lead to destructive consequences. Out of stubborn pride we refuse time and again to see the plainly evident and choose ideologies and other pretenses because it takes hard, brave mental work to study the…

The divide between white and black is mental and complete

After the last month of riots and protests, a black person wonders about the divide between white and black America: Last week, a series of aggregate Washington Post polls revealed that white American faith in the police has increased significantly since August. In fact, white confidence in the ability of the police to treat people…

Why?

Western Europeans — both those in Europe and in the USA — do not realize that we are bizarre to most of the world. And every now and then our complete lack of guile reveals how out of touch we are with every other corner on earth. In the image above, a CNN headline screams…

Signals to send to young women

With the collapse of the narrative in the UVA rape case, the prime sin of modern time — noticing — has become unavoidable and has momentarily broken through the media embargo on uncomfortable truths about personal responsibility. For at least a few moments, we have an opportunity to observe a truism about life itself. The…

The court of public opinion will decide your fate

Liberalism seeded itself with the Renaissance, grew with the Enlightenment, and took over with the French Revolution. It has slowly fanned outward through the tissues of Western society, finally reaching the USA which has now been veering hard left for seven decades. In the new social climate engineered by our nu-Soviet elites, rape is a…

The illusions on which conservatives rely

There is, I believe, in every disposition a tendency to some particular evil, a natural defect, which not even the best education can overcome. – Fitzwilliam Darcy Our greatest strengths prove also our greatest weakness for, having found a way to explain our world, we then rely on it and by that nature exclude that…

Some clarity on racial crime statistics

Our conservative media keeps trying to push past taboo barriers one inch at a time, knowing that if you get an inch and take another inch, you are in a more defensible position than if you had taken a mile. Fox News — our mostly-RINO but sometimes conservative media as hybridized with a tabloid where…

Legalize rape

When rape first became a crime, we lived in a different world. Among the middle and upper echelons of society, women expected to be virgins at marriage and to be respectable in public thereafter. These expectations arose from common knowledge which has been forgotten. Without the bonding that sexual inexperience provided, couples lacked the trust…

Shut down the government

The last time Republicans forced a shutdown of the government of the United States, life improved. Those who depend on entitlements for their existence tended to stay away, leaving society to those who are fully participating. Many of us have a simple rule: if I must go to work, and pay taxes, so must you….

Bait and switch

In the beginning, communities recognize common interests and form small governments to accomplish shared needs more efficiently than each person individually performing them. Communities contribute resources to build a strong policing force, deterring bad behavior more effectively than ad hoc gatherings of friends and family to brutalize miscreants after unwelcome acts have left their mark….

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