A Failing of Wisdom

This post I feel will not be long, but perhaps I will be wrong. It’s topic is low fruit this close to the election, but I feel that I need to make it anyway. What has happened to the wisdom of the body politic? As we grow every closer to the election, just days away, … Continue reading A Failing of Wisdom

Notes on: “The Origins of Totalitarianism” – Three

“This has been possible because the English gentry, from the seventeenth century on and in ever-increasing numbers, had assimilated the higher ranks of the bourgeoisie, so that sometimes even the common man could attain the position of a lord. By this process much of the ordinary caste arrogance of nobility was taken away and a … Continue reading Notes on: “The Origins of Totalitarianism” – Three

Notes On: “The Origins of Totalitarianism”

“...every race is a separate, complete whole” was invented by men who needed ideological definitions of national unity as a substitute for political nationhood. It was a frustrated nationalism that led to Arndt’s statement that Germans—who apparently were the last to develop an organic unity—had the luck to be of pure, unmixed stock, a “genuine … Continue reading Notes On: “The Origins of Totalitarianism”

On the Crisis of the American Military

The fall of the Roman Empire did not occur over night. It is widely understood that there was no one cause of the fall of the Empire. This fact is particularly true for all great nations at the end of their power cycle. That said, one of the many reasons Rome did fall was the … Continue reading On the Crisis of the American Military

On the Structural Racism of Conservative Politics

The topic of this post will, and probably should, raise a number of eyebrows. Some will be raised due to the boldness of it, others due to anger at the accusation. To both those I will first state this: not all that belong to a conservative wing of politics are explicitly racist. That fact does … Continue reading On the Structural Racism of Conservative Politics

CDC says U.S. has ‘way too much virus’ to control pandemic as cases surge across country (A news reaction)

From “CDC says U.S. has 'way too much virus' to control pandemic as cases surge across country” CNBC In the below link we are given yet another reminder of the dangerous position the Nation is in with this virus. It must be made clear, though I would like to think that it goes without saying, … Continue reading CDC says U.S. has ‘way too much virus’ to control pandemic as cases surge across country (A news reaction)

Top US health official Fauci warns of ‘disturbing’ new US surge (A reaction)

The only thing disturbing is the cavalier way in which large swaths of Americans, and their elected officials, are disregarding the danger of this virus. The only reason we are seeing an increase in new cases is due to the immoral behavior of the President, and the political weakness of state governors. Compounding the immoral … Continue reading Top US health official Fauci warns of ‘disturbing’ new US surge (A reaction)

The Sickness of Reason (A reaction)

There was a sickness out there. And it struck us down with silence. Even when people were in close proximity, their voices were notably quieter. It …The Sickness of Reason Reading Brad Evans account of our current state of affairs reminds me deeply of Ray Bradbury’s “The Pedestrian”. I first read Bradbury’s short story in … Continue reading The Sickness of Reason (A reaction)

On a Nations Foundational Truth

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness, that to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, … Continue reading On a Nations Foundational Truth

On a Marxist Understanding

Those that have read my earlier posts, those that began my work toward developing a pragmatic approach, will likely know the root of my motivation and philosophy (that being my genuine end goal) is Marxist in nature. I do not call upon his popular works as a source of inspiration. Rather it is those earlier … Continue reading On a Marxist Understanding