Notes On: “The Origins Of Totalitarianism” – Six

“God created neither men—whose origin clearly is procreation—nor peoples—who came into being as the result of human organization.”Excerpt FromThe Origins of TotalitarianismHannah Arendthttps://books.apple.com/us/book/the-origins-of-totalitarianism/id427715967This material may be protected by copyright. A person, in a natural state (I say understanding that this is a loaded statement), owes nothing but to ones self. A group of people only … Continue reading Notes On: “The Origins Of Totalitarianism” – Six

On the Electoral College

The Electoral College is a complicated system that the United States uses to decide its President. Yes, how an Elector votes is meant to be based off of individual votes, it is who gets the most that wins, rather then the popular vote. This system has become controversial in recent years as it feels for … Continue reading On the Electoral College

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” – Five

“It was soon apparent that the mob from the four corners of the earth would not even have to do the digging; at any rate, the permanent attraction of South Africa, the permanent resource that tempted the adventurers to permanent settlement, was not the gold but this human raw material which promised a permanent emancipation … Continue reading Notes On: “The Origins of Totalitarianism” – Five

Notes On: “The Origins of Totalitarianism” – Four

“Outside all social restraint and hypocrisy, against the backdrop of native life, the gentleman and the criminal felt not only the closeness of men who share the same color of skin, but the impact of a world of infinite possibilities for crimes committed in the spirit of play, for the combination of horror and laughter, … Continue reading Notes On: “The Origins of Totalitarianism” – Four

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

A Lingering Question

A single question has been rolling within my mind since 2016. “What would lead someone to vote for a man like Donald Trump?” In this short post I try, and largely fail, to answer that question. That question was at the forefront of my thinking that led to my posts, “The Moral Vote” and “On … Continue reading A Lingering Question

Notes On: “The Origins of Totalitarianism” – Two

“…might was changed into conquest and conquest acted as a kind of unique judgment on the natural qualities and human privileges of men and nations.”Excerpt FromThe Origins of TotalitarianismHannah Arendthttps://books.apple.com/us/book/the-origins-of-totalitarianism/id427715967This material may be protected by copyright. The principle of ‘might makes right’ can be clearly seen in the operation of modern, at least, American Capitalism. … Continue reading Notes On: “The Origins of Totalitarianism” – Two

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