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Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. –H.L. Mencken

Friday Music: So We Came Across the Water


The other day, I was listening to this TED talk, which discusses the loss of native languages and the prevalence of English in our modern world. As I was listening, I … Continue reading

October 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Language of Power


On September 28th, CBS aired an Obama 60 Minutes interview with Steve Kroft.  While discussing Obama’s war against ISIS, sorry ISIL, Kroft mildly protested that the US is once again “leading the … Continue reading

October 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

The State as Country Club Part II: Voting and Representation


 Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. ~ H.L. Mencken In the 2012 elections, only 57.5% of those eligible to vote actually cast a ballot … Continue reading

September 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Monday Quote: Garet Garrett


It is our turn. Our turn to do what? Our turn to assume the responsibilities of moral leadership in the world, Our turn to maintain a balance of power against the … Continue reading

September 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

Friday Music: Entitlement


Jack White We don’t deserve a single damn thing. Every time I’m doing what I want to Somebody comes and tells me it’s wrong Whenever I’m doing just as I … Continue reading

September 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Thank Goodness For Progress


One of the “bad” things on the bridge back to the 18th century at Colonial Williamsburg.

September 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Monday Quote: C. S. Lewis


I believe a man is happier, and happy in a richer way, if he has ‘the freeborn mind’. But I doubt whether he can have this without economic independence, which … Continue reading

September 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Friday Music: Prickly Thorn, But Sweetly Worn


Apropos of nothing… Prickly Thorn, But Sweetly Worn ~ The White Stripes Singing Li De Li De Li Oh Oh Well A Li De Li De Li Oh Oh Li De … Continue reading

September 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Monday Quote: Hermann Göring


Why of course the people don’t want war. Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get … Continue reading

September 15, 2014 · 2 Comments

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