I’m Not White. Get Smart About Race.

I’m Not White. Get Smart About Race.

I’m not white. Sure my skin tone is what people today call “white”. It’s really more pinkish, given my ancestry, although that doesn’t fit the simplistic speaking patterns of 2021. But to assume you know much of meaning about me by my skin tone is to be – how...
Politics as Religion, Sports, Entertainment

Politics as Religion, Sports, Entertainment

Our 24/7 news cycle, tribalism, decline of community organizations (whether fraternal, religious or otherwise) and social media obsession has led to an unhealthy replacement for culture: politics. In the past, politics was important, but it didn’t occupy the oversized...

How To Vote Intelligently

Some people say that people vote their own interests. This is the great ignorance. This creates a mob-rule mentality and factionalism, which the founders of our country warned against. Instead of voting our individual interests, like selfish children, we must vote for...

National Impeachment Day Proposal

Proposed Constitutional AmendmentGiven that, no evidence is required to impeach a President,Given that, the good of the country is less important than ideological loyalty and party purity,Given that, everyone who disagrees with me is a de facto Nazi Be it therefore...

You Are Smart But Not Wise

We live in an age of unparalleled accumulation of knowledge. It is a disastrous mistake to think that our accumulation of knowledge and facts makes us truly smarter. History is replete with examples of very learned and educated people making very bad mistakes –...

Coincidence or Design?

The Planet Earth is an incredibly improbable “coincidence”, assuming you believe in such things. The more that we learn about the universe and life, the more we learn how we are a statistical near-impossibility. There are a growing number of people in...

Performative Outrage

“Performative Outrage”. The dominant tactic for many politicians, particularly the extremists, Social Media, and late-night talk show hosts. Also, some tabloid political video blogs that may have at one time been news companies, like CNN. The definition is...

Tribalism and Demonizing Those Who Disagree

What would happen… If for one week, social media commenters decided to be polite about disagreements? No one called anyone Hitler or demeaned another person, even if they disagree on something? What if that even included politicians? No, I really don’t...

The Most Telling Failures of Socialism

Summary of the article THESE Are The Most Telling Failures of Socialism Socialism has never succeeded anywhere at raising standards of living in comparison with free countries. Karl Marx has been wrong about almost everything he predicted. Socialism denies the...

Elected Leaders Should Be…

What do I want in an elected leader? I want someone who inspires. Not someone who promises me anything other than to keep us safe. I want someone who challenges us as a country and as individuals to stretch beyond what we think is possible. Someone who inspires our...

Everyone I Disagree With Is Hitler

Those that are saying that this person or that is a Nazi/white supremicist supporting concentration camps, etc. are making light of actual evil for personal/political/media gain. It is morally sick and disgusting and disingenuous in the extreme. It is possible to...

Socialism Leads To Authoritarianism`

History is replete with examples of fully socialist regimes that become authoritarian. It is the norm rather than the exception. The current fascination with socialism is based on a lack of knowledge of history.#FactsMatter #SocialismFails Socialism Fails Every Time :...

Epidemic of Bad Thinking

Misjudging people and complete sets of factsThere is an epidemic of bad thinking. Some simple principles that are inarguable to keep in mind.1) Just because someone speaks well, articulately communicates, and sounds smart does not mean they are smart or right at all....

Your False Conclusions

One of the most interesting phenomena of modern times is how, in the information age, multiple people can draw exactly opposite conclusions about relatively easy to understand issues.  In the tax debate of late 2017, one side says the new legislation will dramatically...

Stove Pipe News

Stove pipe news/information sickness. I come across many people who have only one type of news or information source. Whether it be left leaning like most of the networks or newspapers, or whether it be right leaning, like one network and various blogs and radio. If...

Does Government Really Care for Me?

“It is the highest impertinence and presumption… in kings and ministers, to pretend to watch over the economy of private people, and to restrain their expense… They are themselves always, and without any exception, the greatest spendthrifts in the society....

Why Should Government Set My Health Insurance?

Why should the Government determine what is in my health insurance policy? Or, when I was employed, force my employer to have only the choices they approve? Sorry, that’s just plain ridiculous. If I don’t like my insurance policy, I should have the freedom...

Why Socialism Fails

Socialism fails because it fundamentally misunderstands human nature. Humans, as a rule, will be more productive and creative the more than they have to gain or lose individuals . Call it greed/fear or positive/negative motivation or whatever you like. When outcomes...