Anarchy

Propaganda vs. Reality

One man’s reality is another’s propaganda and vice versa. Many decades ago, there was a marvelous series on TV where Benjamin Dunlap, a movie lover and intellect, wanted to pass on his own experience. He had watched certain films over and over, and saw details that would escape those who only watched those films once. […]

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We Can Make Choices

Introduction Many decades ago I read an essay by Ayn Rand called Apollo vs. Dionysus. She used two events to compare possible choices we can make for our lives. Dionysus is the god of wine and celebration and lack of responsibility. Apollo is described as the god who made mortals aware of their own guilt. […]

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The January Sixth Committee

I did not watch all of the hearings. But I did see a lot of them and saw many of what those on the Committee would consider the “highlights”. First some observations: Not once has the Committee played the part of Trump’s comments to his supporters that we will now march to the Capitol to […]

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Essential workers?

On a personal note to the world. I saw one of those weather-worn signs thanking “essential workers” today. Where is the sign thanking the people that stayed home and lost their jobs, lost their businesses, got sick anyway, didn’t learn anything at school because it was closed, and were told that they were “non-essential”? Those […]

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A contrarian view of the current reigning orthodoxy

Let’s first get out of the way what we all agree on here. This withdrawal of Afghanistan could not have gone worse and the mess and violence was all avoidable. Instead of loading American planes as fast as we had to with tons of Afghanis hoping they were our allies who needed to be brought […]

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Was W. C. Fields right?

“Here lies W.C. Fields. I would rather be living in Philadelphia.” I came across this piece on the Democrat devastation of the once great city of Philadelphia this morning and asked our local correspondent her opinion. See wrote me back: Phila? I can do it in just a couple of sentences. We are a perfect […]

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Good and hard…

So here we are again. One minute before the Constitutional clock turns over a new administration. Twelve years after the the American electorate attempted to commit collective suicide by electing the Constitutionally ineligible Barack Obama, America’s first Communist president, we are back with our suicidal tendencies. It’s a very strong impulse in America, this deaf […]

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“The lamps are going out…”

The penultimate post before the deluge comes from the great J J Sefton this morning: The stations of uncensored expression are closing down; the lights are going out; but there is still time for those to whom freedom… mean[s] something, to consult together. Let me, then, speak in truth and earnestness while time remains… …A […]

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Projection, projection, projection…

Trump is playing with fire encouraging white nationalism. (A lie, but, anyway the left isn’t playing with fire encouraging BLM, anti fa and other perpetrators of egregious violence.) AIG cancelled Curt Schilling’s Insurance because he is a conservative. (Is that even legal?) CNN’s Don Lemon says conservatives are on the side of Nazis and Klansmen. […]

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The Big Lie

Throughout history, for a tyrant to rule, one of the things he had to do to consolidate his power was develop a scapegoat to blame inevitable shortcomings on, and to distract from his messes. A famous example of this is how Goebbels used propaganda in films showing rats running amok and comparing them to Jews. […]

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