“Even as a youngster, though, I could not bring myself to believe that if knowledge presented danger, the solution was ignorance. To me, it always seemed that the solution had to be wisdom. You did not refuse to look at … Continue reading
Category: Society & Culture
The Beauty of Mutual Self-Interest
Michael J. Nadel: In Crown Heights, there was a Jew, Yankel, who owned a bakery. He survived the camps. He once said, “You know why it is that I’m alive today? I was a kid, just a teenager at the … Continue reading
Progressivism is Cancer: How to Fight It
Progressivism is a cancer. It’s a malignancy. Parts of America have been overtaken by it, and there will be no going back for them. New York, California and Pennsylvania come to mind. All the major cities come to mind. Seattle, … Continue reading
Does Anybody Even Have a Clue What Government is For?
“If physical force is to be barred from social relationships, men need an institution charged with the task of protecting their rights under an objective code of rules. This is the task of a government—of a proper government—its basic task, … Continue reading
Amnesty for COVID Fascists? GO TO HELL.
I’m reading and hearing that some prominent leftists are asking for “amnesty” for the incalculable, lasting damage they did during COVID fascism. In essence, their argument boils down to, “Well, there was no precedent for this. We did what we … Continue reading
Elon Musk’s First Fatal Mistake With Twitter
“Twitter has had a massive drop in revenue, due to activist groups pressuring advertisers, even though nothing has changed with content moderation and we did everything we could to appease the activists,” Elon Musk tweeted on Friday. “Extremely messed up! … Continue reading
The Bill of Rights are now a “Threat to Democracy”
Here are the ideas that the present tyranny in power claims are a “threat to democracy”: A nation should have borders. Government employees work for the people; the people do NOT work for government employees. Citizens may fire ANY AND … Continue reading
In the Fall of a Republic, We are all Gangsters Now
Despite our problems, things have never been better, materially and technologically. Yet things have rarely, if ever, been worse psychologically and intellectually. The material and economic comforts of today are not the result of the culture. The culture is frankly … Continue reading
American Togetherness? That’s History. Get Used to It!
I have done couples or marriage counseling many times. At the end of a marriage–and I mean the very end, the point of no return–it’s like this: Neither partner will even tune in to what the other says. Minds are … Continue reading
Being a Snowflake Leftist is SO Easy … Most of the Time
Fired (by Elon Musk), sad, pissed off Maoists at Twitter bring back memories of the day after election 2016. It’s glorious, isn’t it? For a few minutes, at least. They want their version of a world order imposed on everyone. … Continue reading
Elon Musk Can Permit Humor on Twitter, But the Leftist Gestapo Will Come for Him
“Comedy is now legal on Twitter” the self-proclaimed “free speech absolutist” Elon Musk wrote on Friday. Leftists are humorless. Many leftists are in other contexts bright and witty, but they suppress their laughter due to fear of what others think … Continue reading
Elon Musk’s Fantasy
“The reason I acquired Twitter is because it is important to the future of civilization to have a common digital town square, where a wide range of beliefs can be debated in a healthy manner, without resorting to violence,” Elon … Continue reading