Social Issues

Defund the Police: the speed of degradation

The speed with which the Defund the Police movement is breaking American cities is a dangerous harbinger of the totalitarianism that always follows anarchy. Entropy: A measure of the amount of energy in a physical system not available to do work. As a physical system becomes more disordered, and its [Read More]

Black Lives Matter
Race Relations

A thought experiment about the NFL and the black national anthem

With the NFL preparing to play the “black national anthem” before The Star-Spangled Banner, it’s time for a thought experiment. The idea for this post is not mine. Instead, it comes from the poster embedded below. I’m just expanding upon it. As you know, starting with the no-talent Colin Kaepernick, [Read More]

Education

Gettysburg- A Fourth of July Long Ago

(reposted by request) Two years, ten years, and passengers ask the conductor:What place is this? Where are we now? I am the grass.Let me work. – Carl Sandburg ; One hundred and fifty five years ago today, brave men fought in and around a small town in Pennsylvania to determine [Read More]

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Guns & 2nd Amendment

Guns and police, and still more guns

I spent a large part of the day talking about guns, thinking about police and guns, and handling guns. That’s what this post is about. Today was a gun day. It began when a friend who strongly supports the Second Amendment nevertheless wondered why police shoot people who end up [Read More]

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Politics

Bookworm Beat 6/13/20 — all the interesting things out there

This Bookworm Beat is a mish-mash of all the interesting things I’ve seen today whole browsing the “interwebs.” Leftists libraries and the new Orwellian world. The Royal Holloway library, part of the University of London, has proudly announced that it will begin censoring its collection. Where Western libraries once sought [Read More]

Faith

Defund The Police? Sure, Why Not?

The latest demand by the folks at Black Lives Matter and their ‘allies’ is to defund the police departments in the cities they and the Antifa pals have rioted in. The carnage in these cities is supposed to be a message and a warning, I suppose. And why not? Apparently [Read More]

Social Issues

Defunding police will leave a bigger void than leftists realize

Leftism is a rules-based system, not a morals-based system. Societies with only morals can manage without police; societies with only rules cannot. Growing up in San Francisco, I navigated through the geography of my community by the compass. The Pacific was to the west, the Bay was to the east, [Read More]

Culture

Candace Owens ” George Floyd Is No Martyr

Candace Owens belongs to a group of African Americans who see beyond the BS and understand what the real problems black Americans face are…and it isn’t ‘white racism.’ She’s totally correct that George Floyd is no martyr. He’s a thug who is simply convenient to the Democrats, BLM and Antifa [Read More]

Social Issues

A random thought about George Floyd

Two stories, with two little pieces of information in them, lead me to a question having more to do with Floyd’s life than his death. I don’t have much to say about George Floyd and the infamous arrest because I don’t know the facts; I just know the hype. The [Read More]

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Race Relations

Corporate virtue-signaling about institutional racism hides the real problem in black America

America doesn’t have institutional racism. It has a black community that undercuts itself and enablers who allow blacks to blame others for their failings. I know this sounds petty given the outrages on American streets, but one of the things that irritates me most is the corporate virtue signaling that’s [Read More]

Propaganda

The narcissistic entitlement of America’s criminal class

Footage from the riots shows a narcissistically entitled, hard-left criminal class that, quite self-righteously, has no consciousness of its own wrongdoing. Malignant narcissists are their own gods. In their own eyes, being god-like, they can do no wrong. To the extent bad things result from their conduct, the fault is [Read More]

Politics

Minneapolis riots — Another leftist city reaps what it sowed

The riots in Minneapolis were inevitable for Leftist policies against racism and income inequality lead to racism, income inequality, and police brutality. Tom Wolfe famously said, “The dark night of fascism is always descending in the United States and yet lands only in Europe.” Aside from being as true now [Read More]

Culture

New York Times Publishes Names of People Who Died of COVID-19 on Entire Front Page

Saved themselves the embarrassment of filling the front page with stories they’d have to retract in a day or two, I guess! At the risk of being accused of “whataboutism”, I don’t recall the NYT filling the front page of their Sunday paper with the names of H1N1 victims? But it reminded [Read More]