Monday, March 29, 2010

A true leader, a true visionary, would strike down rather than build up the source of our malaise.

Ask yourself if Prohibition solved the problem of alcohol consumption. Ask yourselve if the New Deal solved the problem of the business cycle. Ask yourself if the Great Society solved the problem of poverty.

Indeed, every one of these government intrusions made the problems worse.

And yet you somehow think that the government will fix healthcare?

You're a moron.
This is supposed to be a revelation--that a political party might act in opposition to its stated principles.

Clinton did it in the freakin' Oval Office. Is this an excuse? No, it's an indictment on both parties.

They stand for nothing except themselves. Do not trust them with anything.

Wow--Didn't See That Coming! (wink, wink)

So Ricky Martin announces that he is in fact gay.


Any other bombshells for us, like Tiger Woods really likes sex? Or Isaac Newton's pretty sure about gravity? Or Scientologists are morons? Or Obama will close the prison at Guantanamo Bay within a year of taking office?

My bad. I retract that last one.

A C.S.Lewis Quote

As for matters of taste and mere preference, there is room for debate. However, regarding issues of right or wrong, good or evil, there is no debate. C.S. Lewis put it best:

An open mind, in questions that are not ultimate, is useful. But an open mind about the ultimate foundations either of Theoretical or Practical Reason is idiocy. If a man's mind is open on these things, let his mouth at least be shut. He can say nothing to the purpose.

--In The Abolition of Man.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Common Sense

What if you can't fix the system from inside, and you can't fix it from outside?

Destroy the system.

There's a time for junking cars, and if this government was a car then it would be an Edsel.

If you want to call me a traitor or a bad man, then be sure to dispose of anything depicting Washington's, Franklin's, or Jefferson's image.

I can't stand the kind of idiots who think that it is an American's duty to stand behind his government no matter what.

That's such an un-American notion that it nearly makes me sick.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Faustian Politics

Supporters of Obamacare, you have sold your soul. But at what price? Who will save your soul?

Socialism is theft, and more people have been killed directly and indirectly by socialism than by HIV.

And yet no one speaks to the social justice of AIDS.

It's almost possible (but not quite) to forgive the ignorant for their support of the socialistic measures of the Obama administration. However, the educated who know better--including Obama himself--cannot, must not be forgiven. They are the vilest sort who peddle in evil for their own benefit.

They are a blight, nay a curse upon us.

The worst of it is that when the piper comes for his due, it is our children--not the men and women responsible for the debt--who must pay him.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A Warning

When you are young, all adults--even the worst--seem amazing. What with their incredible size and confidence, they are not to be reckoned with--at least by the likes of you.

However, when you age, you realize that the formerly awesome ones are mere mortals much the same as you--petty in some respects and overall vulnerable to the evils that afflict mankind.

For this reason, I do not hate those who would presume to deny me my patrimony. However, I will fight them.

And they must know this before the next stage.

I will not deny my origins or my birthright. I will not bow down because at one time you were greater than I.

The idiot who told you that I would be docile and accept a perverse interpretation of the law is exactly an idiot. I am my father's son, his legacy, and I will stand tall as such.

I will have what is mine and leave you with what is yours.

Be careful with how you proceed, or I will have that as well.

Nemo me impune lacessit.

And yet, I wish with every fiber of my body that this cup should pass.

However, I will not surrender simply because I prefer peace. The peace to come will either be the peace of all served justly or Kant's peace of the graveyard (metaphorically, of course).

Monday, March 22, 2010

Fire and Ice--By Robert Frost

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.


There is something wonderful in friendship. When else would someone dare to ask what one would otherwise not ask to one who would accept what one would otherwise not accept?

Hope the van runs well.

Best Picture Material

And what do I consider Best Picture material? You might ask.

Try Jeremiah Johnson. It's superbly acted. Perfectly written. Expertly shot. One of the few films ever made with out a scene missing or a moment that you could do without.

The Hurt Locker--Best Picture By Default?

I recently (as in two days ago) watched 2010's Academy Award winning Best Picture The Hurt Locker.

It was better than Avatar.

It was better than The Blind Side.

It was better than District 9.

But as for Best Picture? The protagonist is a worn out character type in a conflict overdone to boot.

It's well enough acted, written, and shot. However, it's uninspiring, unenlightening, and nothing that we haven't seen before.

If The Hurt Locker is the best that Hollywood can do, then I'm ready to surrender my Netflix subscription for good old AMC.

An Ubi Sunt On Obama's Health Care Victory

There comes a point when working within the system to change the system becomes futile, and something more must be done.

Franklin, Jefferson, Adams, Washington, et alia knew it.

Thoreau, Brown, Gandhi, and King knew it.

Ubi sunt?
Where are they now?

I feel abandoned and alone, like a man lost in the desert searching for water, pleading for rain, but dying in the sand despite my efforts.

None are ignored faster or shunned more vigorously than those who speak even a kernel of the truth. Plato saw it in his Allegory of the Cave. Thoreau observed it in "Civil Disobedience."

The only innocent man since Adam before the Fall--and no less than the Son of God Himself--was nailed to a dogwood cross and left to die amongst thieves.

Franklin, Jefferson, Adams, Washington, et alia were pronounced traitors and faced certain death in defeat. It was Franklin who, upon the signing of the Declaration of Independence, said something close to "Now we must hang together, or assuredly we will hang separately."

A man who spoke of peace and justice was murdered at a motel in Memphis.

And yet Jesus, while he wished that the cup might pass him over, stood and accepted his fate for the good that it would bring mankind.

And yet Franklin, Jefferson, and Adams signed the Declaration of Independence; and Washington led a ragtag, underfunded, under-equipped, and under-trained army in opposition to the world's most powerful military.

And yet King, who saw the promised land but knew that he wouldn't get there, marched and spoke out in the heart of Dixie.

They risked all, and some lost all; but they stood for ideals that mattered and did not with them perish.

We have no such men active today. We are not a broken society. A broken society can be repaired.

We are a rotten society, and we have only the rubbish heap for which to look forward.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

This health care bill will hopefully be a bridge too far for congress and the executive administration. Let's say enough to the symbolic protests. It's time to up the ante.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Also Untitled

Building upon my earlier post, true reform will commence once people realize that the government is the worst reformer of them all. Its interest is always in the status quo, and it only ventures away from the status quo when doing so enhances its power.

Your real enemy does not have a colored face, speak a strange language, and practice a different religion.

Your real enemy looks like you, talks like you, and says "God bless you," while he does his best to bring Hell upon you.


It's not enough for the democrats' health care plans to fail. We must somehow rebuke the entire notion of the state as a caregiver, safety-net, etc. There can be no valid compromise on this issue. The government must get out of where it does not belong.

One fine day, people will look around them and realize that the government belongs nowhere.

Until then, it will remain a mortal foe.

Saturday, March 06, 2010

My Apology

No, I am not dead.

Even though I have not posted anything in quite some time, it's not because I've fallen off of the face of the Earth or that I've ceased to have opinions.

I've not been well for a couple of months, and the combination of my physical discomfort with the correlating anxiety have stripped me completely of my muse.

When I'm occupied, it's almost impossible to tell that I'm having any troubles. However, when I am not occupied, that's when it gets to me. Since I tend to post to this blog when I am not otherwise occupied, you might see now why I haven't posted in so long.

I'm working on a post that will describe this ordeal, but it is taking me a while.

Forgive me.

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