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Socialism Grows from Guilt and Fear

Baby with gold coin
1% is such a small number of people to hate after all. It should be expanded to 9.9% so that includes so many more people worthy of righteous indignation and disdain. And, conveniently, the article says, "You’re probably part of the problem." And what is the problem? This group is successful and they pass that success on to their offspring. "The meritocratic class has mastered the old trick of con...
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Ramadan: Fasting is something we have in common

A few years back I spent Ramadan with a group of Saudi Arabian men visiting the US. My job was to provide them with some training they would take back and incorporate into their duties. Due to the schedule we kept Ramadan in America was particularly difficult for them. They all smoked like chimneys but didn't during Ramadan from sunrise to sunset. They used the official time of sunset too. They ch...
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The Black Klansman, Based on a True Story

davechappeleklan
This new Spike Lee movie is based on a true story. A black police officer in the late 1970's went undercover and infiltrated the KKK. Sounds like a Dave Chappelle sketch I know, but it really happened. He made contact over the phone and built a relationship that way. Then, when it came time to meet with them a white officer stood in for him. https://youtu.be/pFc6I0rgmgY Today, the KKK is a v...
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Queer Women and Baby-Making 

The below linked editorial is headlined, "As A Queer Woman, I Can't Afford To Be Ambivalent About Motherhood". Well, I disagree. As a queer woman you actually can afford to be ambivalent about motherhood. If homosexuality is something someone is born with, that is. If that is the case then it's a biological matter that has made a woman not be sexually attracted to the male of her species. It...
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“This Is America” Preachy PC Art or Honest Opinion on America?

My comments here are less about the video and more about the author of this editorial's comments. He writes, "Didacticism is the art of balkanization and tribalism. That’s because it shouts the same message over and over again, it appeals only to those who already want to hear it and repels those who don’t. You will see exactly the same thing with “This Is America.” Those who are inclined to write...
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The wellspring of American patriotism is America

This is an interesting, and utterly misguiding article on American patriotism. It begins, "Patriotism is the organising passion of modern political life in the United States yet its vitality defies obvious explanation." Not really. I believe that the vitality is easily explained. It goes on, "The country has no national education system. There’s neither compulsory military nor civil service. No...
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Boys will be boys and girls will be girls – and the left hates that fact

Boy pushing boy
Though I don't agree with everything the author says in this piece I must say they have one very good point. When it comes to letting girls into the Boy Scouts (now just Scouts) the author says, "I would argue that survival has no gender." Indeed, I find I must agree with that conclusion. Though it is true that men are uniquely equipped for certain aspects of survival that ignores that a great dea...
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Black Professors in America Can be Racist too 

As you know I think racism is stupid. Just, dumb. It requires one to suspend intellect and caring at the same time. There is nothing about it that is redeeming at all ever. I've also said that goes both ways. Racism on the part of minorities does exist and is equally as stupid. This editorial is from a black professor and starts out, "Dear Nigger Professor." That was the beginning of a message tha...
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The left wants your money to help Incels have sex

redistribution of wealth
I think, perhaps, of all the leftist terms I hate "redistribution" the most. It means taking your money and giving it to someone else. The logistics of that are out of your hands. Your money but not your choice. The left is ever creative in the justification for this scheme. This editorial uses sexbots to demonstrate why what we really need is redistribution of wealth. The motivation behind this p...
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He was one of millions of Chinese seniors growing old alone. So he put himself up for adoption.  

Chinese man on bike
This story is touching and sad. It also highlights why a lot of people are in favor of things like Social Security and other government interventions. Such heart wrenching tales make it hard to argue against them from a logical perspective. It becomes all emotion. Reasonably so I think. "Han Zicheng survived the Japanese invasion, the Chinese civil war and the Cultural Revolution, but he knew he c...
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Hobby Lobby and the Case of the Smuggled Tablets

Tablet from Iraq region
This is just a fascinating story. As you can imagine I frequent Hobby Lobby to get clay for sculpting and materials for puppets (which I'm still struggling to complete) and a few other things they have that fit my creative side. As many of you know Hobby Lobby is a Christian-based organization much like Chick-fil-A. They aren't exactly a corporation one would imagine being a front for an antiquiti...
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“Why are we so squeamish about male friendship?” I can answer that in one word…

"Why are we so squeamish about male friendship?" I can answer that in one word: homosexuality. Now, this isn't a screed against homosexuals. I'm not advocating for anyone to blame gays for anything. I'm pointing out what I think is responsible for a change that has occurred just in my lifetime and giving a reason I think fits the psychological profile of young males. In days gone by youn...
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What is Justice For? – A Ponder

When I watch this video a lot goes through my mind. Below I share my ponder. It isn't meant to draw any conclusions but rather to just share my mind. What the video shows is a very complex thing. For most of the comments I've seen on it people are focused on one exchange between the judge and suspect. The suspect at one point during sentencing said, “I don’t have time for this.” The judge then sen...
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How PC Culture IS Destroying our Society

Political Correctness is fascism pretending to be manners
I recently had an interesting exchange on the Government is a Platypus Facebook page which I thought I would share part of here. It was with someone who defended PC culture and the general inevitability of progressivism. "I won’t leave you with anything to deflect onto." Of course not, because you don't want to hear it. The very idea that the premise of the post is right is anethema to y...
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Who should you have sex with?

male actor playing a trans woman
The basics of the linked article* is this: who you want to have sex with is racist, transphobic, abelist, and whatever other word spell check doesn't recognize as a word if you refuse people who fall into those categories. If you don't find transgender women attractive, you're a bad person. The article asks the question, "does anyone have a right to sex?" The answer should be an obvious and resoun...
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