Elitism and Class

Elitism and Class

FIRST PRINCIPLES ABOUT AMERICA; FIRST QUESTIONS

Homo neanderthalensis by Thomas Vogt-Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) - Homo neanderthalensis by Thomas Vogt-Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) - [Brain volume up to 1750cc (Homo sapiens average 1270 cc) LWL Museum of Natural History, Münster, Germany]
Vassar Bushmills Is America an accident? A freak of Nature?  Or, is America the product of Intelligent Design? I don’t intend to try to answer the second half of that question here as that requires an inquiry into philosophy and theology. But by the longest list of scientific and common sense ...
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FIRST PRINCIPLES: FIRST IMPRESSIONS ABOUT AMERICA

Anyone, anywhere, who hears the name “America” already has a first impression about America; either positive or negative. It doesn’t matter if he/she is 18 or 80, and located anywhere in the world. If abroad those impressions are a mixture of street talk, music, films, and of course, relatives who ...
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THE CARE AND CLEANING OF THE TWITTER ACCOUNT

Conquête de passage Credit: Don Comtesse Alphonse de Toulouse-Lautrec en 1904 (Wikimedia Commons)
The Grand Game Almost everyone has a opinion about Twitter and Facebook. Conservatives consider them capricious in the way they handle “political speech” on their sites, rewarding Leftist views while punishing flag-waving Love-America attitudes. Both are hostile to American-style democracy and values. But as long as the American political class, including Republicans, is in ...
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MEXICO LINDO, A BRIEF HISTORY

Three men, standing at the Mexican border, looking south: Man #1: Mexico Lindo. Man #2: I don’t see nothin’ so ‘lindo’ about it. Man #3: Just looks like more of Texas to me. Man #1: You have no eyes! (Iconic lines from a film, anyone want to guess which one?) It’s an interesting history, for ...
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The Bellweather- First Report: We are Still Winning

This is the first of our Bellweather Reports, published on an “as-needed” basis. (Note our weather vane and the direction it is flying.) We are still winning.  They are still losing. We are still mounted on horses. They are still afoot. And Donald Trump still works for us, and ...
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Politics and National Survival

baboons
I think it was Konrad Lorenz, the Nobel winning natural scientist, who told of a team of animal behaviorists observing baboons in the South African savannah when a much smaller monkey was spied by a much larger baboon. The vervet turned and scampered back toward the forest cover, the ...
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Collusion-Truthers

Consider people like Sen Mark Warner who have to deal with the reality of the Trump-Russian Collusion theory being shattered from the political angle. He’s in leadership and is expected to lie a liar’s mouth daily, cynically saying hundreds of things he knows not to be so, only having to say ...
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(UPDATED) TOWARD A “THEORY OF THE MAN”

KKK meeting
For almost everyone who pops up in the news, I have a general theory of that person, beginning with how they got in the news in the first place. If WAPO or New York Times said something approvingly about them, my starting point is likely to be a minus ...
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