The New Barbarism (Conform….or Else)

The New Barbarism (Conform….or Else)

Meet the New Barbarism, the same as the old. Some think that the tortures of the Inquisition to expunge heresy are an artifact of history.  Some think that burning suspected witches is a relic of ancient supernaturalism.  Some think that the cruel Reign of Terror by...
Where Does American Democracy Go From Here?

Where Does American Democracy Go From Here?

A tsunami of American sentiment suggests that our Democracy is under unparalleled stress, and that recent events may be auguring the end of it. This is a watershed moment, because democracy is hailed as one of the great advancements of Western civilization.  It is...
Secession: The Long Goodbye

Secession: The Long Goodbye

Political secession looms on the American horizon. The political phenomenon of secession is similar to an evolutionary phenomenon in biology.  Throughout history, radical changes in the Earth’s geology have separated species apart to the point where new species...
The Elites Versus Everyone Else

The Elites Versus Everyone Else

There are massive social and political divides in America right now.  This should not be surprising because there have been massive social and political divides throughout world history. But what lies at the root of these divides? Philosophers, professors,...
The Pursuit of Happiness

The Pursuit of Happiness

One of the most profound sentences in the Declaration of American Independence is “We are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights, and among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”  This sentence concisely announced the arrival of the...