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Heinlein’s Wisdom of the Day

I fear that our patient readers will have to suffer through what I’m reading from time to time, which is currently Starship Troopers, Robert Heinlein’s controversial book first published in 1959.  I have it on good authority that the book is substantially more political and philosophical than the more-recent movie (which I’ve never seen, but understand is awful). Continue reading

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Beauty in the Public Square

Among the many things we all hold in common, it’s interesting that we all want to be beautiful in appearance. Even if we desire to be ugly, it’s still the desire to be beautiful – it just simply reflects our interpretation of what is beautiful. Perhaps it’s too overarching to say Continue reading

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Romanticizing the Revolution

Perhaps one of the unintended consequences of the Discursionists’ birth in the heady days of the early Obama administration is that our posts are skewed toward politics more than we’d normally like. Continue reading

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United States of Entitlement

Throughout history America has often been referred to as the Land of Opportunity.  For years, immigrants have flocked to America from all over the world for economic and social mobility.  They have come with the aspiration of living the American dream.  Continue reading

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Moral Clarity and the Stimulus, Part Last

Out of all the things that President Obama said last night at the joint session of Congress, both good and bad, one segment really, really bothered me: Continue reading

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Hypocrisy: Not an absolute arbiter of truth, an impetus to investigate.

Hypocrisy is not absolutely linked to a lack of truth. There could even be times when the existence of hypocrisy is actually indicative of truth. However, the two can be, and often are, linked. Continue reading

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Garden Market

Recently, a Dutch politician, Geert Wilders (who’s a bit of a firebrand on that little issue of the islamization of Europe and the west in general), was denied entry to the UK to meet with the House of Lords. The official reasoning behind his not being allowed to enter the UK was that his statements (and particularly a film he made) about Muslims/the Koran (he says it’s fascist and should be banned…ha!) “threaten community harmony and therefore public safety.” (From the Home Office.) Continue reading

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