Some (not so) Random Quotes

I have been spending time with the philosophy and economics of Marxism/Socialism/Communism, as well as the writings of mid-20th century dissidents who endured and resisted the evil they lived under. I have known, since reading Marx in the 90s, that it is a hard-core atheistic philosophy, and that it gets everything about the human experience... Continue Reading →

Insight into Worldview

As President Biden lines up his nominees, there are individuals in the que who give us a glimpse into the worldview of the new administration. Some have been soft on China’s relationship with Africa through China’s “Belt and Road Initiative”. Many have zero background in the area they are being asked to serve, and in... Continue Reading →

Shoveling Virtue

Every now and then you get a peek into the heart and mind of someone who is dramatically different from you. We often hold assumptions about what is going on in their heads, but on a good day, we check ourselves and realize we don’t know what they are really thinking. “They can’t be that... Continue Reading →

Lies and the Power of Truth

Several common experiences rise to the surface when you read the literature of political dissidents during the middle of the 20th century. These individuals lived under the heel of the Soviet Union and experienced the full force of communism. Several of them saw things clearly that we, as a society, are having a hard time... Continue Reading →

Is Common Sense on the Ropes?

Totalitarian propaganda can outrageously insult common sense only where common sense has lost its validity.Hannah Arendt In the historical record, it seems it is normal for normal people to worry they are losing their minds while totalitarians come to power. Propaganda, censorship, and the use of violence are so common, that we can scarcely read... Continue Reading →

Do No Orwellian Harm

Part of the transformational shift happening in our culture right now is a redefinition of terms leading to consequences that baffle and anger a lot of people. One such example comes in the form of a bill introduced to Congress by (then) Senator Kamala Harris, which is now back on the table, dubbed the Do... Continue Reading →

Storming the Capitol

There is still hope in Christ, and in the Christian church as it faithfully follows Christ. It is true that Christianity is about the love and grace of Christ, but it is too often overlooked by many that Christianity is a faith of knowledge, truth, and reason. Protests are, more often than not, an expression... Continue Reading →

My 2020 in Books

I really thought I would get a lot more reading done in 2020. Afterall, I, along with billions of my closest friends, was confined to my home for weeks. It turns out, however, that lockdown time is not the same thing as down time. Nevertheless, I managed to get through a lot of books, including... Continue Reading →

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