Debunking the myth: “An armed society is a polite society”

John Lennon's bloody glasses

Summary: As the gun lobby moves from expansion of concealed carry to open carry of guns, it is time to examine the nonsense that so many believe about gun. This is one of the delusions that form the foundation of the New America being built by Republicans using their dominance of State and Federal governments. Built on … Continue reading Debunking the myth: “An armed society is a polite society”

The Left attacks free speech. See the ACLU defend it.

ACLU

Summary: With free speech under attack on many fronts by the Left, the ACLU stands almost alone on the Left defending one of the core precepts of a liberal social order. Here is a powerful essay by the ACLU's National Legal Director.  Stand by for a special post later today about Hurricane Irma. "Why We Must … Continue reading The Left attacks free speech. See the ACLU defend it.

Alert! Our institutions are hollow because we don’t love them.

US capitol under attack

Summary: Our institutions look strong, able to carry us through both tough times and internal dissention. But they are just "paper bullets of the mind." They failed in Weimar. We should pay attention to the signs that they will fail us, too. Worry about our institutions imploding from internal attack, not external attack. We trust … Continue reading Alert! Our institutions are hollow because we don’t love them.

The history of immigration and America, lost amidst the more useful myths

Immigration

Summary: Trump has proposed a drastic reduction in immigration. This is one of his most important policy proposals. Open borders is a core policy of the 1% and hence of both parties and the news media. Here is a look at the lost history of immigration in the US, information they diligently work to conceal … Continue reading The history of immigration and America, lost amidst the more useful myths

Was Trump a White Nationalist in Poland? Decide for yourself.

Dirty game

Summary: Trump gave a good speech in Poland, speaking about traditional American themes. The pushback was dirty, the traditional response of elites to populism (anything goes to suppress populism). Compare their criticism to Trump's words. Decide for yourself. Trump's opponents sling mud to attack Trump. Serious charges against President Trump Elites and their lackeys feel … Continue reading Was Trump a White Nationalist in Poland? Decide for yourself.