On Halloween rebel against the PC police by wearing an incorrect costume

Summary: This Halloween offers a rare opportunity for mass protest against the social engineers reshaping America. Our apathy usually prevents mass resistance, making us sheep. But sometimes the Left overreaches, creating a window for mass opposition. Hold parties and encourage wearing incorrect costumes. Have fun and strike a blow for freedom. "The defiance of established … Continue reading On Halloween rebel against the PC police by wearing an incorrect costume

Why don’t political protests work? What are the larger lessons from our repeated failures?

Summary: Except for issues about which the 1% have no interest (e.g., who sleeps with who, how the peons marry), reform efforts in America have proven themselves mostly ineffective for several generations. Here we look at one aspect of that failure, our reliance on demonstrations -- and why this results from deeper errors: our failure … Continue reading Why don’t political protests work? What are the larger lessons from our repeated failures?

Look at the protests in Wisconsin to see how America has changed

Summary:  Thinking of holding protest meetings as part of your Reform America movement, perhaps with a little civil disobedience to demonstrate seriousness and attract media attention? That's an American tradition going back to Thoreau. But that was the-America-that-once-was. It does not work so well with New America's indifferent, apathetic public. And the police are pushing back … Continue reading Look at the protests in Wisconsin to see how America has changed

Thoreau reminds us about one of the few tools we have to control the government

Summary: Our leaders and DC courtiers tell us that our role is to obey the government. Yet our forefathers found civil disobedience an invaluable tool in their quest to build and improve America: the Boston Tea Party, abolitionists, suffragettes, Martin Luther King and the freedom riders, Now we're urged to do otherwise by those seeking … Continue reading Thoreau reminds us about one of the few tools we have to control the government

America’s courtiers rush to defend the government – from us

Summary: Those paying attention to Snowden's revelations have learned much about our government (although we're told he told us nothing new). Those reading the government's defenders learned much as well. Not just that Snowden's revelations did immense damage, but also that we stand alone when resisting the government. Our best and brightest are on the … Continue reading America’s courtiers rush to defend the government – from us