A philosopher looks at Star Trek and sees our dark dreams

Enterprise 1701-D

Summary: Philosopher Kelley Ross gives a harsh review of the Federation as seen in the Star Trek TV shows from "Next Generation" through "Voyager" -- the popular ones loved by liberals. TV shows provide a mirror in which we can see and so better understand our fears and dreams. "The Fascist Ideology of Star Trek "Militarism, … Continue reading A philosopher looks at Star Trek and sees our dark dreams

Martin van Creveld: even in Hell, Hitler has news for us

Summary: Hitler in Hell is one of the most important books of the year. As America drifts to fascism, we must understand what happened to Germany. Books like this can help us avoid taking a dark path like they did. It can happen here, in some form.   The fall of Germany to fascism was … Continue reading Martin van Creveld: even in Hell, Hitler has news for us

America is mainlining fascism. It won’t end well for us.

Summary: Mainlining fascism - and heroin - have become fashionable in America. Trump has given little evidence of being a fascist, but his campaign has emboldened them. The Right's extremists were expelled from mainstream conservatism in the early 1960's. Let's hope they come to their senses and do so again -- or that the rest of us … Continue reading America is mainlining fascism. It won’t end well for us.

The Left calls Trump a “fascist”, ignoring the many experts who disagree

Summary: Trump brings dark elements into Campaign 2016, and the Left responds with hypocrisy, misinformation, and anti-intellectualism -- seeking to short-circuit the proper debates of the election. There are no angels in US politics. Declaring their foes to be illegitimate: the Left's first line of defense Declaring Trump a "fascist" has became the Left's (broadly … Continue reading The Left calls Trump a “fascist”, ignoring the many experts who disagree

San Jose’s riot tells us about the Left, Trump, & the coming violence

Summary: The violence after the recent Trump rally reveals so much about our America. Let's start with the facts, and then look at the even more interesting reactions by the Left. It's a story of political theory, myopia, and hypocrisy. Trump talks of the dangerous other, and right on cue the ornamental dissenters show up … Continue reading San Jose’s riot tells us about the Left, Trump, & the coming violence