Oh Well, Orwell, I Guess You Were Right

There’s drones in the sky Cameras on the wall The Ministry of Truth Just paid us a call Someone’s been listening in Oh well, Orwell, I guess you were right.   There’s guards on the wall To keep people out But haven’t you noticed? They’ve done an about face Staring down the barrel of a […]

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The Authentic Cynic

Thesis Authentic cynicism is optimism.  This is not Orwellian Newspeak.  Understand the veracity and depth of this statement and you will find joy.  The biting dogs are the happy ones.   Modernism Modernism is cold, rational thought, denuded forests, an endless procession of power-line poles white-dashed interstate highways leading nowhere.  Crumbling pavement blanketing the soil, […]

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Emerson’s Oversoul and Nietzsche’s Overman

“The soul refuses limits and always affirms an optimism, never a pessimism.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Compensation” Ralph Waldo Emerson’s eternal optimism, expressed in such essays as “Self-Reliance”, “Compensation”, “The Over-Soul”, “Circles”, and, to some extent, even “Fate”, grew out of his rejection of a transcendent sky god and his perception of an Oversoul.  Emerson, once an […]

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Letter to a Young Liberal Sloganeer

Recently you posted this sign to your Facebook page in response to activists from the group “Hilltoppers for Life” who organized a rally to sloganeer for their cause on the campus of Western Kentucky University over homecoming weekend. Obviously the point of your sign was to provoke viewers to some kind of emotional reaction. Liberals […]

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Reasons not to vote

  A USAToday/Suffolk University Poll indicates that 90 million Americans will most likely not vote in the November 2012.  Here are some well-reasoned arguments for not voting in the upcoming election or any future election:       Lew Rockwell                                                                                                                                          http://www.lewrockwell.com/rockwell/only-choice-nov6.html Lew says there is no lesser of two evils.  We have either socialism or […]

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Children need access to Nature to defend against allergies

Not only are children psychologically damaged because of their alienation from the wild; now we are reminded in an NPR report that the increase in allergies in children of recent years is directly-related to their estrangement from nature.  Researchers have developed the “hygiene hypothesis,” which suggests that we are too clean for our own good.  The bodies […]

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Hall of Feraldom: Ammon Hennacy

In a society where what passes for the worship of God and worship of the state are often indistinguishable, Ammon Hennacy (1893-1970) is an enigma.  Those accustomed to seeing the American flag flying higher and bigger than the Christian flag on the church lawn and who have never considered the contradictions of having such nationalistic […]

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