Friday, April 16, 2021

Real Education: The Antithesis of Ameica

A century ago, the American goal was civic progress. Today, we let roads and bridges collapse, permit the destruction of public education, scheme to turn Social Security and Medicare over to Wall Street, invite sectarians to dismantle secular government, relieve the rich of the burden of taxation while rewarding them with corporate welfare, and constantly seek new means to prevent citizens from voting. Today, the American goal is civic regression.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

The Left That Wasn't There

The "Beltway narrative" is always well-heeled, oleaginous propaganda tricked out as fait accompli conventional wisdom.

 

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Listen to What They Don't Say

“The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson


 

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Who Is Most Admired?

“(I)n fact, you can find that the lack of basic resources, material resources, contributes to unhappiness, but the increase in material resources do not increase happiness,” Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi said.

 

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Call It "Integrity"

 

"I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends," Walt Whitman said.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

When Things Go Wrong, Let It RAIN

"You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength." — Marcus Aurelius

 

Monday, March 8, 2021

The Buddha and William James

"The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another." — William James