Marxism

Sad Thoughts, True Thoughts

totally diverse nation is not a nation in any meaningful way, for the concept of a nation is a shared language and culture. Sad thoughts, true thoughts. For all practical purposes, a common culture means a common religion or national character. It is interesting but maudlin to note that the desire to socially engineer a "diverse nation" is only prevalent among the political elite of the West. Nowhere else is such a pedantic idiocy given any currency. Personal identity, and by natural extension, one's "herd identity" is one of the most arresting, and primary psychological compulsions of human consciousness. It...

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Memorial Day 2007

ODAY, as I wheeled through southern Maryland, winding from Annapolis to Scotland Island and back to Washington with my wife in our Jeep Liberty Renegade, driving past so many American flags on display, some fresh and in full wave, others ragged and woefully ripe for its "dignified burning" which is in the officially proscribed act of retiring it, I realized once again that in my limited lifetime of fifty-one years, I have never personally known someone who has sacrificed his or her life in service to our nation, specifically in a military uniform. I have never suffered the loss that...


Hints On Intellectual Honesty

SWORG SWILL LISTSERV | June 21, 1999 Crash writes: I'm glad that you are so clear on your political position. Kube writes: This was a joke right? Here are a few clearer generalisations.1. that everyone is and should be out for themselves (individualism)2. that everyone is mutually interdependent and only equity (of opportunity to develop what you are) can ultimately deliver what anyone needs (communism, self-interest). That is, the nurturing of the parts is the nurturing of the whole.3. that such an interdependent and complex system can only work on the basis of control by the people (anarchism, efficiency.)4. that...