Monthly Archives: April 2010

Arizona, Immigration, and America’s Lost Cause: The War on Drugs

Some of the criticism I’ve heard recently, concerning Arizona’s new law confronting the state’s illegal immigration crisis, don’t carry much weight with me. For instance, it’s said that Hispanic’s living in Arizona will now be compelled, by the authorities, to “show … Continue reading

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America: Pride Goes Before Destruction

The word hubris means: to have an arrogant and exaggerated sense of pride or self-confidence, and the Washington government is best described as hubristic. There’s an old saying: “Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall” (Proverbs … Continue reading

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Shame on Fox News

Inspector Finch, in the film V for Vendetta: “What if the worst most horrific biological attack was not the work of religious extremists? What if someone else unleashed the virus and someone else killed all of these people? “Would you … Continue reading

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Foucault and the Folly of the Narcissistic Self

We’re now studying the French philosopher Michel Foucault in our Literary and Cultural Theory class and I’m finding it difficult, if not impossible, to read his book: Introduction to the History of Sexuality. In fact, I’m not reading it; because … Continue reading

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Propaganda and the People

Ellul is one of the greatest thinkers of our time; therefore he was very well able to analyze propaganda—unlike most people, who are so easily taken in by propaganda.

To most people, the word propaganda has negative connotations, because we think of how lies have been perpetrated via propaganda, but the word … Continue reading

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Political Musings

Political Musings Have things gotten so bad in the U. S. that our collective political frustrations could actually lead some people to commit acts of political violence? Could some people’s words actually incite some people to commit acts of political … Continue reading

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What are the intentions of today’s Tea Party supporters?

“The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the money-changers at their business. And making a whip of cords, … Continue reading

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How to Solve the “Danger of Terrorists Going Nuclear” Problem

I’m sure we’ve all heard about the recent nuclear summit in Washington, D. C. One of the major concerns at the summit was how to keep nuclear materials out of the hands of terrorists. The current situation makes it almost certain … Continue reading

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A Few Things We All Need to Understand About the Current Political Situation in America

Problem: The political problems we face today in Washington are not of the either/or variety, they are of the both/and variety. The fact that things are so screwed up (politically) in Washington is not the fault of either the Democrats … Continue reading

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More Taxes? The Regressive VAT

Have you heard about this new tax the feds are proposing: the Value Added Tax (VAT)? It’s bad enough that the feds are proposing yet another tax upon the American citizens, but now they want to tax the poor and working … Continue reading

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