Conservatives and The Butterfly Effect, or, Why Chaos Is Better Than Control!
[promoted by streiff who is hoping Peyton Manning uncorks a flood of butterflies this afternoon.] History has shown us that one person with an idea can change the planet. Whether the planet changes for good (Jesus, Galileo, Bach, Jane Austen, Einstein) or ill (Napoleon, Marx, Houston Chamberlain, B.F. Skinner) depends on the idea. In the 1959 epic Ben-Hur a Roman commander wonders aloud how one | Read More »
Beware The Return of Paul Volcker!
Why should we not like Paul Volcker? Was he not the one who helped Reagan break the back of Carter’s stagflation in the early 1980′s? No. in fact, he caused damage at the time, and actively sabotaged Reagan’s plans. The first thing to remember: Volcker was and is a Democrat! The “usual wisdom” is that the recession in Reagan’s first term was a necessary result | Read More »
Leftist Barbarians and The Decline and Fall of America
Many moons ago, conservative thinker William F. Buckley Jr. wondered in an essay: “If you lived in a declining society, could you know it?” Ancient people had an organic view of the rise and fall of civilizations, especially long-lived ones. A civilization had a birth, a development, and a death. At any moment, however, Death, in the form of natural disasters, invasions by foreigners, or | Read More »
Conservatism IS Moderate! Let Us Stop Accepting A Definition from The Left!
The MSM has for too long imposed a false tripartite division on America by the use of Orwellian language. Today I have read just one too many little essays here on RedState, by well-meaning conservative people, who have unconsciously accepted this false division. The division is: liberal, moderate, conservative. I propose that this trinity is false! I propose that Conservatism IS a moderate way of viewing | Read More »
MAObama’s Coördinated Media Blitz for Hell-th Care: Coming Soon!
You know this is coming: leftist pundits and politicians have signaled that between now and the State of the Union Address there will be another media blitz, like the failed one last summer, to convince everyone that the Hell-th Care Bill is a really, really, really good idea for America. Like the one last summer, there will be a coördinated media extravaganza pushing some specific | Read More »
The Premiere of “V” on ABC November 3rd: The First Major Crack in MSM ObamaMania
The popular culture sometimes gives signals about a society’s trends: apocalyptic movies appear during times of stress, like right now with the War On Terror. Tonight the premiere of a new version of a science-fiction series from over 20 years ago on ABC (?!!!?) contains elements of satirical criticism against the cult of MAObama! If there were no market for such a series, you can | Read More »
Leftist History and The Death Of Columbus Day
Several newspaper articles reporting the demise of Columbus Day celebrations throughout the nation had one common theme: the mirthless, mindless, iron-fisted stupidity of political correctness dominating our country. Even here in Columbus, Ohio, there has been no Columbus Day parade for a decade. Why? Christopher Columbus is not allowed to be celebrated: he is responsible for a veritable “holocaust” against the Native Americans, for slavery, | Read More »
On The Brink: Russia’s Byzantine Diplomacy On Iran
The Byzantine Empire, also known as the Eastern Roman empire, existed in a slowly shrinking form between the 400′s A.D. down to the fall of Constantinople to the Turks in 1453. For roughly 1,000 years this basically medieval Greek empire attempted to survive the attacks of Slavs, Arabs, Crusaders, and Turks, and did so by developing a diplomatic technique known today as “Byzantine.” A Byzantine diplomacy means that | Read More »
Murder In Chicago vs. Henry Gates: The Silence and The Fury from the White House
You might recall the NObama moment when he decided to interfere in the arrest of Henry Gates, his professor friend who was arrested for bad-mouthing a policeman, when a neighbor thought that somebody was breaking into Gates’ house. It turned out that Gates himself had broken into his house because he had lost his keys. Gates over-reacted when the police arrived, and went into racial | Read More »
Proof of NObama’s Arrogance: The Hegira To Minnesota.
If the present resident of the White House really were a centrist, and not a leftist radical, if he were really interested in bringing people together, if he were really interested in working with “the other side” (whether you define them as Conservatives or Republicans), one thing is clear: on September 12th he would not have escaped to Minnesota to be massaged by a prefabricated | Read More »