The Arab Spring Gives Way To A Red Harvest
“The worse it gets, the better it is.” – Vladamir I Lenin. Imagine you possess a burning will to power. This intense desire to take over and run the nation you live in stems from a messianic complex mated with egocentric power lust to form the bastard offspring of revolutionary zeal. Yet a problem stands between you and your desire to inflict “30.06 enlightenment” on | Read More »
Egypt 1 – Globalism 0
Let’s stipulate upfront that the Muslim Brotherhood’s Reagan-like domination of Egypt’s Parliamentary Elections is probably an international setback to the United States, Israel and most of Southern Europe. Results thus far encompass areas that were probably most friendly to the Facebook Revolutionaries and the Western World they represented. Amongst the cosmopolitan voters over at Starbucks, the Muslim Brotherhood holds leads in 50% of the seats. | Read More »
#OccupyWallStreet as The Egyptian Revolution? It Might Be A Good Simile.
…the rational herdsman concludes that the only sensible course for him to pursue is to add another animal to his herd. And another; and another… But this is the conclusion reached by each and every rational herdsman sharing a commons. Therein is the tragedy. Each man is locked into a system that compels him to increase his herd without limit–in a world that is limited. | Read More »
The Nobel Peace Prize, Falo Delle Vanita and The Zionist Regime
Bonfire of the Vanities (Italian: Falò delle vanità) refers to the burning of objects that are deemed to be occasions of sin. The most infamous one took place on 7 February 1497, when supporters of the Dominican priest Girolamo Savonarola collected and publicly burned thousands of objects like cosmetics, art, and books in Florence, Italy, on the Mardi Gras festival. (HT: Wikipedia.com) It would appear | Read More »
When Silence Could Have Been America’s Friend
It was 2003, and French President Jacques Chirac expressed anger and hostility towards several countries who disagreed with his position regarding the impending US action against Iraq. He offered up the following commentary. “They missed a great opportunity to shut up.” – Jacques Chirac (HT:CNN) While Chirac was acting in character (ie contemptibly obnoxious), his turn of phrase does well to describe many of the | Read More »
You Say You Want A Revolution, Well You Know…
“Revolution is not a dinner party, not an essay, nor a painting, nor a piece of embroidery; it cannot be advanced softly, gradually, carefully, considerately, respectfully, politely, plainly and modestly.” Chairman Mao (HT: Thinkexist.com) I’ve come to believe that a lot of people go stupid when they hear the term Revolution. Like being a rock star or a pro athlete, people totally overrate the glamour | Read More »
Did Ethanol Subsidies and Ben Bernanke Just Lose Egypt?
In Alan Greenspan’s autobiography, Age of Turbulence, he describes being humbled by then-President Ronald Reagan. Greenspan answered the president in a manner Mr. Reagan deemed overly presumptuous. Mr. Reagan then invited Mr. Greenspan to show him the portion of The US Constitution that required Mr. Reagan to appoint a Chair-Person over The Federal Reserve. Unlike Ezra Klein at The WaPo, Alan Greenspan did not think | Read More »
Ball Don’t Lie – How China Plays For Keeps on Energy While America Dithers
You know, I have a special place in my heart for our [Asian] students, who exhibit few of the troublesome traits you lament. The American students are nice kids, and I like them, but I don’t respect them. I guess that’s the thing. – a New England College Professor emails John Tierney. (HT: The Atlantic) China knows what to do about Egypt. The United States | Read More »