Thomas Undoubted

    More often than not, I am a pretty relaxed and laid back person. I don’t really dwell on issues, I rarely hold a grudge, and things that probably should get me worked up just don’t. But lately I’ve been fixated on and can’t stop dwelling on an issue that seems to keep cropping up. Most recently it cropped up with the Duck Dynasty issue. There | Read More »

    Jesse Jackson to shake down A&E over Duck’s ‘white privilege’ Dynasty

    That’s not a misprint. Even in the Age of non-white-Obama, with non-white Susan Rice privileged to be promoted to National Security Advisor after perpetrating the Benghazi-was-caused-by-a-video-lie while U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.; the Most un-Reverend Jesse Jackson (much as does his Sharpton clone)  still sees America as controlled by racist Whites. Maybe he missed the last two elections in which a 70% Caucasian electorate gave | Read More »

    Jesse Jackson to shake down A&E over Duck’s ‘white privilege’ Dynasty

    That’s not a misprint. Even in the Age of non-white-Obama, with non-white Susan Rice privileged to be promoted to National Security Advisor after perpetrating the Benghazi-was-caused-by-a-video-lie while U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.; the Most un-Reverend Jesse Jackson (much as does his Sharpton clone)  still sees America as controlled by racist Whites. Maybe he missed the last two elections in which a 70% Caucasian electorate gave | Read More »

    Tolerance, celebration, and disapproval

    Having spilled many pixels in defense of Phil Robertson, who got suspended from the hit TV show “Duck Dynasty” because of his religious faith, and having spilled even more pixels in defense of traditional marriage, I should make it clear that I don’t personally consider homosexuality sinful.  I always receive a number of emails with Biblical citations when I say that.  Thank you, everyone, but I know | Read More »

    There is No Synthesis For Christians With The Torquemadas of Tolerance

    I’ll fess up to being a few hundred volumes behind on my Approved Smart Guy™ reading list. If it gets any worse, I won’t be one of The Quiz Kids anymore. One that I can say proudly I’ve caught up on is Bobo’s In Paradise by David Brooks. This book, more than anything I’ve read, makes intelligent use of the intellectual compost referred to euphemistically as Marxian Analysis. Unfortunately, like all other Marxian Analysis, it has its limits as far as describing the real world.

    By fortunate happenstance, Marxism isn’t overly fond of private property; intellectual or otherwise. This preference allows the Marxist to hotwire The Hegelian Dialectic and go for epistemological joyrides over surreal terrain. Brooks so endeavors. He describes the Bourgeois-Bohemian (Bobo for short) as a Synthesis between the Bourgeois (Thesis) and Bohemian (Anti-thesis). He then goes further to claim that this union of Bacchus and Prometheus is a stable configuration that will define American high culture over the next few passing decades.

    Brooks has a quick-footed wit that avoids paradox and fallacy the way Adrian Peterson weaves a broken field towards the end zone. However, his project is limited by the same problems that lay to nines canonical believers in overdetermining history such as Marx, Hegel, and Oswald Spengler. Not everything is evolutionary. Some things are canonical and binary. They exist or they don’t exist. They equal 1 or they equal zero. They are categorically discrete and there is no uncountable infinity between these two states. A synthesis between 1 and 0 equal to 0.425 is not a logically possible member of the subset.

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    Mordor Up Close

    Mordor Up Close

    The Orcs of Middle Earth had mouths stained with their black blood and bits of flesh stuck between their teeth. They would, over rather petty matters, kill and consume each other. The carnage between them would only cease when an elf, dwarf, hobbit, or human ventured too close. Unseen by most of the world, the carnage between the evil bands of Mordor played out over | Read More »

    Of Ducks and Constitution

      Update; Looking around, there is not much mention on the obligation and duty of the people found in our founding documents from which the United States Bill of Rights originated from. The First Amendment of the United States Bill of Rights only restricts the United States Congress, but why? You can find this in the laws of the various State Constitutions and more, to | Read More »

    Gay Writer: Duck Dynasty Firestorm Says More About Gay Bigotry Than Phil’s

    While some might not agree with Phil Robertson’s views on homosexuality, it should be hardly a surprise to A&E.  Social conservatism and religion are the show’s bread and butter. And for the network to “indefinitely suspend” Robertson out of some sort of profound discovery of his views on this subject, is disingenuous in the extreme.  He admits he’s a “Bible-thumper.” Additionally, saying the homosexuality is | Read More »

    The Norm Changed – Ask Phil

    After listening to all of the scuttlebutt about Duck Dynasty’s patriarch Phil Robertson a few things come to mind that haven’t been mentioned by the news media. Those who are attempting to make a big deal out of Phil’s interview with GQ seem to be taking his remarks personally. Now why could that be when we live in a Country that allows freedom of speech? | Read More »

    Evil Preaches Tolerance Until It Is Dominant, Then Seeks to Silence Good

    In 1987, Andre Sarano took a photograph of Christ on the cross in a jar of urine. It won the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art’s “Awards in the Visual Arts” competition, which was sponsored in part by taxpayers. Outraged Christians were told they didn’t have to see it. They did not have to go to the museum. Their money, of course, had to fund the | Read More »

    About that First Amendment: a contrarian take on Duck Dynasty

    I thought about using my first diary to comment on something big, but maybe it’s just better to get it out of the way. I understand the commotion that this has raised. Well, I understand part of it – the part where political correctness makes your skin crawl. But that’s all this is. Inevitably, the first amendment has been trotted out and suited up for | Read More »

    The Gay A&Emperor has no clothes

    Phil Robertson made a common sense statement about anatomy. Protected by monopoly practices in the cable industry, Hearst & Disney/ABC owned A&E tries to punish Mr. Robertson for his point of view. Robertson’s plain spoken statement, which is anatomically and psychologically correct from a normal male’s point of view, was expressed outside his A&E program. His opinion was in response to questions asked by interviewers. | Read More »

    DUCK DYNASTY TRAVESTY

    As anyone knows who has not been in a cave the past few days, Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame has been suspended by the A&E network for comments he made about homosexuality. I have grown weary of the left-wing politically correct crowd who try to silence everyone that speaks dissent against their agenda. Phil is not the first to say that homosexuality is a | Read More »

    Cue Faux “Christian” Handwringing

    Promoted from the diaries We are just into the first full day of the A&E / Duck Commander controversy and already weak-kneed “Christian leaders” are lining up to apologize for Phil Robertson and what he said.  These perfectly manicured, soft-spoken, self-appointed Christian spokesmen – often with hair that can withstand gale force winds – are only too happy to jump in front of a camera | Read More »

    Cue Faux “Christian” Handwringing

    Promoted from the diaries We are just into the first full day of the A&E / Duck Commander controversy and already weak-kneed “Christian leaders” are lining up to apologize for Phil Robertson and what he said.  These perfectly manicured, soft-spoken, self-appointed Christian spokesmen – often with hair that can withstand gale force winds – are only too happy to jump in front of a camera | Read More »