We need to circle back around to Rousseau. Rousseau held that the General Will (what we call the "Will of the People") is enshrined in the sovereignty of the People. Separate from The People is the government that enforces and protects the demands of that Will. If that sounds very American, it should. The problem… Continue reading What do we mean when we say The Will of the People? Rousseau’s Social Contract
We are no longer a nation, and that is what's so painful. That's why this is so ugly. Historians years from now will mark the end of America, not as a point in time in our future, but one in our past. We exist today as warring clans who really do not want to live… Continue reading We are no longer a nation – it’s time to restructure
Honestly, I say just go for it. I don't even bat an eye anymore. Don't get me wrong. Of course, these folks will bring down the entire system - economically, socially, and culturally, but maybe that's a blessing in disguise. The infanticide has to go, though. No compromise there. The deplorables are working on destroying… Continue reading Omar floats taxing rich up to 90 percent – I say just go for it
She’s winning. Those who follow her are going to get so tired of winning. She is Trump’s anti-matter. In a Dr. Who multiverse sort of way, they are the same but opposite. I’m glad she’s winning against the establishment but wish we had no need for her to win. I want her to win versus… Continue reading Ocasio-Cortez is winning – and we might get so tired of her winning
"Political economy starts with the fact of private property... The only wheels which political economy sets in motion are greed and the war amongst the greedy - competition." ~ Karl Marx Marx was on to something. His insight was on target. The issue is not the unequal distribution of income, which is itself a dire… Continue reading The issue is the unequal distribution of private property.
My own work representing my own political views defies Thomas Jefferson. However, I would not say that my work is "in defiance of Thomas Jefferson." These are two different expressions. The former speaks to a positive vision, logically deduced, and philosophically coherent that happens to defy Jefferson. The latter speaks to reactionary impulses seeking to… Continue reading By placing freedom before Truth, Jefferson, et.al. lit our own fuse.
I actually agree with the top comment attributed to Ocasio-Cortez in the meme below, despite the ridicule she has received on social media. Faith should come before reason, and faith should inform reason, so long as faith remains open to the facts and to drawing logical conclusions. This is Plato (top) versus Aristotle (bottom). For… Continue reading “It’s more important to be morally right than factually correct.” I agree with her.
I'm not so sure that I am totally opposed to Ocasio-Cortez. She is the Reactionary Left, while Trump is the Reactionary Right. Most tend to focus on the Left and Right part of that equation. I focus on the Reactionary commonality. The goal for me is not so much Republicans winning over Democrats, I belong… Continue reading I’m not so sure I am totally opposed to Ocasio-Cortez
One thing the American "Conservative" Right needs to do to keep themselves from being swept away in the coming Leftist, Hegelian, Marxist tsunami, is to come to terms with this notion of "The Will of the People." It does not mean the same thing on the Left as is does on the Right. The problem… Continue reading The “Will of the People” is a Rousseauian Communist tagline – Conservatives should drop it.
Notwithstanding the Marxist economic influence on the new socialists, we have an issue with what some describe as Cultural Marxism. We are frustrated, for example, when the talking heads debate the moral rights of free expression for gender ideology and Islam versus the moral rights of expression for traditional Christian beliefs. When confronted with inconsistencies… Continue reading Liberal Logic is really Hegelian Logic