The Lost Lessons of Babel

Featured image by Classic Art Wallpapers. Follow the link for more classical art pieces. For a clinical view of the Biblical story of the Tower of Babel, follow the link for the Encyclopedia Britannica. Language is an interesting thing, full of context, meaning, nuance, tone, interpretation, inflection, and so on. Language is, of course, an […]

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Elections have consequences…

This quote has been running through my head in distracted fashion, snippets of the quote echoing in the crevices of my mind. And it gets me to thinking about what has been happening in this country. I’m seeing our nation unravel from “is” back to “are” again. My nuclear family lives in Texas now. I […]

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Take a look in the mirror…

Featured image by StockyPics. Follow the link for more of this artist’s work. I’ve been watching V for Vendetta again… And something struck me. The news station video that V played for the people of London most specifically. The clip, and the transcript of that scene, are below. [V]Good evening, London. Allow me first to […]

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A Grim Sign for our allies

The evacuation of Afghanistan is going as nightmarishly as one can expect. Taliban forces are firing into crowds while people as they desperately try to escape a country that will fall back under the extreme views of these new oppressors. Seven so far have been killed. Many more are sure to follow. Afghanis have died […]

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Scholars and Warriors

Featured image by Marie. Follow the link for more of this artist’s work. Thucydides once said, “The society that separates its scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting by fools.” We are being lead by cowards and our military commanded by fools. We care more for petty strife […]

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Why self-reliance matters…

Featured image from Eat This, Not That! Follow the link for an interesting article on expected food shortages expected this year. I don’t know if you’ve gone to the grocery store recently, or if you’ve gone out to eat recently, or have gone to fill up at the gas station recently, but the cost of […]

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Food for thought…

Interesting to see how life imitates art on occasion. For those who follow my blog, thank you. One of my favorite movies is V for Vendetta, a graphic novel based movie about an anarchist anti-hero in a dystopian totalitarian England. While the movies villain, High Chancellor Sutler, appears from the “conservative” party, the parallels to […]

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An American Cultural Revolution

Featured image from the New York Times photographer Li Zhensheng. Twain was quoted as saying that history doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes. If left alone, the authoritarian left will become a totalitarian government, engaging in the same tyranny that every socialist and communist revolution that has come before. My post will be short. […]

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