The conflation of progress with improvement

There is a notion in our society, and particularly among the neo-leftists, that conflates the terms “progress” and “improvement.” Progress is inevitable. Time passes, things change, people grow older, what is “it” changes, to quote Abe Simpson. But the idea that the changes are inherently good, or rather, that the change is an assumed improvement… Continue reading The conflation of progress with improvement

The New Prohibition

Featured image by Eleanor Jaekel. Follow the link for more of this artist’s work. The 2020’s are wild, man. Twain was credited with saying, We’ve experienced a global pandemic (that’s still… ongoing…), several financial crises, and the return of secret parties (speakeasies). The government is becoming both more incompetent, and less concerned with the lives… Continue reading The New Prohibition

Can they just say they want control yet?

Featured image by citytransportinfo. Follow the link for more images. When the coronavirus first hit, and the lockdowns were rolled out, I like many people, agreed to the lockdowns. The uncertainties that surrounded the mysterious virus emanating from Wuhan, China, were numerous. To paraphrase Donald Rumsfeld, there were things that we knew that we knew,… Continue reading Can they just say they want control yet?

Why the right to bear arms matters.

Featured image by Peretz Partensky. Follow the link for more of this artist’s work. I have written before about HR 127. My liberal co-worker and I have the occasional argument about these types of things. He is a diehard Democrat, and I am a diehard Libertarian. My personal opinion is that he is misinformed and… Continue reading Why the right to bear arms matters.

A frustrating Irony

Featured image by Lisa Parker. Follow the link for more of this artist’s work. As a Libertarian, I would very much like to have the market sort itself out. Companies, in principle and/or theory, should be self-regulating and following market principles of voluntary association, ethical integrity, and focus upon maintaining the mutual benefit of all… Continue reading A frustrating Irony

Why Libertarianism needs modernization…

I am a Libertarian. At my core, I am distrusting of the government, skeptical of corporations, and prefer to keep my relations with people at arm’s length unless I have a proven track record of trust and comfort. I value honesty, both in word and in action, hard work, volunteerism, and mutual benefit in all… Continue reading Why Libertarianism needs modernization…

I shouldn’t be surprised

Featured image by Pierre Blaché. Follow the link for more of this artist’s work. Brian Sicknick was reported to have died from injuries during the capital riot by the New York Times. Now, almost a month later, the Times has issued a correction. Twice, they reported that he was struck in the head with a… Continue reading I shouldn’t be surprised

Where’s the money?

Featured image by Fredrik Rubensson. Follow the link for more of this artist’s work. When looking at the effectiveness of politicians, we should look at what they prioritize. We can then compare that to what they promised, and determine whether they are following through on their promises. One of the promises made during the campaign… Continue reading Where’s the money?