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

Why we must not abandon intent.

Featured image by Derek Σωκράτης Finch. Follow the link for more of this artist’s work. Quick aside before I begin my rant. The featured image title is “Their sole intent is to impress.” Not that it matters much, but in the words of Marge Simpson, One of the things that I am noticing with the… Continue reading Why we must not abandon intent.

Power comes from belief…

Institutions such as government, religion, schools, companies, and families depend upon the belief that those institutions impact your life. This power derives from the buy-in that the people engaging in the institution give it. The more people that buy in, the more power that institution has. And people buy in either voluntarily, or involuntarily. Institutions… Continue reading Power comes from belief…

Lost Causes

Featured image from Follow the link for more content. This post will be short. On the path to recognizing where we are we have to come to accept that some people are set in their worldview, and that they are either unable, or unwilling to challenge the narrative that they constructed for themselves. There… Continue reading Lost Causes

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

The Duality of the Authoritarian Left: A Libertarian Perspective

For a group of people that proclaim to be empathetic, I continue to find that they are some of the most vicious and hateful people out there. They are quick to proclaim their virtue and signal how righteous, good, empathetic, and kind that they are, but when you disagree with them, those quickly disintegrate and… Continue reading The Duality of the Authoritarian Left: A Libertarian Perspective

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.

RIP Rush

Featured image by Shawn Thew/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock. Don’t bother with the original article. Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh has passed away, following a battle with cancer. It didn’t take even a day for the hit pieces to start. It has become very clear that the playing field is not level, that the recognition of the good things… Continue reading RIP Rush

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…

The next step

Featured image from Joe Burbank of the AP. Follow the link for the original article. I love Disneyland. It has been shuttered for nearly a year now, and I get news about Disney World on my news feeds. This morning I read a blurb from one of the Disney World feeds that piqued my interest.… Continue reading The next step