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I Lost Her at the Voting Booth — a short story

November 4, 2018

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Insanity in individuals is something rare, but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule. — Friedrich Nietzsche Politics can be hard on relationships. Take me, for instance. I had a girlfriend who broke up with me on Election Day. We’d been together only a few weeks. Already some of her stuff was […]

The New Conservatives

December 3, 2017

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             The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution. ― Hannah Arendt It only takes 20 years for a liberal to become a conservative without changing a single idea. — Robert Anton Wilson Lately the Left has discovered that many of its powerful men — film producers, movie […]

Moral Crusade, Part 3

April 9, 2015

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[Continued from “Moral Crusade, Part 2”] The Absolute Moralist feels it is his duty to decide what is right and wrong for you. . . . In the most extreme cases, he may even feel morally obliged to kill you in order to save you from your misguided lack of belief. — Robert Ringer Just what […]

Two Quippy — Or, One of These Will Tick You Off

August 28, 2014

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People believe, not what’s true, but what makes them feel good. This is why we do stupid things over and over. We’re offended by others because we think we’re entitled to their behavior. People complain about life because bitching and moaning worked on their parents, so maybe it’ll work on God or Nature.  When caught […]

Barbarian

August 21, 2014

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A barbarian isn’t someone from a society you find distasteful. A barbarian is someone who forces you to belong to that society. The true barbarian is he who thinks everything barbarous but his own tastes and prejudices. — William Hazlitt It’s not how you dress or what you believe that makes you civilized; it’s how […]

Enemies or Allies?

September 10, 2012

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There are a lot of simmering conflicts out there: Catholics versus Protestants; capitalists versus socialists; East versus West; industrialized versus non-aligned; Muslim versus Christian; China versus the world. Everybody versus the Jews. And let’s not forget Black versus White, conservative versus liberal, the battle of the sexes, technology versus Old School. And, most crucial of […]