Can you be free if you and yours cannot survive?

Imagine the old food pyramid. Now erase what is in the compartments, but leave the compartments themselves. Now place the pyramid atop a thick horizontal green line. Beneath this green line put a very thick brown line. The brown line represents earth, the green line represents living things, and the pyramid represents the strata of… Continue reading Can you be free if you and yours cannot survive?

Ace is the place with the helpful hardware… androgynoid!

Ok! Everybody! Sing! 🎶 I'd like to buy the world a Coke, and keep it company. 🎶 I dont want to grow up, I'm a Toys "R" Us kid! 🎶 Have it your way! Have it your way! Have it your way at Burger King! 🎶 Who wears short shorts? We wear short shorts! 🎶… Continue reading Ace is the place with the helpful hardware… androgynoid!

Let’s talk about Black Folks.

As a rule, it is safe to say that man is never able to say just anything to just anyone. There are always subjects that, for whatever reason, are taboo. Peoples, or a majority, or a sizeable minority will always have some views of things that they are just unwilling to have questioned, must less criticised, must… Continue reading Let’s talk about Black Folks.

What restrains the hand of man other than love or self-interest?

Man, if allowed, will take merciless advantage of his fellow man. If you are over fifteen years old you have observed it and it is quite apparent from history. There appears to be no end to the greed or lust of man, be he the individual or the corporate body. It appears that at the… Continue reading What restrains the hand of man other than love or self-interest?

We Must Build Our Society on a Foundation of Common Sense, Not Ideas

The basis of all things human is our human nature, and we cannot escape it any more than the dog can escape his, not that it would ever occur to a dog to try. But unlike a dog's nature, our nature does allow us to consider and imagine anything whatsoever. We can contemplate our very… Continue reading We Must Build Our Society on a Foundation of Common Sense, Not Ideas

Southerners Are Truly Nice People

Years ago I went to the Co-op in Cottage Grove, Tennessee, to fill up. A grain truck was already at the pump so I pulled up behind it and waited. The driver was sitting in the cab. I kept waiting. He kept sitting. I was getting aggravated. What I did not do was honk, or… Continue reading Southerners Are Truly Nice People

How We Go From 20 to 60 in One Second

Several years ago, I was out late one night in Rome, Italy, with two brothers from Texas. Walking back to our hotel in the Forum we saw at a major and busy intersection two very angry men facing off with each other, shouting into each others' faces what must have been some very hateful Italian… Continue reading How We Go From 20 to 60 in One Second

Metamorphosis: How the Right now perceives the Left

We Americans have always assumed a few things about other Americans, at least since that great unifying moment after our victory in WWII. We assumed that we all agree that this is the Home of the Brave, Land of the Free, and that In God We Trust. We all believed in The American Dream, the… Continue reading Metamorphosis: How the Right now perceives the Left

The South’s Cultural Problem: Serving Two Masters

I was advocating for the independence of the South in my early twenties. Eventually I realised that even if Southerners wanted a free Dixie, we are by no means ready for it. Rather we should first come to agree, more or less, on core values and then on what kind of nation a free Dixie… Continue reading The South’s Cultural Problem: Serving Two Masters