Hope Against an Endless Revolution: What happened to the Boy Scouts of America?

I think I wrote the following column for my local paper, the Paris Post Intelligencer, about eight years ago. I think it remains relevant so am re-posting here on my blog. I have only made a few small edits. I do not know the current state of the Boy Scouts of America except that I… Continue reading Hope Against an Endless Revolution: What happened to the Boy Scouts of America?

You’re depraved. I’m just kinky.

We in the South have forgotten just how hateful and vicious pre-war Abolitionists were in their attacks on Southerners and the ancient practice of slavery. In a short period of time these descendants of the New England Puritans had decided that slavery was an evil, and being Yankees (New Englanders), everyone else had to immediately… Continue reading You’re depraved. I’m just kinky.

An Enemy That Cannot Be Defeated Is Mighty Handy

Imagine that you are among those who possess true power within the power structures of the U.S.  Naturally your power rests upon the way things are, upon the power structure that has been built over time. That means that in one form or another your power rests upon the federal government and/or the United States’ network… Continue reading An Enemy That Cannot Be Defeated Is Mighty Handy

Federalism and the City State, or a New Civil War

By 1860 our country was so hopelessly divided that it broke up, and only by force was it kept unified. While the North and South had profound political, economic, and moral differences, institutional slavery being paramount, the two halves had a great deal in common, so much so that after the bloodletting and rage subsided,… Continue reading Federalism and the City State, or a New Civil War

Old People, Young People, Waging War Together

If the lifespan of man is upwards of eighty years, then my question is, has there been an eighty-year-old man anywhere on the planet during the last 500 years who did not live through momentous changes or a momentous event? Eighty-year-olds today certainly have. Every morning across the country, 80-year-olds and their young 60-year-old friends… Continue reading Old People, Young People, Waging War Together

On Human Nature, or What To Do If You’re Pimp-Slapped

Let's imagine that in a galaxy far, far away there exists an advanced and inquisitive race of aliens who discover Earth and then send an exploratory expedition to take a closer look and report back on their findings. Arriving safely in our universe they station themselves as near to Earth as they need to be… Continue reading On Human Nature, or What To Do If You’re Pimp-Slapped