I frequent the Parisian Theatre here in Paris where I indulge in two addictions, namely going to the movies and eating popcorn heavily dusted with Kernel Season's Nacho Cheddar Seasoning aka: orange crack. Recently they had run out of my fix because, as the young man at concessions told me, their supplier had run out… Continue reading Let’s make America great again, and lids too.
If we are in fact hopelessly divided, the reasons for it must of course be our passage through time in space (i.e. geography) and the concomitant divergence of interests and faith. By faith I mean those core assumptions that we hold to be true, that cannot be proven to be true, and upon which we… Continue reading Ours is a country hopelessly divided.
We the Mob (or We the People if you prefer) have become of a sudden intensely interested in a part of the globe that few knew much about before the shooting. I only knew the basics. But taking the obvious facts at face value we are understandably offended. But let us swallow both a chill… Continue reading QUICK THOUGHT: Ukraine and the outcome that we should hope for.
I am sympathetic to the Ukrainians and hope they prevail. There are however two sides to the story. Naturally. What We the Mob need to keep in mind is that if we view what is happening with no historic context and then through the lens of the legacy media (formerly the mainstream media) we are… Continue reading QUICK THOUGHT: Ukraine: On Russia and its History
On the 24th of January I predicted that Russia would not invade. So wrong! My only comfort is that those I follow were wrong as well. But I thought so for good reason. Seemed to me that Russia had already won and its strategic position is weak. Why risk losing? First, I do not believe… Continue reading QUICK THOUGHT: Ukraine
...then let him note how, with the gradual relaxation of discipline, morals first gave way, as it were, then sank lower and lower, and finally began the downward plunge which has brought us to the present time, when we can endure neither our vices nor their cure. Livy, writing some 2000 years ago about the… Continue reading Do as I say, not as I have done; Divorce and Illegitimacy in the South
I was reading my headlines the other day, taking a pulse of things as I like to do. In one feed that I was scrolling through I came across a headline that described a truly dreadful tragedy. As a result of what happened a group of families and friends somewhere out there was in an… Continue reading QUICK THOUGHT: News editors can be low class fellows.
We humans are creatures of habits and traditions. This is as unavoidable as the repetition that produces them and this repetition is essential to general productivity. After all, we do not forever reinvent how to snap green beans or what we do daily but rather rely on habit to direct our steps, which frees our… Continue reading Its time for Christian public school teachers to take a stand.
I am trying to image identifying as a decorated combat veteran. Let's say I go online and buy a secondhand military uniform and a few old medals that were awarded for valour. Then I create a Facebook page giving my biography and describing my imagined battlefield heroics. Then I dress myself up all nice and… Continue reading Shameless
I want to reach out to those doctors and biologist-types who believe that Jesus Christ has always been and is in fact now God. Or, that faith lacking, to those brainiacs who consider themselves just good old-fashioned, love-it-or-leave-it Americans. Will you acknowledge that the worldview that is Progressivism is antithetical to yours or to what… Continue reading Smart People, Covid, and Progressivism in Sheep’s Clothing