Plato’s Republic and the persistence of the noble lie

It’s long past time to resign the great Greek philosopher’s vision of government to the ash heap of history, and yet the establishment continues to cling to something eerily close to his vision of a guardian class empowered with the noble lie.  Literally everything has changed since Plato’s day, but some things remain the same…… Continue reading Plato’s Republic and the persistence of the noble lie

AOC is deeply confused about capitalism, socialism, and just about everything else

The progressive firebrand defines capitalism in a way no one actually believes in the 21st century, if ever.  Next, she confuses government power with corporate power, and finally she calls for “alternative ways of doing businesses” which have already been a part of capitalism for generations before demanding even more government control. “I believe that… Continue reading AOC is deeply confused about capitalism, socialism, and just about everything else

Spreading fear and growing government, now as inevitable as death and taxes

The media industrial complex backed by so-called experts and politicians pushes out panic for clicks, and the only way to avert catastrophe is to back some new government program or expansion of government power. The result is an increasing disconnect between the reality of the threats we face and the public’s perception, rendering us incapable… Continue reading Spreading fear and growing government, now as inevitable as death and taxes

Afghanistan: Lofty dreams and outright lies, the wreckage of neoconservatism and its lessons for our entire approach to government

Our failure in Afghanistan is the result of policy goals that could never be achieved and lies to cover up our failure to achieve them.  Unfortunately, this pattern isn’t limited to the Middle East.  It infects just about everything, from our response to coronavirus to climate change, we’re always planning to do the impossible, then… Continue reading Afghanistan: Lofty dreams and outright lies, the wreckage of neoconservatism and its lessons for our entire approach to government

Why do liberals have such unfounded faith in government?

The government’s track record over the last fifty years isn’t exactly exemplary and yet Democrats demand more power at every turn The one thing that unites almost all liberal policy proposals is a belief that the Federal Government can and should do more.  From the Green New Deal to Medicare-for-All, the government’s sphere would be… Continue reading Why do liberals have such unfounded faith in government?

Talking illegal turkey

The questionable Constitutionality and pseudo-science behind the no gathering, no singing, no laughing, and no dancing craze smothering this Thanksgiving The First Amendment of the Constitution states unequivocally that the right of people to peaceably assemble shall not be infringed, but that hasn't stopped governors around the country from unilaterally declaring their citizen's usual Thanksgiving… Continue reading Talking illegal turkey

Forget the election, the entire country is rigged against conservatives

From the polls to the debates with social media in between, there’s not a single institution that hasn’t revealed implicit bias if not outright hatred I’ll never forget the moment the media called Florida for Al Gore in 2000, essentially handing him the Presidency while the polls were still open in the conservative panhandle.  I’d… Continue reading Forget the election, the entire country is rigged against conservatives