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Monday, May 04, 2015

Baltimore And The Great Society

Baltimore’s riots, looting, burning, and attacks on police and innocent civilians are not unprecedented.  Nor are liberal-progressive prescriptions for dealing with the phenomenon.  It didn’t work then and it won’t work today.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Ben Bernanke Defends The Indefensible

Keynesian economics has never, so far as I am able to discover, worked as predicted by theory.  It’s no more than an excuse for liberal-progressives who want an all-powerful government that will, in the name of security, override individuals’ rights to make their own decisions.


Ben Bernanke’s Latest Defense of the Fed’s Failures

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Struggle Dividing Our Nation

Increasingly frequent presidential executive orders and arbitrary bureaucratic regulations make it abundantly clear that liberal-progressives aim to conquer and to impose their will upon the rest of us, making the Constitution all but meaningless.

Monday, April 06, 2015

The American Mobocracy

A hate crime is becoming whatever private thought or belief fails to conform to the liberal-progressive shibboleths of the moment.  Mobs are at the ready to crush dissenters.

Thanks to Barton Bennett, who alerted me to this post on the Vox Populi website:

The Gates of Hell shall not prevail

Friday, April 03, 2015

Liberal-Progressive Tyranny

Not thinking the way liberal-progressives demand is becoming a social crime that must be punished by destroying the lives of dissidents.  Big Brother will find you.

Read Seth Mandel’s post on the Commentary website:

Mob McCarthyism, Zaiavleniia, and the Corrosive Culture of Denunciation

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Secular Religions

Liberal-progressivism and its subset environmentalism are both secular religions. They are, along with Lenin’s and Stalin’s Communism, Hitler’s National Socialist German Workers Party (the Nazis), and Mussolini’s Fascism, merely denominations within the church of socialism.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

The Fed’s Latest Bubble Creation

The Wall Street Journal reports that the Fed’s continuing policy of artificially depressing interest rates is creating yet another asset bubble, this time in exploration and production (E&P) of petroleum and natural gas.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Information-Closed Universe of Liberal-Progressivism

Worshippers of the secular, materialistic religion of liberal-progressivism, particularly since Darwin’s 1859 Origin of Species, accept as an unquestioned article of faith that there is a one-on-one relationship between edicts of the political state and results of such political action.  If liberal-progressives conceive it, it is an accomplished fact.

Liberal-progressives have been energized by their doctrinaire certainty that God, through His externally imposed intelligent design, is no more than ignorant superstition.  Their corollary faith is that all of life on earth is the product of random collisions of material force.  This leads liberal-progressives to assert that, their superior intelligence having discerned this supposed reality, they are enabled by their superior knowledge to conquer nature and to structure political society in ways that guarantee perfection of humanity. 

This faith in secular, materialistic religion, however, blinds them to the fact that matters seldom work as they predict.

We have seen this in spades during the past eight years in the Federal Reserve’s dogged adherence to Keynesian economics, the product of an economic theory that posits the political state as the primary, if not sole, source of the nation’s economic wellbeing.  Ditto with regard to the entirety of President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society entitlements programs and the president’s ObamaCare.

As countless commentators have noted, liberal-progressivism excludes the possibility that individuals may know, better then the political state, what is best for them.  Also banished from public square discussion is the age-old truth that the spiritual realm, most evident in the West’s Judeo-Christian heritage, is ultimately more powerful than the political state’s secular and materialistic religion.

Read Seth Mandel’s There Is No Such Thing as a Secular Politics, posted on the Commentary website.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Nature Of Evidence

Some leading advocates of man-made global warming and of regulatory actions to terminate use of the world’s cheapest and most efficient sources of energy admit the truth: it’s a secular religion masquerading as science.

Read U.N. Official Admits Belief In Global Warming Is Religious, posted on the Investors.com website.

We are repeatedly told by President Obama and mainstream media that all the world’s scientists support the global-warming tenet.  This is a lie in the nature of, “If you like your health insurance and your present doctor you can keep them.”  Increasingly so-called evidence of global warming is steadily being revealed as creation of fraudulent data or mendacious manipulation of data.

Global-warming believers nonetheless blandly assert the opposite.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Restoring The Unwritten Constitution

Liberal-progressivism, exemplified in President Obama, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, is aimed at destroying the essence of constitutionalism that gave birth to the United States.