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Another Step on the Road

It’s time for my monthly update, I suppose. I’m not sure how it happened, but I stumbled across the Commons movement recently and everything (including hierarchy) has suddenly come into focus. It’s been a long journey and I surely wouldn’t have predicted that in September 2008 I would be where I am now. I’ll be […]

Thoughts on Individuality and Guns

After some reflection, it occurred to me that there might be some “holes” in Mark Ames’ arguments that needed to be addressed.  He seems to be making the argument that it is in the best interests of the ruling elite to have the serfs arguing amongst themselves while the elites run off with all of […]

Social Dominance Theory

I’ve had the book, Social Dominance, by Jim Sidanius and Felecia Pratto, lying around my house for a couple of years now. I hadn’t gotten around to reading it because I wasn’t ready for the ideas that it contains, apparently. I started this blog back in September of 2008, in reaction to the horror I […]

The Word That Can’t Be Uttered

We never learn … Anarchism: What It Really Stands For by Emma Goldman Anarchy Ever reviled, accursed, ne’er understood, Thou art the grisly terror of our age. “Wreck of all order,” cry the multitude, “Art thou, and war and murder’s endless rage.” O, let them cry. To them that ne’er have striven The truth that […]

Stickers and Boomers

Some trenchant observations from Wendell Berry, delivered on April 23, 2012 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.: Wendell E. Berry Lecture “Because a thing is going strong now, it need not go strong for ever,” [Margaret] said. “This craze for motion has only set in during the last […]

This Guy Is a Conservative??

I subscribe to a feed from Off-Grid, a source of information for people who are into self-sufficiency, gardening, building their own homes, photovoltaics, solar energy, and related topics. The most recent issue to land in my in-box featured a link to a Time Magazine article by Reihan Salam, entitled The Dropout Economy. I read the […]

Is There Hope?

Last Spring, I flamed out in anger after encountering the incredible short-sightedness of those who thought Tea Parties were the answer. I resolved to take some time off and I did, only coming back when Glenn Beck forced Van Jones to resign from the Obama administration. I felt then that I had to speak out, […]