I’ll take “Patriotism” for the win, please

Let’s be very clear. What President Trump is calling for, particularly with respect to our flag and standing during the National Anthem, is not “patriotism” but “nationalism.” Both are concerned with individual relationships towards nations, but nationalism is defined as our interest in the unification of a nation based on cultural and linguistic equanimity. Patriotism…

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“A man hears what he wants to hear…”

Political arguments can get frustrating from time to time.  Exchanges can get heated and I, a man who prides himself on civility, am sometimes tested. I contend, however, that I never draw first blood, even if my posts incite disharmony, and I never resort to personal insults.  I, on the other hand, have been called stupid and uninformed. Sometimes…

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It ain’t the heat, it’s the Hume-idity

I just can’t get this series of statements from Brit Hume out of my head: http://politicer.com/brit-hume-giving-health-insurance-to-sick-people-defeats-the-core-ethic-values-of-this-country/ Hume’s comment: “Obamacare was designed to help the poorest and sickest citizens out there. However, as noble as that sounds, the consequence of such logic is the fact that it neglects the core ethic values that were embedded in…

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The End Of The World As We Know It!

You know those apocalyptic movies where the world is near extinction because we are being overrun by Zombies?  They became Zombi-fied from a virus that is circumnavigating the world at an exponential rate. The movie will go back in time, briefly, to show us the unnoticed, seemingly insignificant, event that first sent the virus airborne into a lethal chain reaction.  It’s usually something…

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