Conservatism v. Liberalism/Fascism v. Socialism

A POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY PRIMER Bernie Sanders' campaign has brought quite a bit of political energy to the surface. Turns out, there is considerable passion and anger in the progressive community. It is also clear that the word "socialist" doesn't pack quite the punch that it used to. Who would have thought that someone openly campaigning as... Continue Reading →

Rise of the Bernie Beasts!

THE UNHOLY SPAWN OF DEMOCRATIC FEAR MONGERING On November 7, 2000 I stepped into a Florida voting booth and pulled the lever for...dun dun duuuuun... Ralph Nader! (Insert blood curdling scream here!) That's right. I said it. George W. Bush was all my fault! At least that's the claim of Democratic operatives. Yes, it's likely that Nader... Continue Reading →

Trump, Abortion and the Puritan Ethic

"ANTI-ABORTION" IS ABOUT CONTROLLING FEMALE SEXUALITY It is my thesis that the rampant Trumpaphobia among the right-wing establishment has little to do with the Donald's actual policy positions. For the most part, his policy positions align with those of the conservative movement in general. In other words, Trump is a stalwart defender of the corporatocracy.... Continue Reading →

Bed Time for Bernie

I BELIEVE IN BERNIE'S MESSAGE, BUT I ALSO BELIEVE IN MATH It has long been this sites and this author's policy to not endorse political candidates. I have this policy for a couple of reasons. Most notably, though I make no effort to be "unbiased" I do try to maintain a sense of objectivity. Endorsing... Continue Reading →

The Dr. Moreau Theory of Republican Politics

A SCARY THEORY THAT LOOKS LIKE ITS COMING TO FRUITION A couple of years ago I noticed a disturbing analogy between Republican politics and H. G. Wells' brilliant novel, The Island of Dr. Moreau. In the novel, Wells' titular character creates an isolated world in which human/beast, hybrid monsters serve him and his human followers. It should... Continue Reading →

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