The president has embarrassed America on the international stage while humiliating conservatives into supporting him under the illusion that he might actually prove to be a ‘less bad’ president than Hillary Clinton. But now, he is far more extreme through his statist designs than Barack Obama or the Clintons ever were, behaving as if he truly is an American fascist who politically blackmails Republican voters. If Trump remains the best alternative, win or lose, the GOP can provide, its electorate has been unwittingly complicit in forfeiting their moral right to complain when they are eventually forced to surrender their coveted Second Amendment — and from there, the republic to the Trojan horse.
Conservative scholar Victor Davis Hanson introduced the metaphor of 'the monastery of the mind' in his column for National Review — a self-imposed exile by the average American from the brutality of postmodern politics 'into mental mountaintops'. Here is where 'dreams of the past and fantasies of the future' can alone be conceived and imagined, unscathed … Continue reading The Monastery of the Mind and ‘The New Patriotism’
People naturally love liars and passionately hate the insensitive rubes who tell the truth because the truth would set them free (John 8:31-34), and living the pleasurable lie is worth eternal enslavement to experience the euphoria of instant gratification. The liar, like the alchemists of old, is an evil genius dishing out 'fool's gold' to compensate for his clientele's inequities in exchange for participating in 'the big lie'. And politicians who immediately pledge to 'never lie' (Jimmy Carter, anyone?) are the most beloved of all liars because, like any artful salesman, their lone goal is to sell lemons to prospective customers by mortgaging their reputation — the consequences be damned. Whether they are crooked used car salesmen or politicians, or lifelong businessmen like Donald Trump with his pyramid scheme operation through Trump University, they all learned to play the consumer culture like hearts from Hell, to mimic the Devil's impeccable mastery of intrigues. The most egregious politicians promise a free lunch, yet never disclose just where that mystery meat was purchased nor who actually paid for it. Therefore, it is only natural that most people love liars to the point of idolatry— purchasing their posters, watching their films, reading 'self-help' books or accepting Oprah's truth as the new Gospel — because people unerringly elect the wolf in sheep's clothing while spurning the hated but reliable Shepherd tending his flock. Gullibility, marinated in the stew of greed, jealousy and dissolution, drive these blithe little sheep blinded by indignation to consume what the wolf in sheep's clothing rationed until one day the wolf, himself facing starvation as the supply in storage dwindled, devours the last of the flock after revealing he not only had never been part of the flock, but had fed them the mutton of a neighbor whose fleece, white as snow, he now wears.
Late conservative foreign policy scholar Samuel P. Huntington accurately forecasted the post-Cold War world to be the most perilous in human history for the very reasons Margaret Thatcher observed regarding the West's general obsession with a 'peace dividend' in the name of political correctness, which rejects the idea that "the only real peace dividend is peace." Thatcher's … Continue reading The Axis of Evil Wears the Emperor’s New Clothes
After his first year in the White House, President Trump has ruffled more feathers in the international community than all other presidents combined during the postwar period. His audacity to demand that member states in NATO all pitch in their two percent of GDP recommended for proper upkeep has enraged most notably Angela Merkel, who … Continue reading From Washington and Brussels to the Three Seas, A New Iron Curtain Divides the West Over the Migrant Crisis and Jerusalem
People in their ignorance believe that Net Neutrality authorizes government to prevent privately-owned Internet service providers and search engines from forming technocratic cartels who then engage in censorship. Few however understand the more dangerous truth, that under Barack Obama, all control over the Internet was, through Net Neutrality, handed over to the global regulatory body … Continue reading Net Neutrality Turns Free Speech into a Public Utility
Postmodernism is difficult to define because, according to its adherents' worldview, to define it is to assume no definitive terms, boundaries nor absolute truths, exist. For instance, some question whether nationalism, politics, religion and warfare are byproducts of the primordial human mentality; if truth in itself is only an illusion; whether Christianity can claim primacy or … Continue reading Sphere Sovereignty in the Postmodern World