Peace For Our Time?

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Hello, readers. As you may have noticed, this blog is increasingly becoming a vlog. I will continue to post content here that points to my videos, but the day will soon come when I move to a purely video-based production.

With the above said, I am proud to present my latest video. It concerns the recent deal with North Korea and what could possibly go wrong. I hope you enjoy it. Continue reading

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Total Bullcrap #2: Promised Reparations

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Ah, Facebook. It is home to so many things, some good and some…

Well…

I recently saw a post that claimed racism did not exist and that there was no need for reparations to African-Americans for slavery. The racism statement was easy enough to address, but the reparations portion was far trickier.

American slavery—as opposed to slavery in other nations—was an evil and dehumanizing social institution that was adopted by states in the North and the South. It conditioned whites to think of blacks as animals, not people. Slaves were little more than a kind of livestock, complete with branding as proof of ownership. Female slaves faced their own particular kind of hell as they were often raped and impregnated by slave-masters who faced no penalty for horrendous actions that would face severe criminal penalties today.

During the Civil War, Union General William Tecumseh Sherman issued Special Field Order #15 as a means of confiscating former Confederate land for use by freed slaves in 40-acre lots, but his attempt was later thwarted by President Andrew Johnson. Following Abraham Lincoln’s death, former Vice President Andrew Johnson assumed the presidency, and his reversal of Sherman’s order meant the freed slaves were denied the land they were promised. Accordingly, many black Americans still wait for the day when promises of reparations for slavery will be kept.

With the above as a backdrop, I created a video in which I addressed the issues surrounding any possible reparations for American slavery, but not the facets of slavery itself. The problems impeding any attempt to make reparations for slavery are enormous, yet few have mentioned many of the roadblocks any true effort would face. The video tries to fill that gap. It is the second relevant YouTube video I’ve ever created, and I believe it is a very polished effort. Continue reading

Teaching Sexism, One Kid at a Time

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5-4-3-2-1…Thunderbirds Are Go is sexist!

I’d like to hear from other parents out there who’ve watched Thunderbirds Are Go in monitoring their kids’ TV habits. I’ve found the show to be 100% unwatchable. It is a misandrist’s dream: All the women are super-smart, super-athletic, braver than the courageous Audie Murphy (look him up here), and they all outperform, outsmart, and generally outdo the frequently hapless male characters. As for those male characters, well, read on. Continue reading

Preventing Mass Murder

Kid with gun.Due to the mass murders that happen with appalling frequency here in America, I believe this nation needs people with self-control more than it needs infringements on the Second Amendment. Mass murder is committed by people, not guns. A loaded firearm, when placed on a table and left alone, will not spring to life and start shooting people spontaneously. It takes a person afflicted by some kind of mental dysfunction to intentionally commit human slaughter. Gun control will not affect the millions of guns that already exist, it will not affect the purchase of guns and ammunition through illegal means, and it will not stop those with murderous intent from bringing death to others through shooting or by other means. Accordingly, gun control by itself will not save lives as those who want to kill will always find a way to commit murder, yet something must be done to stop the mass killings that plague our nation. Continue reading

President Oprah?

Hope and fear masks.“Will she or won’t she?” That was the question posed by many Americans in early January after a rumored presidential bid by Oprah Winfrey spread like wildfire. News outlets, pundits, and everyday people on America’s streets were either abuzz with excitement or trembling with fear by the prospect of a President Oprah Winfrey. As of this writing, the question of a presidential run by Oprah Winfrey remains unanswered. All we have is speculation and rumor at this point, not confirmed facts. Yet, despite the lack of verified information regarding this issue, fears about the transformation of America to a socialist nation under a dreaded “President Oprah” continue to race fast and thick online. However, such concerns about a shift to a socialistic model largely ignored two elements of importance: the conditions through which socialism thrives, and the American system of laws and government that would oppose it.

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