Category Archives: Culture

On Human Bondage …

It must have been the innocence and misplaced ideals of my youth slipping through into my 2007 stream of consciousness that have made me make my anti-war Iraqi pronouncements. I forgot to face reality. This world is, and will continue … Continue reading

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A Strong Clear Vision / America at its best…

This film is offered to all Americans who doubt the nation’s future and to the core values that are truly the “American Experience” Please watch – you’ll be so glad you did.   Sorry / To be re-posted as I … Continue reading

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Thoughts on American wealth and the definition thereof

Many say we might want to visit the definition of wealth. The US has, and will always have unlimited wealth and natural resources. These treasures have not vanished in the ether. The land, cities, and the blood, sweat and tears of generations … Continue reading

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Aboard the Starship Enterprise

The USS Starship Enterprise is in orbit over a small and insignificant planet, referred to as earth, a small type “M” planet inhabited by a primitive humanoid species.  The story unfolds: On the bridge of the USS Enterprise  Captain Kirk: … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Happiness and Success

If a person is a type A personality from humble beginnings desiring status and peer recognition; then they are never going to be happy.  However (and I can only speak for myself); I consider myself extremely successful. My day: 1. … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Religious Zoning

Thoughts on Religious Zoning Obviously, since 80% of our countrymen (Americans) believe in angels, we probably need to provide special zoned areas for people to gather to pay homage to their deities. The answer is in zoning, e.g., like auto … Continue reading

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Thoughts on American Exceptionalism

Almost all of the Northern European nations, and including New Zealand and Australia have highly successful economies and fully embrace social progressiveness. Not the USA. Many of my conservative acquaintances hector me on exclusive attributes of the US way of … Continue reading

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist (Mohsin Hamid)

For Westerners, especially Americans, this book is a primer on Middle Eastern discontent. It is not a story rooted in religious delusion, but rather cultural incompatibility. This soliloquy (in the first person) expands on the life of a disaffected immigrant in … Continue reading

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FDR

It was Roosevelt’s lasting accomplishment that he found a middle ground between the unbridled laissez-faire of the ’20s and the brutal dictatorships of the ’30s. His conviction that a democratic government had a responsibility to help Americans in distress — not … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Americans on Gun Control

Engraved in NRA marble, the words,” The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed,” ignoring the crucial dependent clause of the Second Amendment: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state,…” Without … Continue reading

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