Juxtaposed! News ™ Hot Off the Wire –There’s Something Rotten in Vermont

  News Anchor: “Good evening.  From our National News Desk… We start tonight’s broadcast with a report.  Chip Block has our report from Denmark.”  Video w/reporter voiceover: “At a recent presidential debate hosted by CNN, presidential candidate Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders brought up Denmark and the surrounding Scandinavian states when asked to describe what “democratic…

Just Juxtaposing! 5-24-2016

“Good evening.  From our National News Desk, our top story tonight…” “The Bernieverse:  Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign:” Video w/voiceover:   “On Sunday night the chant from thousands in the stands was certainly loud, clear and heartfelt: “Bernie, Bernie, Bernie!”” Sanders: “Real freedom includes economic security. That was Roosevelt’s vision 70 years ago. It is…

Just Juxtaposing

  “Good evening.  From our National News Desk, our top story tonight…” “A 5-year-old girl was suspended from kindergarten on Monday for bringing a bubble gun, a popular plastic toy sold at stores across Colorado, to Southeast Elementary School.” “The girl’s mother said she was shocked when she got a call from the school telling…

Authoritarians at the Gate

  The honoring of power over reason is that which makes one an authoritarian. For the Authoritarian, power is more important than laws. Laws become whatever Authoritarians impose on others. Authoritarians are far more likely to exhibit “sloppy reasoning, highly-compartmentalized beliefs, double standards, hypocrisy, self-blindness, a profound ethnocentrism, and — to top it all off —…

Guess Who Came to Dine on You? Part Two

The Ruling Class Cannibals! Who are these Kulakovores?  They are Ruling Class America and the minions who do their hunter-gatherer bidding.  They are the Democrats and Republicans who accrue power unto themselves.  They are the un-elected:  the bureaucrats, the administrative state, the regulators, the social engineers, the ones whose careers are dependent on the government. …

The Evolving Permanence Needs Your TLC

“…for anyone who is concerned about the survival of culture, there are some important lessons in the armory of cultural instructions accompanying a humble tomato plant.  Perhaps the chief lesson has to do with time and continuity, the evolving permanence that cultural animi no less than agricultural cultivation requires if it is to be successful.…