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HomoBureaucraticus and Self-Destruction

(photo credit: Haitian passports dumped in the ground in Brazil as they prepared to make their (organized)way to Texas. I'm going to reprint a few lines what I mentioned only recently, but several times over the...

Bill Clinton at 75, the Archetype of the Type

Bill Clinton turned 75 in August, born the first year of the Baby Boom generation. (15 months after me.) As you know “Laws of Generations” are a big deal with me in defining and recording...

Mark Twain, Caiaphas and the Mystery of Satan

During one of his stand-up routines late in life, Mark Twain said he'd always wanted to meet Satan. Shake his hand. (I paraphrase from memory)..."He must have had executive experience. After all, he is spiritual...

The Law of Generations and the 3-Generation Rule; A Message to Millennials

I'm a Baby Boomer, and our hourglass is running out. I had begun a piece about modern Millennials, actually a positive one, then realized that in order to understand the natural laws of generations you'd...

How Things Work For People who Don’t Read, or Won’t Read

America has come to a crossroads and the outcome all depends on whether the majority, who for all those years didn’t read, and now won’t except in 240-character couplets, clean up their acts. I’ve told the...

Natural Law, Afghanistan and Vietnam, Have We Learned Anything?

I had a new chapter in my How Things Work in Natural Law series already outlined when History suddenly repeated itself over the past few days, proving the viability of those laws, which I'll restate...

How Things Work According to Natural Law: An Introduction

When a person is born into this world he/she are beneficiaries of all that has been added to the world from before he/she was born. ALL THINGS.  Even the child born in the remotest area...

Why Did Jesus Only Preach to the Little People?

  Or, Organizing Government from the Top Down; Is Jesus for it, or against it? This is an exercise in logic. My friend, JadedbyPolitics, editor at UnifiedPatriots.com, and current Precinct Project firebrand in Northern Virginia, where the light of honest elections...

Promiscuity and Profanity, a Commentary of Modern LGBTQIA

Mark Twain was apparently a notorious swearer. Since he didn’t use such language in his writings (wasn’t permitted in his day) we have no real idea what his profanity might have sounded like. But in...

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Historical notes of the Transcendence of the American Theology

While working on another project it dawned on me that the way I described the American theology in 2015 as a transcendent occurrence, much...

Darwin Agrees with God More Than You Know

In the 13th Century there was an interesting Franciscan friar named Ramon Llull (pronounced “yoohl”), who, like another philosopher 400 years later named Pascal,...

Which came first, the Good or the Bad in World Civilization? Part I

A debate might begin this way: Satan bragged to Jesus in the Wilderness that he was the master of all the world's Kingdoms, and he would...

The Post-COVID Decalogues: Part IV

God told the prophet, Samuel, this is what would happen if the Israelites demanded, and anointed for themselves, a king to lead them. He wasn't wrong.

“Papismus Lucifugus” and the Advent of Tribalism in American Conservatism

Papismus Lucifugus I have this book, one of only a few surviving. Dated 1668, it’s a record of a disputation between John Menzies of the...