An Unsettling Climate

City Journal has published an excellent article on AGW hypothesis and downfall of modern science. Those of you who hold science to high standards will find the read unsurprising, but informative. Those of you who think that “man-made global warming” is a real thing because someone told you that “there’s a scientific consensus” (or some […]

The Power of Myth-Negation: A Tale of Four Movies

“America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within.”–Attributed to Josef Stalin Sometime around 1991, my freshman year in college, I came across Monty Python’s Quest for the Holy Grail; the first cinematic […]

Why Rove is Wrong

Karl Rove, et al., recently announced the formation of the so-called “Conservative Victory Fund”, with the stated goal of “helping the most conservative candidate who can win.” There has been a lot of debate on whether this is an anti-Tea Party group (it is), or whether it’s just a protection fund for establishment Republicans (a.k.a., […]

Take My Rights, Please!

Wendy Button has written an op-ed piece for the New York Times asking the Federal Government to repeal the Second Amendment. Because like, one time, she was totally in danger, but, like, the police saved her, and she totally suffers from depression, so if she had a gun, she’d kill herself. And, like, lots of […]

Executive Fiat

Well, I’ve been away for a little bit; mostly with training, some with illness. The big news right now is the battle which I hope is shaping up between Congress and the President, as President Obama issues executive order after executive order regarding victim disarmement. Several sheriffs have already posted on Facebook that no such […]

Moving Targets

In a Twitter conversation last night, I was directed to a pro-victim-disarmament “study by Harvard University”. The link I was to follow never opened, but I did find their most recent study on my own (and I certainly agree with the author’s conclusions). On the contrary, the Harvard Injury Control Research Center has collected abstracts […]

NEJM: Political Agendae and Presumption of Guilt

“Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.“–Benjamin Franklin According to Science Daily, Dr. Garen Wintermute is having a gun control article, published in last month’s New England Journal of Medicine, republished in the upcoming edition of the same magazine. In fact, both Science Daily and NEJM regularly […]

Plus Contra Armae Temperare

     “Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of arms.” —Politics, Aristotle of Stagira, c. 350 B.C. Obviously, the issue of disarming citizens is not a new one.  From my favorite hobby, hoplology, I know of several systems of martial arts which were created specifically in response to the disarming of […]

“Social Gospel”

Before I begin this entry, I must mention that, while I was considering what to say, I passed an inmate on the telephone…  teaching his child the Lord’s Prayer. Today is 21 Dec, 2012, the end of the Mayan calendar.  Reflecting on the end of the world, I have chosen for today’s topic the so-called […]

Taking Resposibilty for Your Fellow Man

I was watching an on-the-street interview with one of the “Wall Street Occupiers” yesterday, and he summed up his philosophy by stating that “we just believe that the more fortunate should take responsibility for their fellow man”. This pretence of compassion is one of the most often-repeated appeals of the Socialist, but the problems with […]