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Celebrating Ignorance In Missouri

Ok, I admit, I live in Missouri.  For many years I justified this existence by saying I was close to my family.  That defense is losing ground.  Missouri is not an unusual “Red State” (meaning it votes new age Republican).  My thought is that Missouri is representative of that whole block of right wing fanatics […]

1Feb2013 | | Comments Off on Celebrating Ignorance In Missouri | Continued
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The Problem With Liberals 1965 – 2010

After the Civil Rights Act was passed in 1964 the liberals of both parties felt emboldened.  They were ready to challenge the fertile ground of poverty, aging, war, college education, and woman’s rights.  These were and are noble issues.  By some definitions the liberal movement of that era was quite successful.  But there were some […]

26Apr2010 | | Comments Off on The Problem With Liberals 1965 – 2010 | Continued
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Promoting the Liberal Myth

There seems to be a mythology of the liberal cause. The term ‘Liberal’ is used as a noun to describe a secret sect of devil worshipers. The implication is something like this: Liberals meet in secret places, conduct secret rituals, and are the root of the new world order meant to destroy freedom and prosperity. Liberals prefer socialism to capitalism. Liberals prefer dictators to democracy. Liberals want to reward terrorists. Liberals think Labor Unions should run businesses. They are like the Freemasons, except they are more organized and more evil.

23Feb2009 | | Comments Off on Promoting the Liberal Myth | Continued
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Inauguration 2009: Exploring the Hero Myth

The idea of hero is old, and treasured in mythology. The hero metaphor influences our understanding of the world. This ancient value of hero lends credence to the fierce patriotism of America. No Congressman will vote against our military, our heroes.

20Jan2009 | | 5 comments | Continued
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John Wayne talks about America

Son, When I was growing up John Wayne was the great American Hero. He embodied everything that it was to be a real man, to be a real patriot, to have honor and to honor tradition.  Who are the heroes of today’s youth? John Wayne was replaced by John Lennon. Then Sylvester Stallone and Arnold […]

3Feb2008 | | 1 comment | Continued