A Tale of Two Memes

A Tale of Two Memes

Ponder the meme above. What do you see? Is it violent and thuggish government agents dispersing a peaceful protest? Or is it properly equipped law enforcement officers protecting individual and property rights from a violent mob? The meme’s author is looking to...
When Seconds Count…

When Seconds Count…

This past December, a “good guy with a gun” stopped a mass shooting in a northeastern Texas town, putting (again) the lie to the anti-gun dismissiveness about civilians stopping crime. Right on cue, nanny-billionaire Mike Bloomberg chimed in with his...
The End of the Middle

The End of the Middle

An old adage tells us, “the truth usually lies somewhere in the middle.” Some old adages give us truth and wisdom. This isn’t one of them. In fact, it’s so not one of them that it nomenclated a couple logical fallacies (yeah, yeah, nomenclated...
Cloward-Piven and Cullors-Garza

Cloward-Piven and Cullors-Garza

The social and cultural reverberations of the George Floyd killing continue, in ever-more-worrisome form. Major cities around the nation are devolving into criminal chaos, with shootings, homicides, vandalism, and looting spiking. Urban flight is increasing, with home...
Manners Make The Peace

Manners Make The Peace

What are manners? Manners are the things that we agree to do, but we are not forced to do. This is the heart of the mask argument: if people don’t do it because it’s “just the right thing,” it’s not really possible to make them do it from...
COVID Cojones

COVID Cojones

There are times, in my blogging, that I am surprised by the degree of response to a particular topic. One such surprise was, and continues to be, the polarization around the wearing of masks in public places to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, the advocacy...