Category Archives: libertarian thought

Religion versus ideology

In a recent op-ed piece on Massachusetts Live, Joseph Levine writes: States that violate rights can be legitimately targeted by boycotts and sanctions, while ethnic/religious identities cannot. That was the principle underlying the BDS movement against apartheid South Africa, is … Continue reading

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The “one-percenters”

Do y’all remember the “Occupy Wall Street” movement? I bet you haven’t heard much about it recently. Though it didn’t actually disappear, we don’t hear about the “one-percenters” much anymore. These days, they focus more on a non-issue called “income … Continue reading

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Religion versus opinion

There are several atheists to whom I’m close. All of them exhibit a lot of respect toward organized religion, but they show no such respect toward conservatives. This got me thinking: Why does a belief in the supernatural garner more … Continue reading

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Chinese Girl in the Ghetto

My friend at Diversity Chronicle just sent me a copy of Chinese Girl in the Ghetto by Ying Ma. I found it to be riveting – as evidenced by the fact that I finished it in one sitting. One of … Continue reading

Posted in Africa and blacks, book/movie/video reviews and links, immigration/ Hispanics, libertarian thought | Tagged | 18 Comments

A thought on Memorial Day

Last night I watched an old science fiction movie. The plot revolved around a group of scientists who sought to put an end to war by creating an enemy common to all Mankind. They reckoned that if all nations had … Continue reading

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A dirt-bag in the “City of Brotherly Love”

Veteran readers of this blog may remember that I once traveled to Madagascar, and then took a rail-trip through some European countries. That was an exciting, and unforgettable, trip. One of the countries I visited was Germany, and while at … Continue reading

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Was he his own worst enema?

Most of y’all have probably already read about the recent horrific case in New Mexico. To summarize: The incident began on Jan. 2 as David Eckert was leaving the local Walmart in Deming, N.M. He reportedly failed to make a … Continue reading

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