Random Thoughts

Well, I’ve gotten that urge to write again.  As is often the case the thoughts just appear serendipitously.  I didn’t ask for them, hell, I think I would like a break and just be able to enjoy the news!  But no, the thoughts come quickly and furiously and when this happens I have to post.  

1. PBS

I’ve written about the Public Broadcasting System before.  Why is it that America as a whole do not make this their sole source of news?  Ok, I need to back up and tell you a story.

Two Cows

Two Cows

A viral e-mail from before the internet was popular.  I always loved this one.

Socialism
You have two cows. The government takes one and gives it to your neighbor.
Communism
You have two cows. The government takes both of them and gives you part of the milk.
Fascism
You have two cows. The government takes both, hires you to take care of them, and sells you the milk.
Totalitarianism
You have two cows. The government takes them and denies they ever existed. Milk is banned.

Why I am not a Multiculturalist

Multiculturalism is a logically incoherent and self-destructive ideology that resembles colonialism and is equally morally wrong.

In this post I am going to examine the origins and current status of the multiculturalist discourse in Europe.

Lord of the Rings and Europe

I’ve been meaning to do this post for a while but until now have never gotten around to it.  I would like to relate to you my own studies of European history and how I believe they relate to The Lord of the Rings.

To start off, I have to tell you this book is very special to me.  In fact, it used to be a point of pride and my kindred spirits were easily found when I learned that others also knew of Middle Earth.

I’ve been meaning to do this post for a while but until now have never gotten around to it.  I would like to relate to you my own studies of European history and how I believe they relate to The Lord of the Rings.

To start off, I have to tell you this book is very special to me.  In fact, it used to be a point of pride and my kindred spirits were easily found when I learned that others also knew of Middle Earth.

The Great Hate

What a lovely holiday weekend!  This morning I awoke bright and early only to discover that we were very short on breakfast food.  In fact, we had none unless leftover curry would be OK for breakfast.  So, it seemed we would be eating out for breakfast and we headed down to the Starbucks on Powell and Sutter near Union Square.

On Sundays I often like to buy a real newspaper (made with paper and ink!) from my favorite newsman Joe.  Joe is there every Sunday and I recommend you buy a paper from him if you happen to be in the area as he is a great guy!

What a lovely holiday weekend!  This morning I awoke bright and early only to discover that we were very short on breakfast food.  In fact, we had none unless leftover curry would be OK for breakfast.  So, it seemed we would be eating out for breakfast and we headed down to the Starbucks on Powell and Sutter near Union Square.

On Sundays I often like to buy a real newspaper (made with paper and ink!) from my favorite newsman Joe.  Joe is there every Sunday and I recommend you buy a paper from him if you happen to be in the area as he is a great guy!