On the Binding Forces of Communities
  • 3
  • 1
  • 1
Mar 23, 2019 - 3:22pm
On the Binding Forces of Communities

This is the first essay in a new series. In which, I’ll seek to understand, and to diagnose the causes of, the ethical, political and economic ills of our times.   Some of what I say may be familiar to those who have read my earlier work. What is new here, is that I aim to put those, previously only loosely related, strands of thought into context. Metaphorically, in this series of essays I am seeking to assemble a “big crunch” of ideas. From which, in due time, I will aim to draw out material for the “big bang” of cure.   Humanity   You and I – well, I certainly, and you presumably – are individuals of a genus called humans or human beings; or, in Latin, homo. Physically, we are simians, related to monkeys and to great apes such as chimpanzees. Mentally, our species has earned the …

Most Recent Comment
#1
Media Silence Surrounds Muslim Massacre of Christi…

    While the world united in an frenzy of outrage (whipped up by mainstream media) at the killing of 50 (and counting) Muslim worshippers in a Mosque in New Zealand this week there was not a whisper about a far bigger numerically at least, massacre of Christians by Muslims in Nigeria. The…

Mar 23, 2019 - 1:44pm
Most Recent Comment
#2
Who Knows What Experiments

Lovelace Hospital sits like an aging hulk, high in Albuquerque’s southeast heights. Once a famed research institution, now an HMO bought out by one management company after another, until local lore warns against spending any time in its emergency unit unless you’re prepared to get sicke…

Mar 23, 2019 - 10:20am
Most Recent Comment
#3
Addressing Torture in Our Own Backyard

On August 9, 2014, 18-year-old Mike Brown was fatally shot by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. Officer Wilson received no legal repercussions for killing an unarmed African-American teenager. In the aftermath, police officers used excessive force on peaceful protestors who were demanding…

Mar 23, 2019 - 7:22am
Most Recent Comment
#4
Mew-ler Done

Let's hope in more ways than one.   About all we know for certain at this point is there are no new indictments.   That should mean that Trump has been vindicated.   If this is true, what should happen with all the MSM talking-heads who've been lying about Trump for the last 2+ years,…

Mar 23, 2019 - 1:30am
Most Recent Comment
#5
Blue Lies
  • 142
  • 47
  • 3
Blue Lies

I have been trying to figure out for a long time why Trump supporters seem to believe virtually anything that Trump says, even when a statement proves to be an out and out lie. I am also confused why his level of support not only remains the same, but actually goes up for a short time after he fires…

Mar 22, 2019 - 7:45pm
Most Recent Comment
  • - Mar 23, 2019 - 3:48pm
  • - by Bill H.
#6
Allow Illegals to Vote (with a Caveat)

The Democratic led U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a bill to defend and encourage aliens (illegal and otherwise) when voting in local elections. (March 2019) I’m not sure what that means.  Just six months ago the GOP passed a bill that discouraged such voting.   The Dem…

Mar 22, 2019 - 7:36pm
Most Recent Comment
#7
Gene Editing Breakthrough Led by AIDS Activists

When the nurse slipped the IV needle into his arm, Matt Sharp was calm. Yes, he knew the risks: As one of the first humans ever to receive the experimental treatment, he could end up with mutant cells running amok in his body. But he was too enamored of the experiment’s purpose to worry about …

Mar 22, 2019 - 2:12am
Most Recent Comment
#8
President Trump Tackles College Censorship

Going to college is tough for any teenager. But for conservatives, it can be downright dangerous. These days, parents are sending their kids off to six-figure war zones, where even moderate speakers need armies of protection, if they're allowed to speak at all. Christians brave enough to talk about …

Mar 21, 2019 - 9:26pm
Most Recent Comment
#9
Senator Martha McSally’s Responsibility to S…

This post appeared originally on .   Last week, Senator Martha McSally   by publicly speaking out about having been raped while she served in the Air Force. Her testimony during the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee hearing on military sexual assault shocked many. In 1991, McSally b…

Mar 21, 2019 - 4:58pm
Most Recent Comment
#10
BUDDHISM IS OLDER THAN TALMUDIC JUDAISM

In order to make this claim, one has to look at the history of Judaism. Judaism based on the Torah, the Temple and most importantly, the Sacrifice ended in 70 AD under Emperor Vespasian and led by the future Emperor Titus the 2nd Temple of Jerusalem was sacked and destroyed.   Not only the…

Mar 21, 2019 - 4:49pm
Most Recent Comment
#11
Renaming Certain Places

One of the reasons that Spanish-speaking immigrants like to come to the U.S.A. is so blatantly obvious, many people seem to overlook it. There are so many names of places here that are in...SPANISH!!! It's only natural that they feel that it is YOU and not THEM who are the true interlopers here. Fai…

Mar 21, 2019 - 2:54pm
Most Recent Comment
#12
Crime and bogus liberal social agendas

New York University sociologist Patrick Sharkey opened his revelatory 2018 book Uneasy Peace: The Great Crime Decline, the Renewal of City Life, and the Next War on Violence by calling the dramatic fall in violence in American cities since the early 1990s a    Hundreds of guys d…

Mar 21, 2019 - 12:18pm
Most Recent Comment
#13
Disenfranchisement and the NPV

While Democrat candidates for President talk about eliminating the electoral college -- which is really quite amusing since that will take an amendment to the Constitution, something a President has no role in -- states are still working on putting in the National Popular Vote interstate compact (NP…

Mar 21, 2019 - 7:34am
Most Recent Comment
#14
Are Men Evil?

Original sin, the great Christian doctrine is about the fact that we live in a rational and empirical world. The idea comes from the rational idea that we must set aside laws in some cases to meet our empirical needs. Every man does this to some extent. You may have a great job and make lots of mone…

Mar 21, 2019 - 6:27am
Most Recent Comment
#15
Congratulations to the Conways

  Congratulations to the Conways. They will make very big bucks from selling their book rights. Kelly is disgusting, cold and calculating. I expect her to come out as someone who prevented the worst once Drumpfy goes down and secretly thought the same as her husband. She will make many millio…

Mar 20, 2019 - 7:27pm
Most Recent Comment
  • - Mar 21, 2019 - 6:10pm
  • - by Bill H.
#16
Hold On Hoda

Just the Facts First: On October 28, 1994, (mark this date, it's important) Hoda Muthana was born in the United States; New Jersey to be exact.  From there she was blessed to grow up in this great nation (the U.S.), mostly in state of Alabama.  It has been reported that she grew up in a ve…

Mar 20, 2019 - 6:05pm
Most Recent Comment
#17
Resolved: Capitalism will Continue to Crush Social…

As history has already shown!   Socialism, a mere spurious offshoot of Marxism, has shown us that capitalism is vastly superior to other forms. We can only wonder about the stale silence over Venezuela and Cuba by the left as they lament the successes of Capitalism and Trumpism.    Co…

Mar 20, 2019 - 4:14pm
Most Recent Comment
  • - Mar 22, 2019 - 11:15pm
  • - by The Owl
#18
On youths protesting climate change in Mass

'Youth Climate Strike': Students All Over Join Protest To Address    It's good to see people giving a crap about climate change.  It's good to see young people energized and wanting something done NOW. And even though it's certainly too late to stop all effects of climate…

Mar 20, 2019 - 12:59pm
Most Recent Comment
#19
TO ALL CHRISTIAN EXTREMISTS...

  Barbie Ellie wrote an article here, of course strongly supported by our local priest Ryan Messiano. Now, as everybody here knows, I don't give a shit about any religion, and I stand for it. That in mind, and to show the more reflected people on WB, here's what the Bible says. Just to co…

Mar 20, 2019 - 12:59pm
Most Recent Comment
#20
Of course Trump is a racist

Sen. Kamala Harris said   that President Donald Trump is a racist. “I do. Yes. Yes. Yes,” Harris said when asked by the interviewer whether she “definitely would agree that he’s a racist. The interview was published by The Root on Feb. 26, 2019. Here  :   …

Mar 20, 2019 - 11:27am
Most Recent Comment
#21
Since I have been on hiatus, a lot has happened..

  Ive been taking care of my Grandkids and doing some advocacy work in some areas that I have been interested in for years.  As you get older you really do look forward to the travel and independence you get when you have older children.  However, my grandchildren are a joy and I woul…

Mar 19, 2019 - 7:32pm
Most Recent Comment
#22
RAMPAGE- Controlled Chaos

Last two nights I watched two movies (serials) called "Rampage". The movies are realistic in its graphic violence and almost has a docudrama feeling about them. The main actor, Brendan Fletcher, eloquently speaks of the manipulative nature of the elite and the dumbing down of America. In the 2n…

Mar 19, 2019 - 6:40pm
Most Recent Comment
#23