Archive for Big Brother

More on Krauthammer

Paul Gottfried gives grudging respect to Charles Krauthammer in The American Conservative. An excerpt: The contemporary Right bears little if any resemblance to what it was during the 1950s and 1960s, when it resisted the civil rights revolution, opposed communism as a godless enemy that worshipped state power, and favored traditional social relations. Then in […]

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“Surely the American People Would Never Let That Happen!”

I was telling my son about Obama’s “secret kill list” and W. Bush’s global secret prison network and realized I had made a whole video about it (that I then forced him to watch). I wouldn’t have my so do something without forcing you to as well: It takes me a minute to get going […]

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Glenn Greenwald on Deep State vs. Trump

GG is perfect for this position. If someone like me says this, people assume it’s because I hate poor people or immigrants. But when GG says he is not defending Trump, but rather is pointing out the huge dangers of letting the CIA take over the government, I hope progressives listen. (Plus some of the […]

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Glenn Greenwald Is So Awesome

Just watch him–and I mean literally, watch his facial expressions–during this interview.

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Why Some Christians Oppose “Globalism”

I realized recently that secular people with little familiarity of Christianity (particularly fundamentalist Protestantism) might not understand the suspicion that so many have of “globalism” or “the globalists.” With Brexit, Trump, etc., this issue has more political relevance now than at any time I can remember. For my Bible study tonight we were covering chapter […]

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Voting “Strategically” Is Nonsense

If this doesn’t start a bunch of fights, I don’t know what will. An excerpt: Immanuel Kant famously posited the Categorical Imperative, which says that you ought to obey rules that you can consistently wish others to obey. Even more famously, Jesus posited the golden rule. I have no problem with any of this. Indeed, as […]

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Outrageous Rulings in the Silk Road Trial

I have seen Lyn Ulbricht, Ross’ mom, give talks on how her son got railroaded in the “Silk Road” trial a few times. After the most recent one in San Antonio, I realized that a lot of libertarians probably aren’t aware of these details. Regardless of what you think about Silk Road, this is pretty […]

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Drone Operator Whistleblowers

I heard this episode of “Democracy Now!” during my trip to Houston today. Some serious stuff, I encourage you to have this playing at least in the background.

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