If a bully at school started a “we hate Allison club” and the point of their club was “we will defend all boys from that horrible girl named Allison if she bothers us” Then they invite every one around Allison to join it. And then some of Allison’s friends are given money and promises of […]
Ode to the People’s Spud
A “potato’s potato” the others would call him Not exactly rotund, but … nor was he slim. A stud for the ages, a chap— A warm face to slap on And gee golly we’ll miss him now that he’s gone! A head so divine: quite bulbous it was And smooth! Not even the wisp of […]
Founding Fathers’ Quotes on Democracy
Our Founding Fathers had some very clear and unambiguous opinions on the horrors of Democracy. They were very clear that a Republic was the form of government America was meant to follow; a pure or “direct” democracy would only lead us to ruin. And they were quite right!
Why Donald Trump Won’t Win in 2024
Donald Trump won in 2016 because he could pinpoint an issue in voter psychology: that America was not a fraction of its former self (which was true) and that HE could (narcissistically) make it “great again!” This message appealed to millions, quite likely because nostalgia is easy to tap into and his message was ambiguous […]
By Sean Dempsey As the world has changed it has become more authentic.The niceties that once glued society together have been stripped away.As fear has taken over, so to has mankind’s natural distrust and hate for others. Differences that once were superficial have become meaningful;Divisions that once could be easily bridged, are now insurmountable.Authentic man […]
There be Monsters Before the Altar
Sean Dempsey, 12/24/21 Some monsters would destroy the paths walked before them, content to trail-blaze new ones that are somehow better—even if they lead off cliffs in the dark. Some monsters would have you give up all you have, all your plans, all your dreams for yourself and your family, because they feel such ignoble […]
Every crisis becomes a religion. It’s inevitable. Especially if it lasts long enough. One factor in that transformation is the “Beautiful Theory” phenomenon. This is the phenomenon where those who sell news team up with those who seek to lead others and insist some remedy is urgently needed and politically correct — so it MUST […]
People Suffering from Other Diseases 1.4 million additional tuberculosis deaths due to lockdown disruptions 500,000 additional deaths related to HIV Malaria deaths could double to 770,000 total per year 65 percent decrease in all cancer screenings Breast cancer screenings dropped 89 percent Colorectal screenings dropped 85 percent Projected increase in cancer deaths, including up to […]
Land of the Free and the Brave?
There was once an old lady who swallowed a fly,And became so terrified that she surely would die!See, she lived in a country overrun by these pestsAnd… well, I think you may recall the rest? Now we live in a world overrun by a bug;So … we lockdowned ourselves and outlawed all family hugs.And then […]
Lessons From Yurtle the Turtle
“The only thing that made Yurtle the Turtle an epic failure vs a celebrated hero was TIME. If his turtle stack had stood for even a few years prior to crashing down, people would surely call him a champion for sitting atop the highest mountain ever and staring at the sun with bold determination.” History […]