I had a conversation about 'Freedom' today, and I nearly ended up in a fight with a friend who values the concept of freedom as dearly as myself. Why did this happen? Because we were using the same words to discuss two different understandings. But it got me to thinking: What -- exactly -- do … Continue reading What is ‘Freedom?’
NOTE: This post is meant to be read hand-in-hand with "What Is 'Freedom?" If you have not already done so, it would be wise to stop and take the time to read the first post on 'Freedom' before proceeding to read this post on 'Liberty.' 'Liberty.' This is a big word, and it has many … Continue reading What Is ‘Liberty?’
Before we begin, I want to issue a warning. If you consider yourself to be a Socialist, Progressive or a Conservative, I am most likely going to provide you with a definition of 'Fascism' with which you are vehemently going to disagree. So, with that warning issued, let's just jump right in and start stirring … Continue reading What Is ‘Fascism?’
If you will please excuse me, I am going to charge head-long through a politically and emotionally charged minefield in an effort to help whoever will take the time to actually listen to and carefully consider what I have to say. The goal here is to better understand what the modern issue of 'Racism' in … Continue reading Stop Confusing Personal Bigotries with Racism!
How many times have you heard a Socialist accusing Capitalists of being rich, heartless and/or greedy? If I have heard it once, I have heard it..., well, just about every time I try to listen to a Socialist. The Capitalist -- all Capitalists -- are heartless and greedy and they get rich by exploiting the … Continue reading Where Do Socialists Find Their Angels?
In my first post on Socialism, "What Is Socialism," I noted that there are those who will claim that 'democratic' Socialism is different from the Socialism I was describing. These people would argue that, under 'democratic' Socialism, the People vote on their leaders and, therefore, 'democratic' Socialism does not represent the certain tyranny to which … Continue reading ‘Democratic’ Socialism Is STILL Socialism
When it comes to matters of organizing and governing society, government and the economy, what -- exactly -- is meant by the term, 'Socialism?' An alarming number of people in America are starting to embrace the notion of 'Socialism.' Still more alarming is the fact that, when questioned about it, a majority of these people … Continue reading What Is ‘Socialism?’