Wholesale incarceration and involuntary labor are legal according to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution and justifies the behavior of agents of government, as do all the rest. Legal scholars would have us believe that the Constitution does not intend what it says, because for centuries it has proved convenient to discount the language and face up to the truth. The American Dream is the realization of intent where none actually exists. Continue reading
Not good to put all eggs in one basket and count on the retirement of one Senator to retain the majority. Capitol Hill has four decades of dereliction to answer for. The fumes of the Soviet collapse were a deadly intoxication. The sins of Mephisto were shared by many.
Wentworth Cheswill’s Ride
by John Christian Herman
How did competition, the mutual striving for a common goal, devolve into a contest or conflict between individuals? It is not a new question, but pervasive. Is it just a matter of the word “contest” being simpler? Or is it a components of the fixation on persons, rather than function for the simple reason that function is hard to see?
It is the affliction which causes public servants not to know their place.
How shall we categorize media-made America? ‘Tis not a dream or a nightmare. Not a myth or mystery. Perhaps a fable? Ein Märchen. Fabelhaft.
Idolatry is not prompted by the idol. Celebrity is not prompted by the celebrant. Or is it? When the idol or celebrity is a person, does there not have to be at least tacit solicitation of the adoration?
Two days now he has come to bask in the midday sun: