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Having grown up and lived in SoCal nearly all of my 62 years, and having made a few trips to Mexico (camping in Baja, hotelling in Acapulco, day trips to Tijuana & Mexicali), it has always bothered me that the country is so corrupt, backward, illiterate and crime-ridden. There is no excuse for it.
The Mexican illegals with whom the American Middle Class comes into contact are, for the most part, hardworking men & women. The guy standing at the end of the freeway off-ramp selling oranges or cherries or flowers is never a white guy or a black guy […]
Just read some excellent columns in a new online journal I highly recommend: American Greatness.
Among the columns was this one on Making America Victorious Again. The net is that our foreign policy sucks, is bipartisan, has stunk for a long time and perhaps the only way to fix it is to change the guy at the top. It’s a good argument and you should read it.
One commenter posited that a military draft – broadly enough applied, which would have to include the kids of Congressmen – could change our foreign policy and end the useless, un-won […]
Europe is dying for one reason: the lack of belief in commonality. Having created the most educated, inventive, free & prosperous culture in history, they assumed it would continue … just because.
The tribes fought & worshiped and fought some more between inventing the modern world. Tribalism became nationalism. Pagan & competing worship became Western Christendom. Fertility populated the Age of Exploration, bringing education, literacy, modern medicine and intellectual curiosity to the world.
Then they turned their backs on nationalism. Turned away from worship. They fantasized that a forced commonality many degrees more comprehensive than had organically arisen between their […]
This is an excellent column re: Why we can’t negotiate with ISIS. It’s in a center-left magazine, Atlantic. The final sentence – should – launch a broad investigation of strategy and goals, because it is exactly correct:
“If ISIS remains true to its principles, that’s also the reason the world can accept nothing less than the group’s full defeat.” (Emphasis mine.)
With the goal thus defined and defended, the strategic question becomes, “At what cost?” And, of course, two answers exist:
- The cost of tens of thousands of educated kids from Western Liberal democratic nations who have been