Monthly Archives: July 2017

‘Rules for Radicals’ influences politics in North Carolina

If your organization is small in numbers…conceal the members…but raise a din and clamor that will make the (people) believe that your organization numbers many more than it does. __Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals Although he died in 1972 Alinsky’s … Continue reading

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The Left’s tactics of conflict and confusion

  Conflict is the essential core of a free and open society. Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals   Historically, political leftists have learned to use vocabulary to promote “human hurts, hopes, and frustrations” that result in “conditioned, negative, emotional response.” … Continue reading

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Democrats in need of reality

A recent editorial headline in the Wilmington StarNews (print edition) caught my attention: Democrats in need of a new strategy. (Link below) The Editorial Board made some good points, but in my opinion they missed the main one. Democrats don’t … Continue reading

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Who fights for us?

The following essay (slightly edited by me) by Evan Sayet published at Townhall on July 13, 2017 is worth reading for those who think our current president  lacks “docorum.” Mr. Sayet reflects my feelings; the hell with decorum we’re in … Continue reading

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Liberalism and internal wars against Americans

Some American history scholars may dispute this assessment, but in my lifetime we’ve had at least two periods of internal warfare: a Civil Rights War in the 1960s and a Cultural War during the 21st century. Actually, it appears that … Continue reading

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Historical ignorance and bias

An ill-educated person behaves with arrogant impatience, whereas truly profound education breeds humility. __ Credited to Alexander Solzhenitsyn   Washington Post columnist E. J. Dionne begins a recent commentary with some patriotic platitudes and ends with arrogant impatience. He writes, … Continue reading

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Climate science and politics

A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light…. ___Max Planck, German physicist An OP/ED commentary recently sent to the Washington Post and reprinted in the Wilmington, N. C. StarNews accuses President … Continue reading

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