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I Really Don’t Know

Fires are raging in downtowns across the country, and I don’t know what to write.  I really don’t.  You shouldn’t expect reasonable conclusions and easy answers from me, not tonight.

Ever since I was old enough to understand the concept, I’ve been opposed to violence.  I try to never raise my voice in an argument because the moment tempers get out of control, people stop listening.  Human beings don’t accept new concepts very well even at the best of times, and the middle of an argument is a far cry from that.

What’s so very striking here is the mindless destruction, though that can be (more…)

California: The New Confederacy

Storied wealth, culture, and aristocratic society.  Massive mansions full of servants next to scenes of unspeakable poverty.  Vast green plantations capable of feeding entire nations.  And supporting it all, the Peculiar Institution that is slavery. (more…)