It seems to me that some of our admired Objectivist friends do not sufficiently appreciate how widespread and insidious the Islamic threat actually is. This is a war, and not simply of ideas. Lies, Damn Lies, & Muslim Lies: The Muslim, and especially Islamic, ethics fully endorses the use of dishonesty to non-Muslims. An article […]
April 29th, 2010 by Embedded I · 5 Comments · Uncategorized
When moral issues are at stake, it is important to evoke powerful facts of reality showing why a particular moral stand is valid. This is because most environmentalists believe &/or argue that the facts are with them, however poorly they understand those facts. It is counter-productive to proselytize for a large carbon footprint, except perhaps […]
April 12th, 2010 by Embedded I · 11 Comments · Culture
Morgan Freeman has made a truly insightful comment on racism. He is absolutely correct.
February 18th, 2010 by Embedded I · 12 Comments · Uncategorized
Over at The Rational Capitalist, a sympathetic commenter, using the moniker C.W., wrote, “we are exporting inflation, in the form of our trade deficit. “What is a trade deficit? How does it export inflation? Surely the idea of a trade deficit disregards the principle of value-for-value trading, regardless of national borders?
November 12th, 2009 by Embedded I · 10 Comments · Uncategorized
<This is a significantly updated version of my original post, under the above title, which dealt with the ideas presented in Ghost Town, by Mike N. I also agree with the comments posted thus far, some of which add a great deal of understanding to the issue.> I was severely alarmed by the idea that […]
October 28th, 2009 by Embedded I · 4 Comments · Politics
To Canadians’ great shame, it was Canada’s province of Saskatchewan that initiated socialist politics in N. America, under Tommy Douglas. Douglas brought to N. America, the unoriginal, yet winning, political trick…
October 9th, 2009 by Embedded I · 3 Comments · Culture, Foreign Affairs, Politics
Obama’s response to his Nobel Prize was the best thing I’ve heard from him. He recognizes that it was awarded too soon & reflects no serious achievement. Though his speech changes nothing, & is surely politic, he has, at least, put his award in a relatively sensible context (excluding his absurd mention of climate change). […]
September 13th, 2009 by Embedded I · 7 Comments · Uncategorized
Many people, at least among those over 35, have noticed that the Obama: ”Progress”, ‘Hope’ & ‘Change’ posters, by ‘street artist’ Shepard Fairey, strongly resemble the artwork of communist revolutionary propaganda. Democrat-types dismiss the observation, saying there is no connection, that the Obama art is just more of Fairey’s usual work. Are they that superficial, […]