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Entries from May 30th, 2011

Fighting the Fire, while Feeding the Flames

May 30th, 2011 by Jim May · 19 Comments · Uncategorized

Today is different And tomorrow the same It’s hard to take the world The way that it came Too many rapids Keep us sweeping along Too many captains Keep on steering us wrong It’s hard to take the heat — It’s hard to lay blame To fight the fire — While we’re Feeding the flames […]

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It’s a Trap! The Conservative Triangle

May 29th, 2011 by Jim May · 7 Comments · Uncategorized

  In my previous writings on the topic of ideological causality, I have emphasized the “end of road” of an idea and/or of ideologies, as determined not by one’s intentions, but by the logic and flow of these ideas.  Even a completely passive-minded individual does not sit still; he will still drift slowly, “downhill”, towards […]

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Cavalcade of Links 8

May 6th, 2011 by Myrhaf · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

1. How to understand Rush Limbaugh. 2. Republicans give up trying to repeal Obamacare. 3.Environmentalist farmers returning to animal power. I wonder if these people are more interested in farming or impressing their fellow environmentalists. 4. George Monbiot despairs because environmentalism seems to be out of touch with reality. 5. Jay Cost argues that Obama […]

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Strong Horse For A Day

May 2nd, 2011 by Myrhaf · 10 Comments · Uncategorized

Today we celebrate the killing of Osama Bin Laden. There has been little to celebrate in our long, muddled effort against totalitarian Islam, so let’s relish this triumph. I think of this as a tactical victory in the context of our strategic defeat in this war. We have yet to get serious and fight this […]

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