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Black Flags and False Flags: Are You Ready?

Black Flags & False Flags: Are You Ready?

When one considers the symbolism of the “black flag,” thoughts of piracy or no mercy in battle come to mind. Granted, Hollywood has helped with these impressions and having grown up with pirate movies, the infamous “Jolly Roger” flag has been seen enough to be recognizable anywhere. Equally, leaders in war have been known to invoke the black flag of no mercy toward their enemies and encouraged their troops to fight to the death. But […]

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When Fools Rule and Civilizations End

When Fools Rule and Civilizations End: What Will Come After?

It’s an old story; one told by the history books for those with time and desire to read. When there is no longer a transcendent purpose in the hearts and minds of the average citizen, those who make it to the top are generally not the best nor the brightest but either the most cunning or the most easily controlled by the power behind the throne.[i] Even in the ancient Roman world this was true

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American Nationalism: Was Ozzy Right?

American Nationalism: Was Ozzy Right?

American Nationalism: Was Ozzy right? [i] The problem with “nationalism” is that it has the tendency to project itself beyond historic boundaries, both morally and politically.[ii] Indeed, the very thing the State insists it will protect the people from – danger – it ends up precipitating in an ironic quest for power and control.[iii] This is an old process used again and again throughout history. In ancient Greece a man named Plato wrote of this very tendency in his

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Why Did No One Care About the End of the Republic?

Why Did No One Care About the End of the Republic?

It is an ancient question that echoes throughout history only to land in the 21st century in the hearts and minds of a few Americans. As for the rest of our fellow citizens – they either do not care or are focused on large scale politics and “America First” nationalism that breathes threats to the perceived enemies of the realm, real or not. Or they are left-wingers dreaming the impossible dream one more time of

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Once Upon a Mind in America

Once Upon a Mind in America: Builders or Activists?

Once upon a time, education meant that children were taught to read,[i] write, and count so that they could function in the world of adults and provide a living for themselves, and their families along with being a benefit to society. It was nothing new! Whether one dealt with the age-old apprenticeship methods of education[ii] or the institutionalized method of education[iii] – it was understood that those who did the training and those who were

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