Saturday, June 12, 2021

American Socialism, Part II: The Utility of Man

Civilization was a machine, and a wise enough tinkerer could improve that machine. Machines rely on order and cannot abide chaos; machines rely on collective operation; independent or unpredictable variables are dangerous. Above all, machines are agnostic to transcendent morality, and are strictly concerned with utility.

American Socialism, Part I: Beginnings

The presupposition of Biblical human depravity was slowly replaced by the extra-Biblical ideal that men can not only improve themselves, but can take measures to improve their neighbors.

A Warning to the Election Winners

Most people realize the conversation about the election is not over, and those who technically won the election would be wise to take that conversation very seriously.
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Lt. Gov. Fairfax Welcomes President Trump to Jamestown

For all the talk of Del. Ibraheem Samirah’s disruption of President Trump’s speech in Jamestown this week, at least one Democrat thought the event...
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Black Caucus Says Those Who Attend Jamestown Event “Complicit in Atrocities” Incited by President...

Editorial boards and columnists all around Virginia have called on Democrats not to boycott the historic events at Jamestown tomorrow, but some Democrats are...

Limited No-Excuse Early Voting Approved By General Assembly, To Be Enacted In 2020

With absentee voting beginning 45 days before an election, new bipartisan, bicameral legislation would create a seven-day window for in-person, no-excuse absentee voting.

LINGAMFELTER: I’m a Dreamer, Too…

Scott Lingamfelter dreams about a lot of things.

Remembering The Jewish Holocaust and The Endgame of Populist Nationalism

If we don't remember why the past happened, we will most assuredly fall back into the ways of the past -- and we all know how that story ends. 

Colonial Williamsburg To Paint Interior of Governor’s Mansion

Colonial Williamsburg is taking the extraordinary step of painting the great hall of the Governor's Mansion between Jan 15th thru Jan 26th.
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Ken Burns’ Vietnam Might Be The Best Documentary Ever Made

The documentary provides the raw emotions of the conflict in a way that brings the humanity of both sides to bear -- and the mistakes and errors.
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