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Feeding the Swamp: the Democrat Strategy for 2018

December 9, 2017

National Geographic teaches us that the growth and decay of swamp roots increase the accumulation of soil. The animals living in the swamp feed on fallen leaves and other material. The droppings of wildlife including animals, fish, and birds help fertilize the swamp. So it is in Washington - political animals, fish, birds, and plants living in a well-calibrated ecosystem dangerous to outsiders. President Trump has threatened the delicate balance of the established Washington swamp ecosystem and the swamp creatures are uniting to destroy him.

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#15 The Humanitarian Hoax of Relativism: Killing America With Kindness

December 6, 2017

The humanitarian hoax is a deliberate and deceitful tactic of presenting a destructive policy as altruistic. The humanitarian huckster presents himself as a compassionate advocate when in fact he is the disguised enemy.

Relativism is defined as the belief that there is no absolute truth, only truths that a particular individual or culture happen to believe. People who believe in relativism accept that different people can have different views about what is moral and immoral. So far so good - society can tolerate multiple opinions on the relative merits of a thing or an idea. Here is the problem - civilized society requires consensus on the existence of that thing or idea - it requires agreement on what is real.

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The Mathematics of the Culture War On America

December 1, 2017

Kurt Lewin, the 20th century German-American psychologist, is recognized as the founder of social psychology - the study of how the personality, attitudes, motivations, and behavior of the individual influences and is influenced by the group.

Lewin studied group dynamics and organizational development and challenged the prevailing "nature vs nurture" debate on behavior. Departing from conventional psychological theory, he developed a mathematical equation of behavior which claimed that an individual's immediate situation - not necessarily past influences - was a strong determinant of behavior.

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The Relationship Charade: Walking on Eggshells is not Reconciliation

November 28, 2017

Many articles have been written about the growing trend of adult children choosing estrangement in American families. The recent Thanksgiving holiday has highlighted this alarming movement toward the dissolution of family bonds of love and loyalty. What is the source of this dreadful shift? What happened to honor thy father and mother?

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#14 The Humanitarian Hoax of Unconditional Love: Killing America With Kindness

November 25, 2017

The humanitarian hoax is a deliberate and deceitful tactic of presenting a destructive policy as altruistic. The humanitarian huckster presents himself as a compassionate advocate when in fact he is the disguised enemy.

Unconditional love is the Holy Grail for millennials. They talk about it, dream about it, want it, need it, and are outraged if anyone dares to question its value. Unconditional love is, after all, "settled" science among millennial "experts" whose opinions are accepted and observed with religious conformity by their devotees.

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