Category «Social Commentary»

Walmart: What’s so Bad?

I was thinking, for some inexplicable reason, about those who protest against Walmart and their employee pay scale and benefit package, or lack thereof. And then I thought, why don’t we protest against all businesses that aren’t Walmart? Here’s my reasoning; tell me where I’m wrong. Walmart doesn’t force anyone to work for them. Slavery …

Musings of a Male of European Descent

I realize this article by Fred Reed is somewhat harsh and makes some points based on generalizations. As with statistical samples, generalizations and stereotypes say absolutely nothing about a single individual, but where and when some truth lies buried in generalizations and stereotypes it shouldn’t be dismissed out of hand, especially when it is directly …

The Scourge of Graffiti

Someone wants to express himself (and I’m willing to bet 99 times out of 100 it’s a he who wields the spray can) so he takes a can of paint and goes out at four o’clock in the morning and makes his “artistic” mark on whatever vertical surface looks most appealing or that has the …

Hypocrisy and Immigration

I’ll let Mr. Molyneux speak for himself, but I’ll just preface this brief video to say that I fully support the nation of Israel having the right to determine and control who is allowed to immigrate to their country. They have every right to not only protect their citizens but to also maintain their culture. …

A Brave New World

If this is the Brave New World, count me a coward. I’m glad I won’t be around to see the destruction of Western society, if only the coming deluge holds out long enough. There aren’t enough of us with the courage to stand up and say some things are simply wrong. The Social Justice Warriors …

A Prayer for Owen Meany

Living in an area with too many people and cars, I spend a lot of time in mine. I can’t stand commercials and useless traffic reports, and I’m too cheap to pay for a subscription service. Fortunately, I’m alive at the most wonderful time in human history! I have Audible.com. I listened to A Prayer …

An Elegy to American Culture

Here are a couple of paragraphs from my book, Where the Roads Lead (link below), a memoir of my pilgrimage to Rome, walking from Barcelona. Toward the end of the book, it seemed appropriate to include some thoughts about what the experience meant to me. The lessons are still in their formative stages and slow in coming, …

Mr. Lincoln

In a previous post I made reference to mass murders—not the John Wayne Gacys and Charles Whitmans of the world, but the truly great among mass murderers: Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Pol Pot, et al. I assume not a few readers might have stumbled when they read Abraham Lincoln’s name included among those luminaries. Gacy killed …

A Few Thoughts on Anarchy

I took a risk by posting this article on anarchy. Few people, hardly any in fact, have any idea what capitalism is, much less anarchism. But as Dylan Thomas wrote, “Do not go gentle into that good night.” I never have. So, for anyone who’s interested, here are a few words about anarchism. I’ll save …