Unfit

G Washington letter to Henry Lee, 1786 ‘The picture which you have exhibited, and the accounts which are published of the commotions, and temper of numerous bodies in the Eastern States, are equally to be lamented and deprecated. They exhibit a melancholy proof of what our trans-Atlantic foe has predicted; and of another thing perhaps, […]

Despotization And Delusion

‘We find that our democratic theories and forms of government were fashioned by but one of the many races and peoples which have come within their practical operation, and that that race, the so-called Anglo-Saxon, developed them out of its own insular experience unhampered by inroads of alien stock. When once thus established in England […]

We Have The Problem Of Assimilation

Apparently, Rep Wasserman Schultz is against both race mixing and assimilation: ‘We have the problem of assimilation, we have the problem of intermarriage, we have a problem that too many generations of Jews don’t realize the importance of our institutions, strengthening our community, particularly with the rise of anti-Semitism and global intolerance, which obviously we […]

Mechanical Consistency

“There is no expedient to which a man will not resort to avoid the real labor of thinking.” -Sir Joshua Reynolds Today, I am reading Influence by Robert Cialdini. Its an interesting book, especially for anybody who debates anything online and has noticed peoples’ refusal to be swayed no matter how weak their position is. […]