Category Archives: War

No Country For Old White Men

In the past I’ve written on my ardent anti-war sentiment. Anyone who cares to read it can access those posts in the archives. I have a new reason to hate war; those who fight in them are treated like leftover … Continue reading

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The Anti-War Message of Hacksaw Ridge

I recently watched the Mel Gibson film Hacksaw Ridge after reading raving review after review. I regret not seeing it in a movie theater. It is probably one of the best World War 2 films, if not one of the … Continue reading

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Can Libertarians Fight (And Die) For Their Country?

Sheldon Richman at the Libertarian Institute writes: Horace’s declaration “Dulce et Decorum est Pro patria mori” — “It is sweet and proper to die for one’s country” — is just what poet Wilfred Owen called it: “The old Lie.” Screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky extended Owen’s point … Continue reading

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Who Can’t Handle the Truth?

You can’t handle the truth! Chances are you’ve heard this line from a famous scene in the 1993 film A Few Good Men. Conservatives love to use it against liberals, or the line “you want me on that wall, you … Continue reading

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Long Live Anarchy!

Long live anarchy! Lickspittle! Bureaucrat! I am a free man, lickspittle. There is nothing you can do about it. I am the only free man on the this train. The rest of you are cattle! – Anonymous “Intellectual” from the … Continue reading

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Useful Myths

A commenter pointed out in my post about American Myths the damage films such as American Sniper cause and I though the film was worth re-examining from the perspective of it being a modern state myth. Having seen it myself, I consider it a case study … Continue reading

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A (not-so) quick thought on the situation in Oregon

A lot has been said about the standoff going on right now between militia and government authorities in Oregon in response to the feds’ treatment of a local ranch family. Nothing I say will be particularly original, but might as … Continue reading

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