Under the Plane Tree: Where Desire Meets Power

Love cannot abide the abuse of power. Or so it seems to me after a weekend watching politics and reading Phaedrus with friends. We were led by Professor Al Geier and the contrast between the two activities was remarkable. Politics is, probably rightly, about winning. If you have to get it done in South Carolina [Read More…]

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For the Love of the Poor Reject Socialism

I oppose socialism for the sake of my brothers and sisters who are poor. Charity and free markets are imperfect, but the best way to get the job done. If the choice were between a Scrooge like determination to let Tiny Tim die and a kind socialistic willingness to help, I would side with socialism. [Read More…]

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Socialism isn’t Wicked, It Just Turns Out Badly

Socialism is having a “cool kids” moment. The generation that did not know Eastern Europe is in school and is tired of the corporate cronyism of our times. They are right to be mad, sadly they have picked the wrong solution: socialism. Socialism is a very, very bad idea. Last century, atheists picked a form [Read More…]

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Why a Christian in America Should Not Be or Vote for a Socialist

Senator Bernie Sanders is being  promoted as a way for Christians to vote their values, but voting for Sanders would promote some values at the cost of being foolish. Sanders shares my values in some important areas (race, poverty), but has poor solutions. You can do bad, after all, by doing good! Generally, it is [Read More…]

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Star Wars, David Bowie, Hillary Clinton, and Peyton Manning

Last month my feeds were dominated by Star Wars, David Bowie, and Peyton Manning. Great culture endures and so the play Hamlet has been performed, is being performed, and will  be performed. Great culture endures because even though there may not be a great deal of money to be made, the art has the power [Read More…]

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Dickens on the Super Bowl

Today is the birthday of the literary showman, Charles Dickens. He was one of the first authors to add performance to his writing . . . Dickens would perform his own work to riotous applause and profit. If he lived during the Super Bowl, he would have found a way to be part of the [Read More…]

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A Warning: Kill the King at Our Peril

The English murdered their King today and there is a lesson in it for America. The English Civil War was a bloody mess where no side was particularly “good” and no side was utterly evil. The wealthy wanted to run things through their tool, parliament, and the King was determined not to let them. Like [Read More…]

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The Dove Channel and Purity

The Dove Channel aims for purity, but fails at beauty. Purity is a lovely thing despite the people who have twisted the word. Purity, holiness before God, is necessary for a Christian and leads to beauty. Purity includes, but is not limited to sexual purity for men and women. Purity is good and if it is good, then it [Read More…]

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Preservation Hall: A Good Thing in America

I am already tired of politics and nobody has voted yet. Democrat and Republican: my social media is full of fury, rage, and depression. Of course, there are other people posting cat videos, but those jolly souls do not need encouragement. They already live better lives. Here is good, good news about America: time tends [Read More…]

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Thank You Andy Jackson, But You Should Not Have Been President

If  only Andrew Jackson had never been President, he would have remained an American hero. Instead, he won and power was wholly bad for him. Andrew Jackson was not a good President of the United States of America. He was an angry, unstable, and a tyrannical man who is responsible for one of the worst [Read More…]

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