Tag Archives: Authoritarianism

Instinctual Authoritarianism

Things could change this year. Donald Trump could be neutered if the Democrats take back the House. They’d stop everything he tries. He wouldn’t get his wall or anything else he wants. Democrats all seem to have agreed that, if … Continue reading

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Sliding Into Darkness

The world was changing in 1977 – in January, Jimmy Carter was sworn in as America’s most unlikely president. In June, the Supremes performed their final concert together at Drury Lane in London and Elvis Presley held his last concert … Continue reading

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A Fragile Man Desperately In Need of Praise

Step away for a day and miss it all. Big things happen and then they’re over and soon forgotten. On Friday, the stock market dropped 666 points – the numerical Mark of Satan – ending the worst week on Wall … Continue reading

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The Faint Scent of Authoritarianism

Everyone knows that Hollywood is full of bleeding-heart liberals. They whine about this and that and lecture about this and that, as if their opinions mattered, and they sneer at Real Americans – the gun-toting God and guts and NASCAR … Continue reading

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Gun to the Head

Back in the early seventies the Doobie Brothers had a bit of a hit with their song China Grove – about a sleepy little Southern town, but in Texas, which is only sort of the South. But that’s okay as … Continue reading

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Laying Down the Law

When an angry parent or frustrated teacher says they’re going to lay down the law, well, they don’t really mean it, or they mean only part of it. Yep, there will be rules, and you’ll follow them – or you’ll … Continue reading

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