US Constitution

The Electoral College in the U.S. Constitutional Republic

"The reality is that the Electoral College process has worked as it was intended, and...has preserved the delicate geographical political balance among the various urban and rural populations of the small and large states..."


Ayn Rand

The Political Spectrum (Part II) — The Center: A Democracy or a Constitutional Republic?

"...Republicans, Libertarians, and Objectivists (i.e., the political philosophy of Ayn Rand [1905-1982; photo, left] the great Russian-American author, novelist and thinker) believe the functions of government are limited to those immediately enumerated in the U.S. Constitution..."


Stalin's Mysteriious DeathStalin's Mysterious Death

In a historic medical article published in Surgical Neurology International, Dr. Faria cites compelling evidence that the Soviet dictator was likely poisoned under the direction of his right hand henchman, Lavrenti Beria, with the very probable connivance of Nikita Khrushchev, who eventually succeeded Stalin and went on to dismantle Stalin's Cult of Personality and expose the "errors" of the former regime.


American Flag 

America, Guns and Freedom — An International Perspective

...Guns in the hands of law‑abiding citizens deter crimes, and nations that trust their citizens with firearms have governments that sustain liberty and affirm individual freedom...


Russian President Vladimir PutinRussia's invasion of the Ukraine — Tsarism or Stalinism anew?

Just as I was beginning to warm up to Vladimir Putin...the Russian President and his minions in the Ukraine invade the Crimean peninsula and threaten to foment a second cold war!


Confusion about politicsConfusion about politics: Diversion as a leftist tactic

"...as the presidential election process heats up..."


Popular culture image by Dr. Russell BlaylockContemporary popular culture and the antiheroes of the Hollywood Left

"...The left is always railing about stereotypes yet no one in our society resorts to stereotypes more than the left..."


Symposium — An anti-Christian barrage in the midst of the Middle Georgia Bible Belt? (With apologies to both Plato and Alexander Pope)

Symposium


Anatoli GolitsynAnatoliy Golitsyn, James Jesus Angleton, and double agents in the wilderness of mirrors of the Cold War

"...Golitsyn thought he could distinguish between true Soviet intent and disinformation, as the wheat is separated from the chaff, and break through and unravel Soviet long-term strategic deception to conquer the West..."


Soviet intercontinental balistic missile

The threat is no longer the Russians but our own hypocritical establishment on the Left

"Now that Russia has a democratic form of government, the Left considers it an enemy. When Russia was ruled by Soviet communists, it was their friend...."

Featured Articles

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Even here in Los Angeles, the movie capital, many theaters have closed, and the remaining ones are over half empty. A few films still take in many millions of dollars, at least inflated dollars, but the movie business is in decline. Why?

People have many more entertainment choices than they did in the past. There are hundreds of TV channels, music videos, video games, and the Internet. Many people watch DVDs at home, so the empty theaters may be deceptive. Despite these explanations, it’s clear that movies play a much smaller role in the lives of people today than they did in former years. But it’s equally clear that the movie makers themselves are at least partly responsible.

Aiming movies at young people

Most moviegoers are young. Understandably, movie moguls aim films at this audience. But this raises two questions. The first is the chicken-egg problem. If you make films for young people, mainly young people will see them. This is a self-fulfilling prophecy.

The second question is deeper. Film makers try to please young people, but how? When I was young, I was called an adolescent. This term denotes someone becoming an adult, just as obsolescent...

Keyword(s): popular culture


Saturday, July 15, 2017

In Part 2, we debunked propaganda, erroneous claims, and phony statistics cited by obfuscating, socialized medicine proponents to tar the U.S. health care system. In Part 3, we continue to debunk misinformation and describe how government interference in the medical marketplace has contributed to, and in certain instances even created, the problems we are experiencing today. Yet, Democrats and proponents of socialized medicine insist more government is needed, and that ultimately the single payer system is the solution. Factoids, misinformation, phony claims and misleading statistics are all used in that effort.

When it comes to health statistics, one must ascertain that the data cited have not been tortured until they confess. The U.S. public health establishment has become a willing vehicle because it has become so politicized that figures and statistics must be checked and double-checked, especially when it concerns social and economic issues impacting on health care policy. And make no mistake about it, more than ideology plays a role; the allocation of public funds for programs or research, so intertwined with financial self-interest, is also a major consideration...





Diary of Dreams performs at the 2016 M’era Luna festival in Hildesheim, Germany. M’era Luna, “one of the biggest dark music events in Germany,” is held each year on the second weekend in August. Close to 25,000 people attend the festival annually to hear gothic, metal and industrial music performed on two large festival-style stages.