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..."


Political Spectrum HorseshoeThe Political Spectrum (Part I): The Totalitarian Left from Communism to Social Democracy

"The Right versus Left...political arrangement came from the seating position of National Assembly delegates during the French Revolution, but ... I have found it easier to have a political spectrum based on degrees of government control."


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.


Young Stalin Book Title for Young Stalin

Absorbing, and authoritative biography of Joseph Stalin's early years — from Georgia bandit to Red Tsar!


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...


Gun control

Gun Control and the Hallmarks of Tyranny — A Reappraisal

Gun control, along with loss of liberty and repression, features in the unfolding, authoritarian designs of a burgeoning police state.


United NationsThe UN and Gun Rights — Taking a Soporific or Guarding the Precious Jewel?

Guarding our Second Amendment rights from usurpation by the UN Small Arms Treaty is paramount.


I'd like to exchange ObamaCare
"And we better get used to the rationing and lack of choices we will increasingly be facing, as American medicine becomes more and more socialized..."


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!


Who Will Blink First?Obama's Mid-term Report Card — Foreign Policy at a glance!

Barack Obama swore as U.S. President to uphold the Constitution of the United States....


Obama's Report Card 2014 Civil LibertyObama's Mid-term (Spring 2014) Report Card — Protecting the Personal Freedom of Americans!

...A look at his job of protecting the civil liberties and personal freedom of Americans...

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

In the celebrated PBS series by Ken Burns, The Civil War (1990), Southern historian Shelby Foote provides excellent anecdotes that embroider the documentary. In one of these vignettes, Foote mentions a dialogue between a Confederate and a Union soldier, in which the latter asks, "Why do you fight?" The Confederate soldier responds, "Because you are here." Foote adds, "Which is not a bad answer!"

In another vignette, Foote opines, "The North was fighting with one arm tied behind its back." He referred to the gigantic disparity in resources between North and South. That being the case, the North should have done well to untie both arms immediately after the First Battle of Bull Run (a.k.a., First Manassas; July 21, 1861), fought at the outskirts of Washington, D.C. It was here, incidentally, Brigadier General Thomas J. Jackson stood his ground, earned the nickname "Stonewall," and passed through the mist of history into legend.

No Walk in the Park

Both armies were nearly equally matched at that first encounter. Both armies were inexperienced and poorly trained. After the disorganized engagement, though, the Union army was not only defeated, but its retreat...



Sunday, December 7, 2014

I have been following a number of neuroscience issues concerning ethics and morality for years but Dr. Miguel Faria's observations in his article, "The road being paved to neuroethics: A path leading to bioethics or to neuroscience medical ethics," appearing in the August 2014 issue of Surgical Neurology International, helped me understand the intricacies of these issues. As Doctor Faria well knows, the great minds of the world — both past and present — have understood that morality depends on a worldview that recognizes God as the final and only arbiter of moral law (natural law), which transcends man. Morality based on secular principles, as Faria illustrates, creates a hell on earth.

The neuroscientist Sam Harris (photo, left), author of The Moral Landscape, is now leading a crusade to establish that we can derive moral laws from our own reason based on pure scientific understanding — especially neuroscience. In his book, Harris explains that previously neuroscientists avoided the subject of morality and brain function — that is, the field of neuroscience had little to say about the higher functions of human social function, such as moral law. But, he insists that...





Fransini Giraldo is a Colombian girl who dances her own style of Salsa. In this video, she dances to the rhythm of Sonora Carruseles de Colombia, presumably in the Colombia countryside. Published July 16, 2013.