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A Discussion Whose Time has Come, by Andrew Joppa

A Discussion Whose Time has Come by Andy Joppa   “Any political agenda and organization which doesn’t begin with personal responsibility is just half the argument. It’s just not going to succeed.” Peter Coyote   My wife and I had a pet Gouldian Finch for several years. They are one of the most colorful and beautiful birds in all of nature. …

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The Two Critical Components of Freedom, by Andrew Joppa

The Two Critical Components of Freedom by Andy Joppa   We have staked the future of all our political institutions upon the capacity of each and all of us, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves, according to the Ten Commandments of God. James Madison (Author of The Constitution)   There are two major manuscripts that were built on a premise …

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Death by Idiocy, by Andrew Joppa

“Death by Idiocy” by Andy Joppa   “A nation whose institutions are dominated by rampant idiocy cannot survive…That is the only real problem facing America. All others are derivatives of that idiocy.” -Joppa   In the fairly recent past “idiocy” was in short supply in America…although, even then, it far exceeded demand.  Idiocy, of course, occurred, but it would be …

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“Peace Criminals”, by Andrew Joppa

  “Peace Criminals” by Andy Joppa   “Circumstantial evidence is a very tricky thing. It may seem to point very straight to one thing, but if you shift your own point of view a little, you may find it pointing in an equally uncompromising manner to something entirely different” ― Arthur Conan Doyle   There is an increasing cacophony about …

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Russia’s Mask Against the Western “Virus” by Andrew Joppa

Russia’s Mask Against the Western “Virus” by Andy Joppa   I’ll start this essay with the obligatory condemnation of Vladimir Putin. “He’s a thug” …OK, I got that out of the way.   We are not allowed to offer any other thought without that point being made. Anything offering explanatory or mitigating statements makes you an agent of Putin…even if …

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The Plague of American Cowards

The Plague of American Cowards by Andy Joppa   Cowardice does not just happen to a nation overnight.  It is the end result of a long process leading to that end. For the moment, I will write with the presumption that what we’re experiencing in America, formerly, “The Land of the free and, the home of the brave,” is actually …

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Rand, Friedman, and the Death of Capitalism, by Andrew Joppa

Rand, Friedman, and The Death of Capitalism by Andy Joppa   As is almost always the case, Ayn Rand is a go-to source for comprehending America’s current issues. The fact that she wrote more than forty years ago makes her no less reliable a primary source of understanding. This is particularly true as we trace her analysis of American business …

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The Fatal Error, by Andrew Joppa

The Fatal American Error by Andy Joppa   (Note: One of the rules of my writing life is to never write and publish when I’m angry…really angry. Today, I will violate that rule because this topic deserves my unrestrained, and angry, commitment.)   Quite simply, so you don’t have to read any further unless you choose, what many Americans get …

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America 2022: “1984” or “Brave New World”?, by Andrew Joppa

America 2022; “1984” or “Brave New World”? by Andy Joppa   Below is an extract from the foreword of Neil Postman’s book, “Amusing Ourselves to Death” (Published in 1985).  Postman compared the futuristic projections of Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World” to George Orwell’s, “1984”.  His conclusion in 1985 was that Huxley was proving to be more accurate.  I don’t believe Postman would …

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Minimalist Positions Needed from the Left, by Andrew Joppa

Minimalist Positions Needed from The Left by Andy Joppa   Toward the end of my in-class teaching career, more and more students would make blatantly anti-American statements.  I won’t categorize who they were…although I could. Not wanting to suppress their right to have an opinion and discourage them from speaking further, I imposed on them one simple requirement.  Before saying …

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