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From Berlin 1940 to Portland 2020, by Andrew Joppa

From Berlin 1940 to Portland 2020 by Andy Joppa   The thesis of this essay is:   1)   The citizens and armies of the Third Reich used crystal meth in enormous quantities.  I contend that, to a certain extent, this can account for their high levels of sadistic violence. 2)   There is a propensity of those using crystal meth to …

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There is Privilege; But It’s Not White, by Andrew Joppa

There is Privilege; But It’s Not White by Andy Joppa “Don’t you dare tell me my skin color holds me back. Don’t you dare tell me my skin color makes me a victim.” Burgess Owens   Three men walk into a bar, Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Lee and Jerry Nadler. Nadler nags Bruce to the side,” Get out of my way yellow …

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“…The Silence of Our Friends,” By Andrew Joppa

“…The Silence of Our Friends”   By Andy Joppa   “In the end, we’ll remember not the words our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” Martin Luther King   The oft quoted Sun Tzu preached, “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not …

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The Useless, Bored, Radicals of America, by Andrew Joppa

The Useless, Bored, Radicals of America by Andy Joppa   (This essay was inspired in part, and adapted from, thoughts of Eric Hoffer, in his classic tome, The True Believer)   I have been asked a countless number of times why the Progressive/Socialists pursue such useless courses of action. What follows will answer that question.   It is difficult to …

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Game, Set and Match, by Andrew Joppa

Game, Set and Match by Andy Joppa   (Note: As I read this essay to my wife (she is my sounding board for all things) she said, “It’s too much…too strong.”  Being infinitely polite, I told her, “Thank you for that affirmation of my intent” …of course, not in those exact words. So, here is my essay that a “fair” …

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The Past is not a Pass, by Andrew Joppa

The Past is not a Pass By Andy Joppa Heroism is a discrete event.  It occurs within a certain circumstance and within a definable set of variables. If heroism occurs in the pursuit of a noble end, then the hero should be honored for their actions as derived from that moment. There can be no presumption, however, that heroism offers any …

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Diversity: Except in Thought Where it Really Matters, by Andrew Joppa

Diversity: Except in Thought Where it Really Matters by Andy Joppa   The next time some academics tell you how important diversity is, ask how many Republicans there are in their sociology department. Thomas Sowell   Note: This is an updated version of a previous blog…its time has come again, and I have scores of new readers.   As a …

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How Far Academia Has Fallen, by Andrew Joppa

How Far Academia Has Fallen by Andy Joppa   “The juvenile sea squirt wanders through the sea searching for a suitable rock or hunk of coral to cling to and make its home for life. For this task, it has a rudimentary nervous system. When it finds its spot and takes root, it doesn’t need its brain anymore, so it …

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Toward Better Understanding (A fictionalized letter from a minority), by Andrew Joppa

Toward Better Understanding (A fictionalized letter from a minority) by Andy Joppa   Dear Fellow Americans,   I am a member of a minority group. Here are my thoughts on some of the major problems effecting our nation, myself and my family. As you read what I have to say you can intuit the cause of those problems and the …

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A Marauding Herd of “Karens,” by Andrew Joppa

A Marauding Herd of “Karens” by Andy Joppa   Breitbart had written, providing one of the most critical insights in the world of needed awareness, that, “politics is downstream from culture.”  I’d like to expand that to state…everything is downstream from culture…all issues, and their eventual resolution, are cultural derivatives.   Therefore, in my far less than humble estimation, why …

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