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The Weaponization of Compassion, by Andrew Joppa

I believe I’ve lived most of my life as a compassionate human being. I’ve always rooted for the underdog…merely because they were the underdog. I gave scant thought to whether they were justified in who they were or the end they pursued. My eyes became misty as a long struggling underdog made it to a better place…overcoming all the odds. …

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Sir Winston was Wrong…Very Wrong, by Andrew Joppa

    In 1947, Sir Winston Churchill offered that, “Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time …

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How Colleges Could Be, Should Be, Were, and Aren’t, by Andrew 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 eats it! It’s rather like getting tenure.” ― Daniel …

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The NFL and American Justice, by Andrew Joppa

    I believe we can learn much about our federal government, its systems of Justice, and our culture, by looking at how the National Football League operates. Let me explain.   On December 30th, in the Dallas Cowboys versus the Detroit Lions game, a referee’s call was made that almost everyone acknowledges was the wrong call…in fact, it was patently …

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Natural Selection No Longer Favors Intelligence, by Andrew Joppa

    “A stupid man’s report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.” ―Bertrand Russell   As I read a recent essay in America Thinker, I drifted back to some of my prior thoughts on the same subject. In part he wrote (humorously):   “At …

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No, Trump Was Not a Dictator (Maybe he should have been), by Andrew Joppa

“What is the source of Character Assassination? Jealousy? Jealousy originates from Limitation. A jealous person sees you as having a gift, skill, charisma, talent, or ability that he or she does not have. The mindset of a jealous person is manipulation. How does a Jealous Person manipulate? A Jealous Person controls a group’s perception of you, the Gifted Person, by …

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The Beast…Again, by Andrew Joppa

“I use the term, “The Beast,” to describe the moral-induced inability to confront something like an unarmed invasion.” Jean Raspail; Camp of the Saints   NOTE: This is an updated version of an essay I had previously published. Its message provides one of increasing importance as illustrated by the headline stories below.   Headlines (11/23/23) offered:   “Can Europe Become Western Again?”… …

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Save 100 Today…Lose 1000 Tomorrow, by Andre Joppa

  While the release of fifty hostages must be celebrated, there are a myriad of other thoughts that must accompany this event. I will state those as a series of discrete thoughts that, I believe, are worth considering. I totally reject a comment that I recently read, “The release of fifty hostages today is worth the concerns for a thousand …

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Tears Are Not Enough, by Andrew Joppa

“Sons of Islam everywhere, the jihad is a duty – to establish the rule of Allah on earth and to liberate your countries and yourselves from America’s domination and its Zionist allies, it is your battle – either victory or martyrdom.” Ahmed Yassin   The Western response to Islamic Jihadic terrorism has not changed. You will scarcely, if at all, …

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An Ashkenazi in Saudi Arabia, By Andrew Joppa

Anecdotes seldom matter. What follows is an anecdote that I believe has something to say.   While I was raised a Roman Catholic, as my life events unfolded, I became aware that my “birthing” father was an Ashkenazi Jew…never knew him…couldn’t have cared less. That is a very long story that I won’t relate to you here. Ancestry.com listed me as …

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