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Government or Regime?

by Perry D Foster
There is a terrible point in the affairs of a nation when government, obligated to safeguard the rights of its citizens, crushes those rights and becomes a regime. It’s difficult to know exactly when this begins, but there is always a moment when it becomes obvious to all that the nation they once loved has metastasized into something else. Small Events, Innocuous Decrees. It might begin with small events and seemingly innocuous decrees. Perhaps the hypothetical nation we are speaking of, a place where free speech was once cherished and defended, now forbids its citizens to criticize a certain belief […]

The Institutions I Love

by admin
The traditions of the Western world are based on time honoured institutions. There is an old joke that goes something like this: A man says “Marriage is a great institution.” His friend says “Yeah, but I never liked being in an institution.” I never felt that way. In fact, after being married for 28 years, I can honestly say that they have been the best years of my life. Not My “Partner.” My wife. When I describe my marriage to others I don’t exaggerate its qualities. I don’t need to. My wife is a good person and we have a […]

M-103 Hasn’t Gone Away

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It is a sad truth that most people have short memories. Issues that once consumed them fade away and become unimportant. One reason for this is that they are bombarded by a 24/7 news cycle that gives them little time for reflection and even less time to express their concerns. As a result, things slip by them and, if they’re not careful, they can become the victims of legislation that can only be described as dangerous and evil. M-103 As Dangerous as Ever. A classic example of this is Motion M-103. In a previous blog entitled “Why M-103 Still Matters” […]

The Evil Use of Language

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One of the most powerful weapons humans have is language. It can lift us up and inspire us. It can give voice to our deepest desires and frame our noblest thoughts. But it can also be used to obscure truth, brainwash societies and validate atrocities. Weaponizing Language. How is it being used today? If I was forced to choose the most common use of language today, I would say to “obscure truth.” Never before has language been used more deceptively to lie, cover up and twist the truth. It has become a weapon used to influence vast numbers of innocent […]

The Year Zero

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On Sept. 20th, 1792 the National Convention, a body created by the radicals of the French Revolution, instituted a new calendar and declared the beginning of the year One. Almost two hundred years later the Khmer Rouge, a genocidal communist regime in Cambodia, declared 1975 to be the year Zero. When all was said and done, the body count for the Khmer Rouge far exceeded that of the French Revolution, but both regimes, and the “new eras” they established, killed millions. Restructuring Time and Progress Besides the horrendous loss of life, what did these two events have in common? Both […]

The Austro Hungarian Error

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There was once a great empire in central Europe. Centred on Vienna, a glittering jewel on the Danube, the empire encompassed the present day countries of Austria, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Serbia, Northern Italy and more. To those living outside its borders it was known as the Austro Hungarian empire. A Broken Empire When World War One began, it entered the fray on the side of Germany, and when that terrible conflict ended in 1918, the Austro Hungarian empire was no more. One of the conditions of the Versailles peace treaty was that the empire be broken up and that the […]