Category Archives: Bread & Circuses

Guilty of being accused (and more)

Do read item 1 even if you have no time for the rest. Continue reading

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Ready to move on?

Kavanaugh, Trump, us and a bit more. Continue reading

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No peace I find

1 [O]ur brains did not evolve to understand the world but to survive it. Reality is software that doesn’t run well on our mental hardware, unless the display resolution is minimized. We therefore seek out stories, not because they are … Continue reading

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The redder pill

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Caitlin Johnstone. Continue reading

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Populism and corruption

What Trump and the Pope have in common. Continue reading

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Making a spectacle of yourself

“Making a spectacle of yourself” has been re-branded. Continue reading

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Will Kavanaugh butcher the sacred cow?

Wherein lies the dilemma that will produce some sordid theater over the coming months? Continue reading

Posted in Abortion distortion factor, Bread & Circuses, conservatism, History, Legalia, Naked Emperors, progressivism, Sexualia

The Fixer

The legal profession is experiencing one of its period beslimings. Continue reading

Posted in Bread & Circuses, Justice, Legalia

Indiana Senate Primary

I have said that we seem to have three Republican Senatorial hopefuls vying to out-Trump one another. But it’s getting close to decision time for me: person plans require be to vote absentee if at all, and I’ve never not … Continue reading

Posted in 9th Commandment Watch, Bread & Circuses, Political Matters

Squashing civil society & culture

Once again, I’m attending the Eighth Day Symposium, this year on the topic of “Cultivating Friendship in a Fractured Age.” One plenary speaker is Ken Myers of Mars Hill Audio Journal. Today from him, one insight, starting with a greeting … Continue reading

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