Monthly Archives: January 2017

Crime and Punishment, Iranian Style

10. nailpolish: red, very bad (god help you if you are a man)   9. tatoo: especially women, religious “head-to-toe wash-up”   8. hair: women, no show; men illegal styles   7. Western logos on clothes   6. driving: “aimlessly”; cruising   5. mixed company … Continue reading

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“The Two Bombs Saved 20 Million Lives”

There could be no other connection to this title than the one that it suggests. Do you have some nagging doubt about those bombs that ended America’s war with Japan in mid-century last? Or, worse, are you one of those … Continue reading

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The Trajectory Of “Progress” Of Western Civilization

There are some who believe that the Left—American Left—have been dealt a permanent, fatal blow in the recent presidential election. That has been my inference to their assertions. One such person asked in an online article: Can you not hear … Continue reading

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Nihilism: Dangerous, Necessary, Salutary, All Of The Above?

Is Nihilism “…a dangerous but … necessary and … possibly salutary stage in human history”? If so, then let’s get there sooner than later. This is, it might be true, what atheists have wrought. I didn’t use “Atheism”, because I … Continue reading

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The Reasonable Gay Gene; Or, Reason Applied To The Subject

I’m always amused slightly when I hear that more “reasoned” debate is what we need and what is desired. Well, the truth is that it’s only been a few years since this became an “always.” It is now “always.” I’m … Continue reading

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