12/13/16

Where did Generation X go?

This post has nothing to do with speculative fiction. I am just rambling on about something that has been bothering me lately. I can do that, I own the blog. I am solidly a member of Generation X. I was born in 1970 which is in the middle of every estimation of when Generation X started. Yes, there is debate about when Gen X began and ended. I  believe anyone born from 1965-1985 is a member of Generation X. Others give the dates as a little earlier or a little later. Regardless of which way it goes Read more [...]
08/5/15

The (other) Conquest of Space

Robert Conquest, one of the greatest and most important historians of the 20th Century, died earlier this week at the age of ninety-nine. His most lasting legacy, of course, was his exposing the fraud of communism to the intelligentsia and the public, although sadly many still remain in denial of his findings regarding Stalin's body count. I am reasonably certain most readers of this journal are not among those that need to have Conquest's evidence presented to them; I am in fact quite certain that Read more [...]
06/26/13

The Conspiracy of Dunces: Why Liberty Minded People Need to Go Back to School

I wrote an article, not that long ago, on a similar subject called The Manchurian Professor: Stealing America Back From the Socialists. This essay should be considered part two of that article. I want you to consider for a moment a situation. The situation involves the collapse of this country and its government under the weight of socialism. In this situation you need as many survival skills as necessary. You need to be the person Sarah A. Hoyt is talking about in her article entitled Because We're Read more [...]
05/19/13

The Most Dangerous Game: Progressive Liberals and Social Conservatives Want a Civil War

I am just going to come out and say it openly - this is going to piss off some of the more socially conservative readers here, but it must be said: Both the Progressive Liberals and the Social Conservatives are praying for a civil war in this country. Not only that, both sides are licking their lips to murder each other. You don't have to take my word for it. Look at any left wing blog or site. The death threats, open displays of anger, and vitriol is everywhere. These are people who have been brought Read more [...]
05/16/13

“Who Will Rid Me of This Troublesome Priest”: Obama’s Second Hand Murder Incorporated

You can argue all you want whether ObamaCare puts into place "death panels" or not. What we can all agree on is that ObamaCare has provisions which allow a government review board to decide if you receive treatment or not based on your "need". The existence of this review board is not in question. Thousands of pages have been written on this subject both pro and con, and these arguments have established two basic ways of looking at this process. One side is straight logistics and economics: Implementing Read more [...]
05/10/13

The Greatest Challenge to the 1st Amendment: A Follow Up

The Government has forced Cody Wilson's company, Defense Distributed, to take down his designs for 3D printed firearms. I can't say I'm surprised, and if you had read my other article earlier in the week you would understand why: This is a blatant attack on the first amendment. Forget, for a minute, that these plans can be used to create guns. What is the difference between banning these plans from distribution, and banning a book? There are quite a few books out there that could be considered just Read more [...]
05/6/13

Why the 3D Printed Firearm Will Be the Greatest Challenge Ever to the…..1st Amendment?

Yesterday when I saw the picture of the first fully 3D printed gun (I realize the firing pin is a nail and was not printed) I almost wept for joy. This is a first important step away from the dominance of the state over their citizens in many parts of the world.  Americans enjoy the protection of Second Amendment, but many places that purport to be free countries have banned all guns outright or have made ownership so restrictive that getting a firearm is almost impossible. Other parts of the world Read more [...]
02/4/13

Libertarian Genesis: How a Little House on the Prairie Inspired the Libertarian Party

This is not technically an article about speculative fiction. The marriage of science fiction and libertarian thought can not be dismissed however, and this marriage has given us some of the greatest works of science fiction of the twentieth century. I have discussed in earlier articles the idea that all modern American science fiction is a direct descendant of our common frontier heritage. The same can be said for libertarianism. It found its first expression in the pioneer spirit and that spirit Read more [...]
08/28/12

What Would Robert Heinlein Say to Ron Paul and his Supporters?

You may not agree with what Heinlein says here but he is speaking directly across the years to Ron Paul and his people at the Republican National Convention. Quoted from Take Back Your Government... "In some states the right of a person to participate in a primary may be challenged and he may then be called on to prove his right by taking an oath to support the ticket which results from such primary. Such a procedure is morally correct; if universal it might do much to put a stop to the present Read more [...]
07/17/12

Why Should the Russians Have All The Fun Remaking a World?

Tuesday, July 17, 2012        The other day during a debate with one of my political adversaries I came to the realization that there is an insurmountable ideological gulf between those who hate the rich and those who realize that the rich are merely fellow human beings who are paying much more than their fair share for the upkeep of our society.  I had to ask myself what has caused this gulf and why are those on the left so willing to turn the rich into inhuman villains? The answer is Read more [...]