Articles and Posts by Clyde-n-wilson:
More Random Home Truths(20)
The federal takeover of education and medicine a half-century ago, known as “the Great Society,” has been a colossal failure if its goal was a better society. It has, however, made a lot of people richer than they were and provided politicians with endless opportunities for benevolent posturing, bribery, and patronage. Maybe that was its real goal all along.
The U.S. Constitution is a dead letter except for some procedural matters. Nobody with high political power knows or cares anything about it—especially Supreme Court justices.
Some Things to Think About(42)
Morally responsible people sacrifice in the present to invest in the future. Irresponsible people impoverish the future to enjoy more of the present. Which describes the United States today?
So Much for Democracy(9)
Americans seem to think that they are citizens of a self-governing democracy. Find out why that is not possible in the current regime.
The Drone of Conquest(16)
There has been considerable discussion lately about the federal government’s potential use of the U.S. Army against American citizen civilians. It might be worth a moment to pause and remember February 17, 1865.
Here are some more dubious ideas that are taken for granted as true in American public discourse.
Probably all societies work better with a certain quantity of comfortable delusions, but America seems to operate with nothing but delusions. Large policies have been and continue to be based on an imaginary view of the world which trumps common sense.
Dr. Wilson explains the 2012 election (and the next one as well).
Did You Ever Think You Would See … ?(22)
Questions for people of my venerable age or even younger, down to about 50.
More Dubious Notions(33)
It is theoretically possible to design a national medical system that is fair, workable, and affordable. However, Congresspersons, who are owned by drug and insurance corporations, will never enact such a system.