Book Review – “The Chinese Opium Wars” (by Jack Beeching)

  4/25/17 (way earlier than I care to admit) This is one of the most fascinating (and possibly "telling") books I own (or have ever read)... Author, Jack Beeching does an outstanding job of illuminating an oft-forgotten corner of history that I believe is as relevant today as it was in the 19th century - … Continue reading Book Review – “The Chinese Opium Wars” (by Jack Beeching)

Fascinating Quote – Aldous Huxley

4/18/17 (after - all) I really enjoy doing the "book reviews" on this site and have noticed that those articles are getting quick views and likes from several readers. I think that's a wonderful thing! I have been contemplating a book review for Sybille Bedford's biography of Aldous Huxley; as I find him to be a … Continue reading Fascinating Quote – Aldous Huxley

Book Recommendation – Edgar Allen Poe

4/18/17 (soon after the coffee) I grew up a huge Edgar Allen Poe fan - I think many young boys do the same after being introduced to his writing. I started reading Poe around the 3rd grade so I was a little ahead of the school-assigned reading that was to come. While so many have … Continue reading Book Recommendation – Edgar Allen Poe

More on Families – Here’s the Communist Playbook

4/15/17 Happy Easter! Let's look to history to see the evidence of Marxist/Communist hatred for families. Here's the source I'm quoting - it's a PRO-MARXIST publication: "Marx for Beginners" by Rius Published by Pantheon in New York 1976.   The quotes I will share are from the co-author of the Communist Manifesto, F. Engels. Mr Engels protests … Continue reading More on Families – Here’s the Communist Playbook

Why Attack “The Family”?

3/10/17 (too early for Lenin, Engels and Marx.....yet here we are) Why do the hard left and Marxists insist on attacking the "traditional" family structure? Why can't they promote their version of "social justice" in a manner that encourages co-existence of differing viewpoints on this subject? The short answer is that tolerance with the 'traditional' worldview … Continue reading Why Attack “The Family”?

Book Recommendation – Final Review of the “Gulag” Series (Taking a Look at Vol-3)

3/3/17 (early...too early to tell) This article will close out the review of A. Solzhenitsyn's "Gulag Archipelago". I will be focusing on some of the information shared in Vol 3 of the book, with the entire series being something that the author referred to as - "A Literary Experiment" My copy of Volume 3 (translated … Continue reading Book Recommendation – Final Review of the “Gulag” Series (Taking a Look at Vol-3)

Another Book Recommendation: “A Warning to the West”

2/26/17 This article continues the idea of a "Speaking Bibliography" while also promoting the study of history. "A Warning to the West" (published in 1976) was written by the same (heroic) author who penned "The Gulag Archipelago" -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. As opposed to the multi-volume "Gulag" monster, "Warning" is a much smaller work, consisting of a … Continue reading Another Book Recommendation: “A Warning to the West”

Quick Hits – A Word of Encouragement!

2/11/2017 (40 min's before tipoff) While looking back through Huxley's "Brave New World" last night I re-read the author's 'Foreword' and was encouraged by the opening paragraph. It's not that the words are cleverly crafted or deeply philosophical (especially for someone with an intellect like Huxley's) - but the simplicity of the notion itself is … Continue reading Quick Hits – A Word of Encouragement!

Dystopian Book Recommendations -Highlights and Thoughts on Orwell’s “1984” and Huxley’s “Brave New World”

2/10/17 With these two dystopian cornerstones  we have the two most widely read, most widely referenced, indelibly fascinating and persistently eerie future-shock novels of all time. Honorable mention should go to Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451" however - that book will likely get a separate review in the coming weeks since it is worthy of note as well. Every other dystopian story told since the … Continue reading Dystopian Book Recommendations -Highlights and Thoughts on Orwell’s “1984” and Huxley’s “Brave New World”

“Black Lives Matter” is a Marxist Political Movement – they Don’t Represent all Black People.

2/17/17 - drafted, outlined and written over a period of several days. I've thought a great deal about this article before deciding to move forward. Ultimately the deciding factor was when I took a look at the "BLM" website about a week 1/2 ago. The Marxist/Communist influence was clearly there and, what was more disappointing (but … Continue reading “Black Lives Matter” is a Marxist Political Movement – they Don’t Represent all Black People.