Sylvia Bokor

Sylvia Bokor is an artist and writer. You can read more of her writings on her blog.

The Enemy Within

The enemy within is a person who accepts a particular political philosophy.  It is “within” because it’s a false premise embedded in his mind and held either consciously or subconsciously.  This false premise motivates his every thought and action.  It is basic to his...

Political Agnosticism

Several months ago, I paused to admire a lovely neighborhood. A man and his wife approached and asked if I was putting up flyers on the wall. "No," I replied."How about this one," the man asked pointing at the shreds of a yellow flyer on a utility box.Perhaps he asked...

Remarks on Restructuring Government

Polls measuring the political concerns of grassroots Americans consistently show that a majority is "extremely angry about government intrusion into personal lives." Despite that finding, a parochial, anti-conceptual view of politics predominates among political party...

Government Plans to Loot Your Retirement Account

In a proposal entitled EBSA Proposed Rules, the Labor and Treasury departments are requesting information from employers, employees, financial institutions and others regarding Retirement Accounts. They "are asking for public input about the use of annuities in...

Saul Alinksy's Influence on Obama

Recently I finished reading Rules for Revolution, by David Horowitz.* There, Mr. Horowitz discusses to some extent Saul Alinksy's influence on Mr. Obama and Hillary Clinton. But his main thesis is identifying some aspects of Alinsky's goal to destroy the United...

How to "Re-Invigorate" the GOP

It is not unusual to hear politicians express contempt for philosophical ideas while simultaneously claiming they are Progressives and Pragmatist---as if those words did not give title to volumes of philosophical ideas---each resting upon the most lethal premise in...

Grassroots Activism and Tea Parties

At a recent activist training session an 18-year old said, "I'm here because I want to do something about the antipathy among my own age group." A work-at-home mom said, "Forty-five times I've written to my Congressman asking questions. He will not answer."To a Tea...

The Goal of Government Health Care

Here are the first two paragraphs of New Mexico Senator Tom Udall's response to an e-mail urging him to vote "No" on the health care bill presently before the Senate: "This past weekend, the Senate took an important step toward providing quality, affordable health...

The Nobel Peace Prize and Mr. Obama's Intentions

Americans are well aware that these are troubling times. Things have been turned upside down. We are told that obeying government edicts constitutes "freedom." We are told that government health and insurance plans are "competition." We are offered movies dramatizing...

Water and Health Care: A Parallel

From the time I arrived on Albuquerque, New Mexico's West Side some 14 years ago, I was impressed with New Mexico Utilities, the private enterprise that supplied our water. They did a superior job of keeping our water clean, fresh tasting and odor-free. They sent out...

Capitalism vs the Welfare State: The Next Vote

Capitalism vs the Welfare State: The Next Vote

Let's sort out some things.As a political and economic system, socialism is government ownership and management of the means of production and distribution of goods, the control of money, and the abolition of profit and private property. These ideas also describe...

The Pelosi Terror: Guillotine The Rich

Nancy Pelosi wants government to take over health care. But there's a snag. At present the yearly income level at which Americans will be slapped with an onerous tax increase, is set at $250,000.Pelosi's own salary is presently $223,500 per annum, which does not...

The Obama Health Care Plan: Hazardous to Your Health

On June 25 a town hall meeting was held in Rio Rancho, New Mexico to discuss Obama's health care plan. The meeting opened with a televised study of the Canadian and UK's health care plans. Afterwards, a factual report of the Obama plan was presented. Listening to it,...

Tea Parties amd Going John Galt: America’s New Direction?

On April 15, 2009 Tea Parties protesting the government's fiscal irresponsibility took place throughout the nation. A second Tea Party is being planned for July 4.Rejecting socialism, Tea Party participants are acting fundamentally on the principle of individual...

Separating State and Church

Every human being needs a moral code in order to live. There is no choice about that. Morality is a requirement of man's life. There is a choice of which moral code you accept. You might accept the moral code identified by a philosopher. Or you might accept the moral...

Ayn Rand and the Financial Crisis

In this time of financial crisis and the Democrats' irrational response to it, Americans are showing a growing interest in Objectivism, the philosophy of Ayn Rand. Increasing sales of her masterpiece, Atlas Shrugged, have been reported around the United States....

America At A Crossroads

Today's political mix includes liberal and conservative Republicans, and liberal and conservative Democrats. The Republican and Democrat tags no longer accurately identify political doctrine. The designations liberal and conservative have also changed from their...

The Fairness Doctrine

The Fairness Doctrine

The Fairness Doctrine is not a doctrine that supports freedom or individual rights or free enterprise. The only way to deal fairly with it is to prevent its reinstatement and to repeal it entirely.

Part III: The Bumpy Road to Individualism – Conclusion

By the end of the Italian Renaissance the battle remained horrifically one-sided. Collectivism is the political expression of altruism, i.e., that each man should live for others. Altruism is a known and widely accepted moral code. It has been the foundation of the...

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