Providing rights based on group identity is the formula for tribalism, tribal warfare, and injustice.
Edwin A Locke
Dealing with Deadly Shootings
Our citizens are justifiably sickened and infuriated by so many deadly shootings.
Philosophical Detection: Diversity Demands for Hiring and Public Attacks on Minorities
Both actually stem from the same root: racism.
The Meaning Behind Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” Speech
On Martin Luther King Day–and every day–we should focus on the antidote to racism and alternative to racial thinking: individualism.
The Meaning of the Invasion of Art Galleries
The meaning was an attack on values as such. As Ayn Rand says in the Romantic Manifesto, art connects to one’s deepest, metaphysical values.
Giving Real Meaning to Veterans Day
Any element of self-sacrifice in war is a betrayal of our soldiers and the American freedom they fight for.
July Fourth Celebrates America’s and the West’s Core Values
Reason, Rights, and Science Are What Made America Great
Alex Epstein’s “Fossil Future: Why Global Human Flourishing Requires More Oil, Coal, and Natural Gas—Not Less”
Alex Epstein’s book, Fossil Future, is a brilliant antidote to the assault on fossil fuels. Its theme is that fossil fuels are one of the greatest benefits to human civilization ever and that there is, for now, no viable substitute.
How The Free World Should Deal with Dictatorships
Dictatorships use their connections to the free world to get unearned respect, steal technology and money, and spread propaganda. The best solution would be to achieve the highest degree of separation possible between the free world and the unfree world.
The Failure and Motive of Biden’s Dribs-and-Drabs Tactics in Ukraine?
If winning is not the goal, the war is already lost, and Putin’s dictatorial power will be further enhanced. It will prove that the U. S. and NATO actually are weak and ineffectual.
What is U.S. President Biden’s Goal in Ukraine?
As Ayn Rand has said, “Morality is the strongest of all intellectual powers.” To Putin, his “moral” crusade is far more important than Russia’s GDP.
Attila and the Witch Doctor Rule Russia Today
Russia today provides a perfect example of the combination of the two philosophical archetypes Ayn Rand described in her brilliant essay, “For the New Intellectual.”
Is America Regressing to Tribalism?
The ideal of America was for people to be united under the principle of individual rights.
Fear and Loathing: The New Assaults on Merit
To be anti-merit is to be anti-happiness and anti-life. Such people truly belong in the wilderness. They should leave the life-lovers alone. – Edwin A. Locke
Putin’s Return to Stalinism as Russia Invades Ukraine
What Putin fears is not just NATO’s defensive armaments but their ideas—most fundamentally, America’s arms and ideas, specifically the concept of individual rights.
The Meaning of President’s Day
America’s Early Presidents Were Admirable Men of Principle– Let us Hope we can Find More Like Them
Today’s Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Four countries have the desire and potential to destroy the free world and bring us to a new Dark Age with them as rulers—a real Apocalypse.
Why is the Chinese Government Terrified of Tennis Player Peng Shuai?
The disappearance of WTA tennis player, Peng Shuai, demonstrates that dictators cannot even tolerate a single critic.
Covid Vaccination and the Revolt Against Reason
Why don’t some people get vaccinated? The fundamental cause is the refusal to think.
Thoughts on Military Parades and the UN Announcement
Did you ever wonder why dictators love military parades?
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