When I attended school, in the days when classical works were still considered to be a vital part of good education, Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World" was required reading, as was Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty Four". Looking back, I'm not so sure now that the intention of everyone involved in writing the school syllabi was to … Continue reading THE OLD BRAVE NEW WORLD
Obamacare? Who did Obama care about...or for that matter the rest of the Democrats or half the Republicans? I have a bill for $2085 for not buying Mr. Obama's insurance last year. I'm not well off, and I'm certainly less well-off now. Thanks. Mr President, but I don't need or want your kind of care.
Is there a difference between socialism and Christianity? If so, what is it? Are socialists the real Christians while others are hypocritical fakes? Do socialism and Christianity go together? Many people who consider themselves to be socialists but who aren't caught up in its root philosophy may think that they are the real Christians. If … Continue reading THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SOCIALISM AND CHRISTIANITY
ORWELL: ONE BIG FACECRIME! (A warning to my readers...this is irony!) George Orwell had some really insane ideas about a future dystopia didn’t he! Waxing prophetical, he envisaged a world in which government intruded into every aspect of public and private life, and which was distant and incurably deceptive and untrustworthy. In this nonsensical world the working masses … Continue reading YOU WERE WRONG, ORWELL!
I once was involved as a musician in a professional tour of a popular rock musical. It was based on gospel parables, complete with performers representing Jesus and his disciples. The Jesus of the musical was a hippy-like guru with a band of admirers. He wasn’t the Son of God, and he didn’t die for … Continue reading BEAUTIFUL CITY: WHERE IS IT?