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Nevada Republicans – Kinder and Gentler

April 22, 2014

Rep Eleph HeartHmmm….

Inclusion?  That is now the party platform for Nevada Republicans?  What does that mean?Nevada

According to less than 50% of the 520 Nevada Republican Party delegates at their annual convention on April 19, it means…

  • IF…you believe that killing a baby via abortion is wrong?  You are, by definition of their platform, a Republican…and…
  • IF…you believe that dismembering a baby before birth is just fine?  You, too, are by definition of their platform, a Republican.

Life – killing it – protecting it – according to Nevada Republicans – it’s all the same to them.

Heart FlyingThis is the kinder and gentler America we have all been waiting for, right?  We want to make certain everyone has those nice cuddly feelings of being included – at least those who are already born.  If you are in the womb, you’re on your own.

The state’s GOP chairman Michael McDonald said dropping opposition to abortion and the redefinition of marriage is ‘where the party is going.’  He told the Las Vegas Review-Journal he thought the party platform was “about inclusion, not exclusion.”

Marriage?  Why bother defining it any longer.  Inclusion is “in.”  Everybody…let’s just consider you BC Wedding Cakemarried, no matter to whom.  Same sex, three people, groups of ten…you’re all married…just sign the marriage license.  Best of all, you’re in Nevada.  Just drive through your friendly Las Vegas Chapel of Marriage and grab your license on the way out with your order of 5 glasses of champagne.

One wonders how America ever got to this point.

We can’t make decisions in America any longer if someone feels offended.  It’s all up for grabs – life, abortion, marriage.  Is this the same nation that abolished slavery at the cost of a four-year war and over 600,000 dead soldiers?

Heart PatchedIs abortion so innocent and inconsequential now that we are willing to turn our back on 1,200,000 dead babies each year in America?

Rational arguments for public policy are no longer needed.  Just decide how you feel about it.  And how everyone else feels about it.  Then if you are going to hurt someone’s feelings, make it legal.

Include everyone!  In everything!  We’ll all feel better for it.  Really!


Feelings have consequences.  One may feel it is entirely justifiable to own a slave.  There is actually one person in the world who felt it was permissible to marry a dolphin – and she did.  There is a Princeton Professor who feels it is best if we decide if a baby is “wanted” after we’ve gotten to know the baby for a couple of weeks…and then “end its life”…if we feel like it.

If every person in America feels like smoking marijuana, perhaps one day we will all be legally Rep Eleph FlagRocky Mountain high.  You think this might do damage to our brains?  Who cares?  We don’t need them anymore.  We’re just not that into thinking.  We are a nation of feelers.

As this rate, who needs political parties?

Let’s just collapse everyone into the “Feel Good” party.  Look at the money we will save on political campaigns and elections.  Hey…good news, too.  We can use that money to pay down the national debt…if we feel like it.


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April 8, 2014

Clearly, humanity has its challenges.

Wars are brutal evidence of the little daily wars we have with each other.  Fists and guns are the human “problem-solver”…when gossip, slander and insult brew like yeast into full-fledged conflict.

Kent StateWhen the 60’s arrived, college campuses were the local battle zone, a parallel universe to the   war raging in Vietnam.  “PEACE, man!  Make love not war!”  Peace ethics, though, are never that easy to realize.  Peace-loving students rampaged off campuses…into the streets…mobs breaking windows, stealing merchandise, vandalizing cars and throwing bricks at the police.

Every age faces the human struggle to “get along.”  But today, at least, we are supposed to be a kinder and gentler age.

We agree that war is caused because we hate each other.  And we must hate each other Peace Peoplebecause we don’t understand each other.  Maybe…peace will be achieved when we truly understand…and appreciate each other…in all our differences…in all our diversity.

Years ago, even as mere children, we knew that the many different kinds of people…different languages, cultures, skin colors…we needed to work to get along.  Maybe, back then, we knew it.  But today we have codified it.  We are no longer simply different.  We are DIVERSE.

Diversity Training is where the end of World War III begins.  We will hold hands, look oh, so lovingly into the eyes of people who are different than we, play little diversity games, and appreciate everyone’s diversity.

War will end because hate will disappear.  And if it doesn’t, we will label it a hate crime.  Hate will be illegal.

Peace StarsSounds simple.  Why didn’t mankind think of this before?

Sounds simple?  George Orwell needs to update Animal Farm.

All diversity is equal.  But some diversity is more equal than other diversity.

Witness the banishment of Mozilla’s CEO Brendan Eich.  His $1000 donation during the 2008 California political battle to define marriage was deemed civilly criminal.  Eich’s crime?  He violated the rules of the diversity game.

Diversity goes like this.  There is a list of the good diversity.  If you are on the good list, you can hold the trump card of Hate.  Anyone who tees you off is guilty.  They have dishonored your right to be diverse.  And that’s because they hate you.  And if they hate you, they will have to pay.  After all…diversity has to stand for something…doesn’t it?

Well, that depends.  Because there is such a thing as bad diversity.  Too much diversity.  After all, there has to be a line in the ground somewhere.  Doesn’t there?  Good on this side…bad on that.  Good, gays.  Bad, Eich.

Branden EichWith all our diversity seminars, holding hands and singing Kumbaya, you would think it possible to love someone like Branden Eich because of his diversity.  But that’s just too much to ask.  There has to be a limit to all good things…and this is it.  The diversity of Eich and his Ilke just can’t be tolerated.  Off with their heads!

Gays, secure in the cocoon of their diversity, are free to pull out all stops in their attacks on fellow citizens who merely disagree with gays on the definition of marriage.  Thank goodness these battles don’t involve guns and knives.DNA molecules

Has anyone taken the time to notice that each human being is a diversity of one – like snowflakes?  DNA simply screams diversity.

Diversity of race, culture and gender will naturally provide diversity of opinions.  Does anyone remember the right to free speech?  Does anyone remember the reason this was placed in the Bill of Rights?  To protect diversity of thought and speech?  Ya think?

You can’t be too careful these days.  The diversity police are out.  They’ll track you down.  They have a list of the good guys, and if you’re not on it…you’re goin’ down!Peace Sky

After all, there is such a thing as too much Diversity!




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