Category Archives: Defining Western Civilization

ROTC – Taking Their Turn On The Wall…

Cadet Summer Training, the annual capstone event for the Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (ROTC) is the largest training event on the U.S. Army’s calendar.  This year, over 5,000  Millennials will descend on Fort Knox, straining the logistical limits of the … Continue reading

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Equilibrium – Immutable Laws – Part 1

Equilibrium Is Everything. What is Equilibrium?  It’s more than balance, though balance plays it’s part.  Equilibrium is the law.  It’s the universal distribution of Matter and Energy, bound by the fact that neither can be destroyed, only changed in form. … Continue reading

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The Face of Rebellious Conformity

Rebellious Conformity:  yes, I thought that one up myself.   The paradox nests rather nicely with respect to current events. Members of the most pampered, protected demographic in the history of the world gathered in Washington, D.C. last weekend to complain about… … Continue reading

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The Tree. A Short Tale of Winter Solstice.

The Tree. Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg, George III’s consort is generally credited with ordering the first Christmas Tree in England, making it enormously popular with the aristocracy of the time.

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A Functioning Society – How It All (Really) Works

Some Of Us Need Better Hobbies. This past week students advocating for segregation at the University of Berkley, CA attempted to block some of their fellow students from attending classes. You can read about it here.  It occurred to me: … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Reformation

Islam requires reformation. This needs to be said, therefore let’s stop dancing around the issue. To my knowledge Hindus, Taoists, and Buddhists generally don’t strap on bombs, and they don’t  seek out soft targets in the Western World. One could make a … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned From My Years In Afghanistan

An Afghan Conversation “Sir, can you do without me today?  My family is headed to the Panshir Valley today and I have to stay and watch the house.”  While not the first time that Majeed (not his real name) begged … Continue reading

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All Good Things…

Language, borders, culture. Take them in any order. This is what defines a nation. It is also one of those rare subjects on which one can truthfully assert that size doesn’t matter. One’s nation could be as large as the … Continue reading

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…to so few.

When one mentions “Dunkirk” to the average high-school student in America, one is inevitably met with glazed eyes right before those eyes flick back down to the ubiquitous i-Phone. For those with a greater-than 7-second attention span, here is William … Continue reading

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Western Civilization Benchmarks III

The year was 66 B.C. and Rome was engaged in what would be known as the Third Mithridatic War. Concurrently, the kingdom of Judea was engaged in a bloody civil war. Two princes, Hyrcanus and Aristobulus vied for the throne … Continue reading

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