Changing Definitions Doesn’t Change Reality

I’ve decided to change the name and definitions of some words and thus their meaning. Anyone having a problem with it or tells me I can’t is a bigot, racist, homophobe, etc. From now on, the word dog will be asteroid, because I’ve always wanted to walk an asteroid. Wow, that was easy. Let’s do another. I will change the word walk to can opener.Why? Because I want to. Ok, this is working so well, let’s do one more. Let’s change crap to Obama. Now let us use them in a sentence. “Son. make sure when Read more […]

Old Ideas and Thanksgiving Turkeys

The German author Friedrich Goethe once wrote, “All truly wise thoughts have been thought already thousands of times.” This is really only a restatement of what King Solomon wrote thousands of years earlier: “That which has been is that which will be, and that which has been done is that which will be done. So there is nothing new under the sun” (Ecclesiastes 1:9). Both these men understood that ignoring ancient wisdom simply because it is “old” is as foolish as following modern wisdom Read more […]

Nostalgia is not Enough

Conservatives often rely on decades-old arguments to make their case that their political view is the correct one. This does not mean that decades-old arguments are untrue, but it does mean that the intended modern audience does not understand them. Noted 19th and early 20th century author and journalist G. K. Chesterton makes an interesting point that speaks to this very issue: All conservatism is based upon the idea that if you leave things alone you leave them as they are. But you do not. If Read more […]