Human Nature

And Progressives actually think people read their signs…

by Skip November 14, 2017

And this is why Progressivism / Socialism / Communism will never work. They believe they can (and should) “evolve” the rest of us to their standards to the point of ignoring the real nature ofhuman nature.  They can’t accept they don’t know enough (without government coercion) how to do so and ignore it when others […]

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“Which wolf wins?” – “The one that you feed.”

by Steve MacDonald September 19, 2017

  This comes From “The King’s Traitor,” the third book in the Kingfountain Series by Jeff Wheeler. Duke Horwath raised Owen, and at one point they talked about different sides of human motivation using wolves as a metaphor. “One (wolf) was full of evil, jealousy, anger, resentment. The other wolf was kind, benevolent, generous, and dutiful. Owen […]

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Notable Quote – Seton Motley

by Skip October 13, 2016

Socialism doesn’t work because it tries to root out human nature. Capitalism works because it harnesses it. We are capitalists, conservatives and federalists in part because we acknowledge and understand human nature. Its possibilities – and its limitations. They are Socialists because they are Utopian fantasists. They think they can remake humanity and the planet […]

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Therein the Patient / Must Minister to Himself

by Steve MacDonald December 25, 2013
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In ‘Our Culture, What’s Left of It,’ author Theodore Dalrymple in discussing how Shakespeare’s Macbeth “warns us to preserve our humanity by accepting limitations on our actions,” remarks on the fraud of perfecting human nature though social engineering in a way that reminded me of our current circumstances on this Christmas day. Speaking on the […]

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Did The Merrimack “Dump” Just Wreck Getting Free Stuff?

by Steve MacDonald December 1, 2013
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A while back the town of Merrimack changed how they accepted recycling.  Instead of asking residents to sort it into many different bins they went to single stream.  All recycling can go together.  The town packs it all up and sends it off and someone else sorts it. They did this to get more people […]

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Guest Post by Mac Kittredge: “Apex Predators, Social Synergy & Culture”

by Skip November 30, 2013

Random Thought for the day:  Apex Predators, Social Synergy & Culture Statism doesn’t work, because it can’t. It leads inevitably to tyranny and, as Thomas Hobbs would have it, lives that are “nasty, brutish and short!”  But why is this so?  Are there fundamental and inescapable aspects of our essential nature that ordain these results? […]

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John Wayne on Liberals

by Steve MacDonald October 18, 2013
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I grabbed this from the Blaze.  I found it very…interesting. This is audio of John Wayne talking about liberals.  He talks about how they treat people who disagree with them, all kinds of things. What is interesting is that he could be saying this today, about the Democrats who run and are in the party […]

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Notable Quote – Jerry Bowyer

by Skip November 22, 2012

As my friend Reuven Brenner has taught me, history is a series of experiments: The Human Gamble. Some gambles work and are adopted by history and some do not and should be abandoned by it. The problem is that the human gamble only works if there is a record of experimental outcomes and if decision […]

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